Friday, October 17, 2014
New Music


Fresh Pressed: Awkward Mike, Buggz, Leona Harper, AGE, Freewai, and more

You know it’s cuffing season when your hip-hop blog starts getting more R&B submissions. That said, along with the rap there’s a little variety in this edition of Fresh Pressed. Tell us what you think… AGE – “Where Did You Go” AGE shows a different side with this extremely emotional track. Melodic instrumentals reflect the melancholy as he details the loss of his grandfather. Meccalito – “Money And The Power” Young Mecca leans on autotune and tired rhetoric over this aimlessly lackadaisical trap beat. It’s as low budget as they come. Mawule – Reflections EP This 3 song EP is heavy on the cheese factor but the production value is impressive. It’s the type of poppy R&B that people either love, or hate. Your call: WTRWRLD – “What We Could Do” Another R&B joint, this time carried by some good ol’ fashioned sex appeal. The vocals are relatively lackluster but the beat is nothing short of radio ready. Freewai ft. K.I – ... Read More »

Bump It or Dump It revival


We had quite few new Colorado hip-hop submissions over the last few weeks and we’ve been looking to reengage with you, our beloved audience, so today in lieu of Fresh Pressed, the revival of Bump It or Dump It! New names mixed with a few known cats are putting their music out there for your critique, so please vote like a informed critic and not like a hater. (Extra points to anyone who actually comments with constructive criticism or feedback.) Kid Astronaut – “This Day” This new joint from Kid Astronaut (aka Jon Shockness fka Rhias, also of Air Dubai) is produced by 4th Eye. Kydd Jones X Cory Kendrix – “Who Are You” Rebel Minority – “H.E.A.R.T. (Hurting Even After Realizing Truth)” In celebration of Rebel Minority’s new release, we’re featuring a single we digged on the project. Stream Colorful Abyss here. Wreckless County – “American Patriot” Mic D – “Dream Girl” Mic D “Dream Girl” from 4REELmedia on Vimeo. ... Read More »

In memory of DJ Fame


In Loving Memory of Fabian ‘DJ Fame’ Garcia Jan. 11th 1970 – Sept. 20, 2014 The Colorado hip-hop community has been greatly impacted by the death and loss DJ Fame, a person who laid the basic building blocks and groundwork for the foundation of a scene. Fame was a teacher, leader, mentor, pioneer, B-Boy, DJ, producer, and an iconic player in the development to the growth of Colorado hip-hop as a whole. Fabian ‘DJ Fame’ Garcia, born Jan. 11th 1970, and has been involved in the hip-hop music business since the early ‘80s. He went from breakin’ with Colorado’s most successful group D&S Connection alongside (Tony Silva, Greg Gonzales, Mike Gonzales, Eddie Lopez , Eric Gonzales, Mike Baca) to becoming what some may consider to be the backbone of the hip-hop culture, a Dee Jay! He was given the name Fame, which personifies what the future would hold for him. He went on to work – mixing and flexing his techniques -with many ... Read More »