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Fresh Pressed: ProCyse & Fo Chief, Kid Hum, Smoky Bare, Status & Slightly Filthy, DJ Dominic Deadbeat, and Strategy

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To satisfy your OCD, this week we have two videos, two mixtapes, and two singles.   DJ Dominic Deadbeat – “DJing with child” We have to start out with this one. Funky cuts and a cute baby? Hang on to your ovaries, ladies… Strategy ft. Celus – “Coast” Strategy is releasing his Debut project The Conception, and “Coast” is his first single. So far it’s mostly monotone references to the drug game but we’ll see what the full “concept” is before we dole out a judgement. ProCyse & Fo Chief – The Andy Davis Hour A collabo between two very different spitters, that has some definitive highs and lows…but the highs are really high, folks. Check in over at AXS for Nicole’s upcoming review of the whole mixtape. Smoky Bare – Your Medication If the cover art, mixtape title, or artist name didn’t tip you off, the first few tracks will let you know; this is one for the smokers. Ambient tones, filtered ...

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Fresh Pressed: Bullhead*ded, Jiggy Thompson, ProCyse, Fo Chief, Rhyme Pro and more

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Big week in Colorado hip-hop, speaking of, have you checked out the Westword Music Award nominees yet? This time of year always creates the biggest stir in the community, but yet no one “cares,” and “it doesn’t matter.” We see y’all, but we love the acknowledgement of the talent in any form and from any source. That said, here’s some new tracks for the week, as always, a plethora. Bullhead*ded (prod. by Maulskull) – “Snuffed” Both Bullhead*ded and Maulskull have their own signature sounds and them together is solid. Jiggy Thompson featuring Bella Scratch – “Feels So Good” Here’s another from the Panama Soweto, Mikey Fresh collaboration, this time with Bella Scratch (yes, the DJ) on the hook. ProCyse and Fo Chief featuring Paul Junior- “Nite Lights” Dig. Rhyme Progression – “Bottom Of Her Barrel” Dude is fairly versatile, always surprising in a young cat. Don Blas  ( DJ MU$A y’all Niggas need Jesus rework) – “AMEN” DJ Musa’s remix of ...

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Fresh Pressed: Kid Hum, 800 The Jewell and Julox, Trev Rich, Spoke In Wordz, Jahni Denver, and more…

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It’s cold as SHIT outside but we’ve got the heat for you. Mixtapes, singles, and videos, in varying degrees of dopeness. Let us know which you’re feeling…   Kid Hum – Fall From Grace 800 The Jewell and Julox- Jewell-Lox Trev Rich – “Migraines” Spoke In Wordz – What I’m After Jahni Denver ft. Krizz Kaliko – “Promise Land” Grits and Gravy – “Way Up” Kid Vegas – Addicted to the Life High Class – “Finally a Gangsta” Frostie – #LunchTIME    

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Fresh Pressed: AG Flux, A.V.I.U.S., Qknox, Kid Hum, Wriky Knots, Dope City and More

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Phew, another big week for Colorado hip-hop, but are you surprised? We’re not. Here are some of the tracks and videos that dropped this week, and as always, please let us know what you think. AG Flux (Black Mask) & A.V.I.U.S. (Prime Element) – “How Cliché” QKnox – Outstanding Outstanding by Qknox on Mixcloud Bianca Mikahn – Nightdreams & Daymares Kid Hum – Thanks & Giving Wriky Knots featuring Lil Keke, Trap Boi & West One – “Trap Life” Produced by Dat Dude Looney. Filmed and edited by 8ight tha sk8 of Clearview Films. Dope City (Obae & Raw B) – “I’m From The Streets” Produced by VANZ. Filmed by James Drake. Directed by James Drake & Ontoneyo Valenzuela. Manifest & Devour – “Around The World” Produced by Archhightek. Filmed and edited by RpL media. Tenner – “The Way She Smoke” Directed & Edited by Colorado Myrical (Absolute Films). Ca$h B featuring Trev Rich – “Get It Inn”

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4th Annual 5280 Urban Music Awards

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The 4th annual 5280 Urban Music Awards will be held this Sunday evening at City Hall Amphitheatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20 and can be purchased here or via the mobile app “5280 Awards” in the iPhone app store or the Android market. The awards show took a hiatus last year after a successful consecutive run at Paramount Theater. The design of the event is to celebrate the diversity in Denver’s urban rap community. This year’s show will feature performances from Bianca Mikahn, Tommy Brown, Turner Jackson, Tuxx the GoBoi with Namm and more. The voting process closed on August 1st after a two month long nomination process which included input from various committee members from the community. (Note: Both Ru Black and Nicole Cormier from HHRC were on the committee). The 5280 Urban Music Awards is put on by Entertainment by 1600, a promotion and event production house which specializes in this particular event yearly. ...

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Basementalism: July 12, 2003

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Highlights include “Say What” by Problemz, a Cypress Hill/Public Enemy mash up, “Bus Stop Bitties” by RJD2, “The Lyricist” by Richy Pitch ft. J-Live, “The Battle of Bongo Hill” by The Herbaliser, a dope freestyle from Family Tree and Master Fuol, DJ Vadim ft. Phi Life Cypher with “Ghetto Rebels”, DJ Krush ft. Black Thought with “Meiso”, and “Deep in the Jungle” from Blackalicious with a young Gift of Gab doing his best Aceyalone impression. Basementalism 7/12/03 Part 1 by Pretzel Wilhelm Mustard on Mixcloud Basementalism 7/12/03 Part 2 by Pretzel Wilhelm Mustard on Mixcloud

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Basementalism: April 19, 2003

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This full episode of Basementalism includes DJs Cysko Rokwel, Inka One and DJ Thought. It was originally aired on April 19, 2003 will be broken into three parts (remember, these were captured on cassette tape). Basementalism 4/19/03 Part 1 Side A ft. DJ Cysko Rokwel by Pretzel Wilhelm Mustard on Mixcloud Basementalism 4/19/03 Part 1 Side B ft. DJ Inka One by Pretzel Wilhelm Mustard on Mixcloud Basementalism 4/19/03 PART 2 SIDE A AND B Ft. DJ Thought by Pretzel Wilhelm Mustard on Mixcloud

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Basementalism: April 12, 2003

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Back in 2003, while working in a kitchen, I started recording episodes of Basementalism onto Cassette Tape. Over the next year and a half or so, I didn’t miss a single week of recording, and amassed a large collection of Basementalism Radio shows from 2003-2004. I also meticulously took down the playlists on the inserts of my cassette tapes. As each episode comes up on its own respective 10th year anniversary, I wanted to record the tapes into a DAW, and re-release them on MP3. I talked to Nicole about it, and she asked me where I wanted to upload them to, and I said why not Hip Hop Roll Call! These recordings are amazing to me because they capture so much of the history of Colorado Hip Hop, and for those of us who were there, they are sure to bring back many memories. Peace, Kid Hum Here is the show originally aired on Basementalism Radio 1190 on April ...

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Hip-Hop’s Backbone: Colorado DJs

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Every head has heard someone say that DJs are the backbone of hip-hop, but here in Denver it seems especially true, as our DJs are the cream of the crop, and take their role in the game seriously. They work as party starters, record breakers, sturdy foundations and overall supporters of the music in every way. Just last month the Denver DMC Regional Battle took place here in Denver at Casselman’s at the tail end of a pretty nasty blizzard. Though no Colorado DJ placed in the event, the DJs that entered showed up and did some really creative routines. The judges for the event were DJ Deus, Fast4Ward and Rob Swift (X-Ecutioners), and they had their work cut out for them, because the audience was vibing with a good majority of the contestants. The battle ended with DJ Dividend Cut (NC) in 3rd, DJ Ohm (NM) placing 2nd and DJ Chuck Flava (CA) taking it all. Trailing closely were Colorado’s own ...

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Turner Jackson – ABC

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Here’s the thing about Turner Jackson: he has his finger on the fucking pulse. If you were wondering how he would follow his last well received project, the answer as it turns out, is expertly. ABC is current without sounding familiar, relatable without being cliché, and unique without being gimmicky. The producers he enlisted on this album (Kid Hum, Black Jordan & Alakazam) came with their a-game as well, culminating in a 12 track project that is as melodic as it is bangin’. ABC opens with the 58 second appetizer track “Blocks+Letters,” where Turner whets our appetite for the ensuing dopeness. Alakazam lets the static crackle underneath TJ’s echo-y chant of “party and bullshit” before each sound enters in sequence. The bass drops last and hits hard, but your neck really breaks when Turner builds his verse and cracks it like a whip at its peak, “now we ridin’ on ‘em like dope game yeehah!” This is the beautiful thing about Turner’s delivery; his voice ...

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