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Fresh Pressed: Myke Charles, Trev Rich, Blu, DJ Low Key, Ill Se7en and more

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It’s Friday and we got some brand new stuff for you. A couple videos, a much anticipated mixtape, a single and a skate video, all worth a play or two. Myke Charles feat. Trev Rich – “Overdose” This video manages to be a perfect rap video while still including actual content and style. The narrative is as clean as the lines of the shots by Diego Ramos and the pair play off each other with authentic timing solidifying their need to work together often. Blu – Soul Amazing (mixed by DJ Low Key) This shit right here. The final mixtape in his series, Blu got DJ Low Key on the mix and it’s Soul Amazing. You can read all about it on OK Player, The Source and more, or you could just drop everything and listen to this right now. Ill Se7en – “Do the Right Thing” Speaking of style, Ill Se7en oozes it on his first single off his ...

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Fresh Pressed: Trev Rich, Myke Charles, Wheelchair Sports Camp, DJ Mu$a, and Lily Fangz

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Nah. Too much good Colorado hip-hop crackin’ mid-week to let it all wait until Friday. It’s exclusively heavy hitters for you this Wednesday. Trev Rich – “Dark Horse”  Trev salvages the “Dark Horse” beat for everyone who lamented the fact that it was originally wasted on Juicy J’s elementary rhymes. “They ain’t kill this shit so I did, and I put that shit on my kids,” Trev begins. Let’s go then: Myke Charles – “Drunk In Love” Coincidentally, Myke Charles took on a different chart-topper the same day. Myke paints a low-lit, sexy picture with this one, but don’t get lost in the storytelling or that lyricism might go over your head. Listen close: Wheelchair Sports Camp – “Dance Off” Chris Bagley-directed and positively bubbling with funk and flash, the crew shows you how to mirror sound and visuals the right way with this one. Go ahead and try to sit still during it (spoiler alert: not possible). DJ Mu$a – ...

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Fresh Pressed: Myke Charles and Trev Rich

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We’re rounding out the week with Fresh Pressed Friday, and this time around we have one track for you to bang as you head into your weekend. Myke Charles ft. Trev Rich – “Over Dose” Two of Denver’s most notable talents, Myke Charles and Trev Rich, collab on this hard-hitting Gunfngr beat. These guys rarely skimp on lyricism so when they get together on a track you don’t want to sleep. Let us know what you think:

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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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The Run-Down: February

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Doesn’t it always seem like the shortest month of the year is the busiest? February 2013 was no exception. We all were (and are) so swamped that we are still working on March’s issue at this moment. That said, I still made time to share my highlights for the month with you, I hope your month’s were half as fun. Oh Joey. Joey Blast joins Facebook and promptly alienates more than one rapper,  earning himself a block or two and causing his editor to apologize for his ass. Would I normally put a writer on blast like this, hell no. But when someone decides to remain anonymous while making fun of others, they deserve a little  heckling in return.   Rhyme Progression turns 21. Though I’d only heard murmurs about this cat before this show, none of the nearly entire HHRC team were disappointed (see our mini review here). I enjoyed the fresh new line-up and the preciousness of a novice ...

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Colorado Hip-Hop Track Benefits Sandy Hook Survivors

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With negativity and tragedy becoming an everyday occurrence it’s easy to become numb to it and chalk it up to a cruel world. Colorado MC, singer and producer, Paul Junior decided to actually do something about it. He put together a heavy-hitting roster of Colorado artists to create a track that aims to not only touch the hearts of those affected by the recent tragedies, but also assist them financially. The track, “Faith In Change” (below) costs a measly $1 to download, but 100% of the proceeds will be donated to healingnewtown.org, an organization that aims to heal the community of Newton through the power of art. Appropriate, right? We took a moment to find out some of the details of how this project came together from Paul Junior. HipHopRollCall.com: I assume the Sandy Hook shooting hit home with you to inspire putting together a project like this. How did the idea come about? Paul Junior: Sandy Hook just hit me hard because of ...

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Myke Charles – Flight Plan

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As someone who never really connected with Myke Charles’ music even back to his Fresh Breath Committee days, it’s strange that it would take a mixtape to finally build the affinity. Rather than the absent-minded, party music of a traditional mixtape, Myke Charles’ Flight Plan hosted by DJ Tech is personal, well-crafted and overall, an enjoyable trip. Typical for a mixtape, not every track stands out, yet not one of them misses the mark. Though the mixing is on point, DJ Tech’s additions are forgettable at best; letting the emcee shine on his own. Myke continues to grow and evolve as an artist, Flight Plan displays a variety of intonation and style throughout the tape’s 15 tracks. From travel, to sex, to fame, to loyalty, this tape has something that will appeal to each and every listener. Myke prepares for takeoff with “Flight,” a confident track which sort of plays his assertive flow against the soulful and soothing hook by ...

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The Run Down: January 2013

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Considering we all survived and made it into the new year, it’s safe to say the first month of 2013 started off on a grateful note. The grinders are grinding, the rappers are rapping, and the writers are writing. We’re off to the races. The industry New Year’s Eve Party Colorado Hip-Hop’s 20 Sexiest Brown Bag Art Show  And… 

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Fresh Pressed: Shae Money, Mane Rok, A.V.I.U.S., Mr. Midas, Myke Charles and Haven

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Just over a week into the new year brought with it a variety of new Colorado hip-hop music.  Not one track sounds the same stylistically, but each and every one has at least one feature – some with four.  Though obviously a smart promotional move to release singles that roll deep in the feature department, it would be nice to get a taste of the artist’s individual abilities in order to properly anticipate the upcoming project. Here’s what we have for you this week: Shae Money featuring SP Double, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Phil Da Agony – “Premeditated” The first single of Shae Money’s forthcoming album, FRE3STYLE (Mixed by Statik Selektah) is definitely just an appetizer, a delicious one.  This star-studded cast is set off by a simple yet completely enticing beat. Mane Rok, Rhias, A.V.I.U.S., ES Nine and Riley Boone – “New Beginning” This new joint was released at the first of the year for obvious reasons.  This refreshing track features fresh flows ...

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Colorado Hip-Hop Had the Best Year Ever

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‘Tis the season for list after list glorifying artists that were the “best” of the past year.  Rather than jumping on that bandwagon we decided to go about it a little differently. Remember the VH1 show “The Best Week Ever”?   Probably not, but regardless  2012 was a big year for many Colorado artists but there were several names that continued to pop up on marquees, in magazines or blogs and repetitively sounding off in our headphones.  Following, in no particular order are the artists that we couldn’t stop hearing about, and from the looks of it, 2012 was their best year ever. Editors Note: If you have any suggestions or people you think we missed please leave their info in the comments section.  Mid-month we will write a follow up piece, if necessary, with any we may have forgotten. The Foodchain The Foodchain is no doubt reveling in the success that 2012 brought for them.  At SXSW last March they ...

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