Hip-hop turns 44 today, and what better way for Colorado to celebrate than having hosted A Tribe Called Quest on the eve of its inception? It was a bittersweet night, one filled with classics as well as new material from one of the flagbearers of 90s hip-hop. Before getting too sentimental from the jump, let's … Continue reading A Final Quest: ATCQ’s Red Rocks show is their last ever in Colorado
"Parks and gardens seem to be places of untold sadness. The sound reverberates as linkin logs crash to the ground, echoing the loss of passion as breaths are extinguished harshly." Chris Cornell died on May 18th, 2017. Chester Bennington died on July 20th, 2017, which also happened to be Cornell's birthday. Birthdays, holidays and other special … Continue reading Mental Health struggles happen to everyone, including my favorite rock band
While a talent show like Britain’s Got Talent is not something I’d normally watch, this year’s edition had a nice departure from the acts one tends to expect. A person’s essence comes through when they put their all into what they are doing, and with this 32-year old from West London, that essence shines brightly … Continue reading Why Tokio Myers should be on your radar
There are a number of ways in which a rapper can be successful; they can sell out shows, they can curate a huge online presence, and they can promote themselves in various other ways. One thing that we tend to forget when listening to these artists is the actual craft of rhyming. Despite the relative ease … Continue reading WORLD PREMIERE: Does Vocabulary Equal Success? A Hip-Hop Investigation
A semester's worth of work. Nearly two day's worth of filming. Countless hours editing. Actual injuries while making this film. Needless to say, this was a labor of love. This film is dedicated to all of those who support and are down with the Denver hip-hop scene, as well as those who are down with … Continue reading WORLD PREMIERE: Rhymes from Altitude (2017)
Welcome to the Fifth installment of this article, as we have already reached half a decade of deciding who is the best of the best over the past year. One important thing to take note of is that we have slightly altered our rules in terms of what qualifies for album of the year in … Continue reading 5th Annual Cypher Sessions Year End Awards!
The following is a one minute documentary, where you are briefly introduced to "The RAP Lab", otherwise known as the Race and Popular Culture Lab that presently lives in Cristol Chemistry, right next door to the University Memorial Center on the CU Boulder campus. This is the first of two videos on the lab, with … Continue reading The RAP Lab at CU Boulder