Hip-Hop History Month: A look into November

This past year saw Hip-Hop music dominate the mainstream, finally eclipsing all other musical categories as the most-listened-to genre. According to Nielsen’s 2017 year-end report, for the first time ever, R&B/Hip-Hop became the most dominant genre, with seven of the top 10 most-consumed albums coming from that genre. Nielsen said the Hip-Hop/R&B genre ended as … Continued

Egoprisme meets Sultan and Necromancer for Sonic Exploration

Guest Blog by August 2018 Music District artist-in-residence Egoprisme What a trip… When I applied for the Brest-Denver Sister Cities Music Exchange, I knew I could have a chance to travel the world thanks to my music, and moreover to meet musicians that would give me inspiration and new ways of composing. In early July, … Continued

“Be Yourself”, A Conversation with Del the Funky Homosapien + Amp Live

The Music District Mic Check series invites you to go behind-the-scenes and beyond the music with intimate conversations featuring some of your favorite musicians and industry insiders. On May 5, 2018, legendary rapper and producer Del the Funky Homosapien & producer/DJ Amp Live sat down for an interview with veteran hip hop journalist Kyle Eustice (Wax … Continued

5 Tips For Playing Your Best Festival Set

When your band takes the stage, it goes without saying that putting your best foot forward is paramount. From connecting with fans, to leaving a lasting impression on the venue and promoters, bands should always enter a live performance with their A-game prepared. You never know who is watching (and listening). Your live show is … Continued

Detour Brings Music to Colorado Communities

“Strengthening Musicians. Strengthening Communities.” A powerful tool for self-discovery and transformation; music is the greatest gift one can give or receive. Detour is a program that aims to give this gift of music to kids across Colorado. By joining musicians and artists with communities around the state, Detour creates music education opportunities for youth to … Continued

Hip Hop History Week Preview

“You never thought Hip Hop would take it this far” “Juicy” by The Notorious B.I.G. Birthed in the urban communities of New York City in the early 1970s, Hip Hop has gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon. Created from nothing, the culture outgrew its humble beginnings from block parties in the Bronx to packing … Continued