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Meet Non Systemaddict

Student musician gets political Non Systemaddict, Magdiel Esai, is a local rapper, producer, KGNU DJ, podcaster, and a music and business recording arts major at CU Denver. His debut, EP ONE, was released in August, and he was one of the openers for the Dead

21 Savage | I am > I was | Album Review

Slaughter Gang, LLC/Epic Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Ever since his studio debut, Issa Album, Atlanta rapper 21 Savage has been fairly quiet. For the past year, Savage has been cast as a feature, mostly collaborating with other artists, such as Drake and

Breaking new ground in Denver’s hip-hop scene

Ground Broken  discusses collaboration and local vibe Ground Broken, consisting of Producer Surreal (David Lesperance) and Lyricist Escro (Rembert Hann), both CU Denver students, is a musical movement in hip-hop that has produced a lot of influence in the Denver area. When asked about who

Cardi B drops records and takes names

WOMEN IN HIP HOP GET NOTORIETY Cardi B is one of the few women to successfully monopolize the market on Instagram fame and use reality TV to garner her hip hop career. Born Ballcalis Almanzar, the bronx-born rapper signed to Atlantic Records after choosing to

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Four hip hop albums to decompress to

BEST LOCAL HIP HOP ARTISTS FOR THIS FALL November is stressful. The day after Halloween rolls around, and the dreadful realization that the semester’s end looms near hits hard as students begin hastily skimming an entire semester’s worth of notes while chugging coffee. Panic attacks

Gentrification and hip hop in Denver

Though he’s been a musician for 17 years, Hooman Abbasi doesn’t look 32 years old. Tall and gangly with rosy cheeks and dressed in a loose shirt with the sleeves rolled back, he looks like a college intern for Pitchfork or some other music blog.