The past few years have seen a variety of different acts come to the University of Colorado at Boulder to play for our annual Homecoming concert, including RJD2, Eve 6, and Tapes ‘N Tapes. This year, the organization responsible for putting on these concerts, Program Council, has absolutely outdone their self and have decided to take the hip-hop route, bringing two of the biggest and most entertaining performers in the genre. SchoolBoy Q, Danny Brown, and local CU studentDj Be.Good will be coming to the Glenn Miller Ballroom for what is sure to be an energetic and rowdy show on November 1st (this Thursday). Check out info and tracks from all of the three artists below. Tickets are only $3 for students, grab yours now!
Johnny Mabie is 20 year-old student at CU, and a good friend of The Dankles (check out his Fresh Pickn’s Friday feature). He’s been busy DJing party buses to and from Red Rocks this summer, and continues to do so for shows all around the Denver/Boulder area via Bus to Show. Be.Good will be bringing his trap-fueled beats to warm up the crowd before Danny Brown takes the stage, and if his set is anything like his exclusive mix he made for us, he is sure to get everyone rockin’ out to some killer beats. Check out the rest of his tunes on his SoundCloud page.
Being 30 years old is usually considered past your prime in the hip-hop world, but Detroit native Danny Brown is just getting his career started. While he has been rapping for years, his mixtape released on Fool’s Gold last year, XXX, made the top of almost every magazine’s best of the year list for his unique voice, crazy flows, and electronic beats (produced by Skywlkr). I have had the pleasure of seeing Danny Brown twice in the past few months, and both sets had the crowd completely immersed in his performance- I’d go as far as saying he’s the most entertaining hip-hop performer out there today.
You must have been living under a rock this past year if you haven’t heard of the Black Hippy crew, consisting of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolBoy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock. The Compton collective have been taking over the West Coast recently, with Kendrick Lamar recently releasing his debut album, which is an instant classic. ScHoolBoy Q is not to be overshadowed however, with his excellent release Habits & Contradictions still being on repeat all over the country after it’s January release. ScHoolBoy Q is the self-proclaimed “Real Puff Daddy,” and his music and persona represents that- he makes the perfect music to kick back and smoke to. His live shows are energetic and Q loves getting the crowd involved, so make sure to familiarize yourself with his tunes before the show.