Throughout Black History Month Unique Henderson and Ya Girl Cedes are talking with with Black-owned businesses that are making waves in our community. One of the businesses they sat down with was Corey Thurman, owner of Kickin' Tires and Brakes. Kickin' Tires and Brakes is a Colorado based new tire retailer. Their goal is to [...]
Charlyn Moss, Founder & CEO of Working Within joined SugaBear’s Community Corner to talk about her journey as a young entrepreneur and becoming the founder and CEO of Working Within, a nonprofit that invests in the success of Black social enterprise leaders. Learn more at: https://www.workingwithin.net/ Check out the full interview below: WANT MORE MUSIC [...]
Throughout Black History Month Unique Henderson and Ya Girl Cedes are talking with with Black-owned businesses that are making waves in our community. One of the businesses they sat down with was Lawrence and Larimer.  "FAMOUS" is more than a clothing line; it's a celebration of Black excellence, a fusion of fashion, and a tribute [...]
Micah Smith from CABJ (Colorado Association of Black Journalists)  joined SugaBear on SugaBear’s Community Corner to talk about the re-emergence of the CABJ and the importance of black storytelling. Check out the full interview below: WANT MORE MUSIC NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAMPLE, OUR E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR INBOX EVERY OTHER THURSDAY! CLICK HERE TO [...]
Throughout Black History Month Unique Henderson and Ya Girl Cedes are talking with with Black-owned businesses that are making waves in our community. One of the businesses they sat down with was Black + Blossomed. "Creating floral art became my sanctuary—a therapeutic escape from the chaos of the world. Black + Blossomed was born out [...]
Throughout Black History Month Unique Henderson and Ya Girl Cedes are talking with with Black-owned businesses that are making waves in our community. One of the businesses they sat down with was Bodies by Perseverance. "We’re original 303, Denver before the traffic, the franchises…We create the healthiest, strongest, fittest and sexiest bodies in Denver. We’re [...]
On air host Maleman sat down with Denver Mayor Mike Johnston on THE MISSION for a candid conversation about life and work. Check out the full interview below: WANT MORE MUSIC NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAMPLE, OUR E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR INBOX EVERY OTHER THURSDAY! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND DONATE TODAY!  A [...]
Throughout Black History Month Unique Henderson and Ya Girl Cedes are talking with with Black-owned businesses that are making waves in our community. One of the businesses they sat down with was TK's Surf and Turf Kitchen.  "We’re a independent, family operated seafood restaurant located minutes away from the Kennedy Golf course in Denver, CO. [...]

February 12, 2024

THE DROP 104.7 IS LOOKING FOR THE TOP 5 PERFORMING ARTISTS IN COLORADO TO PERFORM AT THE DROP 104.7’S 4TH ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY! Show us your stage presence by sharing a video of you performing! (Drop a link in the form) VIDEO RULES: NO MUSIC VIDEOS! You can rap, sing, we want to see YOUR [...]
ScHoolboy Q is poised to come back into the spotlight with an upcoming 6th studio album after a long hiatus. Blue Lips is set to release March 1st, 2024 through the legendary label Top Dog Entertainment (TDE). On Tuesday, he shared the album track list through social media with a teaser video (available on YouTube) [...]
WANT MORE MUSIC NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAMPLE, OUR E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR INBOX EVERY OTHER THURSDAY! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND DONATE TODAY!  A donation to THE DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]
WANT MORE MUSIC NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAMPLE, OUR E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR INBOX EVERY OTHER THURSDAY! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND DONATE TODAY!  A donation to THE DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]
WANT MORE MUSIC NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAMPLE, OUR E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR INBOX EVERY OTHER THURSDAY! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND DONATE TODAY!  A donation to THE DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]
WANT MORE MUSIC NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAMPLE, OUR E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR INBOX EVERY OTHER THURSDAY! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND DONATE TODAY!  A donation to THE DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]
WANT MORE MUSIC NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAMPLE, OUR E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR INBOX EVERY OTHER THURSDAY! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND DONATE TODAY!  A donation to THE DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]
WANT MORE MUSIC NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAMPLE, OUR E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR INBOX EVERY OTHER THURSDAY! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND DONATE TODAY!  A donation to THE DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]

January 29, 2024

Where: Early Connections Learning Centers | 104 East Rio Grande Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 When: Wednesday February 7th 2024 • 6:00 pm CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS Join us for this thoughtful discussion on the realities of childcare access in Colorado Springs and statewide from multiple perspectives – parent, childcare owner, and policy advocate. [...]
Last week on Therapy Thursday, we had Michelle Tijerina from Voz y Corazón to talk about suicide prevention and wellness for youth. Voz y Corazón focuses on empowering youth voices and hearts through art and connectedness. It is a free community-based support group for youth, focused on self-acceptance, group connection and mentorship - all supported [...]

January 14, 2024

Join us for an uplifting afternoon of laughter and gospel music at the Black Joy Gospel Experience, a comedy show and gospel concert presented by KUVO JAZZ and 104.7 THE DROP. When: Saturday February 24th 2024 | 2:00 pm Where: New Hope Baptist Church, 3701 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO This event will be hosted by the talented actor, radio [...]
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech details his dream of racial integration, but he was also deeply invested in fighting for the rights of poor and working-class people regardless of race, and far beyond the American South. In fact, in 1966, he and his family moved to the West Side of Chicago into [...]
This week on SugaBear's Community Corner, we had special guest Maryum Ali with us in the studio! We could listen to her talk for hours, she told so many incredible stories. She discussed yhe 20th anniversary of her children’s book about her father Muhammad Ali’s life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and more! Watch the [...]
Motivated for 2024 because you get to set new goals/resolutions? But...then February comes and you can't even remember what those goals/resolutions were? You're not alone! First of all, if you haven't set any goals yet and want to, be sure to read our quick guide on goal setting: https://www.thedrop303.org/featured/setting-goals-for-the-new-year-a-quick-guide/ Okay, it's a new year and [...]
Our hometown heroes continue to make waves both in the state, and nationwide! Denver’s own Jon Platt to be honored by Grammys for contributions to music. Although he was born in Philadelphia, Platt considers Denver his hometown; his childhood bounced him from Park Hill to Aurora before he landed firmly in Montbello, where he grew [...]
On Air Host Maleman with KUVO On Air Host Tree King After receiving tickets to The Hip-Hop Nutcracker, I was itching to see what it was about. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but WOW – what a show! One of the founding fathers of Hip Hop, Kurtis Blow, MC’d the show. The show began [...]
We've partnered again with SONIC to help give food to our communities and we're inviting you to be part of it! Download THE DROP 104.7 app and visit a participating SONIC location anytime November 6th - 22nd, 2023 to donate non-perishable food items to benefit Denver Inner City Parish, and receive a FREE small fountain [...]
André Benjamin, aka André 3000, has gone to a very different place with his new full album (his first major release in nearly 20 years).  He is not necessarily interested in taking his hip-hop fans along with him. You’ve never heard this . It’s time to get re-introduced. (For the unaware) André 3000 and Big [...]
Join us in welcoming our new Assistant General Manager of Radio and Program Director, Ayana Contreras! Ayana is a cultural historian, author, radio DJ and archivist, Contreras joins the station from Chicago, IL where she helped create and served as content director for the first urban alternative radio station. An avid collector with more than [...]
For this edition of Community Corner, on-air personality, SugaBear, sat down with Amanda Gordon, founder and CEO of GoJo Auto, the first Black woman-owned used car dealership in Colorado. Tune in to learn more about the car buying process and how to avoid predatory car buying tactics.   Watch the interview below:

November 6, 2023

HIP HOP NUTCRACKER TRIVIA CONTEST Play for a chance to win tickets to see the Hip Hop Nutcracker, coming to the Buell Theatre in downtown Denver. All entries must be submitted by 1pm/MST, Monday November 13th, 2023. Potential winners will be selected from all correctly answered questions. Tickets will be for the 7:30pm performance at [...]
The Cold Crush Brothers formed in the Bronx in 1978 and made an enduring mark in the world of Hip-Hop. They were particularly renowned for their unforgettable performances that featured harmonies, melodies, and stage stomping routines. Back in their formative years from 1978 to 1981, the Cold Crush Brothers formed when DJ Tony Tone joined [...]
We've partnered again with SONIC to help give food to our communities and we're inviting you to be part of it! Download THE DROP 104.7 app and visit a participating SONIC location anytime November 6th - 22nd, 2023 to donate non-perishable food items to benefit Denver Inner City Parish, and receive a FREE small fountain [...]
Early giving starts today! Colorado Gives Day. Easily the best day to give. What if there was a day that, as Coloradans, we got to celebrate the impact of coming together and lifting up our local communities? A day when we join arm in arm with our neighbors, jump into the pool of positivity together, [...]
Sure you've been to all the scary movies, experienced haunted houses & corn mazes...but do you think you can handle the real thing?! Central City Masonic Cemetery Central City began as a mining town in the late 1800s, now known for the casinos that have taken over the area. But one thing hasn’t changed: the [...]
Did y'all know that DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince had a music video that was locked away for 30 years? Before it was released to the public, the video was considered somewhat of a musical urban legend. Back in 1988, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince had a hit track called "A [...]
In this episode of The Black Millennial Mom, Cedes sits down with two mothers who are tackling the journey of parenthood as single mothers. Rebekah Howard and Katelyn Padilla discuss their ups and downs and what motivates them to continue. The Black Millennial Mom podcast, hosted by radio personality Ya Girl Cedes on 104.7 THE [...]
Monday, October 9th 2023 is Indigenous People's Day! Here are a few Native American Artists to take a listen to: **EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WARNING**  Snotty Nose Rez Kids PJ Vegas Antoine  City Natives  Frank Waln 
It's always a good day when we hear the queen Beyoncé has something in the works! “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” will be released in movie theaters on Dec. 1! Tickets are already on sale.   When I am performing, I am nothing but free,” Beyoncé says in the trailer. “My goal for this tour [...]
On-air personality Maleman got a chance to swing by his old stomping grounds, Montbello High School for National Walk/Roll to School Day! Maleman, together with on-air personality Ya Girl Cedes, showed up as celebrity crossing guards for the day! They handed out raffle tickets and took photos with staff and students. Studentswere encourged to celebrate [...]
Local artist London Monroe dropped her new music video and it's "Fire!" Check it out and show some #LocalLove.
The Message" was released on July 1, 1982. This song was a pivotal moment in hip-hop's history. It was the first commercially successful hip-hop song with social commentary; addressing issues such as racial inequality, the cycle of poverty and more. Hip-hop has always been and continues to be a vehicle for justice. That's what SoJo: [...]
If you asked your smart speaker to play "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" right now, it'd be hard to tell that this iconic album dropped a quarter of a century ago - that’s unless I told you that I had it on a CD. Lauryn Hill in Sister Act 2Photo: BUENA VISTA/EVERETT COLLECTION When I [...]

August 24, 2023

THE DROP 104.7 celebrates 50 years of Hip Hop with SoJo Social Justice Community Conversation & Concert. This special evening features The Reminders, a legendary performance by Talib Kweli and a community conversation and Q&A with Public Enemy’s own, Chuck D.al Justice Community Conversation & Concert with Chuck D, Talib Kweli & The Reminders  Sunday, [...]

July 28, 2023

Join us for Unique's Back to School Giveback! Date: Saturday, August 12th, 2023 Location: Fades Barber and Salon | 14044 E. Mississippi Ave Aurora, CO 80012 Time: Noon to 3pm Live music, food, backpacks, and haircuts! Free haircuts for anyone with a valid K-12 student ID. Get there early, first 100 haircuts are free! All [...]
We celebrated the release of the Barbie Movie in style with this amazing cake from a local bakery, lé Bakery Sensual! Go show some #LocalLove and support a local business y’all! Also, on-air host Ya Girl Cedes is a real life Barbie fr!
104.7 THE DROP invites you to the 6th annual Aurora Day Backpack GIVEAWAY! Sunday, August 6th 12 pm (noon) – 4 pm Knights of Columbus 13645 E Bayaud Ave Aurora, CO 80012 Live DJ, food, bouncy house, & face painting for the kids and, of course, BACKPACKS! Community groups will be in attendance lending their [...]
As we celebrate 50 years of hip hop, let’s take a moment to put the spotlight on MC Sha Rock! Known as one of the first female emcees, MC Sha Rock is a significant icon in hip hop history. Charlie Ahearn, Photograph of Sha-Rock, The Valley, NYC, 1980. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of [...]
Where hip-hop began! August 11, 1973  DJ Kool Herc threw a “Back To School Jam”. DJ Kool Herc was just 18 at the time and he was throwing a party for his sister Cindy in the South Bronx. Little did Herc know he was about to change the course of music history. This is also [...]
Congrats to all the nominees and winners of the 2023 BET Awards! The BET Hip Hop Awards took place on Sunday, June 25, 2023! This August marks the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop, and the BET Music Awards came through with a full celebration! It was a 'Family Affair' with all the OGs of hip [...]
The DROP is supported by Colorado State University. CSU is not just looking ahead, it's charging forward A university dedicated to being a leader in sustainability, education and research. Colorado State works to positively impact Colorado and the world.Whether a person is interested in an online MBA program, engineering, liberal arts or environmental sciences, CSU [...]
Triiip has been rockin' with THE DROP 104.7 for awhile now! This year, she won Battle for the Block and by winning she got the opportunity to hit  the stage at our 3rd Annual Block Party! Follow and show her some #LocalLove HERE. Triiip (with 3 i’s) is a storyteller whose confidence and attention to [...]

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