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Congrats to our 2024 Battle for the Block winner NELO! Congrats to the winner of this years #BattleForTheBlock competition Nelo! Catch Nelo live at The Drop’s 4th Annual Block Party Saturday June 8th opening for Common! Check out more from Nelo before the show:

Congrats to our Top 5 for Battle for the Block Season 2! Voting Closed on March 29 - Check back soon for results!   Ave Grim Avenue or Ave Grim's goal is to become one of the greats. A household name. His love for the music keeps him busy in the studio, and his stage [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The official Spotify playlist for The DROP's 3rd annual Block Party! Featuring music from SWV, Muni Long, Danae Simone, and Triiip! 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 [...]
Now this music news is Supa Dupa Fly! Missy Elliot recently made history by becoming the first female rapper to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! In order to be MISSY ELLIOT at the 2003 Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, CA. November 20, 2003 Paul Smith / Featureflash considered, an artist [...]
We want to give a special shout-out to Wicjones who provided the FIRE beat for The Battle For the Block freestyles! Be sure to go show him some #LocalLove y'all! Wicjones is a producer & engineer focused on collaborating with artists from all over, helping artists to bring their music and vision to life. He [...]
THE DROP 104.7's 3rd ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY: SWV & Muni Long Saturday, June 10, 2023 6:00 PM  10:00 PM Levitt Pavilion Denver Click HERE to RSVP FREE! ABOUT SWV In 1992, a trio of vocally talented women called SWV was introduced to the music world. The RCA debut, It’s About Time, produced a string of top [...]
Battle for the Block's just wrapped up, we saw mad love for local artists, ya'll showed up! We're excited to announce the winner of Battle for the Block....*DRUMROLL* Triip!! Please DROP a congrats in the comments to Triiip who will be hitting the stage at our 3rd Annual Block Party! Big S/O to Spinks, the [...]
FINAL ROUND LET'S GO!! Voting ends Wednesday April 5th at 5pm Click HERE to DROP your vote  Use #BattleForTheBlock and tell us who you are voting for! Let's go!
For our second group of incredible female artists, we got: Kris Angela, Osha Renee, Project Nay, Shayla Monique, Spinks, and Sunshiiine.  Voting for this group ends on Saturday, April 1st at 5pm Click HERE to DROP your vote  Use #BattleForTheBlock and tell us who you are voting for! Let's go!
Congratulations to our Battle for The Block Finalists!  A message from On-Air Host Unique: Our 3rd annual Block Party is right around the corner, and this year it's an all-female line up and I really wanted to do something special, so I decided to do it all female Cypher. I would like to congratulate and [...]
Last week Morning DROP host interviewed the hip hop legend, RZA! RZA has produced almost all of Wu-Tang Clan's albums making him the de facto leader. He's also cousins with Wu-Tang members Ol' Dirty Bastard and GZA, two other founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan. Check out the interview below: https://www.thedrop303.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2-17-23-RZA-Interview-SKIMMER.mp3 Want more music news, [...]
  Nicki Minaj  - We Go Up GloRilla  - FNF (LET'S GO) Latto - Big Energy Future - WAIT FOR U Chris Brown  - Iffy  Tems  - Free Mind  GloRilla & Cardi B  - Tomorrow 2 Armani White  - Billie Eilish Lil Baby - California Breeze  Giveon - Lost Me Kodak Black - Super Gremlin  [...]
If you weren't already hype for a brand new year, the legend herself, Mary J. Blige, will have her very first talk show called "The Wine Down". It has been reported that Blige will not only be hosting the show but she will also be producing scripted and non-scripted content through her company Blue Butterfly [...]
Brief Profile of Arturo Gómez aka “Rhythm Rocker” Arturo Gómez, music director and on-air host for our sister station, KUVO JAZZ got his own station at our 5 Elements of Hip Hop event! Arturo is what he refers to himself as a "first school elder of hip hop". He not only offers a plethora of [...]

Youth on Record has announced the official Underground Music Showcase (UMS) pocast called “Underground at the Showcase” is now available on ALL major streaming platforms! The podcast has 14 episodes and includes interviews with UMS performers from the previous summer. The show was produced by five youth interns from Youth on Record. Giving people the […]

This coming February, the Grammy Awards will happen on Sunday night February 5th, where Beyoncé and Jay-Z are tied for the most nominations of all time! Queen B also takes the lead for most nominations, with 9 for 2023 and Kendrick Lamar follows right behind with 8. Here is a list of nominees for the [...]
Yeah...y'all heard that right! Many fans have been begging Rihanna for new music for what seems like years now. Many fans were excited to hear the news about Rihanna playing this year's Super Bowl Show, and now new music from Rhi Rhi?! She had said that her playing the Super Bowl doesn't relate to this [...]

THE DROP 104.7 and KUVO JAZZ 89.3 are all about supporting our incredible local music community! Last Friday, KUVO JAZZ 89.3 and 104.7 THE DROP welcomed international recording artist and American Idol Alumna, SUCH, to the Masterpiece Theatre at the Buell Public Media Center for an exclusive debut of her latest music video and a […]

SUCH "I Can't Stop Loving You" Official Music Video This beautiful cover of "I Can't Stop Loving You" is sprinkled with some "Such sauce"! Check out the music video below!
Last year's Superbowl Halftime Show was a hip-hop lover's dream! Now for our Rihanna stans, it's time for Rihanna to "Take a Bow" on the Superbowl Halftime Show stage! It's officially announced that Rihanna will perform in the Superbowl LVII Halftime Show! While many of us were hoping the breaking news on Rihanna was a [...]
Credit: PolyphonicaUK Mahalia took a moment from her busy schedule to call us from London to talk to our very own Amerykah Jones and Sugabear from the Morning DROP. Check out what she had to say. https://www.thedrop303.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Mahalia-Interview-09-12-22-SEG-1.wav https://www.thedrop303.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Mahalia-Interview-09-12-22-SEG-2-1.wav https://www.thedrop303.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Mahalia-Interview-09-12-22-SEG-3.wav More about Mahalia:  It’s hard to believe that an artist with an output and reputation as [...]
Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away at the age of 96. She was the longest-serving British monarch in history - reigning for over 70 years. Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 26, 1926. Many have reacted to this news on social media, including music artists such as, Nicki Minaj, Eve, Janet Jackson and more. [...]
Happy Birthday to the Queen Bee, the legend, Beyoncé! To celebrate her Birthday, let's take a look over the years and reminisce: 1989 - Beyoncé performing at The Sammy Awards in Houston, TX: 1997 - Beyoncé giving advice and talks about her plans for the future: 1999 - Beyoncé in a Destiny's Child interview: 2000 [...]
Sunday night's Video Music Awards was full of iconic performances, awards and more. When accepting the Video Vanguard Award, also known Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Nicki Minaj shined a light on taking mental health seriously. "I wish that people understood what they meant and what they were going through. I wish people took mental [...]
DAMN. What a good time! Maybe it's just inside his DNA but Kendrick put on a legendary show on his The Big Steppers Tour in the Mile-High City! Congrats to our lucky winner who scored a pair of suite tickets to the concert! We hope you were in your ELEMENT. You don't need money trees [...]
Source: www.thatgrapejuice.net Congrats to Nicki Minaj for making HERstory (History)! Nicki Minaj's new song "Super Freaky Girl" debuted at #1, becoming the first song by a Female solo rapper since Lauryn Hill did it with “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1988! Unique made it his 4/20 Joint of the Day in celebration. In the 64-year [...]
Next time you are in Atlanta, be sure to visit this small brick building two blocks away from the King Center! That small brick building has some radio history. It is the home of the first Black-owned radio station in the United States that was called WERD. alchetron.com In celebration of National Radio Day, let's [...]
Girl Scouts of the USA announced a new cookie called Raspberry Rally for their 2023 cookie season! We're getting hungry just thinking about it...especially Amerykah Jones #SweetTooth. It will be the first Girl Scout Cookie only available for online orders and home delivery starting in 2023. They described the cookie as: The thin, crispy cookie [...]
Do you remember ripping CDs? Or having an entire encyclopedia-sized CD case in your car? When you couldn't stream a song so you had to buy the entire CD or make a mix CD? The CD skipping because it got scratched? Anyway, enough reminiscing... The Compact Disc turns 40 years old today, feel old yet? [...]
August 15, 2022, would have been Nipsey Hussle's 37th Birthday. The late artist will be honored on Monday, August 15 with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nipsey Hussle passed away on March 31, 2019. His service took place on April 12, 2019, when he was honored by thousands including other musicians such [...]
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 [...]
Today is National Book Lover's Day...well depending on when you read this of course. Do you read books? If you listen to THE DROP, we'll guess you probably like hip-hop. Wild guess, we know! Anyway enough playin'...have you read any of these hip-hop autobiographies? 50 Cent, ‘From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in [...]
Balenciaga 360° Winter 2022 Show First the destroyed sneakers...now this? This Fall, Balenciaga plans on dropping their latest "luxury bag" inspired by yes...you guessed it an actual trash bag. Can you imagine accidentally mixing these up on trash day? The only difference between your kitchen trash bag and the trash bag inspired Balenciaga bag is [...]
There's new Selena music dropping on Friday! I remember when I was introduced to Selena, she had this unexplainable energy to her, not just in her recordings, but also in her performances. I felt particularly connected to her because, I too, was a Latina woman that did not know Spanish. In my opinion, she was [...]
Small business owners, we have GREAT news for you. Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) in partnership with Mile High United Way has opened up their second round of funding for small business grants and tech assistance. Many small businesses faced hardships due to the pandemic, so the purpose of these grants will be to [...]
Local Denver Rapper, Knwlxdge dropped a new song called "No Rush" and was featured in Boom Bap Nation! He talked about his artistry, his writing process and even gave a shout out to us for playing his music. We're all about that #LocalLove The song gets a lot of play in Denver on station 104.7 [...]
It's been a year now since we lost The 'Clown Prince of Hip Hop', Biz Markie. He passed away on July 16, 2021 at 57 years old.  "Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his industry peers and his beloved fans whose lives he was able to touch through music, [...]
Did you know that Tik Tok is the most downloaded app worldwide? TikTok has been an ever-increasing social media platform that's allowed people to showcase their talents and reach thousands, and sometimes millions of people! Some have the misconception that TikTok is just for dance trends and weird audios, while that's part of it, Tik [...]
Credit: Balenciaga So you're telling me all I have to do is grab those shoes from the trashcan that are torn up and stained to be 'fashionable'? HA! In May 2022, Balenciaga dropped their latest shoe line called the 'Paris Sneaker'. According to Balenciaga, Only 100 pairs of the "extremely wrecked" sneakers, priced at $1,850, [...]
NPR Music celebrated Black Music Month with an array of brand new Tiny Desk concerts. Usher did an NPR Tiny Desk performance that premiered on June 30. It was a fantastic performance with several of his hit songs including: "You Make Me Wanna..." and "Confessions Part II". The performance was complete with a horn section, [...]
Photo: Diggzy/Shutterstock According to TMZ, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are officially parents to a baby boy! The couple announced the pregnancy with a photo shoot of both expecting parents at the end of January 2022. She kept her pregnancy a secret for a while beforehand, she had expressed to the publication E! that it was [...]

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