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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 [...]
Remembering Lil Keed Rapper Lil Keed passed away on Friday, May 13 at 24 years old according to several social media posts, including a tweet from his record label, YSL and Lil Keed's little brother Lil Gotit. A member of our family is gone. Lil Keed was one of the most genuine and heartfelt human [...]
This week, our General Manager/Program Director,  Nikki and On-Air Host/APD, Unique, got on a plane and headed to Philly for the NON-COMMvention 2022/Urban Alternative Conference 2022. The Urban Alternative Conference 2022 was the first time that the first seven Urban-Alt stations were able to get together in person! Yes, Zoom is cool but meeting in [...]
Welcome to the 2nd Annual 104.7 THE DROP Block Party featuring Busta Rhymes! Friday, June 10, 2022 Greek Amphitheater | Civic Center Park As summer begins to heat up, THE DROP 104.7 looks forward to sharing live music with our Colorado community. We are excited to have the opportunity to share live music with our [...]
“We have an opportunity to be able to share knowledge and information, and this just happens to be a place where we are really exploring what it means to be a public media station in this space.” Read more below: Urban Alternative station prepares to release audio NFTs in collaboration with emerging artists Are you [...]
DROP of History behind Women's HERstory Month President Jimmy Carter signs document at the White House in Washington on Feb. 28, 1980, proclaiming March 2-8 "National Women's History Week." Barry Thumma—AP (courtesy of Time.com) Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and [...]
This year's International Women's Day Theme is #BreaktheBias. To me, this means to break the bias of many things, breaking stereotypes of what women are supposed to be, how we should act how we should speak, speaking generally of course. I think for me personally, this hits deeper because I feel like I live my [...]
Snoop Dogg is the new owner of Death Row Records Snoop Dogg officially owns Death Row Records, he acquired the iconic record company from the Blackstone-controlled company MNRK Music Group. We know the history of Death Row, and it makes a lot of sense that Snoop Dogg now owns it. Snoop Dogg started his career [...]
RIP Queen of Funk Betty Davis   New York Post Betty Davis (maiden name Mabry) has passed away at 77 years old. She created the space for women in music and changed it forever. She was the ex-wife of the late jazz musician, Miles Davis, but she didn't want to be in Miles Davis' shadow; [...]
Introducing our new 2022 Studio Partner - SettleUp The DROP is proud to introduce you to our new Studio partner for 2022. We want to welcome SettleUp as an integral partner for the People's Station of Hip Hop and R&B. Helping us to expand our programming and reach into the state we call home. Settle [...]
JANET a two-part documentary on the tying back to the 40th Anniversary of her  self-titled debut album JANET is a new two-part documentary that encompasses many facets of Janet Jackson's life, including interviews, old clips, and more. The documentary premieres Friday, January 28, with the first episode of the two-part series airing on Lifetime. The [...]
The Culture Museum opened on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend in Denver's 5 Points. This museum is celebrating moments in Black culture through an immersive art experience. Charlie Billingsley with her aunt and fellow artist Von Ross. Charlie Billingsley teamed up with her Aunt, Von Ross, to create a space where Black culture is [...]
The Call | Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show OFFICIAL TRAILER This year's Super Bowl Halftime Show has a SUPER STAR LINE UP!! The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Trailer has been released and it's LIT. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar are featured in this trailer. This year's halftime [...]
#NotJustADayOff We ask the question: What does MLK Jr. Day mean to you?  Martin Luther King Jr. day this year is Monday, January 17th. Black families continue to suffer from economic inequity, continue to lose the most basic of rights yet we find resilience and hope in each other. We take pride in our culture [...]
Be honest, when you look at these two photos, which one do you perceive as more 'skilled' or 'professional'?                   No, we aren't trying to trick you. But the truth is, there is no difference other than their clothing. These are both stock photos with absolutely no [...]
THE DROP 104.7's GM, Nikki Swarn, recently sat down with Houston Public Media for an interview to discuss how discrimination and racial prejudice continue to run rampant in today's broadcast ownership industry. The conversation also includes the first and only African-American female to ever own an AM or FM radio station in all of New [...]
The definition of representation in Webster's Dictionary is: "The description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way or as being of a certain nature." One thing a simple definition cannot explain, is how deep representation can truly affect somebody when they see someone who looks like them, has the same background as [...]
THE DROP 104.7's Top 50 songs of 2021 (LL - Local Love) This year was filled with some straight up FIRE music. Here's our Top 50 songs of 2021! 50. DMX - Bath Salts 49. J Balvin feat. Bad Bunny & Tainy - Un Dia 48. India Shawn feat. Anderson Paak- Movin On 47. A meazy- Laid In [...]
From Rocky Mountain PBS: "Grass fires fueled by high winds destroyed hundreds of homes in Boulder County December 30; thousands of Coloradans had to flee their homes."  Evacuation sites: North Boulder Rec Center (3170 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304) Lafayette YMCA  (2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, CO 80026) Longmont Senior Center (910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO [...]
Motivated for 2022 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 [...]
CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population As of December 28th, 2021. The CDC has changed the guidelines and recommended quarantine times for those who have tested positive for COVID-19. Given what we now know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the CDC is reducing the recommended period of isolation [...]
"The new look for hip-hop and cancer is to go get yourself checked out before it happens." - Kangol Kid of UTFO Hip-Hop pioneer and influencial rapper, Shaun Shiller Fequiere most known by 'Kangol Kid' has passed away at age 55 of Colon Cancer. An NPR article stated: “He frequently shared updates about his health [...]
It's the Holiday season and the time for giving! This year, we were able to give back with our 2nd annual Food Drive and the Holla-day hookup. Thanks to you, Colorado, we were able to help provide over 800 meals to people in our community as well as give those who needed a little extra [...]
Freaking out because 2022 is right around the corner? Cause, same. Goals not only help us improve a specific area of our life, but they can also keep us hopeful for the future, which in the state of the world right now is really important. When somebody asks, "What are your new years resolutions?" or [...]
Can you do The Jerk? Yes you read that right. No it's not 2009...  TikToker @lexxbee submitted a video on November 25th showing a woman instructing someone from Gene Z how to jerk, the video got over 19 million views! On the same day @taniaberrys posted of her failing to jerk which received over 5.5 [...]
Dr. Sharon Bailey has passed away There are people in this world that give us hope, and strive everyday to make the world a better place for everyone. Dr. Sharon Bailey was one of those people, not only having a significant impact on a local level, but on a National level as well.  THE DROP [...]
Holla-day Hookup As many of us know, the holiday season can be overwhelming, depressing, stressful and much more for so many in our community.  To help out, even if it’s in a small way, THE DROP 104.7 is inviting listeners to send in their request to nominate that someone special in their life, a loved [...]
These Hip Hop Holiday memes SLEIGH (get it?): Believe it or not...Mariah Carey made a lot of other songs... We always had that ONE person who got you the gift they swore they didn't get you...and they always made this face. This is the moment you realized you grew up... Break out the champagne glasses! And [...]
Join the Movement! Colorado's largest single day of giving is Tuesday, December 7. We’re thankful for YOU, Colorado! YOU make the people’s station possible. Want to join the movement? Colorado Gives Day is a great way to support YOUR independent R&B and Hip Hop station – and have your impact go even further. Help us [...]
The Howl-idays are right around the corner, keep your furry friends in mind! We are not only The People's Station, but we are also the People's Pet's station for R&B and Hip Hop! We all love our furry family members and we love to celebrate the Holidays; however, you don't want your fun and food [...]
Rapper Young Dolph has passed away after being shot in Memphis. Young Dolph got his first big break with his debut album ‘King of Memphis’. He was also the cousin of the late Juice WRLD. While Young Dolph was known widely for his music, he was also a philanthropist. Last year, he donated $25,000 to [...]
Denver Museum of Nature and Science Presents GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World! Don't fret! THE DROP 104.7's Museum Mondays with DMNS are sure to strike a chord in you! Okay, enough of the puns...we don't want to get picked on... We are excited to announce the Denver Museum of Nature and Science exhibit; “GUITAR: [...]
It's time for THE DROP's annual food drive! We are partnering with SONIC and Denver Inner City Parish to help give food to our communities! Starting November 15th - 20th you can visit a participating SONIC location to donate non-perishable food items to benefit Denver Inner City Parish. The Denver Inner City Parish loves and [...]
Denver Music Advancement Fund  Applications for the Denver Music Advancement Fund close this Friday, Nov. 12th! They will provide grants up to $10,000 to fund for 2021-2022 Denver-based, music-centered programs and initiatives driving economic vibrancy, education, building a more equitable and connected city, and creating positive social change. Get your ideas in! https://www.artsandvenuesdenver.com/denver-music-advancement-fund
Therapy Thursdays on THE DROP 104.7 This Thursday (11/11/2021), THE DROP 104.7 will be holding a Therapy Thursday from 1pm-2pm MST. While the news headlines pop up on our screens and we keep hearing about tragedy, we want to give a safe space to address the situation in a way that will hopefully be healing [...]
On Saturday, October 23rd Hip Hop lost a pioneer and activist. General Jeff was active in the 80s and 90s west coast hip hop scene known for being a hype man for rap duo group Rodney O & Joe Cooley and later served DJ Quik's bodyguard. In addition to being in the hip hop scene, [...]
Old Man Saxon "Hell Yeah" Official Music Video It wasn't too long ago when we sat down with Old Man Saxon for an in depth interview and station takeover! Old Man Saxon has been part of THE DROP's journey and also opened up for Wale for our very first Block Party. He released the single [...]
Put $5 on it today! The mini Pink Pumpkins have returned! When you text the number “5” to 303.893.DROP (3767) and put $5 (or more) to donate you’ll receive a limited edition autographed mini Pink Pumpkin signed by THE DROP’s air staff as a thank you gift!  These mini Pink Pumpkins also acknowledge Breast Cancer [...]
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 [...]
Congrats to all the nominees and winners of the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards! The BET Hip Hop Awards took place on October 5th, 2021. This year was the 16th BET Hip Hop Awards. Here is a full list of Nominees and Winners: Hip Hop Artist of the Year:  Cardi B Drake J. Cole Lil [...]
Press Features for THE DROP 104.7! Last week our very own, Nikki Swarn was featured in the latest edition of 5280 Magazine and she was also interviewed and featured in Billboard! “Mile High City rap and R&B is unique for its vulnerability and openness and commitment to cause and community." - Nikki Swarn 5280 Magazine [...]
A Meazy DROPS a new project: "Protect Your Energy" We were able to sit down with Rapper and local artist A Meazy to talk about his new project "Protect Your Energy". Listen to the album HERE: https://linktr.ee/AMeazy Listen to Part 1-5 of the interview: https://www.thedrop303.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/A-MEAZY-Interview-SEG-1.mp3 https://www.thedrop303.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/A-MEAZY-Interview-SEG-2.mp3 https://www.thedrop303.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/A-MEAZY-Interview-SEG-3.mp3 https://www.thedrop303.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/A-MEAZY-Interview-SEG-4.mp3 https://www.thedrop303.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/A-MEAZY-Interview-SEG-5.mp3
Introducing...Museum Mondays!  Every Monday, we'll bring you fun facts or things you should know about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, along with Museum giveaways and prizes just for you!  There are two (2) new IMAX films now open at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science: “Great Bear Rainforest” and “Sea Lions: Life by [...]
Legendary Hip-Hop Group  Das EFX visits THE DROP Studio!    Legendary Hip-Hop Group  Das EFX came to Denver and hit the stage at Herman’s Hideaway. Before the concert, Das EFX stopped by THE DROP studio for a live interview with Unique on The Kickback. THE DROP 104.7FM gave our lovely listeners a chance to score [...]
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!   THE DROP 104.7 is celebrating our hermanas y hermonos during Hispanic Heritage Month! Now until October 15th, THE DROP 104.7 will be playing your favorite artists from the Latinx community and running promos highlighting the great contributions Latinxs have made to the U.S. and abroad! Hispanic Heritage Month began as [...]
Unique's 5 O'Clock Traffic Jam with special guest DJ Bonics!   On 9/1, Unique heated the city up with his 5 O’Clock Traffic Jam, this time he had special guest DJ Bonics (Wiz Khalifa’s Official DJ) in the building before DJing for Wiz Khalifa for 4/20 on The Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The two [...]
THE DROP is tapping into our inner beast for "Wild’n Out Wednesdays!" Tune in every Wednesday through October for fun Zoo facts, giveaways and MORE! Stay connected to our social media pages @thedrop303 for fun facts and “wild” content! Wildin’ Out Wednesday is supported by The Denver Zoo Conservation The Denver Zoo As a leading zoo-based [...]
Congratulations to Nikki Swarn aka Amerykah Jones! Our very own Program Director and GM of THE DROP Nikki Swarn is the recipient of the Asante award, an acknowledgment of Black Excellence in the community! On June 17th she was officially recognized at the sold-out "Strange Fruit of Black Excellence" gala that took place at the [...]
104.7 THE DROP’s Inaugural BLOCK PARTY We call it a success! No amount of words can quite express how epic a night Saturday was. THE DROP’s 2nd Birthday Block Party featuring Wale was a SOLD OUT EVENT!!! Originally, our goal was 7,000 tickets and according to PD Nikki Swarn, we did nearly 9,000 tickets! Thank [...]
THE DROP 104.7 has a shiny, brand new bumper sticker!Drop by any of these participating SONIC locations to pick up yours and put it on your ride! Plus, THE DROP 104.7 air-staff will be at select SONIC locations (see bottom of list below) putting bumper stickers on cars, AND will be Paying-It-Forward, by randomly paying [...]

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