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Looking for some Buddy? If so, you may hear us playing his tunes here at THE DROP, where a few in particular are front-runners with our hosts and listeners – “Move On” “Should’ve Known” and “Trouble On Central.” And today we are giving the spotlight to this well-rounded artist. 

Thomas always knew she wanted to write for young people, and writes so that everyone can see themselves reflected in the stories they read.

Denver’s local District Attorney (DA) elections are just around the corner, and it’s crucial to make your voice heard. Recently, Drop host Maleman sat down with both DA candidates, Leora Joseph and John Walsh, to discuss their visions for Denver. The Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, June 25th, and you need to ensure your ballot is submitted by 7PM. If you haven’t mailed your ballot yet, it’s too late to send it by mail. Instead, use one of the drop-off locations to make sure your vote counts.

In celebration of Pride Month, we honor the LGBTQ+ community and champion acceptance, equality, and support. Meet Michael Sullivan and Gabrielle Williams from CampSeen, a pivotal program under YouthSeen dedicated to enhancing the social and emotional well-being of LGBTQ+ youth and their families.

The artist’s electrifying performance united generations through the power of hip-hop, showcasing its timeless appeal and cultural significance to a diverse crowd.

The 4th Annual BlockParty at Levitt Pavilion Denver erupted with over 9000 vibrant souls, setting the stage for an unforgettable night with Hip Hop icon Common headlining. As the sun dipped behind the city skyline, the atmosphere buzzed with excitement, thanks to the electrifying opening acts by Nelo + The Block, EME, and the gravity-defying performances of Mile High Tumblers. 

KAYTRANADA – TIMELESS RELEASED 6/7/24 Haitian-Canadian DJ & super producer KAYTRANADA returns with his first solo LP in nearly 5 years, TIMELESS. After releasing his collaborative album KAYTRAMINÉ with Seattle rapper Aminé last year, KAYTRANADA had been teasing that he had a new project in the works. The creative evolution of KAYTRANADA is one to […]

Faith, Vision and Victory: Nelo’s Inspiring Journey Nelo is a powerhouse of talent and heart, making waves as a Hip Hop artist, nonprofit director, and preacher. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in the vibrant city of Denver, Nelo’s story is as dynamic as his music. His musical journey began in the most soulful […]

Common’s Generational Connection to Colorado

Listen daily to THE DROP 104.7 for your chance to win VIP seats to our 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Brunch Extravaganza, hosted by Ya Girl
Cedes!

Stephen Smith-Contreras from Youth On Record joined Community Corner to talk about the importance of giving youth a safe space to create and learn. Youth on Record empowers young creatives to achieve their artistic, personal, and academic best by employing Colorado musicians and artists as their coaches and mentors.

Sarahí Hernandez from Hecho en Westwood joins Community Corner to talk about the collectively led, organized and operated community group that works to create a community-owned economy.

Telly Talks the Inspiration Behind her Upcoming Album Super Soni*dos host La Molly talks with Latin Artist, Telly about her upcoming album, how her mom plays a role in her writing process and she got her start in music.

Divinity Purvey and Matthew Mitchell from Denver Human Services for Child Welfare, plus Christopher Palmerin, a father who graduated through Colorado’s Fatherhood Program joined SugaBear’s Community Corner to discuss parenting and the support available for fathers.

Community Corner hosts SugaBear and LaMolly talk with Reach Ministries’, Pastor James West and Rene Lima-marin about working with young people in our community and how to pursue progress not perfection.

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:

Community Corner hosts SugaBear and LaMolly talk with Sade Cooper, Javon Brame and Katherine Casey from Justice for Black Coloradans about their historic work to secure reparations for the Centennial State’s Black residents through the legislative process.

Prince Dykes of “The Investor Show” joined Community Corner with SugaBear and La Molly to discuss the critical importance of teaching our youth about financial literacy.

March 15, 2024

Announcing that our 4th Annual Block Party starring Common will be on June 8th at Levitt Pavilion Denver! This is a free show with limited VIP tickets available.  CLICK HERE FOR VIP TICKETS 104.7 The Drop is kicking off summer with its fourth annual Block Party, a free concert from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, [...]

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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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:
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
WRITTEN BY: Robert Franklin, Director of Diversity, Health Equity & Inclusion at Children's Hospital Colorado Saying 'no' can be hard. Whether you think of yourself as a "people pleaser," a "yes person," or if you feel like your love language is through acts of service, it can feel like an out-of-body experience to tell someone [...]
Welcome to the 3rd Annual 104.7 THE DROP Block Party featuring SWV and Muni Long with hometown heroes Triiip, Danae Simone, Destiny Shynelle, and DJ Cyn Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Levitt Pavilion Denver We’re kicking off the summer vibes in style at Levitt Pavilion Denver this Saturday! Thanks to your support, we are thrilled [...]
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 [...]
Denver, CO – Rocky Mountain Public Media, the parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO JAZZ, and THE DROP, is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with Colorado State University Pueblo, bringing one of the station’s most popular radio shows to Pueblo. Starting June 1, 2023, Pueblo listeners can tune into live broadcasts of "The [...]
WRITTEN BY: Michelle Simmons, LPC The World Health Organization defines self-care as: “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.” In other words, anything that you do for yourself that feels nourishing. Having [...]
Spearheaded by MTV Entertainment Studios and TaskForce, the third annual Mental Health Action Day will be held on Thursday, May 18th with more than 2,000 organizations, brands, government agencies, and cultural leaders supporting the global movement that encourages and empowers people to take action for mental health. This year’s call to action is to dedicate [...]

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