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Published on October 30th, 2015 | by gatsbyadmin

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Red Rocks – Halloween!!!!

Action Bronson, Flatbush Zombies, Mac Miller

Halloween is scary. Action Bronson is scary. Mac Miller? Scary. You better believe the Flatbush Zombies are fuckin’ scary. Red Rocks, y’all got this year’s October 31st show right.

Action Bronson, known to be a large man, is getting bigger. And this big man will hopefully roll into Denver with guns blazing. His popular visibility and artistic creativity are peaking on the heels of his latest offering, Mr. Wonderful, an album that sported four singles. In the psychedelic “Easy Rider,” for example, Bronson continues to successfully mesh the cultural and musical influences of classic rock with his clever lyrical density us rap fans love. With a catalog high in both volume and quality, it can be difficult to predict which tracks he will choose this Halloween. One thing is clear: the crowd won’t be disappointed if Bronson takes the stage.

Although he’s been in the rap game for a minute, Mac Miller is coming into his own as an artist. Interviews, guest spots, and continued exposure to a curious public have allowed Mac to take shape, neither as an inferior Eminem nor a flash in the pan. His latest album GO:OD AM contains a wide range musical range including both the dark stuff he established himself with as well as some more radio-friendly sounds. The single “100 Grandkids” displays the lyrical ability Mac became famous for as well as some hip hop history by turning to a sample made famous by Binary Star’s classic “Honest expression.”

Bronson and Miller have more in common than a spooky vibe. In 2013, Action featured on Mac’s breakout solo album Watching Movies with the Sound Off on the track “Red Dot Music.” Could there be a joint-performance at Red Rocks?

The Flatbush Zombies are an energetic, gangsta-poetic, heavy smoking trio out of New York. FZ puts on a raucous show, is not afraid of the mosh-pit, and brings a certain raw energy to their performance that creates its own credibility and draws the audience into the music and the message. The Zombies’ latest puffer single “Palm Trees” is an example of this mixed effect, with rhymes like Meechy Darko’s “It’s funny how now rappers be on their druggy shit/ Downloaded my tape, sat back, studied shit,” arguing that FZ has been real from the start and listeners must beware of the fakes who rap about smoking but don’t really have the lungs.

In keeping with the collab theme, Bronson also flexed a verse on the 2015 Flatbush Zombies track “Club Soda.”


The Red Rocks venue has to be proud to offer such a fitting lineup for Halloween night. Will the hip hop heads of Denver show out?

 

Written by: Martin Osborn @o_z.z_y

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