Denver has never been a hot bed for hip hop. Flobots and 3OH!3 are the only hip hop-flavored acts to break nationally to date. A groundswell’s in progress though. Pries is certainly a contender. He’s a capable emcee with consistently catchy production who’s opened for Talib Kweli, Twista and Dilated Peoples and even scored some blog love. Snag The Lonely Kid Show mixtape at

George Peele enjoys strapping on height enhancers and aurally ambushing strangers. He is Music Editor for 303 Magazine. Follow Peele on Twitter: @Orangepeelmoses. Avatar image courtesy Jonathan Shoup.