“Molina may be the only MC in Denver who has transcended being boxed into any particular facet of the scene.” – Denver Post RVRB
“Things have changed, and every now and then, an artist puts their account of life’s changes into play, all over phat beats. Molina is that artist. A culturist who balances his revolutionary politics with his ability to rap like no other, Molina is not your average ‘conscious artist’." – Westword
NEW ALBUM: “EVERYDAY DENVER”
“Who woulda thought the ground would shake for a little escape / The 1980s had New York the 90s had L.A., now it’s Denver they say / New Amsterdam of the day / The ghanja tax tell only half the game we play…” – Molina Speaks
2014: Denver feels like a never-ending-construction-project-becoming-big-city. The old days of zipping around without a hassle are over. Hipsters have a new haven, developers gentrify every corner, and the city has the world talking about legalizing Marijuana. Everyday Denver is not a history of Denver. It is an artist’s snapshot of all the buzz: the hype, the blues, the growth, the change. Nodding at the up-and-coming image of Denver, embracing the fast pace and the daily grind, speaking to the back stories, Molina offers a soundtrack to a city reaching for its identity.
Mikey Fresh provides the beats. Master trumpeter Randy Runyan lays down solos on every track. DJ Icewater mixes and masters the album. Every Day Denver Watching Clouds Change Seasons.
MOLINA SPEAKS at TEDX MILEHIGH:
The Future and Hip-Hop:
Presented at TedX MileHigh at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House Denver, June 15, 2013
Build 2020 Live performance featuring Zay Rios on drums, Asia Fajardo-Wright on sax, Randy Runyan on trumpet, Josh Lee on violin, and DJ Cavem Moetavation.
“Though Build 2020 Manifesto draws on the conventions of political speeches and the rhetorical styles of authors like Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, it also uses elements of hip-hop, techno and industrial music to make its point. There’s no rapping on the album, except, perhaps, in the Gil Scott-Heron sense.” – Denver Post RVRB