“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
Winter 2015 Performance Dates:
1.16.15 Molina Speaks @ Dazzle Jazz, Denver, CO 10PM
1.24.15 Pink Hawks @ Beauty Bar, Denver, CO 10PM
1.29.15 Molina Speaks @ Lost Lake, Denver, CO 9PM
“Sex Money Ego” (released Dec 31, 2014)
"Sex Money Ego" is the 15th album by Molina Speaks, produced by DJ Icewater. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, CA on March 6th and 7th, 2014.
Released 31 December 2014. Album art by Will Ross.
#WhatTheThelonius (released Nov 1, 2014)
Thelonious Monk inspired scores of jazz and hip hop legends, but in his time he was that artist who contemporaries thought was crazy because he did things his way. They didn’t know if he was garbage or genius. History has proven Thelonious a complicated and brilliant visionary. His rhythms, patterns and textures continue to inspire musicians and poets alike. We are TheloniUs when we are not afraid to be ourselves, regardless of whether people "get it." We are TheloniUs when we take what is old and make it new with our own original wild style. #WhatTheTheloniUs is a journey through jazz and lyrical improvisation.
Concept by Molina Speaks
Produced by Diles for Visceral View Entertainment
Vocals performed by Molina Speaks and guest emcees
Beats and Mixing by Diles
Mastered by DJ Icewater
“Everyday Denver” (released July 22, 2014)
“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.