The first stop of the Brain Freeze launch party tour with the one and only DEL, Sir DZL, the FUNKMAN himself, set the bar high! Denver's snowboard and hip-hop community came out in force to show support. Devun Walsh, Zac Marben and Dustin Craven were all present and kept Beandip busy with the bar tab. It's too bad Sage Kotsenburg couldn't make it but its all good as DJ Matty Mo, Arnette rider and all around hustler, got the party started by spinning a mix of hip hop staples and party cuts to get the crowd warmed up. Up next was the best rapper+skater+graffiti-writer in the game, Mr. Bukue One, who kept the crowd hyped with his own special mix of hip-hop, comedy, and on-stage skateboarding antics. "Cheese and Butter" had the people chanting and set the stage for long-time Arnette fam member, Del the Funky Homosapien. I've been to a lot of hip hop shows (half of them Del shows, and not for Arnette!), and he ALWAYS brings the fire. He performed classics like Mr. Dobalina, Boo Boo Heads and At the Helm, and reminded newbees with a few verses from his work with the Gorillaz. He's one of the best of all time -- your favorite rapper's favorite rapper. I can't wait for next week's show in Mammoth.