How Colorado gov candidate Mike Dunafon charmed hip-hop stars

How Colorado gov candidate Mike Dunafon charmed hip-hop stars

The hip-hop presence in unaffiliated candidate Mike Dunafon’s bid for Colorado governor is significant. In recent weeks, Wyclef Jean and Snoop Dogg have individually announced their support of Dunafon. But why are these rappers drawn to Dunafon, who’s more rural than urban?

Wyclef Jean joins Colo. candidate Mike Dunafon in pot prohibition rap (video)

From Yes We Cannabis to No We Can’t: Snoop cancels music fest for Dunafon

More than a week after first announcing the Yes We Cannabis Festival, governor candidate Mike Dunafon says the Snoop Dogg-hosted fest will no longer happen. In mid-October Dunafon announced that the Yes We Cannabis Festival would take over Glendale on Halloween weekend.

Rapper Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg raps his endorsements: ‘Vote Mike Dunafon, so says Snoop’

The media surrounding Mike Dunafon’s campaign for Colorado governor resembles hip-hop magazine The Source more closely than Politico these days. And now Snoop Dogg is lending the candidate a brand-new verse on his Wyclef Jean-produced campaign song “The Trap.”

Rapper Snoop Dogg performing at Red Rocks

Snoop hosting music fest for gov candidate Dunafon

Snoop Dogg is organizing a multi-day music and comedy festival in the Denver area on Halloween weekend — a.k.a. a few days before the general election — that Snoop will perform at to raise awareness for Colorado gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunafon, the Dunafon campaign told The Cannabist on Wednesday.

Ethics complaint filed against Glendale mayor for pot shop vote

Dank drama develops over Glendale pot shop OK’d by mayor

Colorado Ethics Watch has filed a complaint with the city of Glendale, asking that the City Council censure Mayor Mike Dunafon after he voted to approve a plan for a new recreational marijuana store owned by his now-wife.

Colorado marijuana experiment generates global spotlight

Colorado cannabis experiment puts state in global spotlight

Only one year in, Colorado’s unprecedented jump into marijuana legalization has become the stuff of legend. For both opponents and supporters, the state comes up repeatedly in the evolving discussion about marijuana.

Denver's 4/20 rally has huge security presence

Denver’s 4/20 rally has huge security presence

Beefy, black-clad security officers, donning bullet-proof vests and perched on a scaffolding, peered across Civic Center park through military-style binoculars Saturday as crowds began to grow for the first day of Denver’s 4/20 Rally.