Rachel Romero Freeway & Jake One • Mane Rok 07.22.10 | Bluebird Theater The evening began with a soulful performance by longtime LIFE Crew ambassadors, Mane Rok and DJ Tense, who performed tracks off of Mane's first solo effort, The Ugly Truth, as well as a few throwback tracks from his e ... More >>
Thursday, July 22, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Are todays rappers ballin as hard as they claim?
This may be Jay-Z’s last year at Def Jam Right now Jay-Z is celebrating a pretty good year as CEO/President of Def Jam. His label garnered 26 Grammy nominations last week, his artists Rihanna and Ne-Yo are blowing up worldwide and his own project, American Gangster, is topping year-end lists. But ... More >>
Release Therapy (Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam)
Listennn: The Album (Koch Records)
The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.