Over the course of its existence, Black Mask has been a full band and had numerous MCs from across the nation pass through its ranks. The prolific hip-hop outfit has played shows on the Warped Tour and put out nearly two dozen releases -- all for free. After seeing many independent artists selling j ... More >>
Zach Sciacca, better known as Z-Trip, is widely regarded as the pioneering "godfather of mash ups." Way back before Girl Talk or The Hood Internet were even out of high school, Sciacca was out there mixing everything from Rush and The Beastie Boys to Jane's Addiction and Jay-Z. He spit out hi ... More >>
Because of his outsized persona, Yonnas Abraham is the face that most people generally associate with the Pirate Signal. If you look over dude's shoulder, though, there's another cat that cuts an equally impressive figure in his own right on the ones and twos. That distinguished chap's name? Alejand ... More >>
A Boulder student cares more about the life of hip-hop than the deaths of Biggie and Tupac.
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The Jurassic 5 make a heroic ascent from the hip-hop underground.
It's the time of the season to check out some local releases.
QBert and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz put a new spin on the DJ craft.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
These student DJs are hip-hop professors.