Birdman (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Ten more (un)likely signings for Cash Money

    Cash Money Records, the label founded by Bryan "Baby/Birdman" Williams in 1991, rose to prominence in the hip-hop scene with its signing of the Hot Boys, consisting of B.G., Young Turk, Lil' Wayne and Juvenile. Since then, the group has become one of rap's premier labels, having piggybacked Lil Wayn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Ten Colorado companies strut their stuff at the Consumer Electronics Show​ The Consumer Electronics Show, that yearly technology bacchanal, kicks off today in Las Vegas. It's an orgy of smartphones, tablets, Justin Bieber and ... gospel singers belting out tweets? You better believe it. A host of Colorado companies are there, showing and telling and (ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Melo, Chauncey become New York Knicks: Five songs to ease the transition

    ​Carmelo Anthony is gone, and the most dragged-out sports breakup in recent memory is finally over. As we understand it, the terms of the trade include every team in the NBA swapping players back and forth randomly until David Stern turns off the music and everyone scrambles for a chair. Or so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Lil Wayne's Twitter account compromised. Hacker fails to get the Internet riled.

    ​Yesterday, while Lil Wayne was presumably not diligently monitoring his Twitter account, it was compromised by an unknown Tweeter. Surely the Internet break-in sucked for Weezy once he was alerted, but the bigger problem lay in followers' laps: The faux LilTunechi was a blathering idiot, subj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Top 5 rapper face tattoos

    ​Gucci Mane went straight from the psych ward to the tattoo parlor and came away with the confusing mess you see to the right. Lots of people have suggested this is a clear indication he got out a bit too soon, but does this really seem like exceptionally, uncontrollably rash behavior? He may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Tonight: The Hood Internet at the Fox Theatre

    ​The concept behind The Hood Internet's work is pretty simple: Create unlikely combinations of current tracks by a variety of artists, and let the newly birthed song ride out. Less ADD-like than a lot of mash-up creationists, The Hood Internet DJ duo simply builds a sonic space where R. Kelly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Chris "Birdman" Andersen's neck tattoo inspires lovers, haters to sound off

    Neck tat!​ Westword cover-boy (cover-turkey?) Chris "Birdman" Andersen has a badass new neck tattoo. It's so badass that it inspired us to post this photo gallery showcasing the Birdman's gratuitous ink, as well as several smiling children and one scantily clad woman. But not everyone likes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    A letter to Weezy F. Baby: Welcome back!

    Lil Wayne (aka Lil Tunechi, Weezy, Bird Man Jr., Mr. Carter) -- Thank god you're finally free! It has felt like a decade has passed in the pop world since you've been at Rikers. The Black Eyed Peas/Will.I.Am reign of Billboard terror has continued, most recently enveloping one of your own. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Drake at Wells Fargo Theatre, 11/02/10

    Eric Gruneisen​ DRAKE With Tyga 11.02.10 | Wells Fargo Theatre It seems Tyga -- last night's opener -- got the memo: Donning a puffy vest in Colorado makes you automatically likeable. We have braved decades of trends in those things, and nothing makes you look native quite like sleeveless bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Ten albums that give Weezer's ridiculous new album-cover art for Hurley a run for its money

    ​Over the past decade, Weezer has become more and more ridiculous, from its songwriting to its performances (Kenny G, seriously?). And now you can add its album cover art to the running tally of ridiculousness: See the snapshot Jorge Garcia here, the actor who played Hurley on Lost? This is ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    Freeway and Jake One

    Thursday, July 22, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    R. Kelly top seller at Independent Records

    ​R. Kelly's ninth album Untitled, released last week on Jive, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending December 6. New-Orleans-based rapper Juvenile came in second with his latest effort, Cocky and Confident, while Birdman's Priceless took the third slot. 50 Cent's Before I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Call it a comeback

    ​ The blogosphere is our sanctuary. The Denver housing market is rebounding like Jessica Simpson. (That is, if you consider Colt Brennan a solid rebound). (5280) This is sort of meta, but: Melanie Asmar hits the radio to talk about last week's cover story on Medicaid cuts. Go, girl! (Colorad ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Q&A with Built to Spill's Doug Martsch

    Photo by Autumn DeWildeDoug Martsch, foreground, and the rest of Built to Spill. Doug Martsch, whose band, Built to Spill, headlines this year's Westword Music Showcase on June 12 (click here for more details), is a rarity -- a indie-rock musician who signed to a major label in the mid-'90s who's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    The blog shortcut, April 29 edition

    The quartet behind Olivea. Under whatever circumstances. Today in Cafe Society: • Olivea opening May 4. • Dos Casas at Lola tonight. • Jet's Pizza Republica ready for takeoff. • Delicious Designs: Eat this restaurant, part four. • Senor Rita's is no mas. Today in Backbeat Online: • Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Nuggets reps can't outshine JabbaWockeeZ during NBA All-Star Weekend

    Three representatives of the Denver Nuggets took part in NBA's All-Star Weekend, with varying degrees of success. J.R. Smith didn't embarrass himself during the Slam Dunk competition, as Chris "The Birdman" Anderson did a few years ago as a member of the New Orleans Hornets. But neither did he take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Friday Rap-Up: Pimp C Dies, Spice 1 Shot, Lauryn Hill Still a Pain in the Ass

    For those of you discontent with the hip-hop scene, Ghostface Killah released an excellent album this week along with this accompanying video. Veteran rapper Pimp C dies in L.A. Rapper Pimp C, of the veteran and legendary Houston rap group UGK (Underground Kingz), was found dead in a Los Angeles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    This Week in Hip Hop

    Foxy Brown out of the hole When you get locked up, no matter how much of a cool cat you are, you have to show the other inmates you’re not the one to be messed with. Foxy Brown, who is serving a year at Rikers Island for violating her probation, went a little overboard and tried to show and prove ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    Whip It Good

    Vett Capone has steered his custom-car business from lowriders to a new high.

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    The Apes

    Sunday, July 3, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Pop Quiz

    Not So Melo Fellows
    February 19, 2004

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    For the Record

    For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Hit Pick

    George and Caplin

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.