Photo by Chad FahnestockDJ Beretta, D. Allie, Dante, Air Dubai, Mane Rok and the Pirate SignalMarch 13, 2009Marquis TheaterBetter Than: Puking up green beer outside Scruffy Murphy'sEntering the Marquis Theater on Larimer Street on Saturday night was like stepping into a warm, dry bungalow after bein ... More >>
Friday, December 12, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
The best in legitimate, artist-approved downloads.
Friday, February 1, Gothic Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.
Words are a weapon for hip-hop's reigning freestyle king.
Our music writers pick the year’s national bests.
Wednesday, September 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Just because Jurassic 5's latest disc is titled Feedback doesn't mean the crew's looking for any.
Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party.
Thursday, November 10, and Friday, November 11, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Project Blowed celebrates ten years of hip-hop innovation and improvisation.
Daniel Dumile isn't having an identity crisis. It just seems like it.
After fifteen years of the grind, De La Soul is still schooling folks.
The Tipping Point (Geffen Records)
RBG: Revolutionary But Gangsta (Sony/Columbia)
KRS-One brings the lowdown to church
Hip-hop revivalists the Family Tree put the paddles to a dying art.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
A Gangster and a Gentleman (Ruff Ryder)
Trinity (Past, Present and Future)
Lord Willin' (Star Trak)
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Phife Dawg makes a solo stand in a post-Tribe world.
By refusing to follow the flock, Ugly Duckling has emerged as a wholly individual hip-hop creature.
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek reflect on the once and future world of hip-hop.
The Jurassic 5 make a heroic ascent from the hip-hop underground.
Pharoahe Monch thinks better hip-hop doesn't have to be a drag.
The Bay Area's Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel make hip-hop that's magically Blackalicious.
For more than a decade, the Jungle Brothers have remained members of hip-hop's original tribe.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Black on Both Sides
These student DJs are hip-hop professors.
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.
To hip-hop's OutKast and Black Eyed Peas, the glass is half full.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.
The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head.
Is gangsta rap getting more profound? Well...no.
A Tribe Called Quest meets the press--in a manner of speaking.
It's not easy being as wild as Busta Rhymes.
PEOPLE SWEAR BY--AND AT--HIP-HOP'S OUTSPOKEN, UNDISPUTED GURU.
THERE'S NOTHING DISPOSABLE ABOUT MICHAEL FRANTI'S LATEST ADVENTURE IN HIP HOP.