Although Lil Wayne is heading to prison next month after pleading guilty to gun charges, the rapper's gotta be pretty damn happy with how well Young Money's We Are Young Money is selling. It's number twelve on Billboard's Top 200, and locally, it's on top of Independent's top sellers for the thir ... More >>
Lil Wayne's hip-hop project Young Money nabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the second week in a row with We Are Young Money, which features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae Miltz and Lil Twist. Snoop Dogg, meanwhile, came in second with Malice 'N Wonderland and Eminem's Relapse: Refill came in ... More >>
Young Money, a hip-hop collaboration lead by Lil Wayne, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending December 27. The group's We Are Young Money features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae Miltz, Lil Twist, Gucci Mane and more. Eminem's Relapse checked in at number two, while Mary J. Blig ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>
Just last week, the one and only Madonna announced that she was working with Colorado hip-hop producer Frank E on her upcoming greatest hits package. Before the ink is even dry on that post we've received word that Frank E has dropped another bomb hit for the masses. This time, he connected with ... More >>
Thursday, August 20, Fiddler's Green, 303-830-8497.
Rapper T.I.'s Grammy-nominated album Paper Trail knocked Bobby Valentino off the number one spot on Independent Records top seller list for the week ending February 22. The Fray moved up to the number two spot from number four, while Lil Wayne and Ludacris still remain in the top ten. See the full b ... More >>
(hed) p.e.'s concets in Denver and Colorado Springs last week must've fueled sales of the band's latest album, New World Orphans, which was released January 13, on Suburban Noize Records. Kanye West and Ludacris also made strong showings, as did the Notorious soundtrack, which features cuts by Jay-Z ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Ka ... More >>
Suge Knight files lawsuit against Kanye West Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has filed a $135,000 lawsuit against Kanye West for a gunshot wound and a robbery of his diamond-stud earring that occurred at West’s pre-MTV Music Awards party back in August 2005. According to TMZ, Knight bel ... More >>
Wednesday, August 29, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
More know-it-alls are taking to the bars to show off their big brains and pickle them at the same time.
Release Therapy (Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam)
Monday, October 2, Coors Amphitheatre, Englewood, 303-830-8497.
OutKast's Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the Old South.
Listennn: The Album (Koch Records)
USA (United State of Atlanta) (TVT)
Saturday, June 11, Coors Amphitheater, 303-830-8497.
Who Is Mike Jones? (Universal/Swisha House)
O (Sony Urban Music/Epic)
NBA All-Star Weekend
This Right Here Is Buck 65 (V2)
Crunk Juice (TVT Records)
Beneath his deranged exterior, Lil Jon is a man with a plan.
Trap Muzik (Atlantic)
Through injury, adversity and obscurity, Orlando Terrell struggles to keep his music alive.
For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.
Cee-Lo breaks from the Mob in a solo quest to save hip-hop.
The Big Tymers
For Silkk the Shocker and the No Limit Army, success is all in the family.
To hip-hop's OutKast and Black Eyed Peas, the glass is half full.
The Goodie Mob is a hip-hop group with a higher purpose.