1. 2 Chainz - Birthday Song "She got a big booty, so I call her Big Booty." Don't freak. We're just kidding. Every year, people say hip-hop is dead, but every year it keeps expanding -- commercially, sonically. thematically -- pretty much in every way imaginable. Although the radio may lead you to ... More >>
Forget Lil Kim. At this point in her career, Nicki Minaj's only enemy is herself and "Super Bass." That track, which catapulted Minaj into a mainstream as cross-genre artist and onto the iPods of Taylor Swift fans everywhere, will be her "Lose Yourself" -- the song that defines Minaj's career until ... More >>
Years ago in an interview with BET, rapper Jadakiss was asked the age old question: Why do you rap? He answered, with shrewd honesty, for the money. Innerstate Ike (aka Michael Hope) works under that same premise. A Coloradan to the core, Ike makes music specifically for the streets and for ... More >>
From the week of November 18, 2004
Twenty-four hours inside Denver radio: A survivor's story.
Ten years in and two MCs deep, Hilltop Klick aims for a higher state.
Good question. Try these answers on for size.
Jim Carrey has double the fun in Me, Myself & Irene.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Better ways to spend your holiday cash than an evening with Neil Diamond.
On its new long-player, Helium gets ethereal.
Meet Bill McCartney's good buddy, golfing pal and spiritual partner: Pastor James Ryle.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Cabaret Diosa.
TINY P.J. HARVEY HAS A MIGHTY BIG TALENT.