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Foxy Brown

  • Film

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    The ten best all-star remixes in rap

    In music, the term "remix" can mean a lot of different things, even in rap. But one of the most celebrated traditions in the rap industry is collecting verses from the hottest names in the game for a second go-around on a tried-and-true instrumental. On the one hand, you can wind up with a collectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The 50 worst rap lyrics: The complete list

    We've finally arrived: The The best of the worst. The creme de la crap. The unholy of unholies. If you thought 50-11 were bad, you ain't seen nothin' yet. These are the lyrics that can turn a good album sour, and make a bad album laughable. Included are quotes from Eminem, Lil B, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The 50 worst rap lyrics of all time: 20-11

    We've almost reached the end of our countdown of rap's most dreadful lyrics. Think you can stomach ten more? Good. Purely by coincidence, today's selections feature some of hip-hop's most memorable scientific and mathematical gaffes. And we're not talking anything complicated, here; we mean basic ma ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010
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    April 30, 2009

    Down the Rabbit Hole

    Alice in Harlem Land nods its head to classic blaxploitation films.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Busted Rhymes: The Top Ten Most Preposterous Rap Songs of 2008

    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. Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    Best Place to Get Artsy DVDs for Cheap? Big Lots!

    Okay, here's the deal: I'm cheap. And because I'm always on the prowl for new and/or bizarre brands of cereal to check out for my Milking It: Cereal Killers & Thrillers blog in Cafe Society, I frequent Big Lots!, where I recently made an unexpected discovery. The store, which specializes in disconti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Q&A With Erykah Badu

    In conversation, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu, the subject of a May 29 Westword profile, sounds regal and all-knowing even when her words seem to defy space, time, logic and just about everything else. It’s a neat (and fascinating) trick, which she demonstrates throughout the Q&A below.

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Rie-Rie, Remy Ma, Suge Knight, Lil Kim, Lil Cease

    LOCALS ONLY Rie-Rie is one of the very few female rappers in the Colorado hip-hop scene and among even fewer who consistently puts out albums. In 2008, Rie Rie is trying to do it even bigger by releasing two albums at the same time. One of them, Ms. 5280, is a straight up solo project that features ... More >>

  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Foxy Brown

    Brooklyn's Don Diva
    Koch

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Locals Get Radio Play, Foxy Brown, Jay-Z, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Young Buck

    LOCALS ONLY Local hip-hop artists and their fans rarely get to hear their music played on the radio. But in recent years, opportunities for local hip-hop artists to get their music on the air have grown immensely. Local hip-hop artists like Dent, Babah Fly, Catch Lungs, Infinite Minds, Deca and a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    The Rap-Up: Apostle, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mos Def, Beyonce

    In the fall of 2006, A.P.O.S.T.L.E. - aka Jeff Campbell -- left Denver for San Francisco with his crew, Heavyweight Dub Champion, with hopes of making a bigger splash outside the Mile High City. Fast forward to spring 2008, Apostle is no longer working with Heavyweight Dub Champion and released his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: D.O. The Fabulous Drifter, 50 Cent, Grandmaster Flash, Foxy Brown

    LOCALS ONLY Veteran Denver emcee D.O. The Fabulous Drifter is still putting the finishing touches on his new album D.irector of O.perations while working overtime for a collaborative venture. He connected with Canadian songbird JaQe for a project called His and Hers, a combination of hip-hop and so ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007
  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

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

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Fighting the Power

    Rapper Nas steps back into the ring, fists flying.

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Diamond in the Rough

    Three urban luminaries make Lucy Pearl an R&B trio with star -- and staying -- power.

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Superfly in the Ointment

    What's wrong with a good old-fashioned pimp party?

  • Music

    December 3, 1998

    The Major and the Minor

    A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.

  • News

    October 8, 1998
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    January 8, 1998
  • Film

    December 25, 1997
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    November 27, 1997
  • Music

    October 30, 1997

    Guilty Pleasures

    A list of the lousiest songs a guy ever loved.

  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    Twenty Years and Counting

    Denver's Gary Givant has been DJing since the Seventies--and he's still going strong.

  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    Rooting Interest

    The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head.

  • Calendar

    July 17, 1997
  • Music

    March 6, 1997

    Run, Reverend, Run

    Run-D.M.C. has seen the light--and wants to show it to you.

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