Everything Is Borrowed
Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006.
Wednesday June 14, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living (Vice/Atlantic)
Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some lovable limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down.
Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop.
A Grand Don't Come for Free (Vice/Atlantic)
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.