From the week of August 19, 2004
Chilltown, New York (Universal Motown)
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
When it comes to hip-hop career longevity, LL Cool J knows that size matters.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
With a new full-length album and his own record label, Denver rapper Don Blas is lighting up the local hip-hop scene.
DJ Spooky is writing one of hip-hop's most mesmerizing chapters.
Run-D.M.C. has seen the light--and wants to show it to you.
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