The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers
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.