The Roots (Musical Group)

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    2 Girls, 1 Clip

    Nothing is sacred on the information superhighway.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007
  • Music

    March 15, 2007


    After conquering the Great White North, this Canadian MC has his sites set on America.

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Get Up, Stand Up

    Damian Marley conveys his father's vision to a new generation.

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Brother, Brother, Brother

    Little Brother's new record takes hip-hop's stereotypes to task.

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Urban Slight

    Denver rolled out the carpet for All-Star Weekend, but it's still not enough for urban-film distributors.

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.

  • Music

    April 22, 2004
  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    The World Within

    When DJ Vadim traveled to the ends of the earth, he found hip-hop in every corner.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

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

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Minstrel Tension

    From race to religion, Chocolate Genius tells it like it is.

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Peoples Get Ready

    As part of underground hip-hop's newest dream team, Dilated Peoples are at the top of their game.

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    One Size Fits All

    Roni Size is dedicated to moving forward, and boundaries be damned.

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Black Power

    The Bay Area's Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel make hip-hop that's magically Blackalicious.

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Scratch It Up

    The steel wheels keep turning in the DMC turntable battles.

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    In the Name of the Father

    Femi Kuti represents the next generation of Afrobeat.

  • Music

    April 29, 1999

    A Whiter Shade of Pale

    Eminem plays the race cardin reverse.

  • Music

    January 28, 1999

    Long Live the King

    DJ King Britt is making Boulder part of his royal domain.

  • Music

    August 27, 1998

    Sentimentally Yours

    Kim Fronapfel, aka DJ Sentiment, focuses on music that matters.

  • Music

    February 12, 1998

    Kingdom Comes

    Denver rapper Kingdom hopes he has the golden touch.

  • Music

    January 22, 1998
  • Calendar

    January 22, 1998
  • Music

    November 6, 1997

    United They Stand

    Three locals are using the media to put Colorado hip-hop on the map.

  • Music

    September 18, 1997
  • Calendar

    August 7, 1997
  • News

    February 20, 1997

    What Hit Us?

    Long Before "Asteroid," moviemakers made their mark on Colorado. A guide to some high and low points.

  • Music

    January 2, 1997
  • Music

    December 12, 1996

    Christmas Seasoning

    Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.

  • Music

    November 14, 1996
  • Music

    October 24, 1996
  • Music

    May 24, 1995