The world might not know it yet, but the roots of St. Louis hip-hop run deeper than "Tipsy" and "Hot In Herre." St. Louis hip-hop predates J-Kwon, Chingy or any of the St. Lunatics (yes, even Ali). St. Louis hip-hop is more than boasts about lesbian twins and Hefty bags full of weed. The music has lived here since the first Jheri-curled '80s kid kicked his first playground rhyme, as integral to the city as the mortar between the bricks. But its history is murky, written mainly in the hearts and minds of... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
Style-ish MCs: (clockwise from top left) Lord Kahdafi,
King-O, Gif, Trouble and Lex.