A Tribe Called Quest

  • Music

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    DJ: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Ten Reasons Urban Outfitters is the Enemy of Music

    By Jonathan Patrick We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers ... More >>

  • Music

    December 12, 2013
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    December 10, 2013

    The Low End Theory: Celebrating This Saturday's "12 Bassists of Christmas" with 12 Great Bass Lines

    On Saturday, December 14, Off Broadway will host "The 12 Bassists of Christmas," a holiday spectacular presented by Bruiser Queen and featuring Sleepy Kitty and Middle Class Fashion. Notably, there's only one bassist -- MCF's Brian McClelland -- between all three lineups. BQ's Morgan Nusbaum started ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    African Alert Celebrates its 25th Anniversary and the Golden Era of Hip-Hop This Saturday

    A quarter of a century ago, a show called African Alert invaded the airwaves at St. Louis' community radio station, KDHX, exposing listeners to the golden era of hip-hop as it trickled throughout the country in steadily-increasing streams. Ronald Butts, a.k.a. DJ G. Wiz, acted as a key player behind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Elitist Retro Purism is Turning Hip-Hop Playlists Stale

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    The Top Five Hip-Hop Albums of All Time, According to Lyfestile

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    James "JBJR" Bishop Releases Beat Tape Just Beats, Joy, and Rhythm: Cookin' Soul

    Producer James "JBJR" Bishop released his first official beat tape in late March, a collection of soulful instrumental tracks that showcases the St. Louis native's talents and influences. Bishop's free 10-song release Just Beats, Joy, & Rhythm: Cookin' Soul was made available in late March on his B ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2012

    Pete Rock

    10 p.m. Friday, March 30. Lola, 500 North 14th Street.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From March 26 to April 1

    Still tired from last week? Too bad, March is unrelenting. Time to down some coffee, eat some energy bars and pack in the protein (might we recommend some pink slime?) because this week is jam-packed with shows as well. On Friday, two guys named Pete who happen to be legends in their respective fiel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    The 33 1/3 Series is Accepting Submissions

    ​Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Dam-Funk on Master Blazter, Collabing with Nite Jewel, and Maintaining the Funk

    Damon Riddick may be the coolest dude alive. Better known as Dam-Funk, Riddick is a walking embodiment of West Coast Relaxation, creating an electrifying brand of modern funk. Heavily inspired by the synth-based funk of the late '70s/early '80s, his music is full of interstellar synthesizers rife wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    DJ Needles On Growing Up With Vinyl And His Gold Records

    Photo by Jon Scorfina​On the verge of the release of the RFT "Best of St. Louis" 2011 issue, Last Collector Standing decided to meet with last year's winner for "Best Club DJ," DJ Needles, to discuss what it takes to make a great DJ. Of course, vinyl was involved. Needles (a.k.a. Nodzill, a.k. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Phife Dawg Graces Tivoli for St. Louis Beat, Rhymes, and Life Premier: "Ya On Point Phife?"

    Albert Samaha"All the time, Tip."​The crowd stood up and clapped when Phife Dawg strolled into theTivoli theater on Friday night. "Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest," had ended twenty minutes before, but more than fifty people were still in their seats, waiting for P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Phife Dawg Heads to the Tivoli Tonight For A Tribe Called Quest Documentary

    ​Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest will be making an appearance at the Tivoli Theatre tonight in support of the premiere of Michael Rapaport's documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life. Phife Dawg will introduce Beats, Rhymes & Life and host a Q & A session after the 7:30 p.m. showing.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Nate Hereford of Niche, Part 2

    This is part two of Katie Moulton's Chef's Choice profile of Nate Hereford of Niche (1831 Sidney Street, 314-773-7755). To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Hereford, which we'll publish tomorrow. Katie MoultonThis man "loves offal." Thankfully, he opted to make En ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa Talks Gaga, Van Smells, Hip-Hop and the Band's New Album

    LA's Warpaint play tonight at the Luminary Center for the Arts. From left, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Stella Mogzawa, Emily Kokal(front).​The Los Angeles four-piece Warpaint crafts haunting dreampsych with iridescent harmonies and filmy reverb, but don't label them as an all-girl band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Last Collector Standing: DJs Crucial and Agile 1, The Coolest Young Parents in St. Louis

    Jon ScorfinaDJs Agile 1 and Crucial with their twin boys​Rob and April Fulstone might be the two coolest young parents in St. Louis. For over ten years they've been staples in the St. Louis hip-hop scene under the monikers DJ Crucial and DJ Agile 1. Following the birth of their twin sons, Linc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Earthworms European Tour Diary, Part Two

    (Earthworms and Fresh Heir are currently touring around air force bases in England and Europe. Mathias from Earthworms is keeping a diary for us while he's away. Read on below for the second installment; the first one is here.)Good people of STL, After a few days of wall-to-wall crazy, I am finally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums Of 2008

    A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end lists should be ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2006

    Music Showcase Schedule

    The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts

  • Music

    June 29, 2005

    Black Eyed Peas

    Saturday, July 2; Fair Saint Louis (Gateway Arch grounds)

  • Music

    November 3, 2004

    Krypton Rock

    We sing to Superman, remember Road House and talk cock rock with Tesla

  • Music

    October 27, 2004

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of October 27, 2004

  • Music

    October 27, 2004

    A Tribe Called Quest

    Saturday, October 30; the Pageant

  • Music

    June 2, 2004

    Steal These Albums

    The ten most radical hip-hop records of all time, including NWA, Public Enemy and...Mos Def?

  • Music

    April 7, 2004


    The Best of KMD/Madvillainy (Nature Sounds/Stones Throw)

  • Music

    June 4, 2003


    Friday, June 6; Lo

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    April 16, 2003


    Local labels keep their eyes on the prize

  • Music

    September 11, 2002

    Slum Village

    Trinity (Past, Present and Future) (Priority)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Glimmer in the Darkness

    The Beat and Q95 Duke It Out

  • Music

    March 1, 2000

    Jungle Brothers

    Tuesday, March 7; Vintage Vinyl

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    February 17, 1999
  • News

    February 3, 1999

    Meet the Beat

    Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.