Everyone has been all abuzz the past few weeks about Nelly's partnership with Honey Nut Cheerios. (Eh, not really, we just wanted to use that super cool pun.) So we got to thinking -- what other rappers should land cereal deals? See also: Nelly Explains His New Honey Nut Cheerios Commercial
I took a class on domestic violence at the local community college earlier this year. When I wasn't listening to the kid behind me eat cheeseburgers or grimacing whenever this short girl echoed the last three words the teacher said and added "uh huh" or "yup," I was learning a lot. At one point, we ... More >>
As I write this, no one in the world knows where Edward Snowden, leaker of all the secrets he could get his grubby hands on, is located. While the irony of the U.S. government having a total lack of information on this subject cannot be lost on anyone, I would like to use this platform to suggest to ... More >>
[Editor's note: Space constraints kept the prose version of our interview with Marilyn Manson out of the print edition, but here you can read the stuff that was left on the cutting room floor. Point your mouse here for the Q & A version in the paper this week.] Once, there was a subculture of peop ... More >>
Every week, Mayor Slay's website runs a poll, taking the pulse of St. Louisans on a wide range of topics, such as genetically modified foods, the actions of Congress, and what it takes to deliver a good political speech. The raw data gathered is synthesized and used to custom-build the city of St. L ... More >>
[Editor's note: In the time since this post was published this morning, Zach Sobiech has succumbed to his illness. May he rest in peace, and may his family find comfort in these sad times.] Anyone who has either been to a wedding or a funeral in their life knows from that fortunate/unfortunate eve ... More >>
By Jennifer Swann In Macklemore's forthcoming single, "Can't Hold Us," he raps, "Nah they can't tell me nothing," thus continuing a long line of rappers to whom one can not tell nothing. It makes one wonder: Why are people always trying to tell rappers something? Why do the rappers refuse to li ... More >>
Kansas City's motor-mouthed, self-proclaimed "Nerdy White Kid" Mac Lethal played 2720 Cherokee over the weekend to a good-sized crowd of hip-hop lovers. A video of his nonchalant re-imagining of Chris Brown's "Look at Me Know," in which he raps at ludicrous speed while flipping pancakes ("Cook with ... More >>
As a reader of music blogs, you have by no doubt by now heard that violent idiot Chris Brown has done (another) stupid thing by getting a tattoo on his neck that looks suspiciously like a battered woman. Like, you know, the woman he battered in 2009. He claims it's actually a sugar skull -- an icon ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 16. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Update: We have a winner: Matthew, who submits Scarface's "On My Block" via Facebook. What an incredible song. We're all winners, really, because now we get to listen to this. Side note: How 'bout that new commenting system, eh? Philly mixtape prince Meek Mill brings his Dreams and Nightmares tou ... More >>
Editor's Update, 8/9/12: Video of the raid on former Megaupload CEO Kim Dotcom's enormous New Zealand home in January has just emerged -- you can watch it above. The report, from 3 News in New Zealand, includes testimony from Dotcom -- who is accused of the largest copyright infringement in U.S. hi ... More >>
The 2012 VMA nominees are out, and while there are certainly plenty of big names and obvious choices, there are a few surprises buried in there. Frank Ocean gets a nod, as do A$AP Rocky, Jack White and Regina Spektor. But those are curiosities -- Rihanna, Drake, Katy Perry et. al. get the lion's sha ... More >>
On Friday night, international mogul, Grammy-nominated producer and world-renowned DJ Diplo came to St. Louis as part of AXE's One Night Only tour. The tour headed to undisclosed venues in select cities, with information and free tickets only announced via AXE on both Facebook and Twitter. In additi ... More >>
Gut Check tries to deal with the inanity of contemporary society through laughter, snark and the well-timed roll of the eyes. Every now and then, however, we see something that causes us to throw up our hands and shout, "What the fuck were you thinking?" Today, sadly, we've encountered not one, but ... More >>
This FBI notice is all the content that remains on the now-shuttered Megaupload.com domain.SOPA and PIPA have been the talk of the internet for weeks, if not months now. Several major websites blacked out their content in opposition to the controversial bills this past Wednesday. On Thursday, ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsSt. Louis native Donny Hathaway assisted in building careers of his musical compatriots. He also had a successful career that included a partnership with Roberta Flack.Donny Hathaway was something of a musical bricklayer. Even though he wasn't in the spotlight his entire care ... More >>
Photo by Todd OwyoungOver the weekend, Chris Brown and pals came to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. He danced, he sang, he (presumably) did not hit anyone (couldn't resist). Young Money hanger-on Tyga, no-longer-auto-tuning T-Pain and Kelly Rowland played as well. Todd Owyoung went to capt ... More >>
The above photo was taken in the St. Louis Mills Mall Slackers. Both Chris Brown CDs the store has in stock have the speech bubble shrink wrapped inside the packaging. This one is also taped to the jewel case itself. Apparently there used to be a third, but a less-than-amused Chris Brown f ... More >>
For five glorious years, Sunday nights meant one thing -- we were tuned into Hot 104.1, listening to Finsta and DJ Sno drop the best in local, undiscovered hip hop. For two glorious hours, Weezy got a break, and we got to hear the immense talent right in our own backyard, hand-picked by a cou ... More >>
Nelly makes a guest appearance to snuggle with Keri Hilson. Photo by Kiernan MaletskySuper Jam 4 Mindless Behavior | Rockwell Knuckles and Tef Poe | Block Boyz | MoTre | Ruka Puff | Gena | Travis Porter | YC | Lloyd | Yo Gotti | Keri Hilson | Wiz Khalifa | Waka Flocka Flame | Ludacris Verizo ... More >>
"Weird Al" Yankovic, America's favorite Michael Jackson parodist this side of Chris Brown and the star of UHF, thirteen-year-old Male America's favorite movie this side of any movie where a woman is about to step into a shower, is coming to Effingham, Illinois on June 1 and St. Charles, Misso ... More >>
Image viaLook at them now; look at them now; look at them now--they're subverting implicit stereotypes about race and gender! In the last month, Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now" has gone from a hilarious street single by a disgraced-and-then-undisgraced ex-teen-star to the progenitor of an unli ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Acid House Kings' Music Sounds Better With You*Acid House Kings, Music Sounds Better With You TheLineofBestFit reviewed Music Sounds Better With You: "This ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Cassidy's C.A.S.H.*Cassidy, C.A.S.H. The once gold-certified rapper returns with a new studio album. Stream the C.A.S.H. in full here. *Crushed Stars, Con ... More >>
Jon GitchoffDrake in June 2010 at Super Jam 3.Anxious fans swarmed into the Fabulous Fox last night to watch Canadian rapper Drake perform in support of his platinum-selling debut, Thank Me Later. The majority of his fan base appears to be in the coveted 18-to-25 age demo, but teenagers, coll ... More >>
Vintage Vinyl 1. THEM CROOKED VULTURES---Them Crooked Vultures 2. CLIPSE---Til The Casket Drops 3. MELANIE FIONA---The Bridge 4. GUCCI MANE---State Vs. Radric Davis 5. BLAKROC---Blakroc 6. JOHN MAYER---Battle Studies* 7. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Daptone Gold 8. TOM WAITS---Glitter & Doom Live 9. PASSION PI ... More >>
Because I'm on vacation, I'm writing this FROM THE PAST (ooh, spooky), and there won't be any live-blogging about Sunday's Grammy Awards broadcast from me this year. However, consider this post an open commenting thread for the show. According to Grammy.com, the list of performers is crazytown:Curre ... More >>
In the RFT that's coming out later this week, our music writers will weigh in on what they liked -- and didn't like -- about music in the year 2008. Various writers from around the Village Voice Media chain also weighed in on their jams, lists we'll be rolling out over the next week or so. Here's a ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
Baseball's bad boy is now doing the Lord's work in O'Fallon, Missouri. How long will that last?
Saturday, December 24; The Arena (formerly the Limelight), 9973 Lewis and Clark Boulevard, North St. Louis County