Over at the Pitch, the Wayward Son reports that KC hip-hopper James Christos will be collaborating with some Lou homies. Sez an installment of his Anarchy Tour Diary:What up KC?!!! Well we arrived in the STL and had a couple days to do a little meeting and greeting. Soon as we got to town, I was app ... More >>
On Sunday afternoon, July 12, celebrities and baseball legends will gather on the field at Busch Stadium for the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. Musicians scheduled to play include Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell, Nelly, Chingy, Ashanti and Ginuwine. (No word yet on if th ... More >>
As Chad Garrison reports on the main blog, three men were shot early this morning in downtown St. Louis, shortly after leaving a birthday party for Southern rapper Yo Gotti at Club Society. In recent years, Gotti has collaborated with Bun B, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne and Birdman. So far, no susp ... More >>
Vintage Vinyl just released its list of best-selling LPs and CDs of 2008. (Physical product? Remember that?) Interesting to see how many local releases -- and how much hip-hop/R&B/rap -- is on the CD list, while how much old (and new) indie rock is on the LP list. Looks like you kids are downloa ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>
10 p.m. Thursday, December 18. Old Rock House, 1200 South 7th Street.
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 >>
Just got word that Lil Wayne is returning to the Chaifetz Arena on Thursday, January 8, with his "I Am Music" tour. The jaunt features an impressive set of opening acts: T-Pain, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Gym Class Heroes. Ticket prices and more info as soon as I know it.
9 p.m. Saturday, August 30. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards
John Vanderslice celebrates warmer weather with an exclusive mix of tunes.
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
T.I. vs. T.I.P. (Atlantic)
A culture war is rocking within St. Louis underground hip-hop scene.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 11. Scottrade Center, South 14th Street and Clark Avenue
Week of January 4, 2006
Wednesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
On Top of Our Game (Virgin)
Hip-hop's trends in 2005
Sunday, December 18; The Arena (formerly the Limelight, 9973 Lewis & Clark Boulevard, north St. Louis County)
What the Game's Been Missing! (Def Jam)
The People's Champ (Swishahouse)
The Craft (Anti-)
Already Platinum (Star Trak/Geffen)
USA (United State of Atlanta) (TVT)
Who Is Mike Jones? (Swisahouse/Asylum)
Crunk Juice (TVT)
Urban Legend (Atlantic)
The New Danger (Geffen)
Legendary bassist Mike Watt doesn't care what you think is punk rock
A local rapper breaks down the difference between St. Louis and Atlanta
One Monkey Don't Stop the Show (Koch)
Show off your sweet ride at the county parks' road rally
Sham Daugherty and Alonzo Lee Jr., the Trak Starz, aim to make St. Louis the center of the hip-hop universe
Unreal eavesdrops on Pujols and the Heavenly Father; plus, we analyze the Lou's staggering crunk deficit, pay one last visit to Sanford-Brown and witness the demise of Wash. U.'s peer-to-peer network
Thursday, January 26; Vintage Vinyl
Hurtling toward superstardom, the crunk wunderkind finally grants Radar Station some face time
Chingy hits the Jackpot and successfully eludes Radar Station
Every Saturday night, East St. Louis explodes with one of the wildest parties you've never seen
Saturday, May 11; Pageant
Timbaland and Organized Noize are making the music go bang, and rap radio's never sounded so good
Monday, March 19; Pageant.
The Roots roll into town with their earth-toned "Okay Player" show