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 >>
Generally, when a convicted felon is caught with a firearm, the minimum sentence is four years and nine months of hard time. Thanks to some astounding work from his attorney, T.I., a felon who pleaded guilty to purchasing machine guns and silencers, faces just one year and one day in priso ... More >>
(Review by Kristy Wendt)A small decked-out crowd stood in the frigid air outside the Chaifetz Arena for the T.I. and Ludacris concert last night, but the line moved fast, and shortly after we found our seats, Eastside emcees Tee and Gunna of Unladylike were frenetically pacing the stage, singing "Ba ... 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 >>
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 >>
T.I. and Ludacris are playing the Chaifetz Arena at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 19. Says Chaifetz: Tickets to see the Atlanta-based artists are $47, $67, $77 and $127 and go on sale on Saturday, January 17 at 10 a.m. at MetroTix.com, MetroTix outlets at select Schnucks and Macy's stores, charg ... 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 >>
The Lil Wayne "I Am Music" tour was officially announced today. Tickets for the January 8, 2009 Chaifetz Arena show go on sale this Saturday, December 6 at 10 a.m. and are $39.75, $59.75 and $79.75. Also on the bill are T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Gym Class Heroes and Keri Hilson. Lil Wayne was last in St ... 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)
A local rapper breaks down the difference between St. Louis and Atlanta
One Monkey Don't Stop the Show (Koch)
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.