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Dr. Dre

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From October 6 to 12

    This week check out Mirah at Off Broadway, Rebirth Brass Band at the Gramophone, the War on Drugs at the Ready Room, Jack Grelle's record release, the last show at Apop Records featuring a line-up of experimental sounds and much room. Read on for our critics' picks, and stay tuned for more recommend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: January 17 to 19

    This weekend features the debut of a few St. Louis albums from Sleepy Kitty, Magnolia Summer and Amen Lucy, Amen. Support local music, and then check out a variety of acts from out of town including Nipsey Hussle, Scowler and Random Rab. Get some info on these shows and more after the jump.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Is It OK to Buy Records at Urban Outfitters?

    By Chris Chafin The other day, I found myself flipping through records in massive clothing chain Urban Outfitters. I know. I had certain expectations about what I'd find: Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, maybe some new dance records like Niki & The Dove, and not much else. Basically, the vinyl equivalent of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Did Rapper Tim Dog Fake His Own Death? Arrest Warrant Says "Yes"

    As long as there have been celebrity deaths, there have been celebrity death sightings. A quick Internet search will turn up allegations of people spotting Elvis Presley in the steamy Memphis heat, or Jim Morrison in a Parisian cafe. There are those who would swear on a stack of polygraph machines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    An Updated Guide to Restaurants in University City: Delmar Boulevard, from Big Bend to 170

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. View West Delmar in a larger map The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Kendrick Lamar Brings the House Down at the Chaifetz Arena 4/17/13: Review and Setlist

    Compton's new "King of West Coast Hip-Hop" (so dubbed by the likes of Dr. Dre, the Game and Snoop Dogg) made a stop in St. Louis last night to a packed Chaifetz Arena. The prodigious, fan-favorite rapper was welcomed by a rabidly excited crowd, and performed with the confidence of a veteran, rather ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 15 to 21

    Record Store Day approacheth! I won't say much this week. I have to reserve as much energy as possible with these vinyl-skimming digits, after all. Outside of all the events and after parties revolving around dear RSD, there's plenty to get out and see all week. Click ahead for our recommendations, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Quick Questions: Tef Poe Talks to the Creative Minds Behind Hitmakers Basement Beats

    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

    December 17, 2012

    Timmy Stallone is the St. Louis Rap Rookie of the Year

    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 29, 2012

    The Power of Time and Truth

    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

    July 27, 2012

    Lessons I Learned From Nelly

    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

    July 5, 2012

    What Makes a Hip-Hop Classic?

    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

    May 21, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From May 21 to May 27

    We'll start this post off by recognizing the fact that yes, Red Hot Chili Peppers is playing in town on Friday (Scottrade Center); as is Local H (Firebird), but Friday is already well-represented below with another what-is-this-1996 artist, Snoop Dogg, playing at Pop's and roots-reggae pioneer Might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Tupac Shakur is Still Alive

    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 21, 2012

    Coachella 4/20: Let's Talk About Weed

    Yesterday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates come courtesy of our editor, Ben Westhoff, who did a small survey with a margin of error of plus or minus 45 percent.) Believe it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    "The Sweet Escape" Showcased Akon's Cooperative Mentality

    Akon hasn't been perfect throughout his career, but it's hard to accuse him of being selfish. The St. Louis native developed a propensity to share the spotlight with other artists, even if it means his presence isn't always noticed. That cooperative mentality allowed Akon's behind-the-scenes career ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Kanye West's Snub and the Proud History of Grammy Incompetence

    Homer Simpson proudly displays his Grammy Award for Outstanding Soul, Spoken Word or Barbershop Album.​Adele could soon become a Grammy paper champion. Oh sure. 21 is a worthy entrant for the coveted Grammy for Album of the Year. "Rolling in the Deep," after all, topped the 2011 Pazz and Jop P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Kanye West Runs A Suitor Over On His Bike In Throwback "Mama's Boyfriend"

    ​Before My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy fused the two sides of Kanye West into a paranoid (beautiful, dark, twisted) mess of triumphalism and (twisted) Chris Rock-aided introspection there were two West figures in evidence on his albums--the massively confident rapper and the confused, angry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    The Ten Best Moments of the 2011 Grammy Awards

    ​Miss the Grammys telecast? Couldn't care less about the awards? Either way, A to Z watched the entire show - and even some of the pre-show -- so you didn't have to. Here are ten highlights from the night. Mavis Staples winning her first Grammy If you weren't watching the pre-show telecast, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2010

    Review: Devin the Dude, The FuFops, CKDK and Bren Suarez at Pop's, Friday, September 17

    ​Given his underground status and relatively low profile (especially for a rapper), I wasn't expecting much of a crowd at last night's Devin the Dude concert. I was pleased - and frankly, a little surprised - to see that Devin pulled in a much larger audience than Bizzy Bone had managed to at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2010

    Show Review Setlist: Ben Folds and a Piano Triumphs Despite a Distracted Crowd

    ​ Ben Folds and his piano rocked the Chaifetz Arena last night, despite the less-than-intimate venue and somewhat-inattentive crowd. The personable popstar didn't chat as much between songs, possibly because it's hard to unite a crowd in an oversized venue like the Chaifetz. For such an intim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    All Forked Up: Pitchfork Music Festival Day 1

    That's Doug Martsch of Built to Spill behind that hat.It's the end of Day 1 of Pitchfork Music Festival here in Chicago, which by Sunday, should see 40 bands play and welcome 50,000 -- ahem, hipsters -- through the fences of Union Park. More than a few bands who have made their way through St. Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    Busted Rhymes: The Top 10 Most Preposterous Rap Songs of 2008

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2008
  • Music

    October 17, 2007

    The Ween Abides

    Ten reasons Ween's better than your favorite band.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007
  • News

    January 10, 2007

    Young Emcee

    Kids don't listen to what teacher's putting down? Gabe Moskoff, a.k.a. DJ Trackstar, wants to reach them through rap.

  • Music

    December 6, 2006

    B-Money in the Bank

    St. Louis native B-Money is hanging with rap's heavy hitters.

  • Music

    October 11, 2006

    Living on Channel Z

    B-Sides asks a cadre of local musicians to reminisce about Chuck Berry as he turns 80, while Dr. Zhivegas get down with their debut disc.

  • News

    June 28, 2006

    Bloodsuckahz

    They get off on vampires and horror movies and brutal deaths. It's all part of the hell-hop scene.

  • Music

    July 20, 2005

    He's Only the Piano Player

    Ben Folds wants you to floss

  • Music

    November 24, 2004

    Eminem

    Encore (Aftermath)

  • Music

    September 1, 2004

    213

    The Hard Way (TVT)

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Making Traks

    Sham Daugherty and Alonzo Lee Jr., the Trak Starz, aim to make St. Louis the center of the hip-hop universe

  • Music

    February 18, 2004

    G Unit

    Beg for Mercy (Interscope)

  • Music

    December 3, 2003

    Fade to Black

    Jay-Z signs off with The Black Album

  • Music

    September 10, 2003

    Can't We All Just Get Along?

    The Flo Fanatics meld gangsta lyrics and noise-rock productions

  • News

    March 19, 2003

    The St. Lunatics Fringe

    Producer Jason "Jay E" Epperson crafts the beats that make Nelly fans swoon. So how come you've never heard of him?

  • Music

    June 12, 2002

    Eminem

    The Eminem Show (Aftermath Records)

  • Music

    May 8, 2002

    Lunatic Fringe

    News from St. Louis' favorite rappers

  • Music

    April 3, 2002

    Fighting the Power

    Rapper Nas steps back into the ring, fists flying

  • Music

    March 20, 2002

    Fog Advisory

    In our humble opinion, RFT contributor Andrew Broder is headed for rock stardom

  • Music

    December 12, 2001

    Crunk and Disorderly

    Timbaland and Organized Noize are making the music go bang, and rap radio's never sounded so good

  • Film

    November 14, 2001

    Film Openings

    Week of November 14, 2001

  • Film

    October 3, 2001

    Bad Cop, Bad Cop

    Protected by a badge, Denzel (finally!) swaggers through L.A.'s mean streets

  • Music

    August 15, 2001

    Married, with Music

    Husband-and-wife team Puerto Muerto produce a strange and beautiful brainchild

  • Music

    March 7, 2001

    Music: Response

    He produced Madonna's Music, but Mirwais has been around for 20 years and has influenced a legion of French DJs

  • Music

    June 14, 2000

    Goin' Back to Cali

    The re-emergence of Del tha Funkee Homosapien heralds a renaissance for Bay-area hip-hop

  • Music

    March 3, 1999
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