This month, you won't be able to watch an episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" without seeing a half-dozen attack ads. The music world doesn't have attack ads, it has diss tracks. In honor of the onslaught of negativity in our political process, here are the six best diss tracks of all time. Let us ... More >>
Photo by Jon ScorfinaOn 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 >>
Ruvi LeiderMatisyahu | Murder City Players The Pageant July 9, 2011 Only at a Matisyahu show will you find both yarmulkes and pot: The Saturday night crowd at the Pageant was transfixed as one of God's chosen people beat boxed and rapped his way across the stage. Matthew Paul Miller, better ... More >>
Todd OwyoungMs. Lauryn Hill's difficult reputation precedes her. She shows up for most shows way past the scheduled start time. (And that's if she shows up at all.) She's been known to berate crowds which heckle her -- and she's radically reinvented many of her best-known songs, so much so th ... More >>
Santiago Felipe/Village VoiceMs. Lauryn Hill on January 3, 2011 in NYCDoors for the Ms. Lauryn Hill show at the Pageant on January 16 were moved to 9 p.m. late yesterday. The reserved balcony is sold out, and as of yesterday, very few $53 general admission tickets were available. What's missi ... More >>
The Singers: Along with the Stylistics, the Spinners and Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, the Delfonics were one of the premier Philly soul acts of the '60s and '70s. Hit-making producer Thom Bell helped the group hone its sound with hits like "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" and "La-La (Mean ... More >>
Last week I posted Lauryn Hill; now here's her group she's a part of, the Fugees.
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party
Street's Disciple (Columbia)
Les Nubians take one big step forward for humankind
Former (and future?) Fugee Wyclef Jean arrives in St. Louis to present The Ecleftic
Dirty Harriet (Elektra)
Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.