A quarter of a century ago, a show called African Alert invaded the airwaves at St. Louis' community radio station, KDHX, exposing listeners to the golden era of hip-hop as it trickled throughout the country in steadily-increasing streams. Ronald Butts, a.k.a. DJ G. Wiz, acted as a key player behind ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, March 30. Lola, 500 North 14th Street.
Still tired from last week? Too bad, March is unrelenting. Time to down some coffee, eat some energy bars and pack in the protein (might we recommend some pink slime?) because this week is jam-packed with shows as well. On Friday, two guys named Pete who happen to be legends in their respective fiel ... More >>
Although this year's mammoth Celebrate St. Louis concert series has been moved off the levee due to high water levels on the Mississippi (and is therefore no longer called Live on the Levee), the change of venue had little effect on the huge turnout. Fans piled into Soldiers Memorial Park to see Chi ... More >>
Guru, one-half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, died yesterday due to complications from cancer. He was 43. The group's influence on New York hip-hop is unparalleled, while Guru's seminal 1993 album Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 -- which dabbled in jazz, soul and funk -- established him as a talented solo artist ... More >>
6:30 p.m. Sunday, January 21. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
DJ Crucial ropes in an all-star cast of collaborators for his latest album
Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition (Def Jux)
Old-school hip-hop is ready for revival
These days anyone can make a mix CD, and everyone does. Two local standouts manage to challenge as well as entertain.
The Ownerz (Virgin)
Dirty Harriet (Elektra)
Wednesday, Nov. 10; Mississippi Nights
A case file on the multiple personalities of Kool Keith
Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr (Noo Trybe/Virgin)
Local DJ K-9 matches skills with 14 other turntablists in the 1999 Technics DMC U.S. DJ Finals in San Francisco