A lot of electrons have been spent this year on commemorating rap albums that came out in 1994. That's for two reasons: 1994 was twenty years ago, and twenty is a nice round number. Oh, and also, a ton of rap albums that came out that year were amazing. Here are our ten favorites.
This week, big names like Justin Timberlake and Elton John visit town. In addition, hometown heroes the Urge and Jonathan Toth from Hoth release CDs. For info on these shows and more, including Beers & Cheers and Iris Dement, keep reading after the jump!
Jennifer SilverbergSeems a little redundant at this point to introduce you to the Force. You've heard their names, seen their videos, worn the pits and lands off your copy of Everybody Wins, and you'll be seeing them on the Showcase mainstage for free, free, free. We talked to Finsta, Hot 104 ... More >>
Katie MoultonEd: Last weekend, the Beale Street Music Festival welcomed one of the stranger lineups of the season to Memphis: Cee-Lo Green, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jon Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Gregg Allman and more. We sent Katie Moulton on a last minute road-trip and she brought ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsCee Lo Green Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 20 Rare thing that it is, a Cee Lo Green show in St. Louis should be a party to wreck all parties. But location is everything, and occasion is a close second. Last night's finale to Mirthday, the annual ... More >>
VH1 Because it's worked so well for Bravo ... VH1, whose motto used to be "Music First," announced Wednesday that it's jumping into the restaurant reality show fray. On the menu: Famous Food, which will feature a bunch of celebrities rehabbing a restaurant with Los Angeles restaurateurs Mik ... More >>
Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green preaches to the redemptive power of music and his transcendent St. Elsewhere.
St. Elsewhere (Downtown)
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon youve been jamming and dig this years buried black-music treasures.
One Monkey Don't Stop the Show (Koch)
Every Saturday night, East St. Louis explodes with one of the wildest parties you've never seen
Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections (Arista)
Saturday, May 11; Pageant
AOI: Bionix (Tommy Boy)
RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001
Timbaland and Organized Noize are making the music go bang, and rap radio's never sounded so good