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Ice Cube (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs

    By Roy Kasten, Christian Schaeffer and RFT Music St. Louis isn't just a city. It's a song. Or rather songs, hundreds, thousands and more. Don't bother counting. We tried. In back rooms and basements, on stages and streets, musicians have paid tribute to St. Louis again and again. Place matters. St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Ice Cube and Kool Keith Talk Classic Rap Albums in Check the Technique, Vol. 2

    "There's a big difference between my books and [VH1's] Behind the Music," explains author and longtime music critic Brian Coleman. "The denouement of Behind the Music is how you got over your drug use, or maybe you die. It's never celebrating how great those groups are; it's what they did to destr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Videos From the Gangsta Rap Era

    Gangsta rap, where have you gone? About 20 years ago at this time, we were in the middle of an unprecedented run of gangsta rap greatness, with Death Row, Bad Boy, Ruthless, Rap-A-Lot and others all functioning at high levels.  And while the songs and albums from this era continue to get sh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    3rd Bass Rapper MC Serch Almost Moved to St. Louis on an Italian Opera Scholarship

    This year marks 25 years since The Cactus Album, the debut release by legendary New York hip-hoppers 3rd Bass. Released on Def Jam, backed by Russell Simmons' Rush Management and produced in part by the Bomb Squad (best known for its work with Public Enemy and Ice Cube), The Cactus Album boasted imp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    The Headliners at EDC This Year Are Just Awful

    Big isn't always better. The fourth installment of Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas is drawing a hundred thousand people per night. The challenge facing its L.A.-based promoter, Insomniac, is how to balance what has now become radio pop, with electronic dance music's underground roots. In ord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Meet Scrub, A Hip-Hop and FarFetched Artist Looking To Take Over the Streets

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Hip-ho ... 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

    January 7, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: January 2014

    Think semi-local/semi-national -- that's what St. Louis has in store for this month's rap shows. Instead of taking the stage at large venues like the Pageant, most will perform in cozy spaces, like the Grove's new venue the Mad Magician and St. Louis's famed Pop's. With throwback acts like Twista an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    The Best Halloween Shows in St. Louis Tonight

    Halloween is here! Whether you planned that get-up for months or now have to scour the gutter for some tumbleweave to augment that makeshift costume, get on out and partake in some prime people watching tonight. Lots of local musicians went all out to dress up for one-night-only cover sets, and plen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse Was an Exciting Moment for Hip-Hop -- And Now It's Over

    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 31, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: May 31-June 2

    Things have been crazy around here, to say the least. I can't say for sure, but I have a theory that music editor Daniel Hill hasn't left the office in days and has only stopped working on the RFT Music Showcase for an occasional George Costanza-style under-the-desk nap. See the fruits of our labor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Is Killer Mike Is the Best Rapper Alive in 2013?

    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

    February 5, 2013

    The Top 10 Rappers to Whom You Can't Tell Nothin'

    By Jennifer Swann  In Macklemore's forthcoming single, "Can't Hold Us," he raps, "Nah they can't tell me nothing," thus continuing a long line of rappers to whom one can not tell nothing. It makes one wonder: Why are people always trying to tell rappers something? Why do the rappers refuse to li ... 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

    September 21, 2012

    The Demonization of Chief Keef and Lil JoJo

    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

    September 11, 2012

    The Six Most Tasteless References To 9/11 In Song

    It has been eleven years since the attacks on the World Trade Center, and while the feelings brought up by the events are still complicated, we can view its aftermath with some clarity. With over a decade of hindsight, many of the songs written after the attacks display less than healthy attitudes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    The Top Five Hip-Hop Albums of All Time, According to Lyfestile

    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

    October 6, 2011

    Dam-Funk on Master Blazter, Collabing with Nite Jewel, and Maintaining the Funk

    Damon Riddick may be the coolest dude alive. Better known as Dam-Funk, Riddick is a walking embodiment of West Coast Relaxation, creating an electrifying brand of modern funk. Heavily inspired by the synth-based funk of the late '70s/early '80s, his music is full of interstellar synthesizers rife wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of September 27

    * = coming to town, = local ​ Vintage Vinyl 1. ICE CUBE---I Am The West 2. GUCCI MANE---The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted 3. TREY SONGZ---Passion, Pain & Pleasure 4. BAD RELIGION---Dissent Of Man 5. JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS---Wake Up!

  • Film

    August 18, 2010
  • Film

    May 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of May 13

    Remember the Jonas Brothers? They were cool back when Justin Bieber was still a zygote (last year).​ The Ambassador *Chico DeBarge, June 4 *Dana Dane and Kurtis Blow, June 19 Ameristar Casino *Bonne Tyler, September 16 *Damon Wayans, September 9 *Ray Price, May 20 Antarctica *Gospel Gossip, ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2008
  • Music

    March 19, 2008

    DJ Trackstar Presents

    Boogie Bang Vol. 12
    (Self-released)

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008
  • Film

    April 4, 2007

    Film Openings

    Week of April 5, 2007

  • Music

    August 31, 2005

    Cold as Ice

    Two St. Louis rappers deconstruct an early-'90s classic

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Behold the Forty

    A paean to the big bad bottle

  • Film

    April 27, 2005

    Film Openings

    Week of April 27, 2005

  • Music

    April 13, 2005

    Look Good in Leather

    A St. Louis-bred twosome takes on a horror classic

  • Film

    March 30, 2005

    Cut and Paste

    Beauty Shop is clipped straight from its predecessors

  • Music

    February 23, 2005

    Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz

    Pitbull

    Crunk Juice (TVT)

    M.I.A.M.I.(TVT)

  • Music

    November 17, 2004

    MC Eiht

    Friday, November 19; the Duck Room

  • Music

    November 17, 2004

    DUI or DWB?

    Murphy Lee's publicist says the rapper was pulled over for Driving While Black

  • Film

    August 25, 2004

    Constricted

    A PG-13 rating squeezes the life out of Anacondas

  • Music

    June 2, 2004

    Steal These Albums

    The ten most radical hip-hop records of all time, including NWA, Public Enemy and...Mos Def?

  • Music

    April 7, 2004

    Can We Kick It?

    Old-school hip-hop is ready for revival

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2004

    Would You Like Dolmas With That?

    Put some variety in your Lenten diet

  • Film

    February 4, 2004

    Gettin' Windy in the City

    The Chicago clip crew gleefully gabs on in Barbershop 2

  • Music

    January 7, 2004

    Westside Connection

    Terrorist Threat (Priority)

  • Music

    January 8, 2003

    Attitude Check

    Four discs trace the development of the original gangstas

  • Dining

    January 8, 2003

    Bangin' Bubbles

    Michael's Bar and Grill, 4630 Lindell Boulevard, 314-361-9777

  • Film

    September 11, 2002

    Cut-Rate

    The intentions outweigh the execution in Ice Cube's Barbershop

  • Film

    March 6, 2002

    Film Openings

    Week of March 6, 2002

  • Music

    December 19, 2001

    Ghostface Killah

    Bulletproof Wallets (Sony/Epic)

  • Music

    August 16, 2000

    Roll Call

    Cleaning out the inbox yields interesting results

  • Film

    May 10, 2000

    Human Traffic

    Written and directed by Justin Kerrigan

  • Film

    September 29, 1999

    THREE KINGS

    Written and directed by David O. Russell

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