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Kool Herc

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Hip-Hop Did Not Begin How You Think It Did

    To hear most people tell it, the history of rap goes like this: MCs were originally rapping primarily to showcase their DJs. That is, until Sugar Hill Gang put out "Rapper's Delight" in 1979. It was the second rap record of all time and an enormous hit, proving there was a market for rapping on wax. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    RaptFM: Like Chatroulette, But With More Hip-Hop and Less Dicks

    By Jonah Bromwich You enter the room and they're already there. Some of the names you recognize: Randa the Rhyma (45 wins), Gig@ntic (48 wins), and Novice Raps (53 wins). You've checked the boards obsessively, but you've only ever been here before anonymously, as a guest. This is your first appeara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    What's Really Wrong with Hip-Hop?

    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 22, 2011

    DJ Needles On Growing Up With Vinyl And His Gold Records

    Photo by Jon Scorfina​On 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 >>

  • Music

    October 22, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    March 29, 2006

    Spray-On Soul

    Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti 's early years.

  • Music

    April 13, 2005

    Various Artists

    Run the Road (Vice Records)

  • Music

    August 6, 2003

    Mix Masters

    These days anyone can make a mix CD, and everyone does. Two local standouts manage to challenge as well as entertain.

  • Music

    July 16, 2003

    Dub Bomb!, Baby

    The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s

  • Music

    November 6, 2002

    Damn, That DJ Made My Day

    Jam Master Jay, 1965-2002

  • Music

    December 13, 2000

    Gunn-Play

    St. Louis native Russell Gunn returns home for a much-anticipated gig at Bistro Europa

  • Music

    December 23, 1998
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