Kool Moe Dee

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: June 14 to 16

    It has been a crazy, crazy crime-filled week in St. Louis. Let's all go to some shows and try to forget about it for a while, okay? Just please, for the love of dogs, be careful out there! This weekend, look for new releases from Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost and the Blu Skies, check out the extensive li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Sigur Rós, Nine Inch Nails, Rancid, Hanni El Khatib and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2011

    Review: Salt-n-Pepa and the Legends of Hip Hop Tour, The Chaifetz Arena, Saturday, March 12

    Todd OwyoungSalt-n-Pepa​This year marks the 25th anniversary of Salt-N-Papa's groundbreaking debut, Hot, Cool and Vicious - and the ladies seem to be finding their second wind. Building on the success of 2010's Fresh Fest tour, the assiduous femcees headlined another all-star roster featuring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of December 2

    Garage pop goddesses Dum Dum Girls play the Billiken Club February 23.​ 2720 Cherokee *Justin Torres Loop Project, December 4 Billiken Club *Dum Dum Girls, February 23 Blueberry Hill *Eikon, January 6 *The Coronas, March 4 *The Great Affairs, December 7

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Ten Things to do Labor Day Weekend

    Amber McDonaldHeart's Ann and Nancy Wilson​It's Labor Day weekend, the last "real" weekend of summer. Don't let it get away from you. Friday: NewPop II Opening at Hoffman LaChance/After-Party at HandleBar Stan Chisholm, recent RFT Mastermind winner, is unveiling two solo shows at once this we ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2006
  • Music

    August 31, 2005

    Kick out the Jams

    Get ready for the "Ram Jam"

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2004

    The Books That Sit by the Door

    Chuck D and Kool Moe Dee drop by the St. Louis Black Book Fair

  • Music

    September 11, 2002

    Money Shot

    9/11 was supposed to sound the death knell for irony -- so what's gonna happen to Money Mark?