MC Lyte

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    1984: A Probing Musical Retrospective

    George Orwell's predictions in his dystopian classic 1984 seem more apt for 2014 than the titular year. The scale and scope of our intelligence agencies suggest that Big Brother is well and truly with us. Our corruption of the English language in social media is more than reminiscent of newspeak (LO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 16 to 22

    This week, St. Louis receives visits from artists including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Foxy Shazam, Nitty Scott and more. On a local front, bands churn out some tunes to lend a helping hand to local musician Glenn Burleigh, Scarlet Tanager releases a new album and Harvest Sessions features rockers Bruiser Que ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

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

    Summer is always a great time for live music, and this June is no different. We've got acts from near and far traversing many genres, including our very own day-long hip-hop music festival. So get on your dancing shoes and get ready to nod your noggin, because this month sure isn't lacking. Also, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Patti Smith, Toots and the Maytals, Shooter Jennings, Ghostface Killah 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

    October 18, 2012

    A Shout in the Search for Phoenix Caldon: Every St. Louisan Deserves the Strength of the Community

    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

    June 28, 2011

    Essence Music Festival 2011: What to Expect, What to See and More

    ​The Essence Music Festival is the premiere mainstream R&B festival -- but its ambitious scope encompasses a whole lot more. The main events are evening concerts with more than 40 household-name acts in R&B, urban contemporary, soul, hip hop and jazz, including mainstage shows stacked with hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Photo: MC Lyte and Lady Mecca from Digable Planets at Lola

    On Saturday night, after she thrilled the Legends of Hip-Hop crowd at the Chaifetz Arena, MC Lyte headed over to Lola, where Lady Mecca from Digable Planets was DJing. (For the record, she now goes by "Lady" instead of "Ladybug.") The RFT's Bob Westerholt was there and reports that the appearance wa ... 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

    May 26, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of May 28

    Kendall PavanDeer Tick has been sneaking in and out of town without much warning, but the Tick isn't up to any tricks this time around: It's playing a legit show August 5 at Off Broadway.​ Antarctica *Forest World, May 28 Blueberry Hill *Stevie Stone, June 18 Chaifetz Arena *Kid 'N Play, Mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    This Is How We Do It! Kid 'N Play's Twentieth Anniversary House Party Concert Tour Comes to St. Louis

    ​Christopher "Kid" Reid's experience selling suits -- suavely -- will no doubt help his stage moves on Friday, July 2: Kid 'N Play's 20th Anniversary House Party Concert Tour is stopping at the Chaifetz Arena. Tickets are $37.50, $46.50, $57.50 and $77 and are on sale Friday, May 21, at 10 a.m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Saturday! Sugarhill Gang at the Missouri Black Expo

    This Saturday, the Sugarhill Gang will be performing at the Missouri Black Expo at 5:15 p.m. (MC Lyte is on at 6:15 p.m.; the concert takes place at America's Center.) Kevin Johnson has a nice interview in today's Post-Dispatch with the group's Big Bank Hank Jackson. What isn't mentioned in the piec ... More >>

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    2003 Music Awards

    The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.

  • Music

    June 12, 2002

    Lost in Space

    Meet the new radio, XM. It's bad. It's nationwide.

  • Music

    December 19, 2001

    Hits and Grins

    The greatest-hits format has fallen out of favor, but sometimes the results are pure gold

  • Music

    June 7, 2000

    Rah Digga

    Dirty Harriet (Elektra)

  • Music

    May 12, 1999