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  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Popular Music Needs to Become Political Again

    Like it or not, Pharell Williams' "Happy" is likely to be the top-selling single of 2014. And yes, its buoyant '60s soul vibe and simple, positive message is modern pop perfection. But scanning the rest of this year's biggest hits, one is struck by a consistent theme: All of these songs are distinct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    LouFest ReviewFest: Portugal. the Man, Moon Taxi, Grouplove

    Another LouFest is in the history books! With 40-some acts converging on St. Louis' Forest Park for the two-day festival, St. Louis' music fans had plenty to keep them singing and dancing throughout this past weekend. RFT Music sent several operatives into the field, tasked with watching and liste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Children are the Worst: More Proof

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. I am working on a new book. I cannot say too much about it yet, other than:

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Six Anti-Establishment Songs That Aren't by Rage Against the Machine

    Everyone is pissed off right now. For me, it could be from to the head injury I gave myself last night and the accompanying tequila hangover. The rest of the nation, however, is more rightfully concerned with the needless killing of a black high school student down in Florida. See Also: - Six Grea ... 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

    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

    January 24, 2012

    St. Louis' Indelible Place in Professional Wrestling

    This Sunday St. Louis hosts the WWE's Royal Rumble. Some of the men who'll wrestle that night -- such as CM Punk and Ted DiBiase Jr. -- passed through Harley Race's Wrestling Academy in Eldon, Missouri, on their way to the big league (for more on Race, see last week's feature story Harley Race's Ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Rebecca Black, Kreayshawn and Tyler the Creator: Hype Hounds from Hell

    Michele Crowe/MTV​Behold the three biggest page-view generators of 2011: Tyler the Creator, Rebecca Black, and Kreayshawn. This trio has come to represent the holy trinity of overhype -- with each one famous for dubious reasons, or at the very least, more famous for the wrong things than the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    79-Year Old Woman Assaulted by Cops, Lawsuit Alleges

    Public Enemy, NWA, Tupac... 79-year-old Velma Fortune, shining a light on police brutality.​ Updated at 11:30 a.m. to include a statement from McPherson Police Chief Dennis Shaw. Two McPherson, Kansas, police officers snatched the cane of a 79-year-old woman, handcuffed her and dragged her a ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2000

    Eminem

    The Marshall Mathers LP (Aftermath/Interscope)

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