West Said's original plan for the space on Delmar Blvd. and Hamilton Ave. was to open up a cell-phone store. But then he had an epiphany. "I woke up one day and was like, 'I should make this a grillz shop.' There's cell-phone stores everywhere," Said (pronounced sy-eed) says. Open for about a mont ... More >>
Last night, Nelly returned to the Arsenio Hall Show to collect on the bet he and Hall made on Tuesday last week. The wager was over whether the Dodgers or the Cardinals would triumph in the recent series for the pennant: If the former, Nelly would perform his breakup hit "Country Grammar" wearing a ... More >>
In the lead-up to this past weekend's Grammy Awards, Gut Check received a press release announcing singer Chaka Khan's new line of chocolates and candles, which were released in the Grammy "gift lounge" this past Thursday. The singer sure had fun naming these new products. The chocolates are called ... More >>
Big time, old school hip hop headlines a weekend of top tier rap acts with 8Ball & MJG and Bun B at the Ambassador in North County this Saturday night (6 p.m., $25-$40). Yo Gotti and his I Got That Sack tour is at the Ambassador on Friday (6 p.m., $35-$75), and Yung Joc is at Posh late on Saturday ( ... More >>
We're not sure why Nelly is so dead-set on playing Branson, seeing how the town is an oasis for the dead-end acts of yesteryear. (Then again, Country Grammar did just celebrate its 10-year anniversary.) Anyway, it seems the St. Louis rapper will finally realize his dream of playing in the "Hillbi ... More >>
Well, it appears that Nelly's Branson concert is on after all: According to Fox 2 (via the Associated Press): A promoter says the much-delayed concert by rapper Nelly has a venue in Branson. Concert promoter Paul Dunn said Nelly will perform indoor at the Mansion Theater on Aug. 21. According to t ... More >>
Last night in Branson, Missouri, the board of aldermen nixed a proposed outdoor concert by the Lou's hip-hop superstar, Nelly. According to the Springfield News-Leader: The Branson Board of Aldermen Tuesday night rejected an appeal from a production company looking to hold an outdoor concert at the ... More >>
Summer in St. Louis continues to roll on: Last Friday, Nelly celebrated the tenth anniversary of the release of Country Grammar with a bash at HOME Nightclub. Egan O'Keefe surveyed the scene and brought back a slideshow of photos. View a sampling below:Egan O'KeefeNellyville! View more phot ... More >>
Tonight at HOME Nightclub, Nelly is celebrating the tenth anniversary of his genre-defining album Country Grammar with -- what else? -- a fancy party. DJ Sno is on the decks. The event is a culmination of a ten-city, VIBE magazine-sponsored tour celebrating Nelly's career. The festivities sta ... More >>
It goes without saying that this made my day, seeing as it includes my two favorite Midwest cities. Local sites stlhiphop.com and mademonarchs.com have teamed up with Cleveland websites 216thetakeover.com and ohiohiphopawards.com for an awesome mixtape featuring the hip-hop movers and shakers ... More >>
KPLRMichael JohnsonA man who St. Louis hip-hop star Nelly referred to as his cousin (or, rather his "cuzzen") was killed Wednesday night outside a home in the 8000 block of Nola, near the intersection of N. Hanley and St. Charles Rock Road. Michael Johnson, 36, was shot multiple times while leavi ... More >>
More details are emerging about the break in this morning at rapper Nelly's estate in the western suburb of Wildwood. The Post-Dispatch reports that the hip-hop star was out of town this morning when a thief broke in the sprawling mansion around 7 a.m. People staying in the home heard a commotion ... More >>
myspace.com/theweightisoverTegaSt. Louis rapper Tega, of the group Da Camp, died last week from injuries suffered in a May 16 shooting in Wellston, reports the Post-Dispatch.The 25 year-old (given name Ortega Devon Henderson), died on Wednesday May 27 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.Da Camp is best known ... More >>
Fresh off the St. Lunatics reunion concert at the Pageant this past Sunday, Nelly has taken his show on the road and people have started to take notice. It would be nice if a new hit single was attracting all the attention, but instead he'll have to settle for a struggling NFL quarterback tossing a ... More >>
www.zazzle.comIt's a concert ten years in the making: Nelly is headlining a show at the Pageant on Sunday. He's performed a few times over the past year (making cameos when various St. Lunatics opened for Lil' Wayne and T.I. at separate gigs at Chaifetz Arena) but this is the first time in a lo ... More >>
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Now with new venues! New shows! New beefs!
And some St. Louis hip-hop artists take their future into their own hands.
In the cutthroat world of urban fashion, there's lies, damn lies and sales statistics.
Monday, November 7; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard )
We make a shopping list for GWAR's anniversary, talk to Men, Women and Children's Lou ex-pat and chronicle a day in the life of our town's most famous rapper
We check out Gephardt's iPod playlist, chat with a Blind Boy and listen to the Scared
A very special Radar Station
Our hero hits Nelly's birthday party James Bond-style
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.
Is Nelly keeping Willie Moore from stardom?
Producer Jason "Jay E" Epperson crafts the beats that make Nelly fans swoon. So how come you've never heard of him?
A selection of the local music scene's best and brightest offerings
Saturday, November 2; Savvis Center
Is a feud brewing between two St. Louis rap camps?
After what's-his-name, Ali is the first Lunatic to go solo. With Heavy Starch, he's just trying to represent himself.
From a suburban roller rink, identical twins David and Darren Stith gamble on future hip-hop stars. Getting paid is everyone's preoccupation.
Jefferson City lawmakers hit the roof over Nelly's visit to the statehouse
Pretty Willie Suella hopes to be the next Nelly with his new single, "Roll Wit Me"
St. Louis says, "Lemmehollaatcha," but you won't hear it on Q95.5
Nelly and the St. Lunatics are riding high, but their brother City Spud isn't riding with them. "I'm human. I made a mistake," he says from prison.
Local-rapper-made-good is really just a nice guy
Webster Groves R&B sensation Toya prepares for the big-time
Homeboy superstar Nelly tops the list of readers' favorite local musicians
On Songs for a Caustic Guitar, St. Louis popster Geoff Kessell delivers witty lyrics wrapped in good guitar work
Published the week of October 11-17, 2000
Local rapper Nelly takes his Country Grammar to No. 1
St. Louis rapper Nelly sets out on the road to fame and fortune
Rising local rap stars Nelly and the St. Lunatics stay at home to film their first video, "Country Grammar," to the delight of their fans