Notorious B.I.G.

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    May 1, 2014

    Ten Reasons Urban Outfitters is the Enemy of Music

    By Jonathan Patrick We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Sorry, But Kanye Is the GOAT

    Kanye West is the greatest hip-hop artist of all time. He's made the best albums and changed the game the most, and his music is the most likely to endure. One thing before we get going: This isn't one of those arguments meant to piss people off or "start a conversation." I really mean it. And, co ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From March 26 to April 1

    Still tired from last week? Too bad, March is unrelenting. Time to down some coffee, eat some energy bars and pack in the protein (might we recommend some pink slime?) because this week is jam-packed with shows as well. On Friday, two guys named Pete who happen to be legends in their respective fiel ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Tupac Shakur, Fifteen Years After His Death: Not Just A Thinker, Not Just A Thug

    ​Fifteen years ago today Tupac Shakur died. In the time since, his legacy has been shaped by a ubiquitous moral contradiction: the man who wrote "Keep Ya Head Up" and "Changes" also wrote "How Do You Want It" and "Hit 'Em Up." As such, Tupac seems to embody the escalating internal conflict of hip- ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011
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    March 31, 2011
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    February 23, 2011

    Chef Chris Bork of the Mud House, Part 2

    This is part two of Holly Fann's Chef's Choice profile of Chris Bork of the Mud House in south St. Louis. Part one can be found here. Look for part three, a recipe from Bork, on Thursday. Holly FannChris Bork, chef at the Mud House (2101 Cherokee Street; 314-776-6599)​Did your family cook whe ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2006

    Battle Lines

    Gangs keep their murderous hold on the streets of St. Louis. And kids like Lil' Robert Walker pay the price.

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    January 4, 2006

    Kafe Kibosh

    Hip-hop's answer to the Hard Rock Cafe dies before it's born

  • Music

    December 22, 2004

    Merry Christmas, Beeyotch!

    Forget caroling. Here are a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your Yule log.

  • Music

    December 1, 2004

    Hot in Here

    Hotstyle's MCs are old-school from the Lou

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    December 3, 2003

    Fade to Black

    Jay-Z signs off with The Black Album

  • News

    April 10, 2002

    The Producers

    From a suburban roller rink, identical twins David and Darren Stith gamble on future hip-hop stars. Getting paid is everyone's preoccupation.

  • Music

    November 10, 1999


    A tribute to the great trumpeter Lester Bowie

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    February 3, 1999

    Meet the Beat

    Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.