Pharoahe Monch

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    The 10 Most Memorable Hip-Hop Albums From 1994

    A lot of electrons have been spent this year on commemorating rap albums that came out in 1994. That's for two reasons: 1994 was twenty years ago, and twenty is a nice round number. Oh, and also, a ton of rap albums that came out that year were amazing. Here are our ten favorites.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Elitist Retro Purism is Turning Hip-Hop Playlists Stale

    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

    October 18, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: October 18 to 20

    It's a busy weekend for St. Louis' leading independent record stores. Vintage Vinyl celebrates its 33 1/3 Anniversary Party, Euclid Records hosts its annual sidewalk sale and Apop Records acts as the venue for the second annual Tower Groove Records street party. Beyond that, there's much, much more. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The Six Worst Hybrids Of Country Music and Rap

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with cross-genre collaboration. Anything that widens an artist or listener's musical scope is encouraged. Rap and country, as disparate as they can seem, can coexist peacefully within a single track (ie. most of Odelay). But when it's bad, good God almighty it's bad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Five Great Walkup Songs That Baseball Needs Now

    Do you know why Lance Berkman was, empirically speaking, the single most badass Cardinal of the past decade? (Yes, empirically. It's been scientifically proven.) No, it wasn't the awesome soundbites he routinely handed out, or the wicked sense of humor. On-field exploits? Ha! Don't make me laugh. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    New Release Highlights for April 5, 2011: the Raveonettes, the Kills, Cold Cave and More

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) ​*Cold Cave, Cherish The Light Years The Guardian says of Cold Cave's latest: "'Take me to the future. I'm ready,' sings Wesley Eisold. That may be true, but ... More >>

  • Music

    January 9, 2008

    More Than Meets the Eye

    Rapper/producer Vandalyzm makes a major splash with his debut album.

  • News

    September 5, 2007

    Battle of the Beats

    A culture war is rocking within St. Louis’ underground hip-hop scene.

  • Music

    July 9, 2003

    Gimme Some Youth

    How do washed-up rock stars maintain lavish homes, fancy cars, stripper ex-wives, cocaine habits and scores of illegitimate children? Easy: They co-opt youth culture.

  • Music

    November 22, 2000

    Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek

    Reflection Eternal: Train of Thought; Rawkus

  • Music

    December 8, 1999

    De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch and Biz Markie

    Monday, Dec. 13; Club Monastery