Acts of civil disobedience took center stage in St. Louis this weekend, as youth organizers wrangled local activists and out-of-state visitors in town for "Ferguson October." The event has drawn thousands to St. Louis to publicly oppose police brutality. "We're here to destroy systemic racism and ... More >>
Over the weekend Atlanta played host to the fourteenth annual BET Awards, drawing rappers from all corners of the hip-hop world to the televised event. Atlanta -based Young Thug, of Gucci Mane's 1017 Brick Squad Records, was one such rapper. During a short red carpet interview with entertainment web ... More >>
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 >>
Frankie Flowers has a story to tell. In January 2008, Frankie Flowers could either put the little money he had toward rent or studio time. He had moved down to Los Angeles from his hometown Milwaukee a few months before to pursue his hip-hop career. He lived with his uncle, who worked at Univ ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaAs major record labels have struggled to adjust to the new digital landscape, independent labels have thrived by sticking to the tried and true demand for vinyl. We caught up with Kate Eddens, a former employee of both Thrill Jockey records and Vintage Vinyl, at her south city hom ... More >>
Kids don't listen to what teacher's putting down? Gabe Moskoff, a.k.a. DJ Trackstar, wants to reach them through rap.
Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti 's early years.
Week of May 12, 2004
Les Nubians take one big step forward for humankind
Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.