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Tef Poe

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    McCulloch, Knowles and Nixon Do Not Have the Best Interests of We the People in Mind

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from the St. Louis area. 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 Magaz ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    The 2014 RFT Music Showcase Lineup: 80 Acts Across Ten Venues

    Every year we at RFT Music work hard to honor the many local bands and performers who make St. Louis an epicenter for music in the Midwest. So what better way to celebrate our city's art than with a local music festival? On Saturday, June 7, ten venues throughout the Grove neighborhood along Manches ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From May 5 to 11

    Start the week by partaking in Cinco de Mayo. Vintage Vinyl and Atomic Cowboy host free live Cuban music concerts to celebrate, and the rest of the week feels festive considering the bounty of shows up ahead. Perfect Pussy and Yamantaka//Sonic Titan stop into town along with metal legends Anvil, Fla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    In Solidarity With the Fast Food Workers

    On Tuesday, April 1, an article from the L.A. Times hit the Internet, highlighting the perpetually foul treatment fast food workers experience while both on and off the clock. There were allegations of wage theft and blatant disregard for the established American labor laws. Fast food jobs are typi ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Twelve Must-See Music Videos from St. Louis Hip-Hop Artists

    At least once every blue moon I want to highlight a few music video's that have crossed my path. Sometimes when we hear of a new artist, the very first place we go is Youtube, which typically either makes us a fan or a hater in short order. I decided I'd pass along a few interesting videos from unde ... More >>

  • 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 3, 2013

    Dear John Boehner: Stop Making Those Stupid Faces on Live Television

    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

    July 12, 2013

    Normandy High and Riverview Gardens: Close Them Both, Save the Children

    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

    May 31, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: May 31-June 2

    Things have been crazy around here, to say the least. I can't say for sure, but I have a theory that music editor Daniel Hill hasn't left the office in days and has only stopped working on the RFT Music Showcase for an occasional George Costanza-style under-the-desk nap. See the fruits of our labor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Is Killer Mike Is the Best Rapper Alive in 2013?

    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

    April 5, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: April 5 to 7

    Sometimes, it's good to unplug the headphones and take a break from music for a minute simply to absorb the sounds from immediate surroundings. Take the Riverfront Times office soundtrack lately, for instance. Above my head, some intense industrial power sanding or something rattles the mug of tepid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Seven Habits of Highly Irritating Individuals (Hip-Hop Edition)

    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

    February 22, 2013

    Racism in 2013: Redneck Space Travelers, Meth Smokers and Other Dumbasses

    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 >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Five Questions: Hit-Making Producer Tech Supreme Talks St. Louis Hip-Hop

    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

    February 8, 2013

    Tef Poe's Juggling Act: Lessons Learned from James Brown

    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 22, 2013

    Quick Questions: Tef Poe Talks to the Creative Minds Behind Hitmakers Basement Beats

    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

    December 21, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: December 21 to 23

    So yeah, in case you missed it: Hello, I will be your new music editor starting January 7. I now completely believe that the world is going to end this weekend, because the fact that I got myself a full-time job that I don't hate is frankly too good to be true. Actually, wouldn't it be funny if I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    The Six Best Beats By St. Louis Artists In 2012

    In this unprecedented edition of Nitpick Six, we narrow the scope and focus on the stellar work of local musicians this year. Here are the six best beats by local artists in 2012. Let us know your favorites in the comments, and we'll sample them, chop them up and throw down some 808 drops. See also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Adam Murphy of Midwest Mixtapes: There are More People on the Streets than on the Internet

    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 2, 2012

    An Open Fan Letter to Mitt Romney and Todd Akin

    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 29, 2012

    The Power of Time and Truth

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Lessons in Hustle from Addicted Dopeness' County Brown

    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 6, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From August 6 to August 12

    This week's picks feature three rather large (as in a lot of bands) festival-type shows -- four if you count the 90s-fest happening at Verizon on Tuesday. On Friday, STL is the Movement 3 will go down at the Firebird; rappers Tef Poe, A-Game, Vega, Step or Get Left, Domino Effect, and ATG will perfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Lessons I Learned From Nelly

    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

    June 26, 2012

    Rodney King and The Psychotic World We Live In

    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 26, 2012

    Rockwell Knuckles Moves to New York

    Rockwell Knuckles on stage at the Gramophone during his last St. Louis performance, from the Tef Poe "Coming Outta Missouri" video.​When St. Louis rapper Rockwell Knuckles got on a one way plane to New York last week, it wasn't exactly a surprise to those who are close to him. He'd been hintin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Why It's on St. Louis to Put St. Louis on the Map: Whiteout Talks Hip-Hop, Birthday Show

    Image via​Whiteout, and running mate RT-FaQ, will never be accused of not showing up. Literally, in that they can be found at as many St. Louis hip-hop shows as anyone, rapping along with their peers as fans. And on stage, where they come to work, to get people moving and shouting. It's Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Indiana Rome's WTHLTGO2 Comes Out This Saturday at the Atomic Cowboy

    Indiana Rome​Indiana Rome's Who The Hell Left The Gate Open 2 is a sprawling, thunderous album heavy with guest spots from Rome's Force cohorts and as good a showcase as the confident MC has had to date. The album is the subject of this week's Homespun column; you can read that below. WTHLTG ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    New Hawthorne Headhunters EP Gets Love On Smoking Section: Listen

    ​Hawthorne Headhunters, the futuristic, eclectic project made up these days of Black Spade and Coultrain, released its new EP Myriad Of Now recently. The release, which featured guest spots from Tef Poe and Rockwell Knuckles, is the first taste of a full-length by the same name. The group des ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    The Ten Best Things to do in St. Louis This Weekend: October 14 to 16

    ​We should all probably be napping right now because there isn't a moment to lose this weekend: The Occupy St. Louis movement gets a six-band bill at Kiener Plaza, and after that show stops Hawthorne Headhunters starts up at Lola. Caleb Travers is releasing his EP at Off Broadway this evening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Radio One Pulls The Plug On STL Home Jamz: Tonight, We Party

    ​For five glorious years, Sunday nights meant one thing -- we were tuned into Hot 104.1, listening to Finsta and DJ Sno drop the best in local, undiscovered hip hop. For two glorious hours, Weezy got a break, and we got to hear the immense talent right in our own backyard, hand-picked by a cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Nato Caliph's "Revel," Featuring Black Spade, Gets a Documentary-Style Video

    Image viaNato Caliph's intellectual lyrics and Black Spade's soulful hooks on Revel now have images to accompany them.​Almost ten months after dropping his mind stimulating and head bobbing REACH EP, Nato Caliph has released a video for it's lead-off track, "Revel" featuring Black Spade and pr ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    The Force: Meet Your RFT Showcase Main Stage Headliners

    Jennifer Silverberg​Seems a little redundant at this point to introduce you to the Force. You've heard their names, seen their videos, worn the pits and lands off your copy of Everybody Wins, and you'll be seeing them on the Showcase mainstage for free, free, free. We talked to Finsta, Hot 104 ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Ten Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend: May 6-8

    ​St. Louis is nonstop this weekend, with a handful of intriguing touring shows (Tobacco and Ted Leo spring to mind) sharing time with some great local events (Cinco De Mayo and a pair of cool open houses). Tef Poe and Rockwell Knuckles are duking it out at the Gramophone, Charlie Wilson's sere ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 14, 2011

    Homespun: Jonezy

    CO$TOMBS
    (Frozen Food Section)

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    December 13, 2010

    The Riverfront Times' Ten Best Local Singles and EPs of 2010

    ​Singles and EPs have historically served invaluable purposes. For new bands, they can be the best method to come out swinging with their best songs. For established acts, they provide a low-pressure way to showcase new material, try out remixes, or clear the vaults of demos and alternate ta ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Nato Caliph Celebrates His Birthday, Releases REACH EP

    photo by Annie ZaleskiNato breathes life into the mic​If the rap gods have any sense of justice, Nato Caliph will go down in history as St. Louis' equivalent to Common. Both artists spit conscious rhymes with charisma and an intense -- yet tender -- flow. Each tells stories in their songs in a way ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    Review: St. Louis Underground Music (S.L.U.M.) Festival at the Atomic Cowboy, Saturday, May 29

    An impressive quantity of local talent assembled in the Grove neighborhood this weekend to take part in the first-ever St. Louis Underground Music Festival. The lineup included more than 75 emcees, DJs and b-boys -- a roster so robust that performers may have outnumbered fans. The ambitious undertak ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    DJ Trackstar's Boogie Bang 23 is Loaded With Local Hip-Hop

    ​He might have moved to San Diego in hopes of becoming the next Ron Burgundy but Trackstar the DJ has not forgotten about the burgeoning hip-hop scene he left behind in St. Louis. His latest mixtape comes equipped with a whole heap of the hottest new local joints.The tape debuted yesterday on the ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, April 16-18, 2010

    This weekend's especially good for having fun on a budget: You can find proudly weird $5 art auctions, the free opening of Grant's Farm's season, local hip-hop shows and more. Here are our ten suggestions for weekend fun that will cost you less than $10. Looking for live music? Here's the weekend co ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010
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    March 10, 2010

    Win a Pair of Tickets to Cubic Zirconia's March 14 Show at Fubar!

    We introduced you to Cubic Zirconia -- the new, dance project of St. Louis native Nick Hook, formerly of Men, Women & Children -- last October, via a video interview. The group is currently on a tour that'll take it to next week's SXSW music festival, a trek that includes a stop at Fubar on Sunday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2009

    Review Photos: Lupe Fiasco and Black Spade at Live on the Levee

    Review coming soon. For now, here's a few pics, starting with one of the many mysterious green meanie masks in the crowd. Green meanie masks were handed out by Black Spade and co., jean shorts were not.​

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    June 8, 2009

    Photos: Hip-Hop at the RFT Music Showcase

    Whether it was in the Duck Room, inside Vintage Vinyl, or the impromptu freestyle session on the street outside of Vintage, there was plenty of quality hip-hop to be had yesterday. Shout out to all the artists who performed, even if they weren't on the schedule...Rockwell Knuckles

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    May 22, 2009

    2009 RFTMusic Showcase Schedule! Right Here!

    Just before we adjourned for the three-day weekend, I received the lineup/schedule for this year's RFT Music Showcase, on Sunday, June 7. Here's the full list of nominees -- and don't forget to vote for your faves! And if you have any complaints/gripes -- I don't want to hear them, because I didn't ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    2009 RFT Music Awards Nominees: The List

    Here are the nominees for this year's music showcase. Enjoy 'em after this year's poster, courtesy of the amazing Tom Huck.

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    February 25, 2009

    Teresa Jenee

    10 p.m. February 26. Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Avenue.

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    March 19, 2008

    DJ Trackstar Presents

    Boogie Bang Vol. 12
    (Self-released)

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