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  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Tom Waits Paved the Way for Shrewd Musicians Cashing in on Literal Commercial Success

    Twenty-four years ago to today, Tom Waits scored a big victory for musicians. In the late '80s, snackfood company Frito-Lay had approached the theatrical, gravel-voiced singer-songwriter about using one of this tunes in a Doritos commercial. Waits said, "Hell, no," so Frito-Lay went ahead with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Har Mar Superstar Gets Sexy at the Firebird: Review, Photos and Setlist

    Har Mar Superstar | DJ Billy Brown May 7, 2013 The Firebird The boilerplate description for Har Mar Superstar marries the looks of a young Ron Jeremy with the music and stage presence of something between R. Kelly, the Neptunes and Tony Clifton -- but really, all comparisons fall short. Har Mar Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    April 16, 2012

    "Hot in Herre" Turns Ten

    Most of Nelly's monster hits have neat-and-tidy legacies. "Country Grammar," for instance, introduced the world to Nelly's distinctive style and persona. "Dilemma" showed that Nelly could put forth a commercially-successful slow jam. And "Air Force Ones" proved to be the landmark rap song about shoe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, June 8

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Culturebully.comAgainst Me!'s latest release, White Crosses​*Against Me!, White Crosses Pick up Against Me!'s latest release to prepare for its upcoming free ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2008


    9 p.m. Saturday, August 30. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008
  • Music

    April 9, 2008

    Slice of Life

    John Vanderslice celebrates warmer weather with an exclusive mix of tunes.

  • Music

    March 5, 2008
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    February 12, 2008
  • Music

    December 6, 2006

    B-Money in the Bank

    St. Louis native B-Money is hanging with rap's heavy hitters.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    B-Money's Beat Kicks Off the New Jay-Z

    from B$ gave Jay-Z "The Prelude" When the throngs pop in Jay-Z's new CD, Kingdom Come, the first notes they'll hear will arrive courtesy of native St. Louisan Brian "B-Money" Hughes. B-Money produced Track 1 on the Jigga's highly anticipated "comeback" album (can one "come ba ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2006

    Bye Bye Bye

    Justin Timberlake kisses his pop roots adios

  • Music

    August 2, 2006


    In My Mind (Star Trak/Interscope)

  • Music

    December 28, 2005

    My Favorite Things

    2005's best and brightest albums

  • News

    December 21, 2005

    Healthy Distrust

    Hip-hop's trends in 2005

  • Music

    August 3, 2005

    Slim Thug

    Already Platinum (Star Trak/Geffen)

  • Yearend

    December 22, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the years top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.

  • Music

    November 24, 2004

    Snoop Dogg

    R&G - Rhythm and Gangsta: The Masterpiece (Geffen)

  • Music

    April 14, 2004


    Fly or Die (Virgin)

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Making Traks

    Sham Daugherty and Alonzo Lee Jr., the Trak Starz, aim to make St. Louis the center of the hip-hop universe

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2004


    Comic artists bring it

  • Music

    December 3, 2003

    Missy Elliott

    This Is Not a Test (Elektra)

  • Music

    December 3, 2003

    Fade to Black

    Jay-Z signs off with The Black Album

  • Music

    October 1, 2003

    The Barefoot Jungle Sound

    Quiet is the new loud in hip-hop

  • Music

    July 2, 2003

    Filling the Blue-Eyed-Soul Hole

    Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    2003 Music Awards

    The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2003
  • News

    March 19, 2003

    The St. Lunatics Fringe

    Producer Jason "Jay E" Epperson crafts the beats that make Nelly fans swoon. So how come you've never heard of him?

  • Music

    March 5, 2003

    50 Cent

    Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Aftermath Records)

  • Music

    January 8, 2003

    Hardy Har Mar

    Har Mar Superstar insists that his ribald R&B is no joke -- it just sounds like one

  • Music

    January 1, 2003


    Electric Circus (MCA)

  • Music

    December 25, 2002

    Glorious Glut

    Could '02' mean "Oh, too many records?"

  • Music

    December 11, 2002

    Snoop Dogg

    Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$ (Priority/Doggy Style)

  • Music

    December 4, 2002

    Mag Hags

    What's wrong with the state of music journalism -- and how to fix it

  • News

    November 13, 2002

    Illinois Idol

    Millstadt talent shows breathe farm air into an increasingly streamlined pop life

  • Music

    November 6, 2002

    English Beat

    The Streets' vision of working-class England is full of beats, birds and brandy

  • Music

    September 25, 2002

    Power Play

    Tech N9ne makes a major move that should push him past (Kansas) city limits

  • News

    May 15, 2002

    2002 Riverfront Times Music Award Winners

    Your verdict is in: Check out St. Louis’ favorite local musicians.

  • Music

    April 24, 2002

    Heavy Hitter

    After what's-his-name, Ali is the first Lunatic to go solo. With Heavy Starch, he's just trying to represent himself.

  • 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

    September 19, 2001

    Foxy Brown

    Broken Silence (Island/Def Jam)