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Tupac Shakur

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Tupac's Group the Outlawz to Perform in St. Louis for His Birthday

    Tupac Shakur was one of the most controversial, musically gifted and socially complicated minds of our time. For any true fan of his music, his admiration and respect for his crew members and childhood friends the Outlawz is very well known. Despite the deaths of two of the group's members (Shakur a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Why Can't We Let Dead Musicians Be Dead?

    Recently you may have seen Michael Jackson on television, despite the fact that Michael Jackson has been dead for five years now. Through the use of hologram technology, his corpse has essentially been dug up and plastered on our TV screens, with herky-jerky movements and backing music crafted posth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Children are the Worst: More Proof

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. I am working on a new book. I cannot say too much about it yet, other than:

  • Music

    September 19, 2013
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    August 23, 2013

    Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse Was an Exciting Moment for Hip-Hop -- And Now It's Over

    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

    Hip-Hop (Group): Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is tomorrow! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday, and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categories ... 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

    May 2, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in May

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Adrenaline Boost: Favorite Songs for Getting Shit Done

    In this week's music feature for the print edition of the Riverfront Times, we address the link between music and adrenaline in the sports world. Chemists and biologists have proven that music and other stimuli can have a major effect on sparking adrenaline, which in turn may boost both athleticism ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The Six Worst Songs in Movies

    Last week, RFT Music editor Kiernan Malestky pointed out many great film and music cohabitations at this year's St. Louis Internationally Film Festival. But not every insertion of music into movies is as seamless as A Late Quartet. Here are the six worst uses of songs in movies. Let us know your pic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    The Case Against Holograms, Which in Honor of Freddie Mercury Needs to be Made Right Now

    A few days after Tupac Shakur came back from New Mexico appeared as a "hologram" during last month's Coachella festival, cynics wondered aloud about the optical illusion becoming a trend. Somebody even put together a humorous "poster" advertising next year's show, which consisted exclusively of eith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Hologram Musicians: The Legal Implications

    There's no denying that the "hologram" of Tupac Shakur that debuted at Coachella this year is provocative. Some see the visual effect as a celebration of a well-regarded rapper's legacy. Others see the spectacle as a disturbing example of the uncanny valley theory on a particularly grand scale. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Tupac Shakur is Still Alive

    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 28, 2011

    This Is A Real YouTube Genre: "Riding Turtles With Rap Music"

    Here's the great and terrible thing about YouTube: If you have an intensely specific desire to see something, like, say, animals riding very slow turtles with an overdubbed hip hop soundtrack, YouTube's seedy underbelly has probably already turned it into a genre of videos with its own playlist. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Ten Biggest Musician Death Conspiracies

    wikimedia commons​There's always been a sense of glamour in the blur of all that is sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, and it doesn't end when the music's done, or even when the rock stars die. Instead, an eerie feeling of mystery and unfinished business surfaces when the demise of a music icon is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Highlights From the Second Annual S.L.U.M. Fest

    Lena J and Miss Precious. Photos by Kelsey Whipple.​This weekend's S.L.U.M. Fest, now in its second year, was an overload of talent, controlled chaos and more references to swag than a swag-only dictionary. There were also several jokes about Tupac, countless baseball hats and more proof of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Tupac Shakur's 40th Birthday: Lessons in Police/Community Relationships

    Happy birthday, Pac.​Today would have been Tupac Shakur's 40th birthday. In the fifteen years since his death, his songs still slap, and his words still reverberate. He remains an enigmatic figure, whose name rings out from street corners to NPR. Proof of that? Yesterday St. Louis Public Radi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Battle Reuben: East Coast vs. West Coast

    ​Gut Check can think of countless perks of living in a so-called flyover state: no hurricanes, smaller egos and virtually no pressure when confronting the unanswerable question -- 2Pac or Biggie? Here at the crossroads of America, where our most famous rapper was best-known for a singsong cade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Living Things Releases a Free Mixtape, Malocchio

    Living Things, which still proudly claims St. Louis as its home, yesterday released a new, free mixtape on its website. Called Malocchio, the release is "influenced by the sounds of Afrobeat and psychedelic-era Nigerian dub," according to a release sent out by the band's publicist. The genesis for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Good NYT article on Australian chef David Thompson opening a Thai restaurant in Bangkok. http://nyti.ms/9RmZ38 Alton Brown calls out Man v. Food http:/ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2010

    Review: Teena Marie Steals the Show at The St. Louis Super Music Fest at the Chaifetz Arena, Saturday, August 28

    ​The first-ever St. Louis Super Music Fest (slated to be an annual event) took place last night at the Chaifetz Arena, and fans couldn't wait to get funked up. The majority of the crowd was over 40; however a respectable showing of 20- and 30-somethings came out to watch a lineup of musical l ... More >>

  • Film

    January 14, 2009
  • Music

    November 5, 2008

    Anthony Hamilton

    8 p.m. Sunday, November 9. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008
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    April 10, 2008

    Los Angeles Times Borrows a Page from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Retraction Playbook

    I got a link earlier this week from St. Louis Post-Dispatch managing editor Pam Maples, alerting me to the fact that the Los Angeles Times has apologized again for its Tupac murder story and -- literally this time -- retratcted it. Last week I wrote wrote about a major correction published by the ... More >>

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    October 15, 2007
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    July 23, 2007
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    January 3, 2007

    Film Openings

    Week of January 4, 2006

  • Music

    November 15, 2006

    Lyfe Jennings

    8 p.m. Tuesday, November 21. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).

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    November 8, 2006
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    October 11, 2006
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    July 20, 2005
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    June 15, 2005

    Various Artists

    The Very Best of Death Row (The Row)

  • Music

    January 12, 2005

    Ol' Dirty Bastard

    Osirus (Sure Shot)

  • News

    October 20, 2004

    Letters

    Week of October 20, 2004

  • Music

    October 13, 2004

    Die, Jeff Buckley, Die!

    It's time to put a bullet through the head of the Jeff Buckley zombie

  • Music

    September 8, 2004

    All Oddz on Me

    Think you know who killed 2Pac? Wanna bet?

  • Film

    March 24, 2004

    Wages of Sin

    DMX is gonna give it to ya in this stripped-down crime story from Donald Goines

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    Letters

    Week of February 25, 2004

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2004

    Injustice for All

    Miller's crossings

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of February 4, 2004

  • Music

    January 28, 2004

    The Gospel According to Tupac

    Jesus raised the dead. Tupac raised the roof. What's the dif?

  • Music

    December 4, 2002

    Pointed Criticism

    Pointessential 7 is largely disappointing

  • Music

    December 4, 2002

    Mag Hags

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

  • Music

    September 25, 2002

    Power Play

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

  • Film

    October 24, 2001

    Dust and Bones

    Dickerson digs up an undead Snoop Dogg and every horror cliché he can find

  • Music

    September 19, 2001

    Foxy Brown

    Broken Silence (Island/Def Jam)

  • Music

    September 13, 2000

    Big L

    The Big Picture (Rawkus/Flamboyant)

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