Twista (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Chance the Rapper Conducts Social Experiments After Dropping Acid Rap

    In Chancelor Bennett's case, you could argue that weed -- yes, perhaps a gateway to more drugs, since we do know the rapper has a fondness for LSD -- was also a sort of gateway to another life. After getting caught with marijuana during his senior year of high school in 2011, he was suspended for te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: January 24 to 26

    Never mind that resurgence of cold weather (seriously, enough is enough!), you still need to get out this weekend and catch some live music. Especially when the sonic possibilities are this good: S.L.U.M. Fest Awards 2014, FarFetched's Prologue III release show, Destruction Unit and more. Check out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: January 2014

    Think semi-local/semi-national -- that's what St. Louis has in store for this month's rap shows. Instead of taking the stage at large venues like the Pageant, most will perform in cozy spaces, like the Grove's new venue the Mad Magician and St. Louis's famed Pop's. With throwback acts like Twista an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From December 2 to 8

    The Bottle Rockets, Goblin and Chance the Rapper all headline gigs to kick off December in style. Besides that, catch shows including Pat Martino Trio at Jazz at the Bistro and Midlake at the Old Rock House. Read on for a selection of shows in St. Louis this week.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

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

    Shuttup fireworks, you're drunk. If you've seen and heard enough kaboom-y photos and videos to last through 'til next year, get as far away from the sounds of explosions as possible by hiding out at a show or two this weekend. Big Muddy Records brings the noise with a fish fry, Twista takes over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: March 22 to 24

    Bunnygrunt turns 20 this weekend! Not many bands live long enough to celebrate two decades, so be sure to prepare some spankings. Besides that, there's of other bands to see in a wide variety of shape and size. Read on for our recommendations.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: September 14 to 16

    Friday dominates the hell out of this week's picks, which has never happened before, in my tenure. I'm not sure what to make of that really; we are still running numbers and engaging in statistical analysis at the RFT Music laboratories, in an attempt to explain the anomaly. Hooten Hollers big 45 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    What Makes a Hip-Hop Classic?

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Show Review: Bizzy Bone Steps Out on His Own at Pop's, Thursday, June 17

    ​Three months ago, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony played to a sold-out crowd at Pop's while touring to promote its latest album, Uni5: The World's Enemy. Bizzy Bone was notably absent from the tour, as he was reportedly dissatisfied with the financial arrangements. Last night, Bizzy headlined at Pop's w ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2009


    10 p.m. Saturday, December 19. Home Nightclub, One Ameristar Boulevard, St. Charles.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Show Review: R. Kelly at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, Tuesday, December 8

    If much of last night's R. Kelly concert at the Fabulous Fox Theatre felt like a victory lap, it's because the man had reason to celebrate. As the show wound down, he acknowledged the elephant in the room: The infamous court case in which Kelly was accused -- and found not guilty -- of fourteen coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008
  • Film

    August 22, 2007

    Maybe Another Teen Movie

    Is high school coming-of-ager Rocket Science quirky for good or evil? The answers . . . debatable.

  • Music

    November 15, 2006


    Press Play (Atlantic)

  • Music

    November 30, 2005

    Freestylin' in the USA

    Big Will gets his chance to shine on BET, while a local record label quietly shutters its doors

  • Music

    November 23, 2005

    Pimping All Over the World

    B-Sides gets gangsta with Burt Bacharach, imagines a rainbow of worldly bands and dissects the nuances of two trumpets

  • Music

    September 22, 2004

    Dizzee Rascal

    Showtime (XL Recordings)

  • Music

    August 25, 2004

    Nothing But a Party, Y'all

    The Trackboyz see the future, and it is us

  • Music

    August 18, 2004


    Friday, August 20; America's Center

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2004

    Hip-Hop to It

    Get the vote out and your groove on at the Missouri Black Expo

  • 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