Have no fear, St. Louis rap fans: December has many shows for you, both big and small, where you can rest your weary hip-hop head. Though some national acts can't be bothered to reschedule dates (cough, cough...Yeezy), other acts, like the much-anticipated Drake concert, have been securely rescheduled. Also look out for a few intimate and fun shows from some favorite locals. From Canadian (insert Canadian joke here) to St. Louis rap acts, December should light your hip-hop fire, just in time for the holidays.
Chance the Rapper with DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn at the Pageant December 8 8 p.m. / $20-22.50
Chance the Rapper first graced us with his presence as the opener for Childish Gambino in summer 2012. Now, as the young Chicago rapper makes a name for himself, he has his own tour, aptly titled the Social Experiment Tour (it seems he has an affinity for Lucy). Though Chance has gotten a lot of flack for his strange, youthful, maybe-white cadence, he's definitely a rapper to look out for.
And don't forget about DJs Rashad and Spinn, two big Chicago producers in the juke and booty house genre. Not exactly sure what that means, but whatever it is will probably get your booty bumpin'.