After a seven-hour sojourn with stops at Williamsburg's Crane's Country Store, the inimitable Ozarkland and Columbia, Mo. for alcoholic slushies from Tropical Liqueurs, the crew of Stephen Baier and Nick Blackburn of Dots Not Feather, Joel Burton of Bear Hive and myself find our hotel room in the Hilton Garden Inn.
On Saturday night Lola was bustling and full of life long before the music started. People came in dressed to impress with nostalgic late '90s style and quickly scattered around the club, filling every available seat shortly after doors opened at nine.
There was a blissful peace in the late morning air as the Midwest's most devout hip-hop heads trickled into the Bagnell Dam Bait Shop and Campground in Lake Ozark, Mo.
Chali 2na has earned his throne among the legends of hip hop and in the world beyond.