Emcee/poet Dessa abandons hip-hop production for an acoustic retelling of her haunted prose. Matte with the kind of truth easily glossed over by a shiny veneer, her compositions drip heartbreak induced wisdom.
In front of heavy beats and a spartan stage graced only with a few lone microphone stands and a table reserved for the ubiquitous laptop, five rappers filled the remaining empty space with their quick-fire poetry. In the words of one of the headliners, Killer Mike, this was church. So we paid attention and exalted.
Can you believe we're at the midyear mark of another year? Well, we are, and that means it's time to take stock of the albums and EPs that have received the most spins on KDHX in the first six months of 2013.
The DJs of 88.1 KDHX are a diverse group, but the one thing that binds them together is their love of music -- and new music is a big part of that love. At the midyear mark of 2013 30 of those DJs have selected their favorite releases so far.
As we head into the second half of 2013, the DJs of 88.1 KDHX look back on the songs and shows that are sure to stick with them all through the year.
Friday night saw an entire night of rainfall, and the super cell storm that would be later confirmed to have created the largest tornado in recorded history left Mulberry Mountain and Wakarusa wetter and muddier than ever.
Scottrade Center played host to four legendary hip-hop acts on Saturday when the Kings of the Mic tour came through St Louis.
Dust off your turntables and mics, because S.L.U.M. Fest returns! The St. Louis Underground Music Fest -- a St. Louis-centric hip hop festival featuring 60+ live emcees and DJs from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. -- goes down at Atomic Cowboy and The Demo on Saturday, June 15th, and boasts a pretty impressive lineup.