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This latest release from Flying Lotus, "You're Dead!" pushes genre bending to its extremes. Although centered around the hip-hop structure, the album incorporates jazz, experimental electronic music and even some orchestral sounds. The album is intensely thematic, with every melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre and lyric focused on death in a playful and mocking tone.

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Letting over three hours go by after doors opened, Dirt Nasty's Saturday night show at the Old Rock House devolved into a referendum on unpredictability and expectations. Actor Simon Rex's foray into music came across like his "Scary Movie 3" parody of Eminem, minus the MPAA concerns.

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Some people claim that the art of the music video is dead, but I believe it's simply moved from the industry-controlled cable stations to the nearly limitless world of the Internet.

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This was my first full calendar year attending concerts for KDHX as a photographer and journalist, and it certainly helped keep me regularly attending shows.

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Perhaps it was simply an early show on a Tuesday or perhaps there just wasn't enough exposure and promotion, but St. Louis did not show up to support Spose and the others from Preposterously Dank Entertainment. The low turnout was certainly not for a lack of talented performers.

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For fans of A Tribe Called Quest and, in fact, for anyone interested in the hip hop scene, first time director Michael Rapaport’s Beats, Rhymes and Life is an informative and enjoyable documentary. Through recent interviews and archival footage, Rapaport weaves together the rise, the fights, and the reunion of Tribe’s two central rappers, Phife Dawg and Q-Tip.

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The second annual Saint Louis Underground Music festival, a hip-hop showcase featuring over 60 performers, was held at Atomic Cowboy this year.

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Thursday, 08 January 2009 17:30

Hollywood Holt 1/8/09

Known for his manic, even spastic performing style, rapper Hollywood Holt is on the cutting edge of the Chicago hip-hop scene. He joined Girl Talk for a sold out show at the Pageant, and stopped by KDHX for a live performance.

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Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…