OnStL has often discussed the idea of following the local St. Louis City neighborhood news. Not like Patch. Patch is nice, but it’s not what’s REALLY going on. Patch is more about what they WANT you to know about what’s going on. But the real news is much more gossipy. So I started actually reading the email I get from my gossipy friends who live in the city of St. Louis.
For the past five months, this blog has explored multiple facets of local hip-hop. I've covered some of the biggest players on the scene that are making moves on the national stage, the producers that are critical in creating an infectious sound for rappers, and the effort that goes into making a successful music video that acts as advertising for an artist's career. Left out of this mix, thus far, has been the actual venues that host and support local music, allowing you, the fan, to experience first-hand live renditions of your favorite tracks, or to discover new tunes that you can't shake from your head. In this blog, I'll visit three distinct venues across the STL area that play host to some of the city's finest rappers.