The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: February 2014
3rd Annual J Dilla Tribute Concert at the Gramophone
9 p.m. / $10-$13
St. Louis' second Dilla tribute of the month is at the Gramophone, and what this show lacks in donuts it more than makes up for in music. The 3rd Annual J Dilla Tribute Concert's killer lineup includes DJ Needles and Soulition, Downstereo, Nato Caliph, Legend Camp, Jia Davis, and a few more. And don't forget the Bare Knuckles Music Beat Battle at the very beginning. If you're looking for a show with awesome variety and a terrifyingly awesome lineup, look no further.
2 Chainz with Pusha T at Chaifetz Arena
8 p.m. / $38-$128
2 Chainz performs dirty south rap at its finest. Hailing from Georgia, 2 Chainz came on to the scene as part of the duo Playaz Circle, rising to prominence as a solo artist with the release of his 2011 mixtape T.R.U. REALigion. Since then he has found success as both a lead and featuring artist, working with Kanye, Big Sean and Gucci Mane, just to name a few.
Pusha T-- or "King Push" as many affectionately call him -- was born in the Bronx but reps Virginia as his home. Though he's been rapping since 1992, his debut solo album My Name Is My Name only dropped in 2013. Another cohort of Kanye, Push signed to 'Ye's GOOD Music label in 2010. Even though he's been around for so long, Push proves with his lyrical flow that he's still relevant.
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