Nato Caliph Presents "The Build" at Blank Space


Nato Caliph

I make music because... I want to reach people and offer new ways of looking at life and information. But also, to have a good time while doing so.

I've learned the most from... Knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Which for me is also life, applying what I've learned from life and family. With that, I've also learned that the hip-hop culture is not a social-media sport. You cannot expect to be heard and respected by just tweeting and spending all day on Facebook or Instagram. In order to reach the people you have to be among the people, otherwise you're just a mystery being, and who takes those seriously?

I'm most inspired by... Ultimately, family. Learning, understanding and family. Those are the foundation of my inspiration. But aside from that, I am also inspired by those who honor their craft and take it serious. Always pushing to better themselves, inspire others and not be gimmicky, looking for attention and a quick turnaround.

I'm most productive when... That's a good one, because I consider myself productive a great majority of the time. But I would have to say that I'm most productive when working with others that are dedicated and working towards a common goal.

The St. Louis music scene could use... Unity. Stop looking out for self only. If you're in a position to help the scene in any genre, in any way, then do it. Do it because it will make the scene better, and not because you're expecting it to yield a return.

The best post-show food in St. Louis is... Uncle Bill's, City Diner and Courtesy Diner. But if I have to pick one, I would have to say Uncle Bill's.

Good work should always... Be something that you're proud of. You should be able to look back at any point in your career and be proud of what you did.

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Nato Caliph
Saturday, April 26, 9 p.m.
w/ Truth Universal, DJ Waht, Quanstar, Lyriqs Da Lyriciss, DJ Def D, Marcel P. Black, Sol Asar, Allwise360, Domino Effect, Lyfestile, KD Assassin & Jah Orah and DJ Divi
@ Blank Space - $5

Follow Nato Caliph through his official website, Twitter and Facebook.

Do you know a project or band that should be considered for this series? Drop a line to fillintheblank@riverfronttimes.com.

Previously from our Fill in the Blank series:
- Jah Orah & KD Assassin
- Zagk Gibbons
- Britches
- The Maness Brothers
- Con Trails
- This City of Takers
- Syna So Pro
- Eric Hall
- Pink Sock
- Scrub
- Pet Rock the Musical
- The Glass Cavalry
- The Blu Skies
- Animal Teeth
- Popular Mechanics
- Brotherfather
- Bad Dates
- Beauty Pageant
- Pillow Talk
- The Tennis Lesson
- The Funs
- Brothers Lazaroff
- Quaere Verum
- MME
- Sarah Bollinger
- Little Big Bangs
- Everything Went Black
- Lions Eat Grass
- Kevin Harris
- Laika
- Heavy Horse
- Barely Free Partial Prisoners
- The Defeated County
- Lizzie Weber
- Kenshiro's
- B.E.L.L.A.
- Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
- Humdrum
- The Blind Eyes


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Blank Space

2847 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

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OriginalSin
OriginalSin

I agree with this 100%. Nato is one of the most humble people and artist that I have had the pleasure to know. His music stays true to the art of hip hop and its message, not only that he stays true to the art of hip hop. He truly practices what he preaches. His focus is never on self. While other artists that I have met have goals on celebrity, his is on longevity. I believe that's why he's become a true legend for St Louis. Since I discovered his music some years ago he is never once try to be the main in the limelight, and as far as my opinion is conerned he shines brighter than most. His message has always been present in his music and it never strays from it. He does not let mainstream or others opinions distract him from that. As a man and an artist, he has my utmost respect. Move...

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