The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: July 2014

Categories: Hip-Hop

Bump & Hustle Two-Year Anniversary at Blank Space
July 19
9 p.m. / $5

If you missed Bump & Hustle's first anniversary, then you're probably a little salty. You're in luck, though, as the second anniversary is just around the corner. This year, San Francisco's DJ Centipede, also known as Mophono, headlines. Centipede got his start experimenting with electronic music genres Thug Jazz and Dirt Wave, soon becoming the foremost authority on both while being known as the most experimental EDM DJ in the Bay Area. St. Louis' DJ MAKossa, Hal Greens and DJ Needles will be joining him, each one playing their own eclectic sets of jazz, funk, hip-hop and blues.

Lil Debbie with Chi City, Chase Compton, MARKOE, Seymour Awesome, Billy Brown and Ca$hley at the Firebird
July 25
7 p.m. / $18-$20

Lil Debbie arrived on California's hip-hop scene by way of rap group White Girl Mob, which included fellow Cali emcees Kreayshawn and V-Nasty. However, in 2011, Lil Debbie got kicked out of the group owing to creative differences. But luck was in her favor: In 2012 she linked with Houston rapper RiFF RaFF and soon became a viral success. She released her debut EP, Queen D, in 2013, and followed up with California Sweetheart this past March. In addition to rapping, Lil Debbie is also a model and fashion designer, so expect her clothing choices to stunt on y'all. Arrive on time to catch the night's entire lineup, which includes locals MARKOE, Seymour Awesome and Billy Brown.

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