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

Categories: Hip-Hop

Wiz Khalifa with Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Richie Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, Mack Wilds, IAMSU and DJ Drama at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 12
6 p.m. / $27.75-$62.75

Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy and Tyga are coming through St. Louis for their Under the Influence of Music tour, with an incomparable list of openers including Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan and Mack Wilds -- proof that the law ain't gonna interrupt Wiz's flow. Let us explain: This past May, while promoting his new mixtape 28 Grams, Wiz dropped a few cannabis-centric mixes that caught the eye of the authorities. He was subsequently jailed for possession before 28 Grams could debut. He was released after a day, but not before he posted a jail selfie and got #FreeTrapWiz trending on Twitter. Wiz's tour is in support of his next studio album, Blacc Hollywood, which drops August 19. Six is quite the early start time for a show, but this is a lineup you don't want to miss.

Blank Generation with Franco-Hill at Schlafly Tap Room
August 22
9 p.m. / free

The Schlafly Tap Room does it again, this time with FarFetched's Blank Generation, a collaborative project that serves a huge purpose. Created by St. Louis' LooseScrewz and Hearskra-Z, Blank Generation's aim is to unify St. Louis through its fusion of punk rock, hip-hop, funk, soul and pop music. Blank Gen will be debuting its new project with perfect execution by Charlie Cerpa on sax, Andrew Gibson on drums and vocals, David Huber on bass guitar, Matt Lyons on guitar, Jelani Buchanan on keys and Hearskra-Z on vocals. Arrive on time to catch a set by Franco-Hill.

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