An interesting (and long) evening of local and national hip-hop at The Gramophone last night, but really in the end, the crowd was there to catch these two guys. More words and pictures to come in a few.
Note: Part 1 focuses solely on Freddie Gibbs. Did you miss that one? Head over here first!
Before Freddie Gibbs’ appearance in the late evening early morning, an extensive list of local hip-hop/rap talent worked the Gramophone stage showcasing the various styles the city currently has to offer. I’ve been tangentially aware of the scene, but had yet to actually partake in a show, so the night became a great primer of the names out there.
Part 2 of our Freddie Gibbs wrap-up will focus on the massive list of openers – an interesting testament of St. Louis’ hip-hop/rap scene. The lone exception was the surprise appearance of Chicago’s GLC, which turned out to be a huge highlight of the night for me.
Full set and write-up to come early this week. In the meantime, drive slow homey during this cold Monday.
With some parts of the city still recovering from a snowstorm, St. Louis definitely stepped it up and came out to The Gramophone to welcome rapper Freddie Gibbs to town. Representative of the Gary, Indiana blue-collar work ethos from which he grew up in, Freddie arrived on stage ready to get down to business, launching straight into his set.