Sure, the weather seems nice now. But Mother Nature can be such a tease sometimes: Right when we think St. Louis is finally thawing out, we are gifted with more ice and snow and freezing rain and sleet and the occasional high-wind freak show. As we ride out the rest of this ruthless winter and St. Louis slowly -- and we do mean slowly -- transitions to spring, why not enjoy the best that St. Louis hip-hop has to offer? From indie-rap and local DJs to those national acts that sometimes grace the Lou with their presence, these are St. Louis' best hip-hop shows in March.
Afroman with The Fufops at Fubar March 14 8 p.m. / $18-$22
Afroman is probably the only rapper in history to receive a Grammy nomination for getting too stoned to do anything. Don't blame him, though -- who really wants to clean their room? We can only hope the 25-year-old Afroman who wrote that song in 2000 is still the same 39-year-old Afroman today, and that he regales his showgoers with some superb stoney stories. What else can an Afrofan hope for?
If you're looking for a place to get down on a Saturday night, then Blank Space's monthly Bump & Hustle is your best bet. Trade in your fancy shoes for your dancin' ones, as DJ MAKossa, Needles, Hal Greens and Kase-One take over the tables with their vinyl selections. Funk, soul, reggae, hip-hop and boogie will be the specials this night.
Three 6 Mafia with Twisted Insane, Whitney Peyton, SOZAY, Alan Winkle, Metropolitix, Bandit, Repatalleon, Partners in Rhyme, Mark Bone, Haiku, Crook3d Music, B-Skan at the Mad Magician March 27 7 p.m. / $20-$25
Three 6 Mafia is hitting St. Louis hard, with a huge line up that includes both national and local acts. The group reunited in 2013 as Da Mafia 6ix, with five of its original members, and is set to release an album in March 2014. Yes, we are still majorly sad about Juicy J's absence, but even without this show is still a big deal. Who could ever forget Three 6 Mafia's glorious Grammy win for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"?
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