The Frontline- Blogging the Postmodern South

The Frontline began as a blog about
Southern hip-hop. It grew out of a
magazine column into a blog and has
since grown and changed into something
far bigger than any one genre of music.
Enjoy my journey down a mental Highway
61 into landscapes of the blues, soul, jazz,
funk and yes- hip-hop as well. In short, a
journey through the post-modern South.
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After the jazz performance, my friend Tom Ray wanted to head to downtown St. Louis to check out a rare groove DJ event called “Funkin’ Right.” It was taking place in the entertainment district on Washington Avenue, at a tapas bar called Lola’s, which was soon standing room only. The music was largely funk and breakbeat, with a little hip-hop thrown in. It was great fun.