Tef Poe

Sebastian “Tech Supreme” Lee is a cofounder of Delmar Records and a music producer.
Amy Harris/Courtesy of Delmar Records

Delmar Records is working to bring the national spotlight to a group of St. Louis musicians.

Cofounder and music producer Sebastian “Tech Supreme” Lee said the label’s roster features St. Louis musicians with strong careers who are looking expand their audience.  

Brittany Ferrell of  Millennial Activists United. Her organization helped coordinator activities during Ferguson October.
Emanuele Berry | St. Louis Public Radio

Since Michael Brown’s death one has heard a consistent cry for justice. For many protesters, that justice means the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, who shot the unarmed 18 year old. That case is before the grand jury. But an indictment is not the only definition of justice, as sought by those who have been demonstrating.

Justice Beyond Indictment

Brittany Ferrell loves nursing.

“Having the ability to touch someone’s life whether they just came into this world, or they are exiting this world, that means a lot to me.”

Protests and chants came into the St. Louis County Council chambers Tuesday night.
Jason Rosenbaum | St. Louis Public Radio

It’s been well over a month since a Ferguson police officer shot and killed Michael Brown. And for the most part, the St. Louis County Council was shielded from the unbridled anger over the 18-year-old’s death.

That reprieve ended on Tuesday.

The council’s chambers were packed with supporters of Brown and his family, with the vast majority of the crowd giving the county’s top executive and legislative officeholders a blazing array of criticism.

St. Louis Public Radio

Johnetta Elzie went to Ferguson the afternoon Michael Brown was shot and killed.

“It moved us to tears,” the 25-year-old college student said. “Between hearing the first-hand accounts and seeing his blood on the streets still. You could feel that his blood was screaming out from the pavement.” 

Young leaders in Ferguson have amplified that cry, rallying on social media and participating in protests.

Tef Poe performed at the benefit for Brown family August 2014
Willis Ryder Arnold | St. Louis Public Radio

The Aug. 24 benefit concert for Michael Brown’s family featured some of St. Louis’ best young hip hop talent. Organized by the S.L.U.M. Fest organizers and held at midtown club Plush, the public face of the concert focused on raising money for Michael Brown’s family. Yet event organizers wanted the event to be more than just a tool for gathering donations.

(Courtesy of Abby Gillardi)

Ian Fisher and The Present

Nick Garcia talks about stories from the road with Missouri native Ian Fisher.  We'll also hear Fisher perform a few songs as well.

Tef Poe Revisited

St. Louis rapper Tef Poe.
Courtesy of the Artist

If you don’t know who St. Louis rapper Tef Poe is, then there’s a good chance you haven’t been spending enough time in the digital world. Through his thoughts and lyrics he is trying to shape the way that people think about the politics and daily life of what occurs in the city from his perspective.