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LOOPRAT with Mathias and The Pirates
The Sheldon celebrates St. Louis’ long-standing and nationally respected hip hop scene as we partner with acclaimed group iLLPHONiCS to curate a series featuring some of the best hip hop acts the city has to offer.
Consisting of four MCs and six instrumentalists, jazz/hip hop collective LOOPRAT formed in late 2013, and quickly became one of St. Louis’ most sought after groups, performing with the like of Tef Poe, MME, Slum Village and Talib Kweli, and at Austin’s SXSW in 2015 and 2016. Led by Mathias James, known for his work with Earthworms, Mathias and the Pirates, all with deep roots in St. Louis’ hip hop scene, perform self-described “soulful Midwest hip-hop with a rock and roll heart.”