"Show Me State" native, Bates, has been setting booths on fire and blazing stages since she started her music career. Two groups and almost ten projects later, people are finally starting to give her the recognition she deserves. In honor of Hip-Hop Appreciation Week, the St. Louis Public Library is proud to present
Not So Quiet!
Live and In Concert
In 2015 Bates was awarded 'Best Female Hip-Hop Artist' by the St. Louis Underground Music Awards. She followed that success with The Great DeBates. In 2016, Bates was awarded 'Best Video' for "Tell Jesus," and 'Best Female Hip-Hop Artist' for the second time becoming the first woman to take home 'Artist of the Year' in the history of the Slumfest Awards.
In the summer of 2016, Bates released "For Colored Folk," an album filled with powerful insights and opinions. It went on to win 'Best Album of the Year' 2017 at the Slumfest Awards.
"For Colored Folk is a navigation through spiritual, social and political minefields." Riverfront Times, Joseph Hess 2016
Not one to stand on success, Bates next album Strange Woman is already being called her greatest work yet! Strange Woman reaches the younger, trap music loving urban kid while packed with hits, banging beats and highly addictive hooks and styles that satisfy devoted fans and newcomers to Bates alike.
Bates is a STL original, an artist and performer who the whole world should know about!
Due to graphic language and strong adult themes, anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by a guardian at the show, first come-first served, no reservation required. Doors to the Central Library auditorium open to the public at 6:30pm and the show will begin promptly at 7pm. For further information on any of the Not So Quiet! Concert Series, please call Joe Schwartz 314-539-0347.
This program is part of Hip Hop Appreciation Week. Please see the calendar for other events. All events are free.
Not So Quiet! Concert Series is made possible by generous support from Plaza Advisory Group, Inc. and the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.
**SPECIAL NOTE: There will be bright, fast-moving lights at this event. Please consider this if you or a family member will be attending who is susceptible to seizures.**