If you're a regular reader of our site, you've probably noticed that bands seem to be getting robbed in St. Louis quite frequently these days. Recent victims include Yautja
, For The Fallen Dreams
, and Eyehategod
Notably, just hours ago, Maine hip-hop artist Spose
was also the victim of theft in St. Louis. Literally while enjoying the meal in the photo below at Pappy's Smokehouse, his touring van was robbed, in broad daylight no less. Among the items stolen were several laptops, musical equipment, phones, cameras, clothes, and an iPad. You can read his statement below. Interestingly, Pappy's is within blocks of all of the previous St. Louis thefts we've detailed this year.
"So, our tour van was just robbed around 12:30 pm today in St. Louis in broad daylight outside of Pappy's Smokehouse. We lost everything. Multiple laptops, all our musical equipment, my canon 5d mark ii camera and lenses, everything I use to record my music, my mic, my apogee duet, my ipad, clothes, phones, my friend GodDamnChan lost every beat he's ever made, all my external hard drives containing all the music I had made for my next album(s). We filed a police report and changed passwords and called State Farm but nothing can replace what we lost. We were in the restaurant for 30 minutes. And they essentially took my job, all the work I had done for the past two years building up to 2015. Gone. There's no amount of likes or comments that'll bring anything back, I just wanted to let the people who robbed us know FUCK YOU and let our fans know I'll be performing the next few shows with limited resources on this tour (and I will be a little late to the show tonight). So please know I normally would have a more organized set than whatever I'll have to scrounge together here on my way to Kansas. I'm done with St Louis, if you wanna see me perform in the future come to Chicago or something cuz St Louis is dead to me. Just took all the work I had to done to support and feed my family in 2015 away from me.
"If you know me, however, you know I'm not all doom and gloom and pessimistic. So, I would be remiss to not point out that my family is safe, nobody got hurt, I am healthy, I've lived a good, relatively painful, peaceful life and the sun is still shining. BUT SERIOUSLY FUCK WHOEVER STOLE MY SHIT!!!
"Lawrence, Kansas tonight at the Grenada with MC Chris and MC Lars."