Famous Local Guide


Good-time Rapper

Growing up in North St. Louis, Chingy found himself rhyming and rapping in his teens. He then went on to help put the St. Louis rap scene on the map with hits like "Right Thurr" and "One Call Away." Despite the fame, a double platinum album, and multiple world tours, he still chooses to call St. Louis his home and loves spending time here hanging with his family and recording music. You can still catch him on tour with Nelly from time to time, rapping the hits we love. Read more about Chingy in our Famous Locals guide and follow him on Twitter @ChingyJackpot.


What's your favorite venue in St. Louis to perform?

The Pageant

"Favorite venue to perform I would say is the Pageant."

The Loop

What it's like being on the road with Nelly all over the world? What do you miss most about STL while you are gone?

"We're both two successful artists out of STL who've accomplished our goals and continue to strive for success. We both share interests, like performing and recording. What I miss most about STL when I'm gone is my family and sleeping in my bed. Haha!"

What's your favorite kind of food and where do you get it?

Bar Louie

"My favorite food is veggie flatbread and I get that from Bar Louie in St. Charles."

St Charles


If you were a tourist in St. Louis, where would you go?

Saint Louis Art Museum

"I would like to visit the Art Museum, Ballpark Village, and Busch Stadium."

The Cheshire

What's one of your favorite local restaurants?

Tani Sushi Bistro

"I love Tani Sushi Bistro."


If you could perform with any living musician who would it be?

"Erykah Badu because she's so natural and pure with her nationality and philosophy. "

Where can we see you perform next in town?

"Nowhere as of right now but I have gigs out of state. Next up is Vegas."