The Latest From Doorway


November 2, 2014 by Cory Rose

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September 19, 2014 by Cory Rose

2015 SLUMFEST HIP HOP AWARDS Voting Nomination process of the 2015 SLUMFEST HIP HOP AWARDS should be based upon the body of work from artists between December 2013 through November 2014. Voting for the 2015 SLUMFEST HIP HOP AWARDS will run from Tuesday September 2, 2014 through Friday November 14, 2014.Please vote for your favorite Doorway members Rt-faq, Nick Menn, L-Gifted, S.d.Thedizzleman, Monkh, Heirjordin

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Lets Make A Change

August 14, 2014 by Cory Rose

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5 year old Doorway member Heir Jordin Live from Oklahoma City performing his song "Proud History"

June 25, 2014 by Cory Rose

5 year old Doorway member Heir Jordin Live from Oklahoma City performing his song Proud History for fans at the Vatterott Summer Concert Series. Also take a look at his youtube video for "Proud History" at

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2014 Saint Louis Riverfront Times Award for Best Hip Hop Group

June 25, 2014 by Cory Rose

2014 Saint Louis Riverfront Times Award  for Best Hip Hop Group DOORWAY 3 Years in a row, 2012,13,14 Also, Nick Menn of Doorway wins the 2014 Best Hip Hop Solo Artist!

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2014 RFT Music Awards Contest.

May 1, 2014 by Cory Rose

2014 RFT Music Awards Contest. Each year, the at RFT Music HQ present the RFT Music Awards, an annual celebration of the best and brightest musical acts St. Louis has to offer. The nominees are chosen by a panel of venue owners/employees,promoters/talent buyers, record store staff, dedicated die-hards and various other musical minds from organizations all over the city -- and then the winners are chosen by you!Many of these musicians will appear at the RFT Music Showcase, to be held this year on June 7 in the Grove!

Please vote for Best Hip/Hop Group "Doorway"

Best Hip/Hop Solo "pick one"
"Nick Menn"
"S.d. Thedizzleman"
"Tek Doorway"

Best Hip-Hop DJ "Dj Sno"

Best Hip-Hop/R&B: "Theresa Payne"

#whiteout #rtfaq #lgifted #sdthedizzleman

RULES: Select one band per category, or write in your own choice. Only one ballot per voter. Entries must be received no later than Monday, June 9.

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Doorway's SXSW 2014 Schedule

March 10, 2014 by Cory Rose

Doorways SXSW 2014 Schedule Jay Janner From The Austin Statesman our first day in Austin for SXSW.

RT Faq, left, and Nick Menn, of the St. Louis rap group Doorway, perform from a bus on 5th Street near the Fader Fort at SXSW on Tuesday March 11, 2014.

This is how schedule is looking down here in Austin thus far.

March 13th
Industry 101 (212 East 6th St) Showcase 11:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Doorway scheduled for 4:30 - 4:45 PM

March 14th
SXMW (1511 East 6th St) 12 PM - 6 PM
Doorway 3:30 PM

Saturday March 15th
SXSWalrus - (2200 Canterbury St)
Doorway scheduled to perform at 4 PM SX Solution Showcase at La Barbecue (1200 E 6th St, 78702) 4 PM - Midnight
Doorway scheduled to perform after 7 PM (Exact time TBA, will inform.)

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Proud History!

February 23, 2014 by Cory Rose

Proud History! Five year old prodigy rapper makes song about Black History Month.

Heir Jordin (Jordin Jackson-Prince) of East Saint Louis, Illinois, son of proud father and rapper Ramel RT-FaQ Prince of the group Doorway, is releasing his debut song and video “Proud History” dedicated to showing pride for his African American culture and heritage. The five year old rapping phenom raps “I’m proud, I’m proud of my Black History, it’s history, and I’m proud” on the chorus for this anthem which amplifies and sums up the overall theme of the release. Jordin mentions historical figures Malcom X, Martin Luther King, Frederick Douglas, Rosa Parks, Gabby Douglas and more, articulating and rapping like no other five year old has done before. The video follows Heir Jordin on his journey to many East Saint Louis and Saint Louis historically Black landmarks like the Jackie Joyner Kersey Center, the Old Saint Louis Courthouse, the Delmar Loop Stars, and the Chuck Berry Memorial Statue. Heir Jordin also teams up with his brother Royale Prince (Teddy P) and an array of wild and crazy kids to further hype up the performance scenes. Come along and be amazed by the future of Hip Hop as five year old Heir Jordin releases “Proud History”, which could quite possibly be the most profound Black History song ever made.

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Now Hear This: More from the Ten St. Louis Bands That Should Be Famous

December 15, 2013 by Cory Rose

Now Hear This: More from the Ten St. Louis Bands That Should Be Famous Nice print article from the Riverfront Times saying Doorway should be famous now!

By RFT Music Allison Babka: Rappers sometimes are known for waging lyrical (or worse) war on each other. Not so with Doorway: These guys have made it clear that collaboration and positivity are the keys to good tunes. A collective of individually talented artists, Doorway takes advantage of its killer songwriting chops to explore relationships, social issues, cautionary tales and more with hooks that are a little bit throwback, a little bit street and a whole lot of jam. Throw in partnerships with local titans Rockwell Knuckles and Tef Poe and Doorway has a deep, versatile song list that suits its energetic live shows well.

The beginning: A group of friends and I started Doorway back in 8th Grade at Grant Middle School in Fairview Heights. That's when I came up with Whiteout, that's when L-Gifted came up with his name, and SD was still SD (He wasn't with Doorway yet; he was still with his group Aifam). Doorway has had a lot of members over the years throughout high school and years following. In 2010, Doorway was formed into what it is now. We linked up with RT-FaQ and a few other key players over the years, and now heading into 2014 we've never been stronger.-- Nick Menn

What everyone should know about music from St. Louis: Definitely want to let all the outsiders know that there are artists of all kinds here. Not all of them are going for those "radio songs" and don't all meet the stereotype that we all sound like the rappers that were known on a national level in the past. -- RT-FaQ

All-time favorite local band: Parlor Knights. Over the past three years or so, Doorway and Parlor Knights have thrown some amazing shows together; it takes our music to the next level. They are also dope as their own entity; their music has gotten me through a lot of bullshit and has been faithfully in my rotation when I'm looking to hear something other rap music. -- Nick Menn

Guilty pleasure: Never thought in a million years that I would be singing Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" at the top of my lungs with my eyes closed so tight that a year pops out, but it happened two days ago. -- RT-FaQ

Classic MTV-era music video they'd redo: I would love to re-create "The Real Slim Shady" video! It is such an iconic song/video from my grade school days, back when I was one of those kids bleaching my hair. -- L-Gifted

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Goon Road: Hill One Indiegogo

November 18, 2013 by Cory Rose

Goon Road: Hill One Indiegogo Goon Road is the name of an actual road located in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Goon Road has a haunted history & was also the go-to place for partying and drugs during Nick Menn's teen years. The project will be a concept based on the dark history of the road as well as heavy drug usage. It is meant to blur the perceived lines between reality, life, and death... and will be split into three EPs (there also happens to be three hills on Goon Road). With many layers and symbols spread throughout the expansive project, it will give listeners a chance to find something new with each listen. When asked to describe the overall concept, Nick Menn said "To me, Goon Road is the perfect American, drug-induced horror story. The 3 EPs, or 'hills', represent the ups-and-downs often exaggerated by the choices we make in our lives."

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Doorway Video in Atlanta for A3C

November 8, 2013 by Cory Rose

Doorway Video in Atlanta for A3C

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October 27, 2013 by Cory Rose Mentions Doorway Amongst Ghostface mentions Doorway in their article about A3C, the Ghostface Killah & Schoolboy Q shows and more. Doorway opened for Jarren Benton, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q on the Main Stage Saturday October 5th, 2013.

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"Stand Out Indie Act Of @A3C Is Doorway"

October 27, 2013 by Nick Menn

Shoutout to Crazy al Cayne at who wrote about us being the standout Indie act at A3C this year.

"When we went to Little 5 Points to go check out the Mass Appeal show at the Star Bar for the A3C HipHop Festival we saw this act performing in the parking lot behind the spot. They had this blacked out RV that was setup with a loud ass system and a window for the DJ and a booth with their merch setup next to their van and I was like” this is dope”! The name of the group is named Doorway and not only was I impressed by their presentation and setup I was equally impressed with their music and performance. Their music style wasn’t the Boom Bap HipHop that I love but it was still very good. If there’s one thing besides Ghostface show that I’ll always remember about A3C, it will be Doorway!"

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New Video: Line Em Up by Nick Menn ft Rockwell Knuckles & Tef Poe

October 27, 2013 by Nick Menn

New Video: Line Em Up by Nick Menn ft Rockwell Knuckles & Tef Poe Check out the music video for "Line Em Up" w/ Rockwell Knuckles and Tef Poe, produced by Bentley Hendrixx, video shot by Alex White.

Line Em Up

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A3C 2013 REVOLT.TV Doorway Opening for Jay Rock & Schoolboy Q

October 14, 2013 by Nick Menn

A3C 2013  REVOLT.TV Doorway Opening for Jay Rock & Schoolboy Q Got to get in on the stage at A3C 2013 shoutout to them for letting us grace the stage opening up for Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q it's a blessing!!

The nomination process of the 2013 SLUMFEST HIP HOP AWARDS has started.

Voting for the 2014 SLUMFEST HIP HOP AWARDS will run from Monday September 23, 2013 through Friday November 16, 2013. Nominee list will be posted by mid-December 2013. Please follow all instructions to insure that your vote goes through and are counted.

1. In each categories, please type in the name of the nominees.

2. Make sure you check all of your selections BEFORE to cast all votes.

3. Please use VALID EMAIL ADDRESS when submitting votes.

4. One submission per email address. No submission from dummy email accounts. (Note: submission from dummy accounts will result in ballots not counted)

The 2014 SLUMFEST HIP HOP AWARDS takes place January 25, 2014.

Please vote for Best Group: "Doorway"
Best Male Artist: and or Artist of the year: "Nick Menn", "RtFaq", "Lgifted" or "Sd Thedizzelman"
For Best Video: "Line Em Up ft Rockwell Knuckles & Tef Poe"
Best Hip-Hop Album: Doorway "Four Brothers"

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July 11, 2013 by Cory Rose



Country and proud of it, Nappy Roots formed in 1995 around a sextet of students attending Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Four members of the group were Kentucky natives (Skinny DeVille, B. Stille, Ron Clutch, and Big V), bolstered by a pair of Oakland-born transplants (R. Prophet and Milledgeville). Nappy Roots began making music together at a local record shop-cum-studio named ET's Music, and released their full-length debut, Country Fried Cess, in 1998. Drawn to the group's distinctive twist on Southern bounce, the major labels began flocking, and they eventually signed to Atlantic. Their label debut, Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz, was released in 2002, and the follow-up, Wooden Leather, arrived one year later. After several delays, the group released its anticipated album The Humdinger in August 2008; it was the first not to feature R. Prophet, who had left the group to pursue a solo career. Their second album as a quintet, The Pursuit of Nappyness, was issued two years later. ~ John Bush, Rovi

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Doorway Wins the RFT Music Award for best Hip Hop/Rap Group for 2013

June 5, 2013 by Cory Rose

Doorway Wins the RFT Music Award for best Hip Hop/Rap Group for 2013 We are very honored, two years in a row!!! Shoutout to all the other nominees and all the other groups in STL, all good people, Tef Poe won the award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist Solo, Theresa Payne won for best RNB artist, Rocky Knuckles was inducted into the Hall Of Fame as well!!

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Read what the RFT has to say about Doorway and the other artists nominated this year for best Hip-Hop (Group) in St. Louis.

May 31, 2013 by Cory Rose

Read what the RFT has to say about Doorway and the other artists nominated this year for best Hip-Hop (Group) in St. Louis. Hip-Hop (Group): Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

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May 21, 2013 by Nick Menn


In honor of Biggie's birthday we wanted to drop a snippet of the new track "Bigge Taught Me" produced by Dj K Millz & YGMS, featuring myself and Tef Poe.. CHECK IT OUT, REPOST IT, RESHARE IT, TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK..

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Doorway Causing Roadblocks at Pointfest 2013 St. Louis Verizon Wireless Ampitheater

May 14, 2013 by Cory Rose

This is what the scene looked like yesterday at Pointfest, With fans of Alice n Chains, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine, P.O.D! We peformed 20 minutes on the hour 8 times. Loved the people who stopped and rocked it with us!!!! Here we are performing "Go Sh*t", "We In The Club", "Kaboom".......

VOTE for The 2013 RFT Music Awards

Doorway's up for Best Hip-hop (Group) in STL, there's a lot of dope nominees, all worthy, we're honored to have won last year, we're asking people to vote again!! Also feel free to write in Nick Menn or RT-FaQ for Best Hip-hop (Solo)

Here's the link, like I said, bunch of dope acts, vote for who you feel is the dopest!!!

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