With the Made in America episodes of Seattle, Denver, and Minneapolis/St. Paul in the bag, we headed over to St. Louis, Missouri, to find out what was up in the city most famous for spawning Nelly. Turns out hip-hop is still the city’s most popular export. We hung out on a stoop with underground rappers Tef Poe and Nick Menn (of the Doorway Collective), hit up the city’s best record store, and ate some hot-sauce slathered chicken with Shad and Tab of JGE Retro (teenage girls have been known to faint in their presence). And obviously we talked to Nelly, who among other topics, gave Noisey an education in women and how to correctly pronounce the word “everything.” He continues to rep his hometown hard.