Frannie Kelley http://publicradioeast.org en Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella http://publicradioeast.org/post/reunited-and-it-feels-little-awkward-outkast-coachella <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPEiAGFMnNI</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:24:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 38927 at http://publicradioeast.org Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella E-40: 'I'm On The West Coast, Eating' http://publicradioeast.org/post/e-40-im-west-coast-eating <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA5UCZYrrtY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GZbaXdK8Js</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqkxWMxaBOU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_UBEBLRu-Y</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7vQSPBtwyc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avkToQqG1qw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-THg68cxEWY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoA-ByjIf2M</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-fL-vdcBWo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsDyZNIkO6Q</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkmbK90eb4c</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley & Ali Shaheed Muhammad 38533 at http://publicradioeast.org E-40: 'I'm On The West Coast, Eating' First Listen Live: ScHoolboy Q, 'Oxymoron' http://publicradioeast.org/post/first-listen-live-schoolboy-q-oxymoron Within <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/05/30/153989940/a-new-hip-hop-business-model-that-sounds-familiar" target="_blank">Black Hippy</a>, the Los Angeles-based crew consisting of Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q is the fun-loving middle child who taunts you with a straight face but can't always help cracking a smile. He's a wildcard who put out two highly-regarded independent albums and has become a reliable source for bracing guest spots. Sometimes he's incisive, sometimes he's callous. He's always charismatic and perceptive and forthright. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 34086 at http://publicradioeast.org First Listen Live: ScHoolboy Q, 'Oxymoron' Rap From Memphis: The Outtakes http://publicradioeast.org/post/rap-memphis-outtakes During the reporting of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2014/02/06/271631142/eightball-mjg-and-memphis-rap-20-years-on" target="_blank">our story about the legacy of <em>Comin' Out Hard</em> in Memphis rap</a>, we spent time in the city with MJG, Young Dolph and Drumma Boy. We met Yo Gotti in New York and got Eightball in a studio in Atlanta. We didn't have enough time to talk to everybody who's made Memphis rap what it is, like Gangsta Boo, or DJ Paul, Juicy J, Project Pat, or even Gangsta Pat. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 22:42:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 33902 at http://publicradioeast.org Rap From Memphis: The Outtakes Eightball, MJG And Rap From Memphis 20 Years On http://publicradioeast.org/post/eightball-mjg-and-memphis-rap-20-years <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIUPM8AdVxA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywC9JrELSGQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVH9um7lXhc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu_Hdzc6Ub8</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:02:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 33672 at http://publicradioeast.org Eightball, MJG And Rap From Memphis 20 Years On Starlito And Don Trip: Writers First, Rappers Second http://publicradioeast.org/post/starlito-and-don-trip-writers-first-rappers-second <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff3TBEVc_ko</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e66fUoG7e5s</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDFGVHYH8Mk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDCH8LwlcxU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gK1e2TCFAA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRWUs0KtB-I</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrVCRQd1ugU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRHLb9gySzA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6BPO2FU1u4</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:40:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 32055 at http://publicradioeast.org Starlito And Don Trip: Writers First, Rappers Second Yes, Yeezus Dominated 2013 Hip Hop, But Many More Gems Were Made http://publicradioeast.org/post/yes-yeezus-dominated-2013-hip-hop-many-more-gems-were-made Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>All this week, we're looking back at the year in music with our friends at NPR Music as our guides. Every year, they round up their favorite 50 albums, some mainstream, some more obscure and some completely unavoidable, like "Yeezus" from Kanye West.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BOUND 2")<p>BRENDA LEE: Uh-huh, honey.<p>KANYE WEST: (Rapping) What you doing in the club on a Thursday? You said you only here for a girl birthday. They ordered champagne but still look thirsty. Rock Forever 21 but just turned 30.<p>CORNISH: West was everywhere. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:29:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 29711 at http://publicradioeast.org What We Talked About When We Talked About Hip-Hop In 2013 http://publicradioeast.org/post/what-we-talked-about-when-we-talked-about-hip-hop-2013 We all listen to music differently. What we hear is shaded by our history, our knowledge, our equipment, our mood, our taste. But every year there are moments when everybody who lives and breathes hip-hop is talking about the same thing.<p>In June, when <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B--ZARCwSIE" target="_blank">Jay's Samsung/<em>Magna Carta Holy Grail</em> ad</a> aired during game 5 of the NBA Finals. A Thursday in April when Pusha T's "<a href="https://soundcloud.com/defjam/numbers-on-the-boards" target="_blank">Numbers on the Boards</a>" dropped. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:35:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley & Cedric Shine 29297 at http://publicradioeast.org What We Talked About When We Talked About Hip-Hop In 2013 Bun B On Janis Joplin, UGK's Label Struggles And His Voice http://publicradioeast.org/post/bun-b-janis-joplin-ugks-label-struggles-and-his-voice <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvhQDQVEkZ8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Y0rT9y_Ls</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKxZA4U0Ehw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQnxtNd8H3g</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeAW8SCkdP0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyP_Z6pV5LE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJIcpymmFIg</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:20:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 28479 at http://publicradioeast.org Bun B On Janis Joplin, UGK's Label Struggles And His Voice 'All Daps And Hugs': G-Side Reunites And Releases A New Song http://publicradioeast.org/post/all-daps-and-hugs-g-side-reunites-and-releases-new-song For about five years, we at NPR Music have been listening to G-Side, a rap duo from Huntsville, Ala., and the group's in-house production pair the Block Beattaz. Some of us rocked 2008's <em><em>Starshipz & Rocketz</em></em> until the tape popped, reveling in the sequined sound and mostly level-headed lyrics that alternate between the gruff and drawled deliveries favored by Clova and ST 2 Lettaz, respectively. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:31:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 27558 at http://publicradioeast.org 'All Daps And Hugs': G-Side Reunites And Releases A New Song Eight Million Stories: Hip-Hop In 1993 http://publicradioeast.org/post/eight-million-stories-hip-hop-1993 All year <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/172716049/hip-hops-golden-year" target="_blank"><em>Morning Edition</em> and NPR Music have been running radio pieces about rap albums released 20 years ago, in 1993</a>. For a special episode of Microphone Check we invited a group of people who were working in hip-hop back then to meet us at the <a href="http://www.acehotel.com/newyork" target="_blank">Ace Hotel in New York City</a> and tell stories about that productive and creative year. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:39:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley & Ali Shaheed Muhammad 27489 at http://publicradioeast.org Eight Million Stories: Hip-Hop In 1993 New Song: Starlito And Ryan Hemsworth, 'Can't Get Over You' http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-song-starlito-and-ryan-hemsworth-cant-get-over-you <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzhFs6gbNrE</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:43:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 27484 at http://publicradioeast.org New Song: Starlito And Ryan Hemsworth, 'Can't Get Over You' Where Rock The Bells Fails, Drake's Tour Succeeds http://publicradioeast.org/post/where-rock-bells-fails-drakes-tour-succeeds What does the concert-ticket buyer want? If we're accepting that the market for albums — physical and digital — won't ever rebound, that digital singles will never make up for the loss in revenue and that streaming can't be profitable under current licensing laws, professional musicians (and the labels that love them) need to figure this out. Rap music, with its younger audience, has been more flexible in this regard than other genres: Rap acts now run the multi-genre summer festival gamut after infiltrating smaller cities' club circuits long ago. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:14:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 26606 at http://publicradioeast.org Where Rock The Bells Fails, Drake's Tour Succeeds Pusha T On A Tribe Called Quest, His Frustrations And Pharrell (Part 2) http://publicradioeast.org/post/pusha-t-tribe-called-quest-his-frustrations-and-pharrell-part-2 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfR00nu5xQw</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:56:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley & Ali Shaheed Muhammad 25635 at http://publicradioeast.org Pusha T On A Tribe Called Quest, His Frustrations And Pharrell (Part 2) Pusha T On Fronting, Responsibility And Kanye (Part 1) http://publicradioeast.org/post/pusha-t-fronting-responsibility-and-kanye-part-1 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_rFd2F8vgc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DawrlSwHUiM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjWAWcx4xdE</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:12:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 25315 at http://publicradioeast.org Pusha T On Fronting, Responsibility And Kanye (Part 1) Marley Marl On The Bridge Wars, LL Cool J And Discovering Sampling http://publicradioeast.org/post/marley-marl-bridge-wars-ll-cool-j-and-discovering-sampling <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwYNZRecEl4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS4RpBR0Zn0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-alEhlHSzk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbZzIG4ncXY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47iDDFYndUQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYmxbydg1BI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ntsaxM-Zg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpG5eiJIX5w</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vimZj8HW0Kg</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:13:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 23178 at http://publicradioeast.org Marley Marl On The Bridge Wars, LL Cool J And Discovering Sampling Goodie Mob On Hip-Hop Made By And For Adults http://publicradioeast.org/post/goodie-mob-hip-hop-made-and-adults <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuWB9Nhoypw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgJG5S_zyiw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZijiX6BpoT8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzDMHcxFGbE</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:26:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 21447 at http://publicradioeast.org Goodie Mob On Hip-Hop Made By And For Adults Thundercat On Making Music Outside The Lines http://publicradioeast.org/post/thundercat-making-music-outside-lines Session musician Stephen Bruner has played bass in other people's bands for more than a decade. He can play metal, R&B, hip-hop, jazz. And he's been folding all that into his own music, which he puts out under the name Thundercat.<p>Now, with his second album, he's stepping to the front of the stage.<p>Bruner knows everybody. He calls Robert Trujillo, who he replaced in the thrash band Suicidal Tendencies and who now plays bass for <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15730259/metallica" target="_blank">Metallica</a>, his big uncle. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:03:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 19181 at http://publicradioeast.org Thundercat On Making Music Outside The Lines First Listen: Ka, 'The Night's Gambit' http://publicradioeast.org/post/first-listen-ka-nights-gambit <em>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</em><p>Ka is a rapper and producer who hails from Brownsville, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, with mostly unhappy stories to recommend it: for one, the Jewish hit-men who made up Murder, Inc., in the 1930s lived there. He's been making music for 20 years but his most recent work — an album in 2008, called <em>Iron Works</em>, and one more last year, called <em>Grief Pedigree</em> — is an idea finally realized. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:25:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 18674 at http://publicradioeast.org First Listen: Ka, 'The Night's Gambit' Prodigy On Mobb Deep's Early Days And Protecting His Success http://publicradioeast.org/post/prodigy-mobb-deeps-early-days-and-protecting-his-success <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhXTQdccEhw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP7mRt8KkZ0</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:13:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 18117 at http://publicradioeast.org Prodigy On Mobb Deep's Early Days And Protecting His Success