Frannie Kelley appears in the following:
Friday, February 05, 2016
Crown Heights came to North Hollywood so we could talk about crossed signals on the highways between artist and industry.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Seven of us share our initial reactions to the songs we're receiving as some form of preamble to SWISH with each other and with you.
Monday, January 11, 2016
The new father spoke about his inspirations, including the memoirs of Rick James and George Clinton, his business acumen, what the war in the streets is really about and, of course, Gucci.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Virginia Beach denizen spoke about the reverse troll he laid on Def Jam, what it's like to go back and forth with Puffy, the fallacies of textbooks and the perils of ignoring the youth.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
"I'm telling the fans what I'm trying to tell myself because nobody was telling me at the time," says the rapper, who hails from Maryland.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
"It's liberating to realize you have the freedom to make mistakes. You have the time," says the Pittsburgh rapper, who lifted himself out of a dark period. "Because you're so small."
Monday, September 21, 2015
Don't call Hamilton unlikely: Lin-Manuel Miranda's lauded musical about the life of the Founding Father is Broadway crafted by an artist who knows rap to be our cultural lingua franca.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Masta Ace had his first drink at a Cold Chillin' Christmas party. He began his career surrounded by the greats, and he continues to push himself to operate on a higher level.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
"In Flushing, Queens, where I came from, we're right down the block from this fair, the Globe. Something about that town, it's just Olympic, Olympiad kind of a — we wanted to jump the highest."
Monday, August 10, 2015
The death of the highly respected hip-hop figure prompted an outpouring of tribute and personal stories from his community this weekend.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
One of the foremost architects of New York rap has been decorating this planet since the late '80s.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
The Long Beach, Calif., rapper made his debut album, Summertime '06, so that people who hear it will know how he felt then. "That's when we understood the power we had in fear," he says.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The musician and NPR host on his motives, his rituals, Lucy Pearl and his one regret.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
We spoke to the rapper, producer and head of Awful Records, while we were in Atlanta in May. Our onstage conversation was brief but covered a lot of ground fast.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Christopher Barnes and Ieva Berberian perform "252" live at Boston's Berklee College of Music, their alma mater.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
We went to Atlanta to talk to the three-man production team behind some of the greatest songs ever: Ray Murray, Rico Wade and Sleepy Brown.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
We put our legendary co-host in the hot seat and he spoke on how he evaluates music, how his faith influences his work ethic and how much he cares about getting credit. And that's just the first half.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Once he was an aspiring rapper, now he represents Ali, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples and the estate of Biggie Smalls. He's also worked with Michael Jackson, Prince and Stevie Wonder.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Texas rapper's experiences as, at once, a member of an all-girl posse, the only woman in the room and a person strangers underestimate are fundamental to her formidable style.
Monday, April 13, 2015
"It's when you step out of the community that you get to look at it through a lens where you might be able to help," says the Queens rapper. "But then you're so far out of it, how do you get back in?"