Frannie Kelley appears in the following:
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?"
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
"This is the first thing that I've said that I fully stand behind," the 21-year-old rapper says of his new album. "I've never been this transparent with myself or with music."
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Compton rapper's set was made up of personal songs that built with increasing intensity. There was no affect — all legitimacy and promise.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The pillar of New York's ASAP Mob speaks about his aesthetic choices, the way he imagines our far off future and what he's learned from Missy Elliott.
Monday, March 09, 2015
Steinberg began managing Tupac Shakur in the late '80s and stepped away from that role in 1993. She didn't manage another musician for almost 20 years, until she started working with Earl Sweatshirt.
Monday, March 02, 2015
"I made a promise to myself," says the Detroit rapper. "I would never ever not follow my heart again. That way if I rise or fall, sink or swim, it's by my own choice and my own decisions."
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The producer and multi-instrumentalist on the Kendrick Lamar album he's working on, Snoop and love.
Friday, January 30, 2015
After 24 years in the music business, the producer and rapper from Compton, Calif., knows what's going on. He told Microphone Check studio secrets, a Rick James story, and all about the funk.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Rhode Island-born producer and DJ tells the story of the father/son talk he once had with Cam'ron, delineates EDM and hip-hop and calls out the whole music industry for being flaky.
Friday, January 09, 2015
The singer and songwriter played a major role in creating a contemporary, conservative gospel sound.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
"Whatever I feel like is missing, or whatever type of track or energy I'm trying to feel or I feel like I'm not hearing in wherever music is at that period of time, I try to create it."
Thursday, January 08, 2015
The city's "traffic enforcers" will be on duty for up to 24 hours at a stretch during the pontiff's visit, with no time to run to the toilet.
Friday, December 12, 2014
"I want to get whatever's on my chest off my chest when it feels right," says the rapper, who makes songs that turn the personal into the political.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
After a Korean Air executive was enraged by a steward's presentation of macadamia nuts in her first-class cabin, a large South Korean market reports an unlikely side effect.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
"What really blowed my mind was the way it unified a room full of people," says the Miami rapper, about his earliest memories of hip-hop. "That's what we all have in common."
Sunday, November 30, 2014
A superstar cast made a real life love story — disguised as an action movie — just because.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
If this is the first time you're hearing of somebody called Your Old Droog, don't even trip.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
"Me and Mike have managed to find a decent way to express something symbolically that kids need to be able to say simply," says El-P. "I'm taking it over."
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
From boom bap to EDM, we look at the line between hip-hop and not, and meet a defender of the genre that makes you question... who's in and who's out.