Frannie Kelley appears in the following:
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.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
He who signed De La Soul, Queen Latifah and Digital Underground sat down with his old friend Ali Shaheed Muhammad to tell stories about Tribe, ODB, Cypress Hill and everybody in between.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
We asked the King of Auto-Tune if he'd grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what's really made his career: his voice, and those songs.
Friday, October 03, 2014
The hometown shows the duo played had a bittersweet quality because people thought it might be their last chance to see one of the most-respected and best-loved groups of all time together.
Friday, September 26, 2014
"The best way to represent the places where you from is be yourself, completely," says the musician and actor.
Monday, September 22, 2014
On Sunday, Sept. 14, 20 years and one day after Biggie Smalls' debut album Ready to Die was released, we gathered four of the musician's friends in Brooklyn to recall the man they knew.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Brooklyn rapper spoke to Microphone Check about the music business, the old neighborhood, the kids and a theoretical campaign to be Mayor of New York City.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
On a steamy morning upstairs in a record lover's paradise KING laid down a gorgeous version of one of the songs that lit up Twitter three years ago and put the trio on Prince's radar.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
The Oakland group most widely known for the ageless "93 'til Infinity" has made a new concept album based on a true story. To make it, they went old school.