Frannie Kelley http://whqr.org en Sound Off: Where The Military's Rhythm Came From http://whqr.org/post/sound-where-militarys-rhythm-came <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6bhv4i8qso</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:49:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 56612 at http://whqr.org Sound Off: Where The Military's Rhythm Came From Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella http://whqr.org/post/reunited-and-it-feels-little-awkward-outkast-coachella <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPEiAGFMnNI</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:42:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 53381 at http://whqr.org Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella Eightball, MJG And Rap From Memphis 20 Years On http://whqr.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 50070 at http://whqr.org Eightball, MJG And Rap From Memphis 20 Years On Yes, Yeezus Dominated 2013 Hip Hop, But Many More Gems Were Made http://whqr.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 21:36:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 47481 at http://whqr.org 'All Daps And Hugs': G-Side Reunites And Releases A New Song http://whqr.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 16:02:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 46015 at http://whqr.org 'All Daps And Hugs': G-Side Reunites And Releases A New Song Where Rock The Bells Fails, Drake's Tour Succeeds http://whqr.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 45379 at http://whqr.org Where Rock The Bells Fails, Drake's Tour Succeeds Thundercat On Making Music Outside The Lines http://whqr.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 40131 at http://whqr.org Thundercat On Making Music Outside The Lines