Frannie Kelley http://wnku.org en Pete Rock: 'Real Could Be Another Word For Original' http://wnku.org/post/pete-rock-real-could-be-another-word-original <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYmxbydg1BI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig3313DhcB8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSRyCMExqk4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BONgL61snlM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3SMJyT9PKY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUha0pSuvfk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVYza0NiWuU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWeppszdgSo</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley & Ali Shaheed Muhammad 37487 at http://wnku.org Pete Rock: 'Real Could Be Another Word For Original' Ab-Soul: 'It's A Lot' http://wnku.org/post/ab-soul-its-lot Ab-Soul, the most philosophical member of the by now vaunted Top Dawg Entertainment, met <em>Microphone Check</em> hosts Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley in Los Angeles two weeks before the release of his latest album, called <em>These Days ...</em> After only one listen to the album, the three of them had a conversation about Ab's high expectations of his audience and what he's trying to make for them.<p>"I've learned the bulk of what I know from hip-hop music. You understand what I'm saying? Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:34:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley & Ali Shaheed Muhammad 37077 at http://wnku.org Ab-Soul: 'It's A Lot' Mannie Fresh DJ Set: 'We Bounced Everything' http://wnku.org/post/mannie-fresh-dj-set-we-bounced-everything In the middle of <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/316698148/mannie-fresh-live-real-talk" target="_blank">our live interview with Mannie Fresh</a> at NPR's headquarters in D.C., Ali asked Mannie how he approaches DJing — does he play what he wants to hear? Or does he feed the crowd? "When I want you to understand something, I remix it," Mannie said. "If it's Earth Wind and Fire, and you not getting it, I'ma make you get it."<p>Laughing, and speaking for everyone in the room, Ali then asked if he could get a couple of those Mannie Fresh special remixes. Thu, 29 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley & Ali Shaheed Muhammad 36267 at http://wnku.org Mannie Fresh DJ Set: 'We Bounced Everything' D'Angelo: 'I'm Trying To Go Deep' http://wnku.org/post/dangelo-im-trying-go-deep <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3woHfDKTjqU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAfuUZRou7g</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COix3dndSfk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3y2aP0B4Ic</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 17:17:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 36055 at http://wnku.org D'Angelo: 'I'm Trying To Go Deep' Inside The XXL Freshmen Issue http://wnku.org/post/inside-xxl-freshmen-issue <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_rNBo19E90</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_qvXRXF5FQ</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 21:51:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 35553 at http://wnku.org Inside The XXL Freshmen Issue Freddie Gibbs: 'I Think I'm The Best Rapper' http://wnku.org/post/freddie-gibbs-i-think-im-best-rapper <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbxcPy1qJTU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwC5ePDNkp0</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 17:55:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 35464 at http://wnku.org Freddie Gibbs: 'I Think I'm The Best Rapper' 'Illmatic': The Making Of A Classic http://wnku.org/post/illmatic-making-classic This summer Nas is traveling the world performing his debut album, <em>Illmatic</em>, in full. The crowds coming out to see him — in Texas, Germany and California — are turning up because the 20-year-old record is an acknowledged classic.<p>In the early '90s hip-hop was just beginning its takeover of popular music. Thu, 01 May 2014 07:05:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 35194 at http://wnku.org 'Illmatic': The Making Of A Classic Minya Oh: 'I Was Never Gonna Not Want To Listen To This' http://wnku.org/post/minya-oh-i-was-never-gonna-not-want-listen <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZmuSqzxxUM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXBFG2vsyCM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4i2Wi0hIyk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dogqDbcbVo0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5PnuIRnJW8</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 06:59:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 35195 at http://wnku.org Minya Oh: 'I Was Never Gonna Not Want To Listen To This' E-40: 'I'm On The West Coast, Eating' http://wnku.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 34382 at http://wnku.org E-40: 'I'm On The West Coast, Eating' ScHoolboy Q: 'I Call Myself All-American' http://wnku.org/post/schoolboy-q-i-call-myself-all-american <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L2vJEb6lVE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKzUffucysk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9_1l_4U6aw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CakV0Q3o7uw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9bsJ7oGokg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc-Vqcud32I</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oYwf5y9DFg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEMsjeq43_U</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:38:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 32857 at http://wnku.org ScHoolboy Q: 'I Call Myself All-American'