Frannie Kelley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu0Aly8BB30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6bWUv7eMD8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw62UUtlCEw Rapper Sean Price died unexpectedly in his sleep early Saturday morning at his home in Brooklyn. The highly respected and well-loved figure in hip-hop was just 43 years old. Price was known for taking no prisoners when he got on the microphone. His was principled aggression and his presence was alpha. His rhymes were often dazzling, and he was impatient with...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6bhv4i8qso Think about all of those Hollywood depictions of the American military, from Stripes to Full Metal Jacket to Cadence . In almost every one, a bunch of guys will jog past the camera at some point, singing and stepping in unison. The first time that happened was in 1944, when a particular rhythm infiltrated the segregated Army. The cadence was credited to a soldier named Willie Duckworth. As told on a V-Disc, one of the inspirational recordings made...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPEiAGFMnNI On Friday, after a 10-year absence from the stage, OutKast performed at Coachella. The duo's set was streamed live on YouTube and so, in addition to the thousands of tired, dusty festivalgoers who had journeyed and paid good money to see them in person, those who stayed home got to see it, too. What everybody witnessed provoked 90,000 tweets in 24 hours, and by Monday afternoon the recorded set had been viewed more than 1.7 million times. Andre 3000...

Transcript AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: 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. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BOUND 2") BRENDA LEE: Uh-huh, honey. 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....

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. Now, with his second album, he's stepping to the front of the stage. Bruner knows everybody. He calls Robert Trujillo, who he replaced in the thrash band Suicidal Tendencies and who now plays bass for Metallica , his big uncle. It was as he was being introduced to...