Chris Kelly, who rose to fame in the early '90s as half of the young rap duo Kris Kross, died Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 34.
Ghostface Killah is a compulsive storyteller. His fiction is painterly, and he delivers it in a headlong rush. On "Impossible," from the 1997 album Wu-Tang Forever, he rhymed, "He pointed to the charm on his neck / With his last bit of energy left, told me rock it with respect / I opened it, seen the God holdin' his kids / Photogenic, tears just burst out my wig." He's a romantic, , and never stoic.
"To be a punk means freedom." So said singer-guitarist Mark Perro of Brooklyn rock band The Men. Yet the funkiest and most fun strain of punk music in the U.S. resided deep in the heart of Texas, courtesy of the Big Boys.
Watch him perform the album's songs live on Monday, March 4 in an exclusive First Listen Live show for NPR Music.
Check out some clips of Juneau’s Mark Rainery – friend of KXLL – completely ripping Montana to shreds. Vote for this video and get Mark … more
Here’s a little clip of Juneau born and bred Astronomar opening up for diplo at the XS club in The Wynn casino in Las Vegas. … more
It's called the Harlem Shake. The latest viral dance video craze starts with one dancer — jamming out on his own — surrounded by what appear to be oblivious bystanders. But then, all of a sudden, everybody's dancing.
Ukulele High Wizard Jake Shimabukuro was in the KXLL studio prior to playing to a packed house in Juneau, and I got him to do … more
Had a great time talking to John Elliott and hearing him play some tunes live in the KXLL studio.
Check out the interview and LIVE … more