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=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...

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...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpAOYL4T_OE The singer and songwriter Terius Nash writes and performs under the name The-Dream. Over the past decade he's had a hand in some of the biggest pop songs on the Billboard chart: Justin Bieber's " Baby ," Rihanna's " Umbrella ," Beyonce's " Single Ladies " — the list goes on. But when The-Dream writes music for himself, he makes R&B, which he says is "the closest point to the reality of love that there is." He says the decline of the genre...