Kool & the Gang are opening for Van Halen?! We go directly to the source to figure out how this happened. That source is Kool himself. And that Kool source also gives us access to how a party classic like “Celebration” gets written. Seriously, you might be all, “Pfff, ‘Celebration’? That song is so played out!” but the fact is, it’s played out for a reason, and that reason is because it’s freaking great!

 

Speaking of classic festive songs, you’ll also learn if Naughty by Nature are still down with O.P.P. SPOILER ALERT: They are!

 

Also on this episode, the members of Das Racist ask Naughty by Nature about bed sheets.

 

We may or may not have insulted Zola Jesus’ singer when we tell her that one of her doomy songs reminds us of Katy Perry.

 

Another huge highlight of this podcast is Mark Ronson, who picks out this month’s Holy Craft.

 

Oh, and there’s also some good tunes by artists who are appearing at this year’s SXSW Music Conference.

Check it all out by clicking on Kool & the Gang inside the hands of Naughty by Nature. Or you can also download it from iTunes by clicking here.