The Song That Changed My Life is a segment that gives a chance for musicians and artists to tell us about the song that made them who they are.
This week, we have two guests! Lil’ Mike and Funny Bone, a rap duo from Oklahoma City. Mike and Bone are brothers who got their big break in 2013 when they made an appearance on America’s Got Talent. And they are truly unique – they’re both members of the Pawnee tribe, both stand a little over 4 feet tall, and they perform Christian rap. Mike and Bone are also actors who appear on FX’s Reservation Dogs. It’s about four teens in Oklahoma who’ve spent their lives growing up on a reservation. They spend their days hanging out at home, getting into trouble, and dreaming of leaving for greener pastures. Mike and Bone play Mose and Mekko, brothers who ride around town on their bikes and always seem to know what’s going down. Mose and Mekko also happen to be a rap duo.
Mike and Bone join us to talk about the song that changed their lives. Their choice? “Mobbin” by the beloved Christian hip-hop group Gospel Gangstaz. Possibly the first ever Christian rap record to be played on NPR? Certainly the first ever Christian rap record played on Bullseye.
The second season of Reservation Dogs is streaming now on Hulu. You can hear more of Mike and Bone’s own hip-hop on their website.
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Bullseye is a celebration of the best of arts and culture in public radio form. Host Jesse Thorn sifts the wheat from the chaff to bring you in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary minds in our culture.
Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney’s, which called it “the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world.” Since April 2013, the show has been distributed by NPR.
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