Help yourself to some Southern-fried hip-hop when the Nappy Roots perform in the capital city this Friday. The group formed in 1995 while students at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. The sextet was a hit on campus, and record labels soon began to take notice of its down-home approach to rap. In 2002, they released their first major label album, Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz, which spawned their hit single, “Awnaw.” The band released its follow-up, Wooden Leather, in 2003 and also worked on the soundtrack of the film The Ladykillers . Nappy Roots and opening acts J1-3, Tree Woods and Paycheck Game perform 9 p.m. June 24 at NV50 Ultra Lounge, 10051 HIghway 50 East in Carson City. Tickets are $20. Call 246-4477.