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Drake Makes a Mixtape for Sotheby’s

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For his latest trick, Drake sets black contemporary art at Sotheby's to the music of Rihanna, Riff Raff, Chief Keef, and Drake. Beats By Dre included. 
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Studio 360

2015 Will Be Hip-Hop’s Best Year

Thursday, April 23, 2015

There's so much good hip-hop in 2015 that you could forget about a bunch of it and it would still be one of the best years ever — and it's not even May.

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Studio 360

Mixtapes Still Work Without the Music

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hip-hop artists put extra effort into mixtape album art, and now we have the coffee table book to prove it. 
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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: HEEMS

Monday, April 20, 2015

New York-based MC steps out with new record 'Eat Pray Thug' at Baby's All Right. 

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Soundcheck

Why'd We Pick 'Women On The Edge'?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This edition of the Soundcheck Stream, called "Women On The Edge," celebrates women who demand, and command, center stage.
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Studio 360

The Golden Age of Rap Captured on Film

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York chronicles hip-hop's heyday with photos of figures like LL Cool J and Queen Latifah before they were famous.
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The Takeaway

Rising Nigerian-Australian Hip-Hop Star Remi Splashes Onto American Scene

Monday, March 30, 2015

Australian-born to Nigerian immigrants, Remi is a rising hip-hop star. The "intelligent" tagged rapper joins us to discuss the influence that Nigerian politics is having on his work.

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Studio 360

2015 Will Be Hip-Hop's Best Year

Monday, March 30, 2015

There's so much good hip-hop in 2015 that you could forget about a bunch of it and it would still be one of the best years ever  —  and it's not even April.
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Soundcheck

Telmary: Electrifying Cuban Hip-Hop

Friday, March 27, 2015

Listen to the Cuban hip-hop pioneer play in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Christian Rap Pioneer Jurny Big On Being Revered And Forgotten

Monday, March 16, 2015

A co-founding member of Christian rap supergroup The Tunnel Rats and The Battery reflects on blending secular mainstream hip-hop with religious and socially conscious messages.
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Studio 360

21st Century Hip Hop's 15th Century Look

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Tumblr B4XVI's photo mashups show that Kanye West, Rick Ross, and Drake may be drawing inspiration from the Renaissance. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Theatrical Nerd Rap, According to Baba Brinkman

Monday, March 02, 2015

Canadian rapper, poet and playwright Baba Brinkman discusses his unique songs and plays that combine hip hop music with literature, theater, and science.

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Soundcheck

Where Have All The Protest Songs Gone?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

When John Legend and Common performed “Glory” on the Academy Awards, it wasn’t just a stirring moment in an otherwise tedious evening: it was a reminder that protest songs still live on.
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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Kahli Abdu & VHS Safari

Monday, February 23, 2015

Afropop & indie rock meets socially conscious hip-hop from Nigeria tonight at Brooklyn Bowl.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Fresh Off the Boat-A Conversation with Amy Chua, Awkwafina, Jay Smooth

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Wall Street Journal's Jeff Yang sits down to discuss race, representation and hip-hop on ABC's new family sitcom Fresh Off the Boat with guests Amy Chua, Jay Smooth and Awkwafina.

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WNYC Digital

Asian America Back on TV in 'Fresh Off the Boat'

Monday, February 09, 2015

Watch our viewer talk-back after screening the first two episodes of ABC's new Chinese-American sitcom. 

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Soundcheck

The Manic Musical Worlds of Nick Kroll

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The multi-talented, many-faced comedian talks about the colorful musical personalities that have studded the storyline of 'Kroll Show.' 

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The Takeaway

Maya Angelou's Posthumous Hip Hop Album

Monday, January 19, 2015

On MLK Day, the folks at The Takeaway are listening to Maya Angelou, but not recordings of her classic poems. We're listening to her posthumous hip hop album. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Exploring The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the past, present and future of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work.

Soundcheck

44 New Tunes For The New Year

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

With 2014 firmly behind us, there's not much to do but look ahead to the looming tidal wave of records coming in 2015. Stream the songs Soundcheck is most excited about this year.
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