Dustin DeSoto

Dustin DeSoto appears in the following:

'You Just Get Written Off': One Inmate On Life On Rikers During The Pandemic

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Rikers Island jail in New York City is currently in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak. Inmate Daryl Campbell is currently under quarantine and shares his experience.


Rapper Danny Brown: 'I'm Taking Better Care Of Myself'

Sunday, October 06, 2019

For years, the Detroit artist made a name for himself as a party boy rapping about drinking and drugs. But now he's grown up. He talked with NPR about mental health and his new album, uknowhatimsayin¿


Texas Country Rocker Paul Cauthen Preaches The Good, The Bad And The Prickly

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Faith may be a constant in the country music artist's new album, Room 41, but he's not hiding his demons. "I just try to write some lyrics that can maybe prick somebody's heart," Cauthen says.


For Avicii Collaborator, Finishing Posthumous Album 'Was Also A Grieving Process'

Sunday, June 09, 2019

After Avicii died by suicide last year, a team of longtime music partners was tasked to wrap his album. When it came to manipulating his friend's work, producer Carl Falk had to ease into the process.


Lolita De Sola On Making Music Amid Venezuela's Political Crisis

Sunday, May 05, 2019

A recent performer at the 2019 SXSW Music Festival, emerging artist Lolita De Sola opens up about the circumstances there and how the situation has influenced her music.


Racism In American South Inspired Gary Clark Jr.'s 'This Land'

Saturday, February 23, 2019

On his latest multigenre album, Clark is unapologetically angry. He tells NPR's Michel Martin what inspired it: "That's what came out as a result of ... life being black in this country."


Michael Bublé Wants To Spread The 'love'

Sunday, November 18, 2018

On his latest album, love, the Canadian crooner interprets classic love songs of the past century.


Good Charlotte Speaks To 'Generation Rx'

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Good Charlotte ruled the pop punk world in the early 2000s. Now, as rocker dads, the band has released a new album to inform the next generation about depression, drug use and more.


Kandace Springs Is Nashville's Soulful Hidden Treasure

Saturday, September 15, 2018

When you think of Nashville, you probably think of country music. But with her fusion of jazz, R&B and a little Americana twang, Kandace Springs is aiming to change that perception.


Amanda Shires Won't 'Give Away The Secrets' Of Her Songs

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Amanda Shires' new album To the Sunset takes on more pop than her usual folk and Americana style and includes messages about motherhood and moving through life's rough parts.


T.I. Is Dreaming Big For Atlanta's Future

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Atlanta rapper wants to tackle big issues affecting his native city, from affordable housing and employment opportunities to better education.


Why The Contradictions Of XXXTentacion Are 'Difficult To Square'

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Music critic Lindsay Zoladz explains how and why music fans are grappling with art and violent life of Florida rapper XXXTentacion, following his murder.


Priscilla Renea Refuses To Be Quiet About Racism In Country Music

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dolly Parton, one of Renea's favorite singers, says you have to stay quiet to make it in show business. But Renea refuses to downplay her experiences as a black woman in country music.


How Rhiannon Giddens Reconstructs Black Pain With The Banjo

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The renowned folk songwriter stops by NPR's Washington D.C. headquarters to play two songs from her latest album and discuss the historical African-American roots of her music and of her instrument.


Cuco, 19, Keeps His Feet On The Ground As His Dreamy Tracks Break Through

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The relaxed, Spanglish-singing artist is one of the leading up-and-coming Chicano artists, and performed at this year's South by Southwest.


Pop, Rock And An Onslaught Of Rhythm: The Songs Of SXSW

Sunday, March 11, 2018

This five-song primer bridges electro-pop, R&B, rock, and rhythmic rap from up-and-coming artists performing at SXSW this year.


David Bazan Resurrects Pedro The Lion After More Than A Decade

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Before his indie rock band Pedro the Lion dissolved in 2006, David Bazan had been questioning his relationship with God. Now, he's back touring and working on a new album under the old moniker.


Philadelphia Eagles Show Brotherly Love For Meek Mill Ahead of Super Bowl

Sunday, February 04, 2018

The Eagles are choosing a popular track by the incarcerated rapper as their entrance music for the 2018 Super Bowl.


PJ Morton Feels Like A 'Giant' Heading Into 2018 Grammys

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Maroon 5 member earned two 2018 Grammy nominations for his self-released solo album, Gumbo.


Camila Cabello Is In Control: 'I Express Myself However I Want'

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The former Fifth Harmony member discusses migrating from Cuba, going solo and defining her own sex appeal.