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9 Afro Dystopian Rap Albums As Dark And Droll As 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A lot of the rap that felt worth listening to in 2019 was hard to listen to — full of sonic dissonance and emotional distance, and pregnant with a particularly black depiction of dystopia.


Raphael Saadiq: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The godfather of 21st century soul electrified NPR's Tiny Desk Fest audience, with a little help from rising R&B star Lucky Daye.


Mereba: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A nomadic storyteller with a cross-genre style ranging from folk to rap, Mereba slays the devil in her solo set behind the Desk.


Dave: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, November 08, 2019

The British rapper made a trip all the way from the UK just for this Tiny Desk performance and powered through a set that made the personal political.


Tiny Desk Fest: Thursday Night

Monday, October 28, 2019

Watch live at 7 p.m. ET on Halloween to see a Grammy-winning R&B star perform a Tiny Desk concert.


Summer Walker: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 18, 2019

One week after releasing a record-shattering studio debut, the Atlanta native brings a glowing R&B set to the Tiny Desk.


The Fire This Time: Flying Lotus Seeks Rebirth After Mac Miller's Death

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

One inspiration behind Flamagra, the sixth album by the L.A. musician, was the wildfires in his hometown. It became another opportunity for the musician to reckon with ideas of death and rebirth.


The-Dream: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 30, 2019

The singer and mega-hit songwriter showcases three of his own tracks, including "I Luv Your Girl" and two songs from Ménage à Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3.


Opinion: Jay-Z Can't Roc With The NFL Unless Kaepernick Gets A Seat At The Table

Thursday, August 22, 2019

There's still room for Roc Nation's controversial NFL partnership to do impressive work — as long as the black billionaire behind it makes room for the struggle already in progress.


With 'Eve,' Rapsody Wields The Legacies Of Legendary Black Women, From Nina To Serena

Friday, August 09, 2019

The forthcoming album, her third, honors 16 queens from the far past and the immediate present, using them to power her best and baddest musical clapback yet.


Rapsody Brings GZA, Mary J. And Roxanne Shante Out To Play. Seriously.

Friday, August 02, 2019

The first single from the North Carolina emcee's Eve also features a vocal cameo from D'Angelo.


No, Brockhampton's 'I Been Born Again' Is Not A Religious Conversion Anthem

Thursday, August 01, 2019

The new video is the first tease of the group's forthcoming album, Ginger.


Stressed Out: How 'Mind Playing Tricks On Me' Gave Anxiety A Home In Hip-Hop

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Gangsta rap had been known as aggressive, rebellious and political, but the Geto Boys' 1991 hit made it something new: vulnerable. Hip-hop's relationship with mental health has never been the same.


A World Leader, Hip-Hop Peers Celebrate Nipsey Hussle's Life In Los Angeles

Thursday, April 11, 2019

On Thursday, Los Angeles celebrated the life of the rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered on March 31 there.


Wrangler On His Booty: Lil Nas X On The Making And The Magic Of 'Old Town Road'

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The artist behind the country-trap hit, who celebrated his 20th birthday and topped the charts this week, is less beholden to any genre than he is to the shape-shifting nature of online identity.


The Legacy That Rapper And Philanthropist Nipsey Hussle Leaves Behind

Monday, April 01, 2019

Rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed Sunday in Los Angeles, was also an entrepreneur who tirelessly gave back to the community he came from.


Nipsey Hussle, Grammy-Nominated Rapper And Philanthropist, Shot And Killed

Monday, April 01, 2019

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the news on Twitter Sunday night.


First Listen: Quelle Chris, 'Guns'

Thursday, March 21, 2019

With both eyes trained on the absurd, the underrated veteran rapper parses ideologies that drive so much animus around the world.


Leikeli47: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 11, 2019

The artist came to the Tiny Desk masked up, as always, the better to catch a glimpse of her soul.


Tank And The Bangas Announce New Album With 'Ants' Video Premiere

Thursday, March 07, 2019

The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest winners are set to release their first major-label LP, Green Balloon, on May 3.