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LISTEN: Shabazz Palaces Shades 'Your Favorite Rapper' With '30 Clip Extension'

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines will be the second of two albums released by the psychedelic hip-hop group, both on July 14.

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First Listen: Marco Pavé, 'Welcome To Grc Lnd'

Monday, May 08, 2017

The debut full-length from this Memphis MC gives voice to a side of town long overburdened by its own buried legacy.

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WATCH: Future's 'Mask Off' Video Is A Hood Opera Of Apocalyptic Proportions

Friday, May 05, 2017

Amber Rose joins Future for a hellish night ride of flutey loops.

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Jamila Woods' Hair-Raising Video For 'Holy' Is A Psalm Of Self-Love

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Some black girl magic and a little reassurance is just what the Chicago native ordered to get over an old flame.

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'Mogul': Even In Death, Chris Lighty Takes Hip-Hop To Another Level

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

A new podcast tells the story of one revered music exec's rise and tragic fall to document a cultural revolution.

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Bonelang Explores Queer Identity Beyond The Binary In 'Michelada'

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Chicago hip-hop duo and interdisciplinary artist DW McCraven challenge gender norms in a visual two years in the making.

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Brother Ali Spits Divine Flows On 'Never Learn'

Monday, May 01, 2017

The Minneapolis MC is a prophet, plain and simple. The second single from his forthcoming album is a beautiful testament to truth.

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Avery*Sunshine: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 01, 2017

The gospel-trained singer showcased why she counts Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson as fans.

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How Mike WiLL Made-It And Kendrick Lamar Created The Year's Most Urgent Music

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The super producer who made trap go pop on collaborations with Miley Cyrus, Rae Sremmurd and Beyoncé reveals how Kendrick Lamar inspired him to scale back for bigger impact on DAMN.

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Listen: Shabazz Palaces Returns With 'Shine A Light'

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sentient beings and mysteries await as the experimental hip-hop group announces a new album and tour dates.

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Kendrick Lamar's First Interview After Releasing 'DAMN.' Is A Doozy

Friday, April 21, 2017

In his first conversation since the release of his new album, the greatest rapper alive offers revelations and deeper mysteries to prod

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Beats And Geeks: Who Knew Bill Nye And Tyler, The Creator Had So Much In Common?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The new theme song for 'Bill Nye Saves the World' comes courtesy the former Odd Future frontman.

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Basking In Sin: Some Initial Thoughts On Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'

Friday, April 14, 2017

The NPR Music staff spent Friday morning listening to the rapper's new album. Here are eight reactions to what will likely go down as one of the best albums of 2017.

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Morning News Brief: North Korea Anniversary, Turkey Referendum

Friday, April 14, 2017

North Korea marks its founder's birthday. Turkish voters go to the polls for a draft constitution. Ishaan Tharoor of The Washington Post joins the conversation. Kendrick Lamar releases a new album.

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Kendrick Lamar, From On High, Has The Whole World Watching

Thursday, April 06, 2017

On the eve of release for a rumored new album, the view from the top must be lonesome for the God MC.

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Raekwon And Cee-Lo Pay Tribute To Marvin Gaye On New Song

Saturday, April 01, 2017

The Wu wordsmith and Goodie Mob vocalist team up on "Marvin."

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Songs We Love: A Tribe Called Quest, 'Dis Generation'

Friday, March 31, 2017

The latest video from Tribe's standout reunion album is a poetic distillation of rap's generation gap.

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Daye Jack's Video For 'Lady Villain' Is A Coincidental Companion Piece To 'Get Out'

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Try to recognize the signs — race and relationships get a horrific send-up in this video that mirrors the recent hit social thriller Get Out.

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Kendrick Lamar Fires A Warning Shot With New Song 'The Heart Part 4'

Friday, March 24, 2017

The new song from the acclaimed rapper, which takes aim at phony rappers and President Trump alike, climaxes with the revelation of his next album's April 7 release date.

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Kendrick Lamar's Cryptic IV Hints At His Forthcoming Testament

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The bigger question is not when, but how Lamar's next LP will make a connection between God and gangsta rap.

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