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Heat Check: Songs That Let It All Out

Monday, October 07, 2019

With new music from Wale, Swsh, Mahalia and more, these songs of catharsis are just what you need to disconnect.

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The 5 Best 'Before They Were Stars' Tiny Desk Concerts

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

They were always stars to us. But some Tiny Desk alums just happened to stop by shortly before their careers really took off.

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Heat Check: Euphoric Shuffle Play

Monday, September 30, 2019

From Empress Of to Poundside Pop, this week's Heat Check selects reflect a brain refreshed.

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Tyler, The Creator Peels Back His Layers With 'A BOY IS A GUN*' Video

Monday, September 16, 2019

Tyler, The Creator's alter ego spirals into a clothes-throwing, lawn-sprinting, bubble-bath-soaking mess — you know, as you do during a breakup.

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Heat Check: Future Nostalgia

Monday, September 16, 2019

Like most things in our century, nostalgia has caught up with us at a bewildering rate. This week's additions to the Heat Check playlist take you back while they push you forward.

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Heat Check: Motivators And Hater-Slayers

Monday, September 09, 2019

This week's motivating playlist additions from all across the culture map — from hip-hop to pop to Jersey club — carry the essence of the hustle. Playtime is over.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out Sep. 6

Friday, September 06, 2019

Our list of the best albums out this week includes The Highwomen's self-titled release, R&B singer Mahalia's remarkable Love and Compromise, new Frankie Cosmos, MUNA, Lower Dens and more.

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Tank And The Bangas Tap Into Universal 'Forgetfulness' In New Video

Thursday, September 05, 2019

In their latest video, the New Orleans-based band roams the streets of Paris, trying to remember what, exactly, they're supposed to be doing.

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Heat Check: Friends Of Friends Of Friends

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

This week on Heat Check, hear the hottest, grimiest, funkiest new artists recommended by friends with bomb music taste.

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Heat Check: Transposed Emotions And Atmospheric Plot Twists

Monday, August 26, 2019

This week's Heat Check playlist selects will compel your ear to stay agile and might even inspire you to do some obscure sample-digging.

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Missy Elliott Drops 'ICONOLOGY,' Her First Original Project In 14 Years

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Virginia game-changer and Grammy winner drops a five-song EP ahead of being honored at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Heat Check: Spasmodic Raps And Fleeting Feels

Monday, August 19, 2019

This week's Heat Check playlist is dedicated to that warm, willowy sweet spot of summer denial. Stream new tracks by Jorja Smith, Brockhampton and Bakar.

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Baby Rose Guides Us Through The Emotional Sludge Of Love

Monday, August 19, 2019

Baby Rose's smokey voice evokes a wisdom beyond her years. That's part of what sets the rising singer's debut album, To Myself, apart from the current R&B scene.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Aug. 16

Friday, August 16, 2019

Our sprint through the best new albums out this week include Sleater-Kinney's The Center Won't Hold, Boston rapper Cousin Stizz, R&B singer Snoh Aalegra, the country singer Lillie Mae and more.

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Heat Check: Sticky Synths, Relatable Heartache, Sweltering Bars

Monday, August 12, 2019

This week's additions to the Heat Check playlist include re-surfaced favorites, lovesick tropes and a couple swerving, drink-spilling bops for good measure.

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Megan Thee Stallion's 'Hot Girl Summer' Ignites The Heat Of The Season

Friday, August 09, 2019

Megan Thee Stallion embodies the spirit of D'Usse-doused, warm weather debauchery with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums For August 9

Friday, August 09, 2019

Our list of the week's best albums includes spiky and inventive punk from The Regrettes, sweetly reflective folk from Fionn Regan, the return of Ra Ra Riot and more.

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Heat Check

Monday, August 05, 2019

The R&B playlist for slow-burners, oddly satisfying cross-genre concoctions and the discoveries you almost want to keep for yourself.

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Bas: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 05, 2019

Bas came to the Tiny Desk to get it, and — in a breathless four-song set — he did exactly that.

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Katy Perry, Juicy J And Dr. Luke Liable For Copyright Infringement For 'Dark Horse'

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In a unanimous decision delivered July 29, a jury ruled Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied the 2009 Christian rap song "Joyful Noise."

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