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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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'Road' To Record-Breaking: How Lil Nas X Is Making History

Monday, July 29, 2019

Pop critic Chris Molanphy breaks down the social science behind "Old Town Road" breaking the record for longest-running No. 1 on the Billboard's Hot 100.

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'The Big Day' Is Finally Here: Stream Chance The Rapper's Debut Album

Friday, July 26, 2019

Three years removed from his last official mixtape, the music industry rule breaker releases his debut album.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out July 26

Friday, July 26, 2019

Our list of the week's best albums includes Cuco's highly anticipated Para Mí, a Spoon greatest hits compilation, rapper YBN Cordae's debut LP, devotional music from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and more.

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Masego: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The spirit of Cab Calloway lives on in Masego, the singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who surprised NPR's Tiny Desk audience with a zany sense of showmanship.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums For July 19

Friday, July 19, 2019

The best new albums out this week include the latest from psych-pop mainstays The Flaming Lips, singer Freya Ridings' stunning debut full-length, Houston rapper Maxo Kream and more.

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