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ScHoolboy Q's 'CrasH Talk' Album Is A Woozy, World-Weary Trip

Friday, April 26, 2019

The TDE artist returns with fits of anxiety and maturity, three years after his Grammy-nominated Blank Face LP.


'Homecoming,' From The Bleachers: Members Of Beyoncé's Marching Band Look Back

Monday, April 22, 2019

Beyoncé's historic 2018 Coachella performance has been immortalized thanks to the Netflix film Homecoming. Three members of Beyoncé's Coachella marching band talk about the show's prolonged legacy.


New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out April 19

Friday, April 19, 2019

Our list of the best albums out this week includes Lizzo's long-awaited debut, the rousing, infectious anthems of Johnnyswim, new music from The Tallest Man On Earth, Loyle Carner and more.


Kevin Abstract Shares 'Ghettobaby' EP On The Road To New Album

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Texas rapper is sharing his album, ARIZONA baby, three songs at a time. Ghettobaby adds three songs to the tracklist.


With His First Album In 5 Years, A 'Fire Is Coming' From Flying Lotus

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The genre-jumping producer is set to release Flamagra, his first album in five years, in May with features from Solange, Anderson .Paak, George Clinton and more.


Beyoncé Surprise-Drops Live Coachella Album; Netflix Doc Now Streaming

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The recording of her historic 2018 performance, titled Homecoming: Live Album, includes new songs and arrives just as a documentary about the concert begins streaming on Netflix.


Nao: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 18, 2019

The U.K.-based singer-songwriter takes the Tiny Desk on a cosmic journey through her Saturn return.


Parisalexa Lets Her Guard Down With 'Water Me'

Thursday, March 07, 2019

The Seattle singer-songwriter premieres a botany-themed vent session on NPR Music.


Still Tippin': Solange At Home In Houston

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Days after Solange dropped her visual album When I Get Home, the artist/auteur doubled down on her love for Houston by hosting screenings of the album's companion art film all across the city.


Kari Faux Processes Her Pain On 'Cry 4 Help' EP

Monday, March 04, 2019

The rapper's five-track EP Cry 4 Help is her first project in two years and though it's condensed, sounds more honest than any of her previous releases.


Solange Goes On An Exploration Of Origin With 'When I Get Home'

Friday, March 01, 2019

With just two days of warning, Solange shares the surprise album When I Get Home.


On Her New Single, Singer-Songwriter TeaMarrr Captures The Hot Mess Of Love

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The songwriting of this Boston-born artist is sly, mellifluous and bitingly honest. Her latest, "Whorey Heart," illustrates the emotive see-saw of trying to cut someone off.


Ezra Collective Sets The 'Quest For Coin' To A Fast-Paced Jazz Soundtrack

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The millennial London jazz band shares an expeditious, vibrant single from its upcoming debut album, You Can't Steal My Joy.


Oh Yes Son, They're Talking To You: 20 Years Of 'No Scrubs'

Friday, February 01, 2019

TLC's 1999 smash was a song women loved about the men they wouldn't put up with. Two decades later, fans still take its message to heart when scrubs run amok.


Meet Dianna Lopez, Ambient Rock Star In The Making

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The 23-year-old New York artist has caught the attention of Tyler, The Creator, Solange and more. Get familiar now.


First Listen: DAWN, 'new breed'

Thursday, January 17, 2019

DAWN waves a flag for the weirdness of black girls while once again asserting herself as a musical chameleon capable of an elegantly executed audible middle finger.


First Listen: Toro y Moi, 'Outer Peace'

Thursday, January 10, 2019

On his new album, talented producer and chillwave crusader Chaz Bundick has transitioned into a full-fledged vocalist and groove operator.


The Best Rap Albums Of 2018 Were Totally Surreal

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Our list of the year's best hip-hop is an encapsulation of a year awash in trolls and tabloid fodder, grief and grit and escapist fantasy, and also an attempt to extract meaning from the chaos.


10 Kings Of R&B For 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

These are NPR Music's picks for the top 10 R&B projects — not restricted by gender — that are leading the vanguard. Remember their names and watch the throne.


Noname's First-Ever Video Is A Clever Read Of Racist Fear-Mongering

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The music video for "Blaxploitation," like the Chicago rapper's sophomore album, Room 25, is jam-packed with metaphor and symbolism.