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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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GoldLink Talks 'Diaspora' And The Global Future Of Music

Monday, July 15, 2019

GoldLink joined All Songs Considered from the BBC in London to discuss his latest album, Diaspora, rapid gentrification in D.C. and what he's learned about the universal black experience.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums For July 12

Friday, July 12, 2019

This week's edition of New Music Friday includes a features-heavy flex from Ed Sheeran, new efforts from Big K.R.I.T and Blood Orange, the return of Imperial Teen, K.Flay and more.

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Stream 'The Lion King' Soundtrack, Featuring Beyonce And Donald Glover

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Ahead of Disney's 2019 live adaption of The Lion King hitting theaters on July 18, Disney Music has released the soundtrack. We're feeling the love already.

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Rosé Rising: 24 Songs For Your Summer Star Chart

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Our playlist highlights each astrological sign's best and worst attributes, whether you're as meticulous as fellow Virgo Beyonce, moody as a Cancer (and Frank Ocean) or free-spirited as Bjork.

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Competition Lives On Dreamville's 'Revenge Of The Dreamers III' Album

Friday, July 05, 2019

For Dreamville's third compilation album, Revenge of the Dreamers III, J. Cole wanted to invite as many hip-hop and R&B artists as possible to collaborate for 10 days straight. It worked.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On June 28

Friday, June 28, 2019

Our list for this week's best new albums includes a solo release from Thom Yorke, the return of garage rock stalwarts They Black Keys, a new project from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib and more.

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Nicki Minaj Flips A Dancehall Classic For 'MEGATRON'

Friday, June 21, 2019

It's no coincidence Nicki Minaj dropped this dancehall-inspired track and its accompanying visual on the first official day of summer.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums For June 21

Friday, June 21, 2019

It's another packed release week; Lil Nas X's debut EP is finally here, along with a posthumous release from Prince, a solo album from producer Mark Ronson, the return of The Raconteurs and more.

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Drake Celebrates Toronto Raptors NBA Championship With 'The Best In The World Pack'

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Toronto rapper celebrates as if he was the one sweating on the court. "I wish that I was playing in a sport where we were getting rings / I wouldn't have space on either hand for anything."

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