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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.

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dvsn: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, November 19, 2018

The Toronto-based R&B duo bathed the Tiny Desk in vibrant blue, purple and orange light to make it feel more like a concert hall.

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Anderson .Paak Gets Political And Satirical: 'America's Turning Into A Big Meme'

Friday, November 16, 2018

.Paak's latest album, Oxnard -- especially the song "6 Summers" — plays hopscotch between personal and political issues.

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Cardi B Stays Consistent, Counts Her 'Money'

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Bronx-born rapper releases her first solo single following Invasion of Privacy, her major-label debut album.

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On The Charts, Drake Beats The Beatles Again

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Toronto rapper has made 12 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 this year, one more than The Beatles did in 1964.

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Raveena Explores The Facets Of 'Temptation'

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The New York-based R&B singer and NPR Slingshot artist offers a lush song about exploring sexual fluidity, with a visual that nods to Bollywood.

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Kaya Stewart's 'So Good' Injects Pop With Nashville Blues

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Jamie Lidell produces the subdued slow burner by the British-bred and Nashville-based singer.

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Drizzy Or 'Doricua?' Drake Raps In Spanish On New Song With Bad Bunny

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Always the shape-shifter, Drake raps in Spanish in a new video with Bad Bunny, Puerto Rico's favorite rap oddball.

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First Listen: Phony Ppl, 'mō'zā-ik.'

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Incorporating jazz, funk and bossa nova, the Brooklyn band offers a subconscious vacation for the soul.

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Anderson .Paak And Kendrick Lamar Debut New Song, 'Tints'

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Ahead of his upcoming album, Anderson. Paak recruited hip-hop's reigning champion Kendrick Lamar for a song addressing fame and automotive privacy.

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Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' Arrives — Late, But Not Worse For Wear

Friday, September 28, 2018

After years in proverbial hip-hop purgatory, the New Orleans rap star has finally released his long-awaited album, complete with features from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and more.

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Sink Into Little Dragon And BADBADNOTGOOD's Soft, Soulful 'Tried'

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Yukimi Nagano says Little Dragon's collaboration with BADBADNOTGOOD is about helplessness, but "written with an air of hope."

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The 5 Lives Of 'Tha Carter V'

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

After years of mystery, excitement and public tumult, Lil Wayne's long-delayed album is nearly here. As you prepare to listen, here are a few things to keep in mind about where the rapper's been.

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Stream Brockhampton's New Album, 'Iridescence'

Friday, September 21, 2018

The 14-member hip-hop boy band just unveiled its first album since signing to RCA Records in March.

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Paul McCartney Scores First U.S. No. 1 Debut Ever With 'Egypt Station'

Monday, September 17, 2018

McCartney's 18th solo album has officially reached the top spot on the Billboard 200, marking The Beatles bassist's first solo No. 1 album in the U.S. in 36 years.

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Ray BLK Won't Settle For Less On 'Empress'

Friday, September 14, 2018

The vivacious London-based singer releases the lead single from her upcoming EP Empress.

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Stream 6LACK's Ruminating 'East Atlanta Love Letter'

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Atlanta-hailing enigma returns with his sophomore album about love, loss, fatherhood and pressure.

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Appreciating The Unfinished Legacy Of Mac Miller

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The 26-year-old, who died Sept. 7, will not be remembered as a drug-addled entertainer, but as an ever-evolving maker of music who supported those coming up behind him.

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Octavian Takes Off With 'SPACEMAN' Mixtape

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Southeast London rapper drops off his first project since being named one of NPR's Slingshot artists, playing hopscotch with trance, alternative R&B and hip-hop all at once.

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Charles Bradley Final Album Announced, Along With New Single 'I Feel A Change'

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The soul singer's posthumous album Black Velvet is due out Nov. 9.

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