Microphone Check: Hip-Hop From NPR Music

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Detroit rapper Danny Brown.

Detroit rapper Danny Brown.

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Microphone Check From NPR Music

Language Advisory: Some songs in this mix contain profanity.

Experience the wide world of hip-hop with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, DJ, producer and one-third of the legendary group A Tribe Called Quest, and NPR Music editor Frannie Kelley. We aim to bring you the full breadth of rap music, everything from old school classics to new school favorites. With so many different styles, sounds, characters, voices, concerns and parties we think everyone will find something to love. Tell us what you think: microphonecheck@npr.org

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