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Meshell Ndegeocello Trades Songs And Stories, Live In L.A.
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Meshell Ndegeocello's new album, Comet, Come to Me, comes out June 3. Jason Rodgers/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Comet, Come To Me
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MeShell Nedgéocello in Studio on World Cafe 1/31/08
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