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Rapper turned retro-soul singer Aloe Blacc says he draws inspiration from Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and James Taylor. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Evolution Of Aloe Blacc

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Nneka and her crew performed on Jon Kertzer's show, "The Best Ambiance," on KEXP in Seattle. Jim Beckmann hide caption

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Nneka In Studio at KEXP

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John Legend and The Roots perform on World Cafe. Doug Seymour hide caption

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John Legend And The Roots On World Cafe

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Ozomatli: A Band With A Message

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Minnesota rapper Eyedea, a.k.a. Michael Larsen, died Saturday at age 28. courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment hide caption

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Eyedea: A Life Cut Short

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Common's classic album Resurrection gets the deluxe reissue treatment it deserves. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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People celebrate in Copiapo after the start of the rescue operation at the San Jose mine on October 12, 2010. Celebrations and media mayhem erupted in Chile Wednesday as the first of 33 men trapped underground for 10 weeks triumphantly returned to the surface in a landmark rescue operation. Claudio Santana/AFP / Getty Images hide caption

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'King Of Rock And Soul' Solomon Burke Dead

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