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'Musicians Don't Retire': A Tribe Called Quest On The Work Ahead

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A Tribe Called quest performs at the 2013 SXSW music festival. Left to right: Jarobi White, Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. John Sciulli/Getty Images for Samsung hide caption

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"Though I know other things exist, you know, like beautiful things that have happened to us and beautiful things we've created," Common says of witnessing black death in the news. "I just looked at that and felt the pain of it." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On His Latest Album, Common's Political Commentary Gets Personal

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DJ Shadow's latest album is The Mountain Will Fall. Derick Daily/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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DJ Shadow On World Cafe

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Knxwledge (left) and Anderson .Paak collaborate as NxWorries. Their debut album is Yes Lawd! Eric Coleman hide caption

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All Songs +1: A Conversation With Anderson .Paak And Knxwledge

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Saba's new album, Bucket List Project, comes out Oct. 27. Bryan Allen Lamb/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Church Liquor Store (feat. Noname)

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"From the outside, this record might feel like a kind of ethnomusicology project or some kind of polemic or political record, but it's really just very, very personal," Riz says. Erez Avissar/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heems And Riz MC On 'Rapping And Writing From A Very Personal Place'

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