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Killer Mike and George Clinton talk barbering, music and history in The SWAG Shop in Atlanta. NPR hide caption

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Music Interviews

Watch: Shop Talk With George Clinton And Killer Mike

The two musicians settle in at Killer Mike's Atlanta barbershop to discuss everything from the birth of Funkadelic to their barbering philosophies.

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SXSW Music Festival

Nick Hakim Sings His Quiet Soul Into Space

In the Optic Obscura installation at SXSW, Hakim sings some psychedelic soul music for outer-space performed in a room that looks like outer-space.

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SXSW Music Festival

Lizzo Was 'Good As Hell' At Our SXSW Showcase

The Texas-born, Minneapolis-based powerhouse Lizzo came with her "Big Girls" to Stubb's this year — and brought a surprising cover song along for the ride.

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All Songs TV

Gallant Goes Global In New Song, 'Cave Me In'

The fast-rising R&B singer meets Eric Nam and Tablo, themselves both stars in South Korea, on the nighttime streets of Hong Kong in this new video.

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Best Music Videos Of 2016

Michael Kiwanuka, 'Black Man In A White World'

In an age when subtlety is a luxury, this Hiro Murai video presents a simple message with a lasting effect.

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Favorite Sessions

Jamie Lidell, 'Building A Beginning' (Live)

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The English singer performs the title track from his latest album, a meditation on love and family, live for KCRW.

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All Songs TV

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, 'Why Don't Cha / Get Up' (Live)

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The versatile organist, pianist and synth player, known for his work with Snarky Puppy, performs "Why Don't Cha / Get Up" live at the Woods Stage with his band.

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All Songs TV

First Watch: Corinne Bailey Rae, 'Hey, I Won't Break Your Heart'

In her new circus-themed video for a song about rebuilding trust, Rae gazes directly into the camera, challenging our protective masks just as she lets her own guard fall.

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Favorite Sessions

How To Dress Well, 'Can't You Tell' (Live)

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R&B singer Tom Krell, better known as How To Dress Well, performs a song from his new album, Care, live for KCRW.

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Noteworthy

Songwriting State Of Mind: The Stories Behind Alicia Keys' Hits

15 years after her first single went to No. 1, Alicia Keys says her songwriting still relies on instinct. "I never know how it happens," she says. "And I kinda always wanna be like that."