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TLC's Bopping Throwback 'Way Back' Gets Its Own House Party

If it's not already, TLC's "Way Back" should be on your summer playlists, a playful throwback to the R&B group's bopping beginnings.

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Favorite Sessions

Watch José James Perform 'Closer' Live In The Studio


The modern-day jazz singer gives KCRW a taste of his new R&B-oriented album, Love In A Time Of Madness.

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Jamila Woods' Hair-Raising Video For 'Holy' Is A Psalm Of Self-Love

Some black girl magic and a little reassurance is just what the Chicago native ordered to get over an old flame.

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Tiny Desk


The gospel-trained singer showcased why she counts Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson as fans.

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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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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)


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