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Front Row

BJ The Chicago Kid, Live In Concert

The R&B artist's CMJ performance included a cover of D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does It Feel)."

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Music Articles

In Conversation With George Clinton

"I know how to get in," says the funk stalwart, telling stories about his decades in the industry.

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Tiny Desk Concerts


We asked the King of Auto-Tune to grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects.

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NPR Music Presents: Elle Varner, B.J. The Chicago Kid, Lia Ices And Cayetana

Join us at 8:30 p.m. ET for a webcast with Elle Varner, B.J. The Chicago Kid, Lia Ices and Cayetana.

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Favorite Sessions

Paolo Nutini, 'Let Me Down Easy' (Live) KCRW-FM

Watch the Scottish soul singer perform "Let Me Down Easy" from Caustic Love, live in KCRW's studios.

Field Recordings

Jesse Boykins III Breaks It Down

Surrounded by unfinished and leftover parade floats, Boykins pulls back the layers of his own song.

Front Row

Nick Waterhouse, 'Holly' (Live) WGBH

The L.A. singer performs the title cut from his new album, which evokes the sounds of vintage R&B.

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Mountain Stage

Candi Staton On Mountain Stage

The soul singer returns to her Alabama roots on her latest album, Life Happens.

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Favorite Sessions

Little Dragon, 'Klapp Klapp' (Live) KCRW-FM

Watch the Swedish pop group perform its single "Klapp Klapp" live for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Field Recordings

KING Makes A Record Lover's Paradise Even Better

The three singers gently and precisely intertwine their voices in service of a love song.