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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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Watch Kendrick Lamar's Video For 'DNA.,' Starring Don Cheadle

Kendrick Lamar contains it all, claims it all, and doesn't have time for the single-minded platitudes people throw down upon him.

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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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Favorite Sessions

Watch BadBadNotGood Play 'In Your Eyes' Live In The Studio

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The hip-hop-inflected jazz quartet performs a song from its latest release, IV, alongside fellow Toronto native Charlotte Day Wilson.

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Watch M.I.A.'s Visually Rich Video For 'P.O.W.A.'

M.I.A. sits in a truck bed full of flowers and a row of dancers, looking like a Christo and Jean-Claude installation in human form.

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Puppets Join Chance The Rapper In 'Same Drugs' Video

The wistfully nostalgic cut from Coloring Book gets a wistfully nostalgic video, featuring Chance The Rapper at the grand piano with a few furry friends.

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How Sheep Teach Us To Hate Gun Violence

What begins as a bedtime story becomes a tale of what's wrong with a culture of violence. Watch as slam poet and hip-hop artist Watsky tackles a powerful issue in "Stick To Your Guns."

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Best Music Videos Of 2016

Baauer, 'Day Ones (Feat. Novelist & Leikeli47)'

Revolutionary War soldiers battle it out in the parking lot of a deserted shopping mall as Novelist and Leikeli47 spit aggressive verses.

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Best Music Videos Of 2016

Kendrick Lamar, 'God Is Gangsta'

The two-part video for "u" and "For Sale?" tackles issues of race and mental health, as well as the contradictions Lamar faces as a result of his own success.

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L.A. Salami Is 'Going Mad As The Street Bins'

This British songwriter channels the fierceness first heard in Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, but this has the prowess of today's best hip-hop.