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Tiny Desk

Rapsody

Watch the rapper perform three songs from Beauty And The Beast live at the NPR Music offices.

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Favorite Sessions

Raury, 'Friends' (Live)

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Watch the genre-defying Atlanta musician perform "Friends" live in an L.A. studio.

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World Cafe: Sense Of Place

Lizzo, 'My Skin' (Live)

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Don't be surprised when this ambitious Twin Cities singer and rapper breaks out nationally.

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Front Row

Lizzo, Live In Concert

The Twin Cities rapper won over crowds when she opened Sleater-Kinney's reunion tour this year.

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Music Interviews

Pharrell Williams, In Conversation

Watch the producer extraordinaire sit for a rare, in-depth interview.

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All Songs TV

First Watch: Mick Jenkins, 'P's & Q's'

Watch the hydration-obsessed Chicago rapper's first video from his upcoming EP, Wave[s].

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Tiny Desk

Young Fathers

Intense, hip-hop-infused poetry is reduced to just the essentials in this two-song, four-minute set.

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Favorite Sessions

People Under The Stairs, 'Tuxedo Rap' (Live)

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The L.A. hip-hop duo reaches a high point in its Pickathon set with "Tuxedo Rap."

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Front Row

Boogie, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

The Compton rapper's set included personal songs performed in order of increasing intensity.

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Favorite Sessions

THEESatisfaction, 'Recognition' (Live)

KEXP

Transcend space and time as the soulful, psychedelic hip-hop duo performs "Recognition."