Bun B getting ready to take the stage with the Houston Symphony two days after this interview took place. Courtesy of Marco Torres hide caption

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Earl Sweatshirt. Brick Stowell/Courtesy of We Get Press hide caption

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Faith Newman, Ralph McDaniels and Prince Paul at the Ace Hotel Sept. 25. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Goodie Mob is, from left to right, Khujo, T-Mo, Cee-Lo and Big Gipp. Courtesy of The Chamber Group hide caption

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The White Mandingos are, from left, Sacha Jenkins, Murs and Darryl Jenifer. Courtesy of Biz 3 Publicity hide caption

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Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner B+/Courtesy of Motormouth Media hide caption

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