Watch This Is My Jam: Jaden Smith's 'The Coolest'
Read Welcome To Jay-Z's Brooklyn
Watch New Rap Royalty: Killer Mike, El-P, Mr. Mf'n eXquire & Despot KEXP
October 2, 2012 – Watch some of today's most innovative rappers perform at KEXP in Seattle. KEXP
Watch Brother Ali: A Voice For The Suffering
Read Frank Ocean And Bon Iver Surprise Lucky NYC Fans
Read First Listen: Miguel, 'Kaleidoscope Dream'
Read The Purple Tape: Only Built 4 Collectors
Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
September 18, 2012 – Download five new songs heating up NPR station playlists in Chicago, Detroit, Juneau and beyond.
Watch Two Attempts To Turn Summer Platinum Into Fall Gold
September 18, 2012 – Carly Rae Jepsen and Kanye West release albums that double down on their summer success.
Read Remembering Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Leader And My Friend
August 31, 2012 – As a teenager he carried records. As a professional, he carried water for an industry and a culture.
Listen Live Microphone Check: Hip-Hop From NPR Music
Read THEESatisfaction On World Cafe WXPN
Watch My American Dream Sounds Like Black Star
Watch Plan B's 'Ill Manors' Falls On Fertile Ground In Britain
August 9, 2012 – The song, a bitterly articulate howl of scornful rage, is a national sensation across the pond.
Watch Fat Boys: A Hip-Hop Novelty Act Strikes Back