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.
Listen 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.
Read Microphone Check: Hip-Hop From NPR Music
Listen 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
Watch Wale: From Free Mixtapes To Billboard Hits
Listen This Time, R. Kelly Burns With (Relatively Chaste) Passion
July 30, 2012 – The prolific, and often risque, crooner's 14th album explores sounds from earlier eras.
Watch What Five New Rap Videos Say About Their Stars
Listen Frank Ocean's 'Orange' Revolution
Watch Nas On Marvin Gaye's Marriage, Parenting And Rap Genius
July 22, 2012 – The veteran rapper also spoke to Guy Raz about his divorce, writing and searching for inner peace.