Watch For The Ladies: R. Kelly, Teddy Pendergrass And The State Of R And B
October 18, 2012 – Nelson George says R. Kelly's tour is an effort to reconnect R&B to its most devoted fans.
Read K'Naan Brings Down Walls On 'Country, God Or The Girl'
October 16, 2012 – The best-selling, Somali-born rapper remains a versatile and powerful songwriter on his new album.
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