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Carole King is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

Read For Carole King, Songwriting Is A 'Natural' Talent

June 28, 2013 – The songwriter details stories behind some of her most famous songs in her memoir, A Natural Woman.

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Omar's new album, The Man, is his first project in seven years.

Read Omar Grows Up To Become 'The Man'

June 28, 2013 – Now a family man, the British singer keeps experimenting with his music on his new album, The Man.

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Mike Dean (center) backstage during the European leg of the Watch The Throne tour last year.

Watch Mike Dean On Working With Selena, Scarface And Kanye

June 27, 2013 – In the '90s he helped create the Dirty South sound; now, he says, "Me and Kanye are like a band."

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Mavis Staples has been performing for more than six decades. One True Vine is her second album-length collaboration with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.

Watch Gospel Legend Mavis Staples Comes 'Full Circle'

June 26, 2013 – "It's a return to my beginning," she says of her new album, One True Vine.

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John Grant.

Watch On John Grant And Healing Yourself

June 25, 2013 – The songwriter's hard-won words of hope inspire brotherly compassion in writer Barry Walters.

Chuck Leavell plays alongside Rolling Stones member Ronnie Wood.

Read Chuck Leavell: The 'Fifth' Stone Speaks

June 25, 2013 – The touring keyboardist has been playing with The Rolling Stones for more than 30 years.

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In his new memoir, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson describes his life in music — and how he mimicked beats at just 10 months old.

Read Questlove's Roots: A 'Meta' Memoir Of A Lifetime In Music

June 24, 2013 – In Mo' Meta Blues, the drummer for The Roots describes how he was groomed for music at an early age.

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Macy Gray says being an artist means not having any limits or constraints.

Watch Macy Gray: 'I Still See My Voice As Odd'

June 24, 2013 – The multiplatinum artist talks about her voice, creative process and latest work.

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J. Cole performing at KMEL Summer Jam in Oakland, Calif., on June 9.

Watch J. Cole On Competition And Writing Honest Songs

June 23, 2013 – The rapper and producer says he's not afraid to make songs about being shy or unsure of himself.

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Jimmy Eat World's new album, Damage, is its eighth in 20 years together. Left to right: Rick Burch, Zach Lind, Jim Adkins and Tom Linton.

Watch Jimmy Eat World Finds The Fuel To Keep Going

June 22, 2013 – Lead singer Jim Adkins discusses the band's new album, Damage, and its two decades together.

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Statik Selelktah.

Watch Statik Selektah On Boom Bap And His Mom's Favorite Rapper

June 20, 2013 – The producer spoke to Microphone Check about his fifth album and giving his childhood to hip-hop.

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The-Dream performing in New York City in May.

Watch The-Dream: Why We All Need R&B

June 19, 2013 – The singer and songwriter Terius Nash says R&B is the genre that's closest to the reality of love.

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As kids, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer were all obsessed with hip-hop and TV shows like Yo! MTV Raps.

Listen The Lonley Island: The Fresh Air Interview

June 18, 2013 – The hip-hop parody group has produced some of the funniest SNL material in recent memory.

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Terence Blanchard is one of today's foremost jazz composers.

Watch Terence Blanchard Turns A Tragic Champion Into An Opera Hero

June 15, 2013 – The jazz composer's latest project is an opera based on the true story of a gay boxer in the 1960s.

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First Listen

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

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