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Tiny Desk

Rapsody

Watch the rapper perform three songs from Beauty And The Beast live at the NPR Music offices.

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Tiny Desk

Young Fathers

Intense, hip-hop-infused poetry is reduced to just the essentials in this two-song, four-minute set.

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Boogie, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

The Compton rapper's set included personal songs performed in order of increasing intensity.

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ScHoolboy Q

Watch the Los Angeles rapper perform a loose-limbed, spontaneous and unpretentious set in NYC.

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Live in Concert

Pusha T, Live In Concert

Watch the chart-topping rapper perform a no-holds-barred set at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.

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Le1f, Live In Concert

The New York rapper whips his glow-in-the-dark hair back and forth during a mesmerizing set.

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Death Grips In Concert

WNYC Soundcheck

Performing mostly in a fitting haze of red, the group creates a visceral experience on stage.

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Calle 13 In Concert

The Puerto Rican rap duo doesn't disappoint in this explosive live set from Celebrate Brooklyn.

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Ana Tijoux In Concert

The Chilean rapper is a lyrical machine gun, delivering verses rapidly and never missing her target.

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Live in Concert

Sugar Tongue Slim, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

The versatile, playful rapper mixed samples with a live-band bounce that quickly won over the crowd.

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