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MC Ride of Death Grips.

Watch Death Grips In Concert Soundcheck

October 19, 2012 – Performing mostly in a fitting haze of red, the group creates a visceral experience on stage. Soundcheck

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Reggie Watts gives a Tiny Desk Concert on May 21, 2012 at NPR Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Watch Reggie Watts: Tiny Desk Concert

June 25, 2012 – The comedian and musician performs spontaneous improvisations full of killer grooves and humor.

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Sugar Tongue Slim brought a live band along with samples by Gotye and Kavinsky to his set at The Parish in Austin, Texas.

Watch Sugar Tongue Slim, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

March 15, 2012 – The versatile, playful rapper mixed samples with a live-band bounce that quickly won over the crowd.

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Shabazz Palaces performing at KEXP.

Watch Shabazz Palaces: Bop Hard KEXP

February 14, 2012 – Seattle's otherworldly hip-hop group brings their hypnotic, battering low end beats to KEXP. KEXP

THEESatisfaction performing at KEXP.

Watch THEESatisfaction: A Rare Combination KEXP

February 7, 2012 – The Seattle hip-hop duo embody the rare combination of thoughtful and fun to KEXP's Street Sounds. KEXP

Ana Tijoux performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Ana Tijoux: Tiny Desk Concert

August 30, 2010 – With these intimate songs, the French-born Chilean rapper proves that hip-hop has no boundaries.

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Watch K'naan: Tiny Desk Concert

November 9, 2009 – The rapper's set exuded shimmery grace while incorporating the sounds of soul, pop and reggae.

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Watch Sam And Ruby Meld Hearts With Music

August 13, 2009 – Sam & Ruby recently visited NPR for a live performance chat, tied to the release of their new album.

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Watch Remixing YouTube, One Video At A Time

March 16, 2009 – Israeli musician and producer Kutiman blends the sights and sounds of YouTube into unique videos.

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Watch Homework: Odd Musical Instruments

September 28, 2008 – Listeners share their oddest musical instruments.

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Watch American Rapper Eli Sweet Reflects On China

August 5, 2008 – The energetic Atlanta native says China provides "an endless stream of adventure."

Watch Lizz Wright Returns with 'The Orchard'

February 26, 2008 – The jazzy, soulful singer-songwriter talks about her new album, and her future in jazz and beyond.

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