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New Sub Pop signee clipping. performs at the label's 25th-anniversary festival.

Watch clipping., 'Killer' (Live At Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee) KEXP

August 19, 2013 – In "Killer," the experimental hip-hop trio cuts quick-slung lines across swaths of digital noise. KEXP

Action Bronson performs at a party presented by Warner Sound at the Belmont in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2013.

Watch Action Bronson: NPR Front Row

March 16, 2013 – Watch the New York rapper get swallowed up by the SXSW crowd during "Strictly 4 My Jeeps."

Chance the Rapper at SXSW 2013

Watch Chance The Rapper: NPR Front Row

March 16, 2013 – Watch the Chicago native as he prowls the stage, inciting fans to shake off their hangovers.

Le1f performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's.

Watch Le1f, Live In Concert

March 14, 2013 – The New York rapper whips his glow-in-the-dark hair back and forth during a mesmerizing set.

Odd Future offshoot The Internet performs live at KEXP in Seattle.

Watch The Internet: Odd Future's Smooth Side KEXP

January 29, 2013 – Watch Matt Martians and Syd The Kid perform "Give It Time," live on KEXP's Street Sounds. KEXP

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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