Mick Jenkins' new EP, The Wave[s], will be released this summer. Lawrence Agyei/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Watch: Mick Jenkins, 'P's & Q's'

Watch the hydration-obsessed Chicago rapper's first video from his upcoming EP, Wave[s].

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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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First Watch: Rome Fortune, 'OneDay'

Fortune affirms his independence in his lyrics, but his video pays tribute to his family.