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Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2nd of Black Jungle Squad.

Watch Jeremiah Jae And Oliver The 2nd: 'Take It Back To The Essence'

April 17, 2014 – "We just want to make the music the focal point and make that as great as we can make it."

Rob Gullatte during an interview with Microphone Check in Austin, Texas.

Watch Rob Gullatte: 'I Just Can't Seem To Get These Raps Out My Head'

April 11, 2014 – "I got a job," says the Houstonian. "I like my job, it's cool. But I'm sitting there writing raps."

Lunice, center, being interviewed by Microphone Check's Ali Shaheed Muhammed, left, and Frannie Kelley, right.

Watch Lunice: 'I Ain't Doing What That Guy Did'

April 1, 2014 – The producer and DJ on his performance style, learning from the greats and reading autobiographies.

The Outfit, TX with Microphone Check. From left to right, JayHawk, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Mel, Dorian and Frannie Kelley.

Watch The Outfit, TX: 'Where Is That Working Man's Music?'

March 29, 2014 – The trio sat down in the Austin sunshine and opined on Texas funk, Texas weather and their business.

Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammad interview Young Chop in Austin, Texas during SXSW.

Watch Young Chop: 'I Gotta Stay Working'

March 26, 2014 – Even in the midst of SXSW, the Chicago producer was selling beats and putting in studio time.

ScHoolboy Q onstage at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Sunday, February 23rd.

Watch First Listen Live: ScHoolboy Q, 'Oxymoron'

February 25, 2014 – Watch the Los Angeles rapper perform a loose-limbed, spontaneous and unpretentious set in NYC.

Dessa performs at a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 24, 2013.

Watch Dessa: Tiny Desk Concert

December 9, 2013 – The whip-smart rapper, singer, poet and songwriter performs three tracks from Parts of Speech.

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Aaradhna Patel performed live for OPB in Portland, Ore.

Watch Aaradhna, 'Keep My Cool' (Live) opbmusic

November 30, 2013 – A big winner at the New Zealand Music Awards recently visited OPB's studios in Portland, Ore. opbmusic

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

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