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Earl Sweatshirt On Resentment, Growth And Giving Yourself A Chance

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Childish Gambino (left) performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Rosalía speaks onstage during the 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Janelle Monae performs in Los Angeles in June and Kacey Musgraves performs at the 2018 Stagecoach Festival in April. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia; David Becker/Getty Images for LARAS; Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach hide caption

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2018

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Alessia Cara, performing live earlier this month in Spain, released one of our must-hear albums for Nov. 30, The Pains Of Growing. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic hide caption

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New Music Friday For Nov. 30: The 5 Albums You Should Hear Now

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"I've gotten to share all these experiences with people in my hometown," Anderson .Paak says, "and introduce my hometown to the world." Israel Ramos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anderson .Paak Comes Home: 'This Is What We Dreamed Of'

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An image of Mac Miller, who died suddenly in September, projected on the rear of the stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., before a benefit concert organized in Miller's honor. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images hide caption

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Mona Haydar's Barbarican EP is out now, via The Most. Feda Eid/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mona Haydar Breaks The Mold For Muslim Rap: 'You Just Have To Do You'

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Beastie Boys (L-R) Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" Yauch and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz perform at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Rap, Buddhism And Broken Radiators: The Beastie Boys Have A Story For Everything

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Slick Rick released his debut album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick in 1988. Al Pereira/Getty Images hide caption

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How Slick Rick And Queen Latifah 'Breathed Life Into Hip-Hop' In 1988

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