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Lee Fields On World Cafe

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"I just feel like that kind of just followed me all throughout my life. I've always kind of been slept on a bit," Ari Lennox says. Laura Beltran Villamizar/NPR hide caption

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Ari Lennox Has Always Felt Slept On. That's What Motivates Her.

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"I feel like people are not educated at a young age to know like, 'OK, you have a choice to go behind bars and become a number and for somebody to profit off you for free labor and it's enslaving your brain," Raphael Saadiq says. Aaron Rapoport/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Raphael Saadiq Sets His Dark Meditation To Music With 'Jimmy Lee'

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Taylor McFerrin's latest album Love's Last Chance is out now. Amir Ebrahimi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Taylor McFerrin Steps In Front Of The Mic For 'Love's Last Chance'

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Boston rapper Cousin Stizz. His latest release, Searching For My Next Thrill, is on our shortlist for the best new albums out this week. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Aug. 16

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