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"If you want to make a diaspora of things, you need to reach to a diaspora of people," GoldLink says. Josh Brasted/Getty Images hide caption

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GoldLink Talks 'Diaspora' And The Global Future Of Music

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Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. His latest project K.R.I.T. IZ HERE is on our shortlist of the best albums out on July 12. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums For July 12

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J. Cole and his Dreamville label wanted to invite as many artists as possible to connect and create on the album Revenge of the Dreamers III. Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images hide caption

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Clockwise from left: Lizzo, Gary Clark Jr., Maggie Rogers Lizzo (Lissa Alicia/WXPN), Gary Clark Jr. (Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist), Maggie Rogers (Olivia Bee/Courtesy of the artist) hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr. On World Cafe

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Mavis Staples' latest album, We Get By, is out now. Myriam Santos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In 'We Get By,' Mavis Staples Keeps Singing For 'Change'

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Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran think deeply about how the past is preserved and kept vital through music and culture. Dawound Bey/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Two Wings: The Music Of Black America In Migration' Celebrates Journey Millions Took

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The O'Jays inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Gabriela Barbieri/WXPN hide caption

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The O'Jays On World Cafe

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Compton rapper YG. His latest release, 4REAL 4REAL, is on our short list for the best new albums dropping on May 24. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On May 24

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