An illustration of Mac Miller, drawn during his Tiny Desk Concert performance in Aug. 2018.
September 11, 2018 The 26-year-old, who died Sept. 7, will not be remembered as a drug-addled entertainer, but as an ever-evolving maker of music who supported those coming up behind him.
Mac Miller performs a Tiny Desk Concert on August 1, 2018.
August 6, 2018 Mac Miller reflects on his journey's peaks and valleys in a boisterous set of songs from Swimming, featuring special guest Thundercat on "What's the Use?"
Daniel Caesar performs a Tiny Desk Concert on April 30, 2018.
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June 4, 2018 Watch the R&B star-in-the-making perform three songs, including a guest appearance by H.E.R.
Tom Misch performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 4, 2018.
June 1, 2018 This 22-year-old Brit has soul for days.
We get Gabriel Garzón-Montano's "Golden Wings" just as springtime begins to fully reveal itself to us.
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April 27, 2018 After an impressive debut album with 2017's Jardín, the R&B and funk aficionado returns with new sounds.
The Crossrhodes performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 1, 2017 (Jenna Sterner/NPR).
February 9, 2018 The Crossrhodes showed up to the Tiny Desk with game faces on, bringing with it a locally cultivated, globally appreciated energy.
Robert Glasper, Common and Karriem Riggins will release their debut album as August Greene this March.
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January 18, 2018 Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper form August Greene and share its first single as a trio.
December 28, 2017 From PJ Morton to Moonchild, these projects didn't get enough shine this year but were exceptional nonetheless.
December 18, 2017 This is not your mom and pop's rhythm and blues. Artists pushed the boundaries, story lines and expectations of R&B more than ever in 2017.
Wyclef Jean performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 11, 2017. (Christina Ascani/NPR)
November 6, 2017 The hip-hop statesman walked through our doors greeting and charming anyone within arm's reach. Once in front of an audience, he was in attack mode, including a unique rendition of his signature hit.
Thundercat performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 29, 2017. (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)
October 18, 2017 Thundercat is willing and able to shape-shift to fit into just about any box you show him, but he won't stay in there for long.
Jidenna performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 6, 2017. (Photo: Liam James Doyle/NPR)
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September 5, 2017 The Nigerian-American MC and his band perform three reworked selections from Jidenna's impeccable debut album, The Chief.
Tuxedo performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 20th, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR)
July 17, 2017 Tuxedo, the unlikely-on-paper funk-soul duo of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, brought a left-of-center sonic approach and a sharp sense of style to their Tiny Desk Concert.
Ladi6's Royal Blue 3000 EP comes out June 2.
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May 30, 2017 Ladi6 takes everything that was great about '90s soul music and updates it, sprinkling cosmic effects and big synths throughout.