Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality.
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Betty Wright in 1975, when she was 21 years old, stands with a display of some of her album covers. Wright was already a veteran by the time she was out of her teens, having released four studio albums that included multiple songs that would be career signatures.
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The Patrice Rushen compilation Remind Me: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984 revisits that formative period in Rushen's industry-spanning career.
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The latest album from Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, The Serpent's Mouth, walks a tightrope between embracing steel pan's melodious charm and its kitschy past.
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Nominees for song of the summer tend to be lively party anthems, but the grooves on The Internet's Hive Mind, out now,help score summertime's less boisterous but no less sublime moments.
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