Ms. Lauryn Hill performs on-stage during Day One of Madcool Festival on July 11, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mariano Regidor)
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November 15, 2019 The song, part of the soundtrack to the film Queen & Slim, has been a staple of Hill's live shows in recent years.
Sudan Archives, performing at the FORM Arcosanti festival on May 11, 2018 in Arcosanti, Arizona.
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November 8, 2019 After two abbreviated releases she likens to experimentalist haikus, the singular 25-year-old artist refined her voice and expanded her collaborations to create a stunning, singular debut.
Gang Starr — DJ Premier, left, with MC Guru — photographed in London in 1990. Starting in 2017, Premier spent two years working with archival recordings from Guru, who passed away in 2010.
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November 1, 2019 With Gang Starr, DJ Premier and Guru established one of the most influential projects in hip-hop history. Now, nine years after the death of their lyricist, comes the return.
Ness Nite subverts hip-hop tropes with "Gucciprada."
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October 28, 2019 "I'd twerk to Mozart!" is the type of bold thinking we need these days. The picks on this week's Heat Check subvert the norm and take you to unexpected places.
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October 17, 2019 The musical polymath's new album, which features collaborations with Pharrell, Chris Martin, Sky Ferreira and more, is due out November 22.
La Santa Cecilia. From left, Marisol "La Marisoul" Hernandez, Miguel "Oso" Ramirez, Alex Bendaña, Jose "Pepe" Carlos.
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October 12, 2019 The Grammy Award-winning group's self-titled album is packed with political messaging and brims with hope.
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Travis Scott's "HIGHEST IN THE ROOM" video features LaFlame sparring with a purple cyborg Street Fighter-style.
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October 4, 2019 Travis Scott has done a decent job shrouding his blatant co-opting of flows with gorgeous, synthy production. His latest single is no exception.
Gang Starr — left, Guru, with DJ Premier — photographed in July 1998.
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September 20, 2019 The East Coast kings of understated confidence and louche jazz interpolation drop a surprise on their fans, with an assist from J. Cole.
On his latest single, "Best Life," Danny Brown celebrates finding solace in success.
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September 17, 2019 Now over 10 years into his career, Danny Brown is no longer the wild-haired, high-pitched rapper of old. His fifth studio album, uknowhatimsayin¿, is due out Oct. 4.