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John Morrison

John Morrison

John Morrison is a writer, DJ, and sample-flipper from Philadelphia. As a writer, his work has appeared in NPR Music, Bandcamp Daily, Jazz Tokyo, Grammy.com, and more. He is also the host of Culture Cypher Radio, a hip-hop radio show on NPR member station WXPN.

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The Culture Corner: Jimi Hendrix, 'Are You Experienced'

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Sharon Van Etten's We've Been Going About This All Wrong is on our shortlist of the best albums out on May 6. Michael Schmelling hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 6

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Toro y Moi's MAHAL tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on April 29. Chris Maggio / LAUR hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on April 29

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Culture Corner: The Beasite Boys

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The Culture Corner: Arrested Development

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Rex Orange County's latest release, WHO CARES?, is on NPR Music's shortlist for the best albums out on March 11. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on March 11

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The Black Innovators of Rock and Roll Pt. 4

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Khruangbin's collaboration with Leon Bridges, Texas Moon, is one of NPR Music's picks for the best new records out on Feb. 18. Couttesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Feb. 18

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The Black Innovators Of Rock And Roll: Part 3

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Black Innovators of Rock And Roll Pt 2

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The 2 Chainz full-length Dope Don't Sell Itself is on our shortlist of the best albums out on Feb. 4. The Atlanta rapper says it'll be his final trap album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Feb. 4

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Black Innovators of Rock and Roll Pt 1 on World Cafe

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