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'The Soul's Gonna Speak': Run The Jewels Stares Down A Fraught 2017

Killer Mike and El-P, who make up the rap duo, discuss facing a politically tense new year with a bold new album — and a keen memory of the nation's recent history.

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Trump's Promises Of Deportations Create Uncertainty For N.J. Family

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Future Vieux Farka Touré
Les Nuits Nightmares on Wax
Marbles & Drains TM Juke

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With His Choice Of Inauguration Prayer Leaders, Trump Shows His Values

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The Bay Metronomy
Heirloom Basenji

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Scientists Have Twisted Molecules Into The Tightest Knot Ever

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Hydrogen M|O|O|N
Pick Up Sticks Jon Kennedy
Subway Song The Cure
Raining Patterns CFCF

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'The Soul's Gonna Speak': Run The Jewels Stares Down A Fraught 2017

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Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) feat. Tunde Adembimpe Run the Jewels
Friday I'm In Love (Focus Mix) ST*RMAN

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Women Are Making Their Voices Heard In Male-Dominated Japanese Politics

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Doni Doni Vieux Farka Touré
Everyday Is a New Start Sun Glitters
Horizon Variations Max Richter
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Flipping A Switch In The Brain Turns Lab Rodents Into Killer Mice

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Flyin' on 747 Kid Loco
Relaxin' With Cherry [Gak Sato Pre-Echo Mix] Kid Loco
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You Know When It Turns Invisible Jim Guthrie, JJ Ipsen
Small Hands Make Big Things Jim Guthrie, JJ Ipsen
Hey Ya Booker T
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