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'The South Got Something To Say' Is A Celebratory Canon Of Southern Rap

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Beyoncé puts a conversation about Africa on the front line with her visual album Black Is King, which premiered on Disney+. Parkwood Entertainment/Disney + via AP hide caption

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Much like the culture it originates from, Southern hip-hop is going to continue to grow and redefine itself as artists live, people move and neighborhoods change. Jahdai Kilkenny for NPR hide caption

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"The stuff that used to ring true still does in a way and also doesn't anymore," says Phil Elverum. "The big, huge question I tried to think about with this giant song was mainly how to encompass these contradictions." Katy Hancock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A young Howard Ashman, photographed on the set of his musical Little Shop of Horrors. Disney hide caption

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A New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On The Lyricist Behind The Disney Renaissance

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Twerking, and the music born in its image, creates a liberating space for those gathered on this side and the other. Jahdai Kilkenny for NPR hide caption

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Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go's. She says at live shows, the band was "a runaway train that could crash at any minute, and I think that's what people respond to." Theresa Kereakes/NPR hide caption

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Meet Linda Diaz, The Winner Of The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

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Briana Younger And Rodney Carmichael On All Things Considered

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The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

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Taylor Swift's eighth album, Folklore, was surprise-released Friday. The record features production by The National's Aaron Dessner and a new set of songwriting tools. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jake Blount, a 24-year-old banjoist and fiddler, is one of the people in the traditional music community working to educate others on the genre's Black roots. Michelle Lotker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Breaking Down The Legacy Of Race In Traditional Music In America

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