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Mac Miller in Los Angeles in September. Note the Beats, Rhymes And Life tattoo on his right wrist. G L Askew II for NPR hide caption

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Mac Miller With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

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'We Need To Be Human': Zuhal Sultan On Starting The Iraqi Youth Orchestra

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Liz Vice's new album, There's a Light, comes out Sept. 25. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Liz Vice Tracks Her Path To Gospel

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The Selecter's latest album is called Subculture. Jules Annan/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Decades On, The Selecter Maintains A Steady Groove And A Political Eye

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Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The official recording of the piece was released this week. Peter Serling/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Dark But Redeeming Tour Of Coal Country, With Composer Julia Wolfe

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Shawn Colvin's new covers collection is called Uncovered. Alexandra Valenti/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'We All Have Something To Say': Shawn Colvin On The Value Of Cover Songs

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(L-R) Patty Griffin, Rhiannon Giddens, Roy Taylor (a member of Patty's road crew), Shakey Graves, and NPR Music's Ann Powers Joshua Shoemaker for NPR hide caption

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Rhiannon Giddens, Patty Griffin And Shakey Graves—A Musical Conversation

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Sam Smith's famous voice will grace the opening titles of Spectre, the latest film in the James Bond series. Rankin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hear Sam Smith Break Down His Bond Theme, 'Writing's On The Wall'

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Disclosure's new album, Caracal, comes out Sept. 25. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Disclosure On Subverting Dance Music Stereotypes And Writing With Sam Smith

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Julia Holter's new album, Have You In My Wilderness, comes out Sept. 25. Tonje Thilesen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'There's Always A Piece Of Me': Julia Holter On Storytelling

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Darlene Love's new album, Introducing Darlene Love, is out September 18th. Christopher Logan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Allow Her To Reintroduce Herself: A Moment With Darlene Love

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An R&B Introvert Lets It All Out On 'Lonely Roller'

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Patty Griffin's new album, Servant of Love, comes out Sept. 25. David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Patty Griffin, Self-Made 'Servant Of Love,' On The Strange Gift Of Age

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Chick Corea and Bela Fleck's new album, Two, is out now. C. TAYLOR CROTHERS/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chick Corea And Béla Fleck On The Joys (And Challenges) Of Collaborating

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David Gilmour's new album, Rattle That Lock, is out September 18th. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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David Gilmour Plucks A Melody From The Air With 'Rattle That Lock'

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