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Tiny Desk

Intimate concerts, recorded live at NPR Music headquarters.

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Three 6 Mafia turns $4,500 into $45 million with 'Mystic Stylez'

In 1995, the Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia took a shoestring DIY approach to recording their debut album, Mystic Stylez. Their example led to a flourishing independent hip-hop scene.

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Sarah Cahill

The intrepid champion of new music turns her attention to female composers, offering a sampler of works by women across four centuries, including a favorite of Louis XIV and an Ethiopian nun.

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Omar Montes

The Spanish artist dances along the border of tradition and modernity in his Tiny Desk performance.

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Hip-Hop 50: Rap At The Tiny Desk

Relive the genre's takeover of the Tiny Desk with every hip-hop concert ever, from Rapsody in 2016 through this year's Black Music Month sets.

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Where's the song of the summer? Plus, the making of Beyoncé's 'Crazy in Love'

It's been 20 years since Beyoncé's single Crazy in Love poured out of every radio, car speaker and club for a whole summer — setting her up to be the solo star she is today. Host Brittany Luse revisits that moment and shares the surprising story behind the music with show producer Corey Antonio Rose. Then, she sits down with Beyoncé's longtime stylist Ty Hunter, who put together the iconic looks in the Crazy in Love music video. And finally, she discusses why there is no song of the summer for 2023 — and why that matters — with NPR culture editor Bilal Qureshi.

Where's the song of the summer? Plus, the making of Beyoncé's 'Crazy in Love'

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A long time coming, the South London-bred singer-songwriter performs at the Desk with the confidence of a veteran vocal powerhouse.

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Fred again..

The electronic producer and songwriter moves seamlessly in this jam-packed Tiny Desk.

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The rap icon treated fans to an epic set featuring the best of her sprawling discography.