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Erykah Badu On Stand-Up, Meeting Prince And 'Unpopular Opinions'

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Boz Scaggs On World Cafe

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Dirty Projectors' Lamp Lit Prose is available now. Jason Frank Rothenberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dirty Projectors' New Album Is A Magic Pop Elixir To Forget Your Troubles

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From left: Betty Kelly, Rosalind Ashford and Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas perform circa mid-1964 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Don Paulsen/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Why 'Dancing In The Street' Gets The People Going

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Cover art for Chance The Rapper's debut mixtape, 10 Day — it was the first in a "trilogy" of illustrations for the Chicago artist done by Brandon Breaux. Courtesty of the artist/Brandon Breaux hide caption

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Josh Ritter (top left, credit: Laura Wilson), Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real (top right, credit: Jacob Blickenstaff), Femi Kuti & The Positive Force (bottom left, credit: Optimus Danny), Bermuda Triangle (bottom right, credit: Harvey Hale) Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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A projection of R. Kelly at Allstate Arena in May 2016 in Chicago. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images hide caption

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R. Kelly Responds To A Year Of Accusations With Denials In 19-Minute-Long 'I Admit'

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"I don't like to say, 'RIP Jah' because I don't believe he's dead," rapper Clyde Guevara says of his brother Jahiem. "The energy is still here, and I still feel him." Gerald Hawkins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I Still Feel Him:' Clyde Guevara's Debut Memorializes His Brother's Death

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"As long as I'm investing my time, effort, energy and attention to these things, I think there's no question that I can make them better," T.I. says. Zach Wolfe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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T.I. Is Dreaming Big For Atlanta's Future

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Nominees for song of the summer tend to be lively party anthems, but the grooves on The Internet's Hive Mind, out now, help score summertime's less boisterous but no less sublime moments. Alan Lear/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Internet's 'Hive Mind' Is A Soundtrack To The Slow Burn Of Summer

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