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Boston rapper Cousin Stizz. His latest release, Searching For My Next Thrill, is on our shortlist for the best new albums out this week. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Aug. 16

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The Impressions circa 1970. Left to right: Curtis Mayfield, Fred Cash and Sam Gooden. Gilles Petard/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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'We're A Winner' Married Black Pride To An Irresistible Beat

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"If you want to make a diaspora of things, you need to reach to a diaspora of people," GoldLink says. Josh Brasted/Getty Images hide caption

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GoldLink Talks 'Diaspora' And The Global Future Of Music

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Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. His latest project K.R.I.T. IZ HERE is on our shortlist of the best albums out on July 12. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums For July 12

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J. Cole and his Dreamville label wanted to invite as many artists as possible to connect and create on the album Revenge of the Dreamers III. Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images hide caption

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Clockwise from left: Lizzo, Gary Clark Jr., Maggie Rogers Lizzo (Lissa Alicia/WXPN), Gary Clark Jr. (Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist), Maggie Rogers (Olivia Bee/Courtesy of the artist) hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr. On World Cafe

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