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The enigmatic and reclusive producer Madlib joins hard-hitting emcee Freddie Gibbs for one of the most memorable Tiny Desks of the year.

Could one of these songs be the next “Old Town Road”?

Lizzo was nominated across five of the night’s top categories, including Best New Artist.

In a career – and personal life – loaded with enough drama to fuel an opera, Kanye West is finally presenting one

New York rapper Kemba speaks with NPR’s Audie Cornish about the themes of his debut album…

Backed by a band assembled just for this occasion, the breakthrough pop icon performs three joyfully showy songs from Cuz I Love You.

Three years removed from his last official mixtape, the music industry rule breaker releases his debut album.

This month on Station Breaks, NPR member stations hand-pick a diverse and exciting playlist highlighting musical discoveries from all over the world.

Vocalo Radio highlights five artists who are preserving Latinx music in Chicago.

Chicago is a city that grinds. From sports to politics, it takes pride in being the formative stomping ground of icons like Michael Jordan and the Obamas. Chicago works hard and plays hard, and this is also true of its creative community.

Throughout this month’s Slingshot Scenes, Vocalo Radio will highlight local artists to offer a sense of what Chicago sounds like. Listen and read below for six of Chicago’s finest emerging hip-hop and R&B artists to watch in 2019.