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Michael Mwenso On World Cafe

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The No. 1 Album Of 2020: SAULT's 'Untitled (Black Is)'

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Clockwise from top row: Kali Uchis, Tierra Whack, Salaam Remi, Jucifer. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of November

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Black Pumas On World Cafe

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Víctor Manuelle, performing onstage during the 21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards at American Airlines Arena on Nov. 19, 2020 in Miami. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for The Latin Recor hide caption

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"It's something that I've always thought that was important, ever since I was a kid, to laugh," Thundercat says. "Being able to laugh is one of the best feelings ever." Carlos Gonzalez / The1point8/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Thundercat Eases Loneliness With Trippy Music

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Nashville's music industry has never given homegrown hip-hop the support it deserves, so the city's artists and entrepreneurs are creating their own institutions. ilbusca/Getty Images hide caption

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Hip-Hop In Nashville Is Making Its Own Way

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Clockwise from top row: SPAZA, Wendy Eisenberg, Touché Amoré and Jean Dawson. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of October

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