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Tupac Shakur's Legacy, 20 Years On

September 13, 2016

Two decades after Tupac's death, writer Kevin Powell, who covered the rapper for Vibe magazine, unpacks the impact of his music and the complexities he embodied.

M.I.A. Takes 'AIM' At A Global Message

September 9, 2016

The British rapper remains both successful and controversial, but she tells NPR's David Greene she's just trying to widen the conversation.

Chelsea Wolfe: Tiny Desk Concert

August 2, 2016

Last year's Abyss saw Chelsea Wolfe make her metallic tendencies explicit. At the Tiny Desk with just an electric guitar, the Sacramento native takes three songs back to their primal form.