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How Quelle Chris Turned His Self-Doubt Into A Stellar Album

Quelle Chris's new album Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often is out February 10.
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For Stones Throw Records, A Love Of Hip-Hop Sparked 20 Years Of Musical Conversations

From tragic beginnings, founder Peanut Butter Wolf built one of independent music’s most influential labels.
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Complex Movements Is The Detroit Collective Using Sci-Fi Storytelling To Empower Its Community

Waajeed, Invincible, Sage Crump, and more discuss their interdisciplinary approach to bringing people together and affecting change through art and music.
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How Helado Negro Reinvented Himself By Embracing His Latino American Identity

The Ecuadorian-American singer-songwriter releases his new album, Private Energy, on October 7.
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Hieroglyphic Being’s New Album Is A Gift Of Healing

The storied Chicago artist draws from Ancient Egypt and sound therapy on new album, The Disco’s Of Imhotep, due out August 5 on Technicolour.
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The Kondi Band Is Taking Sierra Leone’s Traditional Music Into The Club

Wisconsin producer Chief Boima’s collaboration with Sorie Kondi might’ve been ten years in the making, but the timing is perfect.
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Why Grime’s Success Rests On Being Realistic About Music’s New Rules

Butterz founders Elijah and Skilliam turned a blog into a successful label by creating their own opportunities — and talking about it.
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Meet Débruit, The French Artist Trying To Break Stereotypes Through Music

A commission from the Europalia Arts Festival took him to Istanbul for to paint a musical portrait of the Turkish city with a cast of local collaborators.
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How An L.A. Engineer Brought The Sound Of J Dilla's The Diary To Life

Dave Cooley and J Dilla's friendship helped the former stay true to the the hip-hop legend's vision.
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How A Brooklyn Musician’s Time In Israel Birthed Her Art And Activism

Ahead of the release of her debut album, Acid Park, Ohal Grietzer speaks on her twin passions: art and activism.
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How Samiyam Became The Producer He Always Wanted To Be

With new album Animals Have Feelings on Stones Throw, featuring Earl Sweatshirt and Action Bronson, the L.A. scene veteran has finally found his groove.
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How BLDG5 Is Connecting Tel Aviv’s Electronic Music Community With The World

The Israeli label's new compilation, Nightingale Floor, features a host of local and international talent.
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