This is not about being cute or being cool," trumpet player and bandleader Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah says. "This is truth-telling music,”
Tracks we love this week includes YG's "I Was On The Block," Flying Lotus and Solange's "Land Of Honey," Key!'s "Miami Too Much," and more.
Read a Q&A with Los Angeles band DAISY, and hear their new song “Day Off,” a summery bop dedicated to inconsolable crushes.
Check out the "Wavelength" video from the Mattson 2 off their upcoming album 'Paradise.'
Listen to a live version of Big Freedia's "N.O. Bounce," taken from Smithsonian Folkways' massive upcoming Jazz Fest retrospective.
Kamasi Washington and Herbie Hancock are hitting the road together.
Listen to the premiere of "A Small Piece Of String" by Honey Oat.
Leikeli47 played a six-song Tiny Desk Concert for NPR on Monday.
The latest single from Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s forthcoming Ancestral Recall is a hypersyncopated attempt to capture cubism through rhythm.
Tracks we love this week include Billie Eilish's "wish you were gay," Carly Rae Jepson's "Now That I Found You," Deem Spencer's "how beautiful," and more.
Phony Ppl performed material from their first two albums when visiting NPR recently.