1. About 36 hours left to vote for the Webbys! We’re up for 3! Want to help us win one or three? http://n.pr/webby

  2. ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD: Do you think there’s enough of a connection for the youth or the younger ones that’s coming out now to really know where it all came from?

    NAS: I think it’s there, but I think the young have their own young story to tell us. It’s such a story that — it’s new to them that — they’re just excited to tell their story that we need to hear. And then there’s a side where they just lazy. They don’t want to go — they don’t know that it’s beneficial for them to really know what they’re talking about and know what they’re doing. So some of this stuff may come out a little limited. Some of their creativities could be a little limited because of that.

    Nas on Microphone Check

  3. Twelve years after its last album, the scrappy, nails-dug-in emo band The Jazz June returns with a bright and sunny power-pop song that can’t help but be tinged by some regret.
Stream The Jazz June’s “Over Underground” now. 

    Twelve years after its last album, the scrappy, nails-dug-in emo band The Jazz June returns with a bright and sunny power-pop song that can’t help but be tinged by some regret.

    Stream The Jazz June’s “Over Underground” now

  4. Lil Bibby is a 19-year-old from Chicago with one mixtape, a high-profile co-sign and big dreams. Watch a backyard interview with Microphone Check, where co-host Ali Shaheed Muhammad offers some advice from a veteran’s perspective.

    Lil Bibby is a 19-year-old from Chicago with one mixtapea high-profile co-sign and big dreams. Watch a backyard interview with Microphone Check, where co-host Ali Shaheed Muhammad offers some advice from a veteran’s perspective.

  5. The Argentine singer Federico Aubele uses his dark, husky voice to produce a specific effect. Watch him play NPR’s Tiny Desk.

    The Argentine singer Federico Aubele uses his dark, husky voice to produce a specific effect. Watch him play NPR’s Tiny Desk.

  6. Uncompromising and idealistic, Jeremiah Jae’s latest release, a mixtape called Good Times, is yet another concept-driven, abstract, art for art’s sake project from the prolific producer/MC.
Stream Good Times from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    Uncompromising and idealistic, Jeremiah Jae’s latest release, a mixtape called Good Times, is yet another concept-driven, abstract, art for art’s sake project from the prolific producer/MC.

    Stream Good Times from NPR Music’s First Listen

  7. The first solo album from the former Distillers singer Brody Dalle feels like a time capsule from the ’90s.
Stream Diploid Love from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    The first solo album from the former Distillers singer Brody Dalle feels like a time capsule from the ’90s.

    Stream Diploid Love from NPR Music’s First Listen

  8. Rodrigo y Gabriella offer a new album that’s stripped-down but no less thrilling.
Stream 9 Dead Alive from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    Rodrigo y Gabriella offer a new album that’s stripped-down but no less thrilling.

    Stream 9 Dead Alive from NPR Music’s First Listen

  9. Wye Oak, known for its glorious guitar noise, trades it in for a synthesizer-driven sound.
Stream Shriek from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    Wye Oak, known for its glorious guitar noise, trades it in for a synthesizer-driven sound.

    Stream Shriek from NPR Music’s First Listen

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