Artist Spotlight Archives


Over the years, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series has become a great showcase for not just begining talent, but for living legends as well. There is no better case for the latter than today’s guest, the one-of-a-kind mystic, Erykah Badu, who graced the offices at NPR with a two-song set that included two of her biggest musical moments of the last two decades.
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When it comes to hip-hop, there is no sound as ubiquitous as trap music. From the bass-heavy synths and 808s to the lyrical depictions of hustling, the sub-genre has evolved as have its contributors. He celebrates ‘Trap Muzik’ 15th year anniversary at “The Rose Bar” in Atlanta.
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Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard and Shannon Bex of Danity Kane have reunited and will be hitting the road together for a new tour starting in September. The group, which started with five members, was originally called Danity Kane after being formed on Making the Band in 2005. But after some ups and downs and twists and turns over the years, Aubrey, Dawn and Shannon performed as a trio in 2014, releasing their album DK3 in October of that year.

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A well-known hip-hop artist and activist has joined the board at a popular Atlanta museum. Musician and activist Michael Render, known as Killer Mike, has joined the board of the High Museum of Art along with three other community leaders including Jean Hanges, Keinon Johnson, and David Park. Killer Mike and the other new members join the 85-person Board of Directors for a three-year term.
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After multiple delays and one fake-out, Nicki Minaj has finally dropped her fourth studio album, “Queen”  a week earlier than the Aug. 17 release date she announced last week. Minaj broke the news last night on the first episode of her Beats 1 radio show and said she’d just finished mixing the album three hours earlier.
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Mika Means, singer and songwriter releases dope visual for latest single “Single Life”. It is a fun summer jam. It’s all about being single and living your best life; and had no time for the relationship but holla at me playa when you see me. Here is the video.

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21 Savage Talks ‘Back to School Drive’ Shooting & Giving To Kids at 3rd Annual ISSA Drive’. View photos from the event here!