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Kassa Overall: Tiny Desk Concert

Kassa Overall is no stranger to NPR. Back in 2020 he was a featured vocalist and percussionist on the Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science Tiny Desk concert and in the same year he scored the original music for the first season of NPR Music's Louder Than A Riot podcast. (His catchy theme song has been remixed by producer Suzi Analogue for the show's second season.) Now, Kassa's back again, […]

todayApril 5, 2023

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HYFIN presents hip-hop jazz artist Emmitt James on May 26 at The Back room

HYFIN is proud to introduce a new live series called 'Latest & Greatest.' Inspired by the Instagram series hosted by HYFIN's Anthony Foster. On May 26 at The Back Room at Colectivo, the first show will feature hip-hop jazz artist Emmitt James, NilexNile and A.C. The Ruler. From the press release: After spending the last eight years in Los Angeles, Hip Hop-Jazz artist Emmitt James returns to the city that […]

todayApril 5, 2023 2

HYFIN Verified

Introducing HYFIN Verified

Starting this month, we are proud to present HYFIN Verified. HYFIN Verified will highlight five artists celebrating the culture and creating exciting music each month. Each month, HYFIN's DJ Element will feature five artists from various genres, including hip-hop, jazz, Afrobeats, and artists that blur the lines between genres. HYFIN Verified proudly presents Tobe Nwigwe, Little Simz, Q, Moonchild, and Adi Oasis for the first month. These artists have been […]

todayApril 3, 2023 2

DreamDoll, Doechii and Baby Tate Amanda Howell Whitehurst for NPR


Beauty is in the eye of the male gaze: DreamDoll, Doechii and Baby Tate

DreamDoll, Doechii and Baby Tate Amanda Howell Whitehurst for NPR In 2019, DreamDoll vlogged about her body being 100% plastic-free. In 2021, Baby Tate clapped back at body-shaming trolls on social media. And in 2022, Doechii appeared in the visual for her major label debut completely nude. What do these three moments in time, and these three unique artists, have in common? The subversion of the male gaze. The male […]

todayMarch 31, 2023


Grammy-winning jazz singer Samara Joy joins for concert and conversation

Samara Joy comes from a family of gospel singers and has been singing all her life. In her teens, she performed as a soloist in her church choir, but her career really launched in 2019, when, as a college student, she won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. "I was definitely an imitator of Sarah Vaughan for a while," Joy says. "Every time I listened to a recording of […]

todayMarch 31, 2023

Rapper Doechii planned for the song "Crazy" to be her industry coming-out party — but the music video, with its focus on Black femme bodies, ran afoul of an unspoken rule.


Doechii coming to y’all with no armor’

This story was adapted from Episode Three of Louder Than A Riot, Season Two. For more about body policing in hip-hop, including tales of cosmetic surgery, peer pressure and comment culture, stream the full episode or subscribe to the Louder Than A Riot podcast. Childish Gambino's "This Is America." Cardi B's "Press." Lil Nas X's "Industry Baby." Scroll through popular music videos and you'll see nudity and violence on the […]

todayMarch 30, 2023


On its debut album, Meet Me @ The Altar carries a pop-punk legacy into the future

Meet Me @ The Altar's debut album, Past // Present // Future, features a punchy rhythm section and a momentum that reaches out a hand to yank potential friends into the fun. Jonathan Weiner/Courtesy of the artist It can be a disorienting moment, when a broken shard of yourself kept cushioned to your chest reflects the light of thousands of others like it. For the last few years, closeted pop-punk […]

todayMarch 26, 2023


‘You gotta fight and fight and fight for your legacy’

MC Sha-Rock was the first woman to rap on national television in 1981, but hip-hop's double standards have left her legacy as the first female MC buried. Amanda Howell Whitehurst for NPR This story was adapted from Episode 2 of Louder Than A Riot, Season Two: Baby girl, you're only funky as your last cut. To hear more about MC Sha-Rock and the fight to situate women in the rap […]

todayMarch 24, 2023

HYFINated Conversations

Debby Friday’s ‘good luck’ is very clear to see ahead of debut album

Debby Friday; Courtesy: @katrinbraga Toronto-based singer and emcee, DEBBY FRIDAY, has released the stellar track ‘So Hard to Tell’ from her debut full length album, ‘Good Luck’ out everywhere on March 24. What isn’t hard to tell, is that she is a fresh and innovative voice, uncommon yet commanding. While her initial offerings, ‘Bitchpunk’ and ‘Death Drive’ were, punk-funk-industrial in scope, ‘So Hard to Tell’ smooths it out to more […]

todayMarch 20, 2023


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