1. Posted on 12 September, 2014

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    Saturday marks two decades since Bad Boy Records released Ready to Die, the album that introduced the charismatic, exceptionally talented, gone too soon rapper Biggie Smalls to the world, and made him a star.

    Photo: David Corio/Redferns

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  1. Posted on 11 September, 2014

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An artist is really just an artist no matter what the medium or genre.
— Circuit Des Yeux’s Haley Fohr, via Question Dot GIF 
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This is a nifty series NPR Music’s Lars Gotrich and photographer Adam Kissick cooked up while at the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, N.C.

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    An artist is really just an artist no matter what the medium or genre.

    — Circuit Des Yeux’s Haley Fohr, via Question Dot GIF 

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    This is a nifty series NPR Music’s Lars Gotrich and photographer Adam Kissick cooked up while at the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, N.C.

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  1. Posted on 10 September, 2014

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With a borrowed acoustic guitar, watch Benjamin Booker play “Have You Seen My Son?” outside one of the secluded secret tunnels in the heart of Fort Adams State Park. 

Check out this video and many others from the NPR Music Field Recording series, where musicians perform off the beaten path.

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    With a borrowed acoustic guitar, watch Benjamin Booker play “Have You Seen My Son?” outside one of the secluded secret tunnels in the heart of Fort Adams State Park. 

    Check out this video and many others from the NPR Music Field Recording series, where musicians perform off the beaten path.

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  1. Posted on 4 September, 2014

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The Hopscotch 5 
The Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, N.C., has unbridled enthusiasm for its hometown artists. Download new music from the no-frill punk-pop band See Gulls (pictured), the noisily catchy No Love, the brooding funkss, and more.
Follow your Tumblr host Lars on Twitter as he runs through Raleigh!
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    The Hopscotch 5 

    The Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, N.C., has unbridled enthusiasm for its hometown artists. Download new music from the no-frill punk-pop band See Gulls (pictured), the noisily catchy No Love, the brooding funkss, and more.

    Follow your Tumblr host Lars on Twitter as he runs through Raleigh!

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  1. Posted on 27 August, 2014

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    Standing on a balcony in her hometown, watch Ledisi stop an unsuspecting crowd, and all the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, dead in its tracks.

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  1. Catch tUnE-yArDs And Sylvan Esso In Concert tonight at 9 p.m. ET
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    Catch tUnE-yArDs And Sylvan Esso In Concert tonight at 9 p.m. ET

    Images courtesy of the artists

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  1. Posted on 17 December, 2013

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Watch dynamic, pan-Latin band La Santa Cecilia play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

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    Watch dynamic, pan-Latin band La Santa Cecilia play NPR’s Tiny Desk

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  1. Posted on 11 December, 2013

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    NPR Music’s Best Music Of 2013 On Spotify, Rdio

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    Well, what we have so far, at least, and working from what’s available to stream on those mediums. More lists to come!

    Enjoy!

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  1. Posted on 11 December, 2013

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    quitethenutshell said: Is there a spotify playlist of the songs featured in the 50 best albums of 2013 story? I could probably go and find them myself individually, but I just thought I'd ask to save myself the trouble. By the way, I think the NPR tumblr is one of the best-kept tumblrs around. Loved NPR before, but now we're on a whole new level. Keep up the good work!

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    We have a stream of our 100 Favorite Songs up. That’s a good idea. Will check with the Music Squad. I also have a list of all of the Twitter handles for the Album artists and the Song artists, if that interests you — we could turn that into a list. 

    Well, I was saving this for later, but the public demands it!

    NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2013 on Spotify and Rdio.

    More playlists to come! —Lars

    YOU HAVE YOUR PLAYLISTS! 

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