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Live Video: Raz Simone

Growing up, Raz Simone didn't listen to the radio. He heard bits of gospel music in his house, but didn't pay too much attention. In middle school, however, he began writing and performing his poetry over movie scores. At 14, Raz started to record his work. And now, some years later, he is making s…


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Black History Month Spotlight: Ice Cube

For Black History Month, KEXP asked our specialty show DJs to pick an outstanding African American artist in their genre. Larry Mizell Jr., host of Street Sounds on KEXP, chose rap icon Ice Cube.


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Live Video: Brother Ali

The album cover for Minnesota rapper Brother Ali's 2012 LP, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, features the Muslim artist praying towards Mecca and kneeling on an American flag as his prayer rug. The image encapsulates much of the spirit which Brother Ali has staked his career on. Brother…


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Live Video: The Coup

Watching these videos you might be thinking: political outrage hasn't seen this much ferocity in music since Rage Against the Machine disbanded a dozen years ago. The fact is, Raymond "Boots" Riley and his band The Coup have been making socially outspoken jams for just as long and have turned out e…


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Live Video: The Internet

Last year, Odd Future (a.k.a. OFWGKTA) really stepped up its game. Although it has always been more than the negative headlines that circulated around co-founder Tyler, the Creator, who nonetheless held critics' praise, the LA hip hop collective proved to be more than a gimmick with the huge succes…


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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Street Sounds

For the rest of the year, we'll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012. You can see what our listeners voted for as their Top Albums of 2012 here.


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Live Video: OCnotes on Street Sounds

The nation is catching on to the wealth of amazing music coming out of Seattle's experimental hip-hop scene. This year listeners have become entranced by Seattle's THEESatisfaction, and before that Shabazz Palaces -- expect the same kind of attention soon for OCnotes (Otis Calvin, III) and his gen…


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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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