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In two years since releasing his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Lamar has moved into hip-hop's spotlight full time. Microphone Check's Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammad explain why.

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I'll Be Me follows the musician, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011, on his final tour. The country-singing pop star faces his illness with humor, with the help of supportive audiences.

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The Philadelphia college student plays intimate, shambling indie rock. Download two of his songs.

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Hear songs from the former Stooges guitarist's re-recording of a lost album by the iconic punk band.

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'Tis the season! Tell us your picks for the most terrifying — and we mean truly unsettling — songs of all time.

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