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T.I.: 'We Make Music That Come From The Heart'  |   

The Atlanta rapper, actor and businessman spoke about being mentored by Andrew Young and using songwriting to talk to himself, as well as everybody else.

First Listen: Restorations, 'LP3'  |   

With its roots in punk and heartland rock, LP3 is a rattling, unpinnable record that doesn't know when to stop baring its soul.

New Mix: Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, Elle Varner, More  |   

This week on All Songs Considered: the reunion of a band very dear to our hearts, The Flaming Lips cover Sgt. Pepper's and selections from NPR Music's showcase during the CMJ music festival.

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing  |   

From our panel of public-radio hosts to you: a hand-picked sampler of free downloads, including new music from Son Little, Ty Segall, Rome Fortune, Kaytranada, Allo Darlin' and more.

Are These The Next Crossover Country Stars?  |   

Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.

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