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Chaz Bear explores adulthood, technology and identity with his latest album, Outer Peace. Jack Bool/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Toro y Moi Jumps Out Of His Comfort Zone With 'Outer Peace'

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R. Kelly Has Been Dropped By RCA Records, 'Billboard' Reports

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DAWN's new breed comes out Jan. 25. Robert Arnold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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    New Breed
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    Local Action Records/Our Dawn Ent.
    Released
    2019

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Nina Simone's 'Lovely, Precious Dream' For Black Children

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PJ Morton On World Cafe

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A World Cafe Holiday

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Janelle Monáe On Her Dirty, World-Dominating Year

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William Bell On World Cafe

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Anderson .Paak's Oxnard, one of the year's most anticipated albums, is on our short list for the best new releases out on Nov. 16. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL hide caption

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New Music Friday For Nov. 16: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

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"I've always strived for the feeling that I have now," Jacob Banks says. Grace Rivera/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jacob Banks Doesn't Rush His Music: 'Time Is The Only Currency That Matters To Me'

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In 'Lady Lady,' Masego Puts 'Trap House Jazz' On Display

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