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BTS's Love Yourself: Tear, one of the most anticipated albums of 2018, is out today. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic hide caption

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New Music Friday: 6 Albums You Need To Hear Today

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Air Credits' newest EP speculates on what would happen if "the cloud" and all the music it houses were to suddenly disappear. "New archivists" of future radio stations attempt to preserve and save that music. J. Frank/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Olutosin Oduwole at his home in New Jersey in 2016. Shankar Vedantam /NPR hide caption

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Rap on Trial: How An Aspiring Musician's Words Led To Prison Time

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Donald Glover's 'This Is America' Holds Ugly Truths To Be Self-Evident

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Rapper Kanye West and President-elect Donald Trump met in 2016 at Trump Tower in New York. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Kanye Controversy Can Teach Us About Black Voters

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Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer is on our short list of the best new albums out on April 27. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: April 27

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Kanye West's recent life-coach-like Twitter activity is out of character for the infamously polarizing rapper. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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A Conversation About Kanye West, Twitter Philosopher

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Kanye West returned to Twitter this week to post aphorisms... and announce several new albums, including one from Pusha-T (left). Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3 hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music this week, becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to do so. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar in 2015. The rapper was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Mike Pont/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize In Music

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