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XXXTentacion performs during Rolling Loud Festival in Miami in 2017. The rapper was shot and killed on June 18, 2018. Miami Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Contradictions Of XXXTentacion Are 'Difficult To Square'

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Zoe Reynolds, also known as Kississippi. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kississippi on World Cafe

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Atticus Ross (left) and Trent Reznor (right) of Nine Inch Nails, whose new album Bad Witch is on our short list for the best releases of June 22. Corinne Schiavone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: June 22

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Derek Smalls On World Cafe

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Bettye LaVette On World Cafe

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From left, Jesse Lafser, Brittany Howard and Becca Mancari of Bermuda Triangle. Harvey Hale/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe Nashville: Bermuda Triangle

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Clockwise from upper left: Superorganism, MILCK, serpentwithfeet, Haley Heynderickx, Jorja Smith Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Your Favorite New Artists Of 2018 (So Far)

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Chuck Prophet on Mountain Stage

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Welles and his band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Welles on World Cafe

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Christina Aguilera's Liberation comes out June 15. Luke Gilford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For June 15: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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Drummer D.J. Fontana (far right), on stage with Elvis Presley during the singer's landmark 1968 comeback TV special. Fontana died Thursday at age 87. NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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