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Malcom Brown’s positivity is infectious but not saccharine, and he raps on a level playing field with his audience rather than from a preachy position of authority. Read more

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Conviction and caution collide on the Durham-based Merge Records artist's fine, fiery new album, due out this Friday. Read more

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On "May the Lord Watch," the legendary Durham duo is in classic form, underscoring their influence on the hip-hop landscape from which they've been absent for too long. Read more

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The prodigious local songwriter and musician is releasing their zillionth album next Friday, but we've got it streaming in its entirety right now. Read more

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On several interludes, Defacto riskily raps over well-known beats produced by the likes of Timbaland and the Alchemist. On three out of four, he nails it. Read more

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Photo by Maria Albani

“Pastoral” is easily one of the most over-slapped descriptors in all of music, but for Reid Johnson’s charred folk, the term feels accurate and useful. Read more

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Backed by members of Drag Sounds, McHenry rages through thirteen tight rockers about the many ways that love falls apart. Read more

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The Charlotte producer's new album is the first release of the year from Durham's Raund Haus. Read more

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The self-released album by Landon Lechner comes out Friday, Feb. 22. Read more

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Raleighwood drops on Baddie Recordings on Friday, Feb. 22. Read more

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