Rodney Carmichael

NPR music reporter hip-hop writer

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on Sunday outside his South LA clothing store called The Marathon. The suspect is a 29-year-old man named Eric Holder.

Remembering LA rapper, activist and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on Sunday outside his South LA clothing store called The Marathon. The suspect is a 29-year-old man named Eric Holder.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

#Grammyssowhite? Frank Ocean didn’t submit for the Grammys and stayed home. Adele, who won five awards, including Album of the Year, said Beyoncé was more deserving.

Are the Grammys still relevant?

#Grammyssowhite? Frank Ocean didn’t submit for the Grammys and stayed home. Adele, who won five awards, including Album of the Year, said Beyoncé was more deserving.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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