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Smif-N-Wessun perform a Tiny Desk Concert on June 8, 2018. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Smif-N-Wessun

Brooklyn-bred hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser.

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GoGo Penguin

This trio has become a reference point of their own for new school instrumentalists, a coveted achievement for any jazz group, though their appeal stretches far outside the jazz ecosystem.

Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 4, 2018 (John Poole/NPR). John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Hobo Johnson

While this Sacramento, Calif. band didn't win this year's Tiny Desk contest, their video entry, for the song "Peach Scones," was among the more memorable we've ever seen.

Jupiter and Okwess perform a Tiny Desk Concert on July 20, 2018 (Samantha Clark/NPR). Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

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Jupiter & Okwess

Jupiter Bokondji and his band Okwess play music that feels both African and American, with Jupiter's early musical tastes inspired by The Jackson 5, James Brown and the sounds of Motown.

Kalbells performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 28, 2018 (Samantha Clark/NPR). Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

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Kalbells

The band makes life-affirming music that singer Kalmia Traver created over the past few years, filled with the triumph of being cancer free.

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Experience The 2018 XPoNential Music Festival On Video

XPN

Watch live performances from WXPN's three-day festival, set before the Philadelphia skyline.

George Li performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 31, 2018 (Eric Lee/NPR). Eric Lee/NPR hide caption

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George Li

Watch the young Harvard grad dispatch some of the most "knuckle-busting" piano repertoire with uncommon panache and precision.

Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko perform a Tiny Desk concert on June 29, 2018. Eric Lee/NPR hide caption

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Tech N9ne Feat. Krizz Kaliko

Two of Kansas City's finest — and indie hip-hop's trailblazers — deliver a dose of Strange Music.

T.I. performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 13, 2018 (Eslah Attar/NPR). Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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T.I.

In the fifteen years since he released Trap Muzik, Tip Harris has reinvented himself a thousand times over. But the stories he recounts from that era make his Tiny Desk a memorable one.

Dermot Kennedy performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 27, 2018 (Eslah Attar/NPR). Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Dermot Kennedy

Backed for the first time ever by members of the Howard Gospel Choir, the Irish singer-songwriter shows off a voice built to fill stadiums in more ways than one.

Camp Cope performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 18, 2018 (Eslah Attar/NPR). Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Camp Cope

The Australian band uses tiny moments of introspection to illuminate life's bewildering, terrifying, isolating aspects — especially as they apply to women.

Yo-Yo Ma performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 25, 2018 (Samantha Clark/NPR). Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

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Yo-Yo Ma

Watch the 19-time Grammy winner return to his lifelong passion for J.S. Bach, playing music from the Cello Suites and offering advice on the art of incremental learning.

Erykah Badu performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Aug. 6, 2018 (Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR). Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR hide caption

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Erykah Badu

The singer's performance at the Tiny Desk was an almost spiritual experience, leaving many at the NPR Music offices in awe.

Tower of Power performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 26, 2018 (Samantha Clark/NPR). Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

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Tower Of Power

Even from its beginnings in late-'60s Oakland, the band has always stood out. Fifty years later, its devotion to classic horn-driven soul remains unmatched, its passion and precision unchanged.

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Another 'Kiki Challenge' Video From India Earns 2 Million Views — And 3 Arrests

The police came after the guys who made the video because of their dangerous stunts. The courts gave them what some folks think is a highly appropriate punishment.