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Abdullah Ibrahim's latest album, The Balance, is out now. Marina Umari/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Finding 'The Balance': Jazz Legend Abdullah Ibrahim Looks To Past, Present And Future

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Rapper Freddie Gibbs and Madlib. Their latest project, Bandana is on our short list of the best albums out on June 28. Nick Walker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On June 28

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"We Bangles hovered around the cassette machine... and we were smitten with the song," Bangle Susanna Hoffs says of first hearing Prince's demo of "Manic Monday." Virginia Turbett/Courtesy of The Prince Estate hide caption

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How Prince Worked His Magic On The Bangles' 'Manic Monday'

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Lil Nas X. His debut EP 7 is on our shortlist for the best releases out on June 21. Tanima Mehrotra/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums For June 21

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