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New music collage for September 2020

From Janelle Monae to SZA, Gorillaz, New Order and the newest Sylvan Esso track, there are some heavy hitters this week.

The South is rap's past, present and future


The South is Rap's Past, Present and Future

Music critic Briana Younger writes about how Southern rappers' contributions to the genre have long been underestimated in favor of the coasts -- but the region has long steered the sound of hip-hop and deserves its story told in full. Younger joins Sean McPherson and Sanni Brown on The Message, Wednesday at 10 p.m. CDT.

Stream Billie Eilish's new song, 'My Future'


Screen capture of Billie Eilish video for 'My Future'

If anyone could take her career to the next level during lockdown, it's Billie Eilish. 'My Future,' written and recorded in Los Angeles during lockdown, is a dreamy ode to freedom.

Stream Taylor Swift's new album, 'Folklore'


Taylor Swift press photo

Swift's eighth studio album -- recorded in isolation and announced just a day before it was released -- features collaborations with members of The National and Bon Iver.