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As hip-hop turns 50, Tiny Desk rolls out the hits

Juvenile performs at NPR's Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2023.
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Juvenile performs at NPR's Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2023.

For the 50th anniversary of hip-hop in August, NPR Music is pulling together all of its hip-hop Tiny Desk concerts. All Things Considered host Juana Summers talks to Tiny Desk producer Bobby Carter about the sleeper hits and the all-time favorites, plus some behind-the-scenes gossip. Listen to the conversation at the audio link, dive into the list.

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Bobby Carter
Bobby Carter is a leader on the Tiny Desk Concerts team for NPR Music. He's brought an ever growing roster of big names and emerging artists through NPR's HQ to squeeze behind the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and record standout performances, including Usher, Mac Miller, Noname, Anderson.Paak and H.E.R.
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Juana Summers
Juana Summers is a co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, alongside Ailsa Chang, Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly. She joined All Things Considered in June 2022.