Street Emotion: How Rap Got Sensitive

A new class of hip-hop heroes is taking a markedly different approach to lyricism than the icons of decades past. But as far back as 10 years ago, there were hints that realness and sensitivity were beginning to elbow their way past guns, girls and money to become the genre’s subjects du jour.

Weekly Mix: Tall Tale Tunes

Sometimes touching and occasionally hilarious, these songs keep our curators enraptured by their narrative until the very last note.