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Despite the churlishness, or maybe because of it, Drake sounds, for the first time in a long time, like he's actually enjoying rapping. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, at the 'Chanel Cruise 2017/2018 Collection' at Grand Palais on May 3, 2017 in Paris, France. The magazine is suing rappers Drake and 21 Savage for a violation of trademark rights. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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Drake and 21 Savage released an Instagram post on Oct. 30 promoting a fake Vogue magazine cover. Vogue's publisher Condé Nast is now suing both rappers for using the fake cover to promote their new album. Drake and 21 Savage/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Rappers Offset (from left), Quavo and Takeoff of the group Migos appear at a Met gala in 2018. Kirshnik Khari Ball, known professionally as Takeoff, died early Tuesday morning after gunshots were fired at a party in Houston. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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Artists featured on the best music of October episode (from top left, clockwise): Maral, Open Mike Eagle, Natalia Lafourcade, Víkingur Ólafsson, Plains. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of October, from ancestral grooves to hip-hop nostalgia

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Danger Mouse & Black Thought on World Cafe

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Grammy voting in controversy as Nicki Minaj claims her hit was wrongly categorized

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