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Jin, 'The Chinese Kid Who Raps,' Grows Up

In 2004, Jin Auyeung seemed glory-bound — the first Asian-American rapper with a shot at cracking the mainstream. When his career in the U.S. stalled, he found an audience waiting for him on the other side of the world.
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Star & Micey On World Cafe

This poppy folk band brings a fresh perspective to the Memphis music scene. Listen to a performance and interview with the group, recorded at Ardent Studios.
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Rev. John Wilkins On World Cafe

World Cafe couldn't leave Memphis without a taste of the blues from gospel-blues singer and preacher Rev. John Wilkins. Here, he performs a session with a cover of his father's famous song, "Prodigal Son."
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Royal Studio On World Cafe

Some of the best soul music of the 1970s was recorded at Royal Studio in Memphis. Hear interviews with Al Green, Cody ChesnuTT and the son of Royal producer Willie Mitchell in this installment of "Sense of Place: Memphis."
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Sun Studio On World Cafe

For World Cafe's "Sense of Place" spotlight on Memphis, Tenn., hear an interview with Sun Studio founder Sam Phillips. Here, the legendary producer discusses the studio's early days and his relationship with Elvis Presley.
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As Bell Ringers Chime In, A Laptop Musician Branches Out

The latest album by Berlin-based electronic artist Pantha du Prince is a collaboration built around a decidedly nondigital device: a series of large church bells.

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