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The South Florida rapper XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot near a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Fla., this afternoon and later was pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital, the Broward Sheriff's Office has confirmed. According to a statement provided to NPR by the Broward Sheriff's Office, at 3:57 p.m.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Well, it's a big month for hip-hop albums. Kanye West released "Ye," and Nas dropped "Nasir."

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Then on Saturday, Beyonce and Jay-Z released "Everything Is Love."

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The NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest may be over this year — NPR Music was proud to award the honor this year to Naia Izumi — but Weekend Edition isn't done highlighting the impressive talent who entered this year's contest.

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