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Dylan Cartlidge on World Cafe

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Yebba's debut album is called Dawn. Francesco Carrozzini /RCA Records hide caption

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Yebba Sheds Old Beliefs With A New Album

It was 2016, and Yebba's career was beginning to take off. But 2016 was also the year that something awful happened: Yebba's mother committed suicide. And that changed everything, too.

Yebba Sheds Old Beliefs With A New Album

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Chucky Thompson speaks at a Recording Academy event in January 2009. The late producer created some of the most celebrated hits of the '90s "hip-hop soul" era. Joe Kohen/WireImage for NARAS/Getty Images hide caption

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Brittney Spencer on World Cafe Nashville

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Leon Bridges on World Cafe

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