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Raphael Saadiq On World Cafe (OLD)

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Gloria Gaynor originally recorded "I Will Survive" as a B-side, but swiftly after its release in October 1978 it became a worldwide hit. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Will Survive' Saves Marginalized People A Spot On The Dance Floor

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Lee Fields On World Cafe

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"I just feel like that kind of just followed me all throughout my life. I've always kind of been slept on a bit," Ari Lennox says. Laura Beltran Villamizar/NPR hide caption

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Ari Lennox Has Always Felt Slept On. That's What Motivates Her.

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"I feel like people are not educated at a young age to know like, 'OK, you have a choice to go behind bars and become a number and for somebody to profit off you for free labor and it's enslaving your brain," Raphael Saadiq says. Aaron Rapoport/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Raphael Saadiq Sets His Dark Meditation To Music With 'Jimmy Lee'

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