Pitchfork Music Festival artist you should know: Shamir

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Shamir performs at the “LA Pride Festival and Parade” event at the West Hollywood Park on Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

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Shamir Bailey joins Justin to talk about playing the upcoming Pitchfork Music Festival, what it takes to perform in front of a festival crowd, the excitement of being on a famed record label, the importance of diversifying the music on the last record, “Ratchet,” when he became serious about writing music, music being around while he was growing up and how gender identity informs the music.

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