September 19, 2008: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker narrowly survived a plane crash so brutal, it claimed the lives of his assistant and security guard. The accident helped inspire his pop-punk trio's reunion, but Barker has vowed never to fly again.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »