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WeekSauce: SPIN’s Friday Night Highlights

By: SPIN Staff // November 18, 2011

SPIN’s December 2011 issue exploring the changing face of hip-hop arrived! The goods included:
Live from the New Underground: SPIN Celebrates Hip-Hop’s DIY Moment
Photos: A Close-Up Look at Rap’s New Underground
Odd Future: The New Underground’s Loud Family Goes on the Road
G-Side Launch a Hardscrabble, Regular-Dude Revolution
Southern Hospitality: Take a Tour of Huntsville With G-Side
An Insanely Obsessive Infographic Tries (in Vain) to Diagram the Hip-Hop Galaxy

• We published a very revealing interview with Atlas Sound’s Bradford Cox (is there another kind?), picked up road-trip tips from Tegan and Sara, got the scoop on the Big Pink’s next record, and chatted with R.E.M.’s Mike Mills about the band’s most underrated album.

• Dave Grohl moved Courtney Love to rant and rave. Occupy Wall Street inspired a Zack de la Rocha poem. (And encouraged Jay-Z to think twice about a dodgy business decision.)

• We counted down the ways Will.iam is gloriously ridiculous…

• And then attended a Guns N’ Roses concert and did the same thing for Axl Rose.