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Raekwon Answers 20 Questions for the 20th Anniversary of ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’

“It’s a great thing, man,” Raekwon says of this week’s 20th anniversary of his classic solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., which SPIN recently lauded…
By: Dan Weiss / July 31, 2015

Which ‘Tootsies’ Is Drake Rapping About in ‘Back to Back’?

By now, rap fans are well aware that yesterday, Drake released the second of two diss tracks directed at Meek Mill, responding to Meek's recent accusation that…
By: Dan Weiss / July 30, 2015

Review: Ghostface Killah Surpasses Lowered Standards on ‘Twelve Reasons to Die II’

If Ghostface isn't the greatest rapper of all time — and he might be — he's at least the most detailed: Fishscale’s “Shakey Dog” cycles through most…
By: Dan Weiss / July 14, 2015

SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: Hop Along Gives Us Palpitations, Mount Eerie Elevates the Mundane

We devour music at such a feverish pace that, more and more, great collections of songs fall through the cracks. In the case of the past…
By: Dan Weiss / July 8, 2015

Desaparecidos Are the Band Who Reunites After 13 Years and Somehow Gets Better

Now that we have two albums to go by, one of the best things about a Desaparecidos record is how the Omaha five-piece sticks to…
By: Dan Weiss / July 7, 2015

Charanjit Singh, Pioneer of Acid House, Has Died

Charanjit Singh, the keyboardist and guitarist behind the influential 1982 album Synthesizing: Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat, died in his sleep on Sunday i…
By: Dan Weiss / July 6, 2015

The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Talks New Album and Miley Cyrus Collaborations

Wayne Coyne calls while driving around his lifelong hometown of Oklahoma City, where they’re braced for a “sloppy” tornado/flood situation in early May.
By: Dan Weiss / June 30, 2015

Review: After 13 Years, Desaparecidos Return More Pi$$ed Than Ever on ‘Payola’

There’s a phobia among a certain kind of music fan that protest songs don’t date well, particularly the more specific they get. F—k that. Conor…
By: Dan Weiss / June 26, 2015

Review: Four Tet Lets the Light Win on the Brightly Raga-Tinged ‘Morning/Evening’

Kieran Hebden is who his 26-year-old compadre Jamie Smith wants to be someday, possibly today. Few electronic musicians get to enter their second decade a…
By: Dan Weiss / June 25, 2015

How Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff Survives Summer Festivals With OCD

After his immense success with frontman Nate Ruess in fun. and then on his own as Bleachers, we shouldn't expect Jack Antonoff to slow down,…
By: Dan Weiss / June 24, 2015

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