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Michete: The Thick-Boy-Loving Rapper Who Wants Ur Blood

"I tricked you into interviewing me," Spokane, Washington rapper Michete cackles halfway into our phone conversation. That’s possible, though you could argue that any artist…
Dan Weiss / April 29, 2016

Let Love Decide: Prince’s ‘Diamonds and Pearls’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Relive the Beautiful Ones with…
Stereo Williams / April 29, 2016

Drake and DMX: What Type of Games Are Being Played?

Kanye West offered a lot of explanations for that Internet-baiting line from "Famous," but only one of them — offered during a typical mid-February Twitter…
Andrew Unterberger / April 29, 2016

If I Was Your Girlfriend: Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back today to…
Rebecca Haithcoat / April 29, 2016

Try My New Funk: Prince’s ‘Parade’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back this…
Andrew Unterberger / April 28, 2016

Just Blaze Talks Making ‘Freedom,’ the Beyhive, and His Signature Sound

Beyoncé's Lemonade instantly resonated after its HBO premiere, but the credit list behind the album was a bit of a rigmarole. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs…
Brian Josephs / April 28, 2016

When Doves Cry: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back this…
Brian Josephs / April 28, 2016

Such a Pretty Toy: Prince’s ‘Controversy’

In the wake of Prince's death, SPIN's staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back this…
Alfred Soto / April 27, 2016

When We Were His: Prince’s ‘Dirty Mind’

In the wake of Prince's death, SPIN's staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back this…
Dan Weiss / April 27, 2016

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’: A Visual Tale of Grief, Resurrection, and Black Female Empowerment

On first listen, Beyoncé's new album Lemonade is all about Jay Z's cheating. But the 65-minute film accompanying the music makes the personal political by visually…
Freja Dam / April 26, 2016

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’: An Examination of Broken Relationships and Black Womanhood

The "On the Run" tour was too good to be true. In his review of the MetLife Stadium stop, Noisey's Jeff Rosenthal wrote that Beyoncé…
Brian Josephs / April 25, 2016

Fort Greene Goes Purple: Prince Fans Remember Legend at Spike Lee’s Block Party

The hundreds of people who gathered outside of the 40 Acres and a Mule headquarters in Fort Greene on Thursday night didn't plan on doing so…
Brian Josephs / April 22, 2016

Prince: Defender of His Legacy

"Record companies are run by men who think they run America. They think they’re the smartest but they’re not. They don’t know what’s going on…
Brad Shoup / April 22, 2016

Prince: The Oral History of ‘Purple Rain’

This article was originally published in the July 2009 issue of SPIN, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Purple Rain. In the wake of Prince’s death,…
Brian Raftery / April 22, 2016

Sorority Noise Come Down From 11 on Elegiac EP, ‘It Kindly Stopped for Me’

On a day off last summer in Redwood National Park, Sorority Noise singer-guitarist Cam Boucher received a piece of disturbing news: A close friend had commit suicide. When…
Natalie Caamano / April 22, 2016

Prince Never Fell Off

Prince won music. He was the best at playing, singing, writing, dancing, entertaining, performing masculine sexuality with respect, scoring hits, nailing bizarro concepts that could…
Dan Weiss / April 21, 2016

R.I.P. Prince, the Greatest Solo Artist of the Rock Era

Of all the many reasons why it seems impossible that Prince Rogers Nelson could possibly have passed away, you could probably start with this: He…
Andrew Unterberger / April 21, 2016

Remembering When Prince Brought the Rain to the Super Bowl

The NFL didn’t deserve Beyoncé, or Michael Jackson, or Whitney Houston. It didn’t deserve Prince. This league profits off men destroying themselves, sees a marketing…
Brian Josephs / April 21, 2016

Prince: The 1991 Cover Story, ‘Fresh Prince’

This article was originally published in the September 1991 issue of SPIN. In the wake of Prince's death, we're revisiting this story here. In…
Scott Poulson-Bryant / April 21, 2016

Ask Yourself the Same Question: An Interview With Parquet Courts

Suddenly it felt as if the show was scripted — you know, like that sensation of involuted meta-thought when you get way too high. There…
Jeremy D. Larson / April 21, 2016
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