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Band of Brothers: The Bridgeable Divide Between Rap and Emo

If anyone in the almost completely 21-and-under crowd of 15,000 at Long Island’s Nikon Jones Beach Theater on the evening of June 25 was still surprised that…
Harley Brown / August 6, 2015

What Should the New Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Album Sound Like?

Yesterday, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their first brand-new music in years: “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song),” an ode to the rapper born Ben Haggerty’s two-month-old…

We Won a Tube of Preparation H at the Gathering of the Juggalos

I have never seen a Montana license plate until today. We’re in the parking “lot” of Legend Valley, a grassy farmland in Thornville, Ohio, a…
Dan Weiss / August 4, 2015

Kacey Musgraves, Woman Without a Country

“I’m thinking of wearing the sparkly tights today,” Kacey Musgraves says in late June as she speculates about what type of sunlight she’ll get during…
Brennan Carley / August 4, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

SPIN headed to the Windy City this past weekend for Lollapalooza 2015, where we caught sets by legends like Paul McCartney and Metallica, alongside rising talent like…
SPIN Staff / August 3, 2015

The SPIN Interview: Destroyer’s Dan Bejar

Twenty or so years ago, Dan Bejar was, as he puts it, “a f—k up” — a nondescript twentysomething, little money to his name and plenty…
Kyle McGovern / August 3, 2015

Duke Dumont Strives for Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’ on New EP Series

Duke Dumont won’t say he’s a businessman. If he were, the U.K. producer insists, he would have tried harder to get more chart-topping, big-name artists on hi…
Harley Brown / July 31, 2015

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…
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…
Dan Weiss / July 30, 2015

A Timeless Wavelength: An Interview With Alex Lifeson of Rush

From their high school band origins to what’s likely the group’s final farewell now forty years later, Rush have adhered to the simplicity of where…
Jonathan Dick / July 30, 2015
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