It takes a lot to be America's No. 1 badass. "Rock puts all of his energy into his performances, and he had command of the audience from the first note," says SPIN.com contributing photog Ian Witlen, who took all the pics in this gallery. "It's a killer shot -- that expression on his face says it all."
If you pay attention to the sort of media that reasonably expects its audience to scroll through a list of 300 albums, you already know the fetching story of Shamir Bailey. A 20-year-old, male-pronoun-approving, gender-fluid African-American who grew up in Vegas and played country music until enough bizzers told him they didn’t know how to… More »