The man behind SPIN's No. 1 rap album of 2011 headlined a Check Yo Ponytail show at Los Angeles' Echoplex on January 24 and brought Kid Sister and Main Attrakionz along for a hazy night. SPIN's camera captured all the verbal gymnastics (and Brown's backstage haircut).
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »