October 19-21, 2011 -- SPIN helped curate PUMA Social Sessions, a series of free, daytime shows during the CMJ Music Marathon. While music fans browsed PUMA's Union Square shop, checking out fresh styles like the Lazy Slip and GV Special, some of CMJ's top talent took the stage.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »