October 22, 2011 -- SPIN & Ray-Ban teamed up for a CMJ closing-night party, packing the DCTV Firehouse in Lower Manhattan for an exclusive bill featuring Crystal Castles, the Rapture, and A-Trak. Guests -- many of whom scored free passes through a series of promotions throughout the previous week -- sipped Kanon Organic Vodka cocktails throughout the night, as Ray-Ban celebrated the launch of their new Flip Out collection.
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 »