Over two nights in NYC, record label Fueled By Ramen celebrated 15 years in business with performances by some of its biggest bands, from Paramore to Cobra Starship to the Academy Is..., and more.
After the show, SPIN called up label founder John Janick to chat about his label and how it all came together, from his days as a ramen-eating, penny-pinching college student at the University of Florida in Gainesville to the big bash.
Interview by William Goodman
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 »