At this weekend's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion, 40,000 fans got free tickets to see a diverse lineup of bands, headlined by M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem, and featuring Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, Pavement, Yeasayer, Ludacris and more. Read SPIN's full festival review here.
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 »