October 18, 2011 -- At the hot new Williamsburg, Brooklyn hangout Cafe de la Esquina, a new outpost of NYC's famed La Esquina, SPIN and Pacifico teamed up for a night of gratis beers and gratis tacos, as outer borough partygoers enjoyed a crisp autumn eve. Jesse Cohen of Tanlines spun a dizzying array of tunes, from old school faves like Fun Boy Three and Luscious Jackson to cuts from his band's upcoming LP.
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 »