Watch Alexander Spit’s Grimy, Chilling ‘That’s Spit’ Video

Last month we introduced you to Los Angeles rapper Alexander Spit, a grainy-voiced upstart whose vibe is equal parts Bay Area pimp shit and Hunter…
Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Miguel Dresses Up Unadorned ‘Tiny Desk’ Performance

When SPIN named Kaleidoscope Dream — the sophomore effort from PBR&B prince Miguel — the fifth best album of 2012, we praised the LP’s “singular vision” as “one…
Kyle McGovern / January 4, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Jay-Z and Chief Keef Beat On, Boats Against the Current

So, Jay-Z is scoring Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby, along with the Bullitts. Spare me the "Jay-Z and Gatsby are the same" blog posts because they aren't…
Brandon Soderberg / January 4, 2013

Angel Haze Tells Azealia Banks to ‘Shut the Fuck Up’ in Second Dis Track

Update: Angel Haze has laid the beef to rest.
Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Death Grips Film Unsettling ‘Come Up and Get Me’ Video at Posh Chateau Marmont

As revealed in Christopher R. Weingarten’s Artist of the Year feature on Sacramento noise-rap kings, Death Grips, when the duo found themselves at a low, they…
Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Theo Parrish/Carl Craig Revisited

Now that Skrillex has gone and given us his best Burial impersonation, all bets are off for electronic music in 2013. For the record, I…
Philip Sherburne / January 4, 2013

R. Kelly Leaves ‘Closet’ Behind on Sandy Hook Tribute ‘I Know You Are Hurting’

Part of R. Kelly’s particular genius is the ability to work brilliantly at all emotional pitches. The loftiest inspirational tract. The basest sexual come-on. The…
Marc Hogan / January 4, 2013

Watch Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Shadowy ‘We No Who U R’ Video

“The trees all stand like pleading hands,” dapper gloom-and-doomer Nick Cave sings on “We No Who U R,” the lead single off Nick Cave and…
Kyle McGovern / January 4, 2013

Azealia Banks Fires Back at Angel Haze: You Don’t Want ‘No Problems’

Update: Haze is prepping yet another dis track in response to Banks'.
Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Factory Floor Leak Death-Disco Single ‘Fall Back’: Hear a First Taste of DFA Debut

Factory Floor, London’s industrial-strength Gristle-disco mutants, have finally unleashed the first taste of their long-awaited DFA debut. The eight-minute “Fall Back” (R.I.P. Big L) i…
Christopher R. Weingarten / January 4, 2013

How Free Culture Saved Hip-Hop in 2012

Back in June, when David Lowery, the guy from Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, took on the so-called “Free Culture movement”— mostly in response to…
Brandon Soderberg / January 4, 2013

Angel Haze Puts Azealia Banks ‘On the Edge’ in Brutal Dis Track

Though they once appeared to be friends, rising rap star Angel Haze and recent SPIN cover artist Azealia Banks have buried whatever relationship they had i…
Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Preview Jack White’s ‘Austin City Limits’ Set With Blues-Soaked ‘Love Interruption’

Portlandia apparition Jack White will return to television screens on Saturday, January 5 for an episode of musical performance-focused show Austin City Limits. The concert, which…
Kyle McGovern / January 3, 2013

Skrillex Makes Actual Dubstep on Burial-Borrowing ‘Leaving’ EP

Above, you’ll find the new video for Skrillex’s Ellie Goulding collab “Summit,” from his “massively enjoyable, massively concussive” 2011 EP Bangarang. The clip is great,…
Chris Martins / January 3, 2013

Hear Sufjan Stevens’ Emerson, Lake & Palmer Homage ‘Which One Are You?’

Long before Sufjan Stevens relocated to a winter wonderland with his Silver and Gold Christmas song set, the florid indie folk star was preoccupied with…
Kyle McGovern / January 3, 2013

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz Celebrate Being ‘Rich as Fuck’ By Rapping Without a Beat

Lil Wayne has been collaborating with just about everyone the past few days. 2 Chainz has been collaborating with just about everyone for at least…
Marc Hogan / January 3, 2013

BenZel Stay Slinky With Future-R&B Slow Jam ‘Fallin’ Love’ (And Racy Video)

Jessie Ware is irreplaceable, but the mysterious production team BenZel have now officially proved they can achieve similar electro-soul raptures all on their own. BenZel,…
Marc Hogan / January 3, 2013

Hear Jamie xx Convert the xx’s ‘Sunset’ Into a Dance Jam

The xx’s “Sunset” can make the entire case for Coexist’s subtle majesty all by its lonesome. As SPIN’s Puja Patel writes, producer Jamie xx “has all…
Chris Martins / January 3, 2013

Chief Keef, Fresh Off Court Victory, Shares Boastful ‘You Ain’t Bout That’

Chief Keef just won a reprieve in the courtroom, and now he has revealed a super-confident song to fit the mood. As the Chicago Tribune…
Marc Hogan / January 3, 2013

‘Jersey Shore’ Casting Mogul Doron Ofir Speaks Out on EDM Reality Show

As SPIN reported yesterday, the casting director behind an as-yet untitled reality show about DJ culture is Doron Ofir, the man responsible for discovering the…
Philip Sherburne / January 3, 2013
Page 272 of 490