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Watch E-40’s Giddy ‘They Point’ Video With 2 Chainz and Juicy J

The mighty E-40's middle-age creative renaissance enters its next phase on Tuesday, when the Bay Area hip-hop legend releases not one but three albums —…
Marc Hogan / March 23, 2012

Danny Brown Acts His Age on Gorgeous ‘Grown Up’

When Danny Brown turned 31 earlier this month, the occasion marked a bigger milestone than it would for most people. Brown's 2011 breakthrough, XXX, alluded…
Marc Hogan / March 23, 2012

Watch JEFF the Brotherhood Look Back in a Short Doc

"I don't like being called a two-piece band,"says JEFF The Brotherhood guitarist Jake Orral. "One of my big problems with two-piece bands is that they…
SPIN Staff / March 22, 2012

Rye Rye Rules a Video Game World in ‘Boom Boom’ Video

Call her Game Genie. Rye Rye cracks video game after video game in the new video for feather-light electro-pop earworm "Boom Boom," from the Baltimore…
Marc Hogan / March 22, 2012

Dan ‘Daphni’ Snaith, a.k.a. Caribou, Reshapes Emeralds for the Dance Floor

The Cleveland electronic trio Emeralds are about as far away from a dance act as you could fathom. It feels reductive to call them merely…
Philip Sherburne / March 22, 2012

Odd Future Lurk in Exclusive ‘Loiter Squad’ Clip

On Sunday, Adult Swim will premiere Loiter Squad, the long-awaited sketch comedy show starring Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator, Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, and Lionel…
David Bevan / March 22, 2012

Premiere: Cornershop Showcase Turfing in ‘Milkin’ It’ Video

Cornershop's 1997 breakthrough When I Was Born for the Seventh Time is a quintessential example of a record that awoke listeners with a forward-thinking sound…
Marc Hogan / March 22, 2012

Game’s ‘The City’ Video: Just Another Chance to Appreciate Kendrick Lamar

"Now everybody seen that shit," Kendrick Lamar boasts coolly at the end of "The City," from Game's tepidly received summer 2011 release The R.E.D. Album.
Marc Hogan / March 22, 2012

See Katy Perry Go G.I. Jane in ‘Part of Me’ Video

"Semper fidelis," the U.S. Marine Corps' slogan, takes on an an ironic shade of meaning in the military-themed new video for Katy Perry's latest single,…
Marc Hogan / March 22, 2012

Watch Janelle Monae Cover Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’ Live

Janelle Monáe's expansive The ArchAndroid had several moments where the Of Montreal pal wandered into Electric Ladyland territory — most notably "Mushrooms & Roses" —…
Daniel Kreps / March 21, 2012

La Roux Collaborator Fort Romeau Builds His Own ‘Kingdoms’

Kingdoms, the debut album from a British artist with the Continental name of Fort Romeau, is a rarity for electronic music: pure, floor-oriented house music…
Philip Sherburne / March 21, 2012

Do You Prefer Nicki Minaj With 2 Chainz or Chris Brown?

Sometimes Nicki Minaj is a Top 40 popstress. Other days, she's the premier female rapper in hip-hop. Today, she's both — Minaj has dropped a…
Daniel Kreps / March 21, 2012

Beck’s ‘Looking for a Sign’ Signals Another Sea Change

As Spin noted earlier this week, Beck took a timeout from his heavy schedule of producing the likes of Dwight Yoakam to contribute a new…
Daniel Kreps / March 21, 2012

Free Music! Download Songs From SPIN’s March/April Issue

We've given you a bunch of free music this month thanks to our jam-packed SXSW mixtape, but how could we hold back another six songs?
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2012

Join Tanlines’ Catatonic Dance Party in ‘All of Me’ Video

Tanlines' new video for blissed-out stunner "All of Me" poses a dilemma: Do we have fun or be really creeped out by it? The five-minute…
Devon Maloney / March 21, 2012

Madonna Humps Floor, Walls, Ukrainian Dancers in ‘Girl Gone Wild’ Video

There are two types of 21st-century Madonna videos — clips with elaborate staging that showcase her incredible dancing, and clips without elaborate staging that showcase…
Caryn Ganz / March 21, 2012

Listen: Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz’s ‘Beez in the Trap’

So, "Beez in the Trap" is Nicki Minaj's gangsta rap record, right? In the loose, street-rap context that shouts out crack sales and rounds up…
Brandon Soderberg / March 21, 2012

Listen to High on Fire’s Savage ‘Bloody Knuckles’

Bludgeoning Bay Area trio High on Fire have seemingly entered a permanent state of metal flow. Fourteen years into its career, the band has mastered…
David Marchese / March 21, 2012

Big K.R.I.T. Goes West Coast on New Single ‘I Got This’

Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T. doesn't know the meaning of the word "breather." Less than three weeks after dropping his latest 17-track mixtape 4evaNaDay, he's already back…
Daniel Kreps / March 21, 2012

Hear S. Carey’s Gorgeous ‘Two Angles’

"maybe some peeps get why @scareymusic is the fucking best now," tweeted Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon about a month ago, shortly after 4AD-shot footage…
David Bevan / March 21, 2012
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