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It’s Jay Z Week at SPIN

This week, Jay Z's bulletproof debut album, Reasonable Doubt, turns 20, marking two decades of almost entirely unknockable hustle from the Jiggaman. When he first broke…
SPIN Staff / June 24, 2016

Miguel Wants You to ‘Come Through and Chill’ on Latest Single

Winter's cuffing season eventually gives way to summer's come-through-and-chill weather. The ever-reliable crooner Miguel returned with a new song, entitled "Come Through and Chill," to soundtrack…
Brian Josephs / June 24, 2016

Sinéad O’Connor Calls ‘Bulls**t’ on Reports of Chicago Suicide Scare

On Thursday, Sinéad O'Connor once again made news for a suicide scare after she reportedly told her family in Ireland that she was going to…
Brian Josephs / June 24, 2016

Gucci Mane Flexes Once Again on New Song ‘All My Children’

The first official Friday of the summer comes with a new Gucci Mane track. The Atlanta legend's second solo song since leaving prison is the Drumma…
Brian Josephs / June 24, 2016

Police Searching for Sinéad O’Connor in Chicago After Suicide Threat

TMZ and Pitchfork both report that Chicago police are currently searching for the singer Sinéad O'Connor after she allegedly called relatives at home in Ireland to tell…
Brennan Carley / June 23, 2016

Blink-182 Share Fist-Pumping New Track, ‘No Future’

Blink-182 are only a few days out from the release of their seventh studio album, California. They've shared "Bored to Death," "Rabbit Hole," the super-short "Built This…
Rachel Brodsky / June 23, 2016

Afropunk Responds to Controversy Surrounding M.I.A.’s Black Lives Matter Comments

Afropunk is getting ready to hold its first festival in London and it's already dealing with a social justice flare-up thanks to M.I.A., the scheduled…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

Taylor Swift Rescued Dave Grohl From Looking Stoned in Front of Paul McCartney

Last night, Dave Grohl played a private solo show at Cannes Lions, the international advertising festival in Cannes, France. In the middle of said performance, the…
Anna Gaca / June 23, 2016

Led Zeppelin Has Won the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Case

The results of the Robin Thicke vs. Marvin Gaye "Blurred Lines" case alerted many musicians about how little leeway they truly have when it comes to borrowing from their…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

Japanese Breakfast Shares ‘Jane Cum’ Video, Signs to Dead Oceans

Japanese Breakfast, the dreamy lo-fi solo project of Michelle Zauner, has signed to Dead Oceans, the label announced today. To celebrate, Zauner has shared a new…
Anna Gaca / June 23, 2016

Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Sia, and More Sign Open Letter Calling for Gun Control

As U.S. Democrats and Republicans continue to grapple with passing (or not passing, as the news has revealed) new gun-control measures in the wake of this…
Rachel Brodsky / June 23, 2016

Vince Staples Raps Through a Time Lapse in ‘All Nite’ Visual

Vince Staples proved he's yet to fall off with his bleak guest verses on Clams Casino's "All Nite," a cut off the upcoming 32 Levels. The…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

Bat for Lashes’ ‘The Bride’ Is Streaming Today

Officially, the invitation is for July 1, but every wedding needs a bachelorette party. Bat for Lashes' The Bride, a concept album about doomed nuptials, is streaming right now — a…
Anna Gaca / June 23, 2016

Azealia Banks Gives Bossa Nova a Shot With ‘Chega De Saudade’

What's unfortunate about Azealia Banks Twitter flare-ups — besides often being hateful — is how they overshadow her primary talent: Maximizing her eclectic tastes with…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

Fifth Harmony and Fetty Wap Turn Up the Beach in ‘All in My Head (Flex)’ Video

Hey, Chino Moreno: Fifth Harmony see your Icelandic volcano, and they raise you a cave on a private beach. The quintet's new video for 7/27 cut "All in My…
Anna Gaca / June 23, 2016

Producer Detail Sues Drake for Allegedly Getting His Bodyguard to Assault Him

Drake's goons are out of control, according to a lawsuit filed by rapper/producer Detail. The latter claims that the Toronto star sent his bodyguard Chubbs…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

‘Ghostbusters’ Calls on Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott for New Title Theme

The mantle of Ray Parker Jr. is a weighty one to assume, so the producers of the upcoming Ghostbusters remake wisely split the burden between…
Andrew Unterberger / June 23, 2016

Sure, Let’s Have Another Kanye Live Premiere Event

The last time Kanye held a mass live gathering to premiere one of his works, it was kind of a thing. Of course, that was…
Andrew Unterberger / June 23, 2016

Snoop Dogg, E-40, and the Game Go ‘All the Way Up’ on ‘Westside Remix’

Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and French Montana's brassy "All the Way Up" has been a popular platform for remixes lately, including a Lemonade defense from Jay Z and some Drake-baiting by Meek Mill.
Anna Gaca / June 22, 2016

YG Goes Brazy in ‘Five Fingers of Death’ Freestyle

The "Five Fingers of Death" segment, where the DJ throws the guest a series of beats to freestyle over, is a staple of Sirius XM's Sway in…
Brian Josephs / June 22, 2016
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