Rap Songs of the Week: Travi$ Scott Rips Up the 1975 and Starts Again on ‘Don’t Play’

Antwon, "Cold Tears"Bust out the dirt bikes, y'all, because we've got booming-voiced softie Antwon playing the role of DMX, and rather wavy producer Matrixxman pulling…
Brandon Soderberg / May 9, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Kanye West Brings the Right Kind of Corniness to ‘Drunk in Love’

Antwon, "In Ecstasy" Porno pounding, vibrantly drunk trumpet, and a Rick Rubin-like boom-splat power this track from producer DJ Sexplay, featuring coy raps from Antwon…
Brandon Soderberg / February 20, 2014

Hear Shadowrunners’ Self-Titled, Self-Loathing Tough Nerd Opus

Rapper Himself the Majestic and producer Froskees make up Shadowrunners. They create aggressive, declarative hip-hop usually backed by Memphis-tinged production that connects the sonic dots…
Brandon Soderberg / October 15, 2013

Antwon Is Literally ‘Dying in the Pussy’ in Hysterically Strange New Video

"My favorite thing to do on a day off is just lying in bed, having sex all day," Antwon told SPIN not long after we…
Dan Reilly / August 27, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: 2 Chainz Teams Up With Jason Derulo for Some Reason

Arca, "&&&&&"Arca, a.k.a Alejandro Ghersi, a Venezuelan producer who made the beat for Mykki Blanco's "Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me a Perm)" and records…
Brandon Soderberg / July 25, 2013

Hear Shadowrunners’ Galloping Video Game Banger ‘Flip Phone’

Rapper and bleater Himself the Majestic and noisy producer Froskees (check out this all-bass blow-out remix of Cassie's "Me & U") are Shadowrunners. If you're…
Brandon Soderberg / July 24, 2013

Antwon Riffs on Martin Lawrence, Danzig, and Sex Marathons

The electrifyingly eclectic Antwon is a pop culture obsessive whose grab-bag interests — from thrash metal to avant-garde film to Fox sitcoms — are well…
Drew Fortune / April 22, 2013

Watch Juiceboxxx’s ‘Pump It (Remix)’ Video Featuring Antwon, Kool A.D., More

Juiceboxxx's "Pump It Remix" is an Internet-rap posse-cut event. Antwon compares himself to Congolese baller Dikembe Mutombo and eventually rhymes the finger-wagging NBA center's name…
Brandon Soderberg / April 18, 2013

Watch Antwon’s Puppet-Enriched ‘3rd World Grrl’ Video

The music of Antwon — whose new mixtape, In Dark Denim (Greedhead), was named SPIN's Rap Release of the Week — rides on a lighthearted hedonism, which…
Jordan Sargent / February 20, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Antwon’s ‘In Dark Denim’

Where'd all the good Internet rap go? Rappers of all stripes from all over the map, meeting on Mediafire, felt so necessary a year or…
Brandon Soderberg / February 20, 2013

Download Antwon’s Bleak and Tantalizing ‘In Dark Denim’ Mixtape

There's a reason why San Jose rapper Antwon is among SPIN's Best New Artists for February and that reason has arrived. The "big-voiced, heavy-hearted" MC…
Chris Martins / February 15, 2013

5 Best New Artists for February ’13

From a New York noise maven to a dream-weaving, Nashville-based guitar virtuoso to an intrepid South Bay rapper, here are five artists you should know.
SPIN Staff / February 1, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Frank Ocean, Andre 3000, and Big Boi Channel P-Funk

If you're a rap fan who has ever had a hardrive crash, a laptop stolen, or just wasn't thinking straight and deleted a bunch of…
Brandon Soderberg / January 18, 2013

Rap’s Most Slept-On Releases of 2012’s Fourth Quarter

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's a little early to do this. But we're well into the non-stop whirl of year-end proceedings (check out SPIN's 40 Hip-Hop…
Brandon Soderberg / December 12, 2012

First Spin: Antwon Slow Jams The Apocalypse On New Album, ‘End Of Earth’

Last year, Antwon released the Fantasy Beds mixtape (featuring breakout track "Helicopter" and production from Clams Casino, Javelin, Salem), plus the album My Westside Horizon,…
Brandon Soderberg / July 31, 2012
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