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Kendrick Lamar Releases the Full Credits for ‘untitled unmastered.’

One of the strange developments of surprise albums is that, like most movies, the credits come at the end. So Kendrick Lamar's delightfully out-of-nowhere new…
Dan Weiss / April 13, 2016

The Roots, Kimbra, and Bilal Pull Out of David Bowie Tribute Concert

Update: Dorf has revised his earlier statement:  There was a production miscommunication about some shared equipment last night on the tight City Winery stage for…
Dan Weiss / March 31, 2016

SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: Tenement’s Sprawling Half-Time Punk, Matana Roberts’ Free Sax Collages

We devour music at such a feverish pace that, more and more, great collections of songs fall through the cracks. Over the summer, we caught…
SPIN Staff / September 18, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Performs a Medley of ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ Songs on ‘Colbert’

Kendrick Lamar was the last musical guest on Stephen Colbert's last show, so it's a nice bit of symmetry that he was slated to make…
Colin Joyce / September 10, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Travi$ Scott, Ducktails, Bilal, and More

Welcome to SPIN‘s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from New Jersey guitar-pop…
SPIN Staff / June 9, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Debuts New Song With Bilal and Adrian Younge

Kendrick Lamar made a surprise cameo last night at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles, where producer Adrian Younge was having a show in celebration…
Rachel Brodsky / May 16, 2015

Bilal, ‘A Love Surreal’ (eOne)

Frank Ocean resurrected R&B last year. Or reinvented it. Or just rescued it. At least, that's the way many critics saw it. But while his…
Phillip Mlynar / February 25, 2013

FREE ALBUM: SPIN’s Dance Mix for Electric Zoo!

For the September 2-4 Labor Day weekend, New York City's Randall's Island plays host to Electric Zoo, a dance music extravaganza that will close out…
SPIN Staff / August 29, 2011

10 Best Albums You Might Have Missed This Year

While our annual Best Albums list and Best Songs list tap directly into the year's musical zeitgeist, there are always additional records whose impact isn't…
William Goodman / December 13, 2010

Bilal, ‘Airtight’s Revenge’ (Plug Research)

Bilal Oliver was once a soldier in the Soulquarians, the ?uestlove-led collective that called for a hip-hop and R&B revolution. But 2001's underappreciated 1st Born…
Mosi Reeves / October 29, 2010