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Freak Scene: 2014’s Weird World of Underground Rap

Underground hip-hop is not what it used to be, but that's a good thing. At its peak, "the underground" was its own separate and damn…
Brandon Soderberg / July 11, 2014

ISSUE Hosts a Tea Party in ‘Mask on the Moon’ Video

Bay Area rapper and SPIN favorite ISSUE — the tea-sipping, teetotaling, slow-rapping, absurdist hook machine (and E-40's son to boot) — throws a tea party…
Brandon Soderberg / June 16, 2014

Bay Area Rapper Issue Reps #Based Experimentalism and His Dad, E-40

"When I first came out with my music, people thought I was on hardcore drugs," explains the mysterious, mask-rocking rapper Issue. "But that was just…
Brandon Soderberg / May 1, 2014

5 Best New Artists for April ’14

From a young Bay Area rap prodigy, to a pair of dream-weaving Los Angeles producers, to the disarmingly poignant bedroom recordings of a Midwestern linguistician,…
SPIN Staff / April 1, 2014