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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

D.R.A.M. and SZA Get Cozy in Their ‘Caretaker’ Video

"Cha Cha" extraordinaire D.R.A.M.'s Gahdamn! EP — a fall release bursting with personality and pretty exciting hip-hop and harmonizing — yielded a duet with SZA called…
Brennan Carley / December 7, 2015

D.R.A.M. Gets Soulful With SZA on Silky New Single, ‘Caretaker’

Shortly after announcing his forthcoming Gahdamn! EP, D.R.A.M. has shared a smooth new single featuring SZA called "Caretaker." Super-fans might notice how this track has…
Rachel Brodsky / October 19, 2015

The Best Bets From Life Is Beautiful 2015: Andra Day, SZA, Alessia Cara, Saint Motel, and More

Las Vegas' Life Is Beautiful festival, now in its third year, ironically features no gambling. What it does have, though, is a lengthy list of veteran…
Rachel Brodsky / September 28, 2015

Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar Link Up for Booming ‘Easy Bake’

Update: According to a new iTunes link, Jay Rock's new album 90059 will actually be released on December 4. Preorder it here. Jay Rock is…
Brennan Carley / August 27, 2015

Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis Kicked Off Pretty Lights’ Bonnaroo Superjam

The announced lineup of this year's Bonnaroo Superjam was already as stacked as years past, but the event went down Saturday night and it turned…
Colin Joyce / June 14, 2015

Watch SZA and Willow Smith Duet on ‘Domino’

Neo-soulstress and Best New Artist alum SZA surprised fans at the Rough Trade NYC shop in Brooklyn Wednesday night by inviting Willow Smith onstage to…
Colin Stutz / July 17, 2014

SZA’s Soft Focus Soul Slips Into the Background on ‘Z’

From the kush-cloudy quiet storm production to the vague references to what may or may not be emotional turmoil, everything is just out of reach…
Brandon Soderberg / April 10, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Chance the Rapper and SZA Sing the Blues

Drake, "Days In the East" Presumably designed to counter the controversy-starting, subliminal-filled "Draft Days," this typical Drake track is, well, probably about Rihanna. Though the…
Brandon Soderberg / April 10, 2014

SZA and Kendrick Lamar Are at Home in ‘Babylon’

With her debut album Z out tomorrow, SZA now shares one of the most anticipated tracks — the Kendrick Lamar-assisted "Babylon." It's a reworking of the…
Dan Reilly / April 7, 2014

For SZA, Chance the Rapper-Assisted R&B Bliss Is ‘Childs Play’

SZA's sound has been on contemporary R&B's arty vanguard at least since her S EP helped make the New Jersey singer one of our Best New…
Marc Hogan / March 26, 2014

SZA Climbs Trees in Mystical ‘Ice Moon’ Video

St. Louis R&Bist and SPIN Best New Artist inductee SZA wowed us with her S EP earlier this year and now she has a fresh visual to share for…
Chris Martins / November 13, 2013

SZA Drops Woozy ‘Teen Spirit’ and ‘Julia,’ Inks Deal With Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar's Top Dawg Entertainment now has its first R&B signee — and its first female member. She is 23 years old, goes by SZA…
Jordan Sargent / August 15, 2013

5 Best New Artists for April ’13

From whip-smart Glaswegian post-punk aesthetes to a North Carolina folk professor to a deep-thinking Atlanta rapper, here are five artists you should know. DAVID BEVAN,…
SPIN Staff / April 1, 2013

Stream SZA’s Bleary, Synth-R&B Single ‘Aftermath’

SZA pleaded for someone to show her a hiding place on "ICE.MOON," the sparkling lead single off the electro-R&B starlet's forthcoming S EP (arriving April 9). On "Aftermath,"
Kyle McGovern / March 29, 2013