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The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Justin Vernon and Vince Staples Livened Up James Blake’s Glastonbury Set

James Blake had two surprises in store for attendees at England's Glastonbury Festival this weekend: "I Need a Forest Fire" collaborator Justin Vernon and Long Beach, California…
Anna Gaca / June 26, 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

Vince Staples Funds Program Dedicated to Helping Kids in Long Beach

On Tuesday, Vince Staples appeared in his hometown of Long Beach, California to announce the launch of a program dedicated to helping the youth in his…
Brian Josephs / June 15, 2016

Clams Casino Snags Another Great Vince Staples Feature for ‘All Nite’

The Bay Area will be well represented in Clams Casino's upcoming album 32 Levels. We've already heard the one-of-a-kid Lil B vibing over "Witness," and the incendiary Vince Staples…
Brian Josephs / June 9, 2016

Vince Staples, YG, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller Irving Plaza Shows Canceled in Shooting Aftermath

In the aftermath of last week's fatal shooting at T.I.'s Irving Plaza concert, which left one dead and three injured, Live Nation has canceled or…
Rachel Brodsky / June 2, 2016

Hangout Fest 2016: The Weeknd, Vince Staples, and Jason Isbell Shine After Hours-Long Weather Delay

This past weekend, Hangout Fest returned to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for its seventh go-round, boasting an eclectic lineup and, thanks to its ocean-front location, some…
Dan Reilly / May 23, 2016

Watch Deftones, CHVRCHES, Vince Staples and More Play SPIN’s SXSW Party at Stubb’s

SPIN celebrated its 14th annual South By Southwest day party at Stubb’s last Friday, March 18, presented by Harley-Davidson and Bud Light, with an eclectic lineup featuring Deftones, CHVRCHES,…
SPIN Staff / March 25, 2016

SXSW 2016: CHVRCHES, D∆WN, Beach Slang, and More Join SPIN at Stubb’s

SPIN threw its annual South by Southwest party at Stubb's presented by Harley-Davidson and Bud Light last week, featuring performances by CHVRCHES, Deftones, Vince Staples, D∆WN, Baio,…
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2016

SXSW 2016: CHVRCHES, Vince Staples, Deftones, and More Dominate the Stubb’s Stage

SPIN held its annual South By Southwest day party at Stubb's on Friday, presented by Harley-Davidson and Bud Light, which featured a diverse array of…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2016

SPIN’s 2016 Stubb’s SXSW Showcase: Vince Staples, D∆WN, White Lung, and More

Austin's South by Southwest music festival is rapidly approaching (March 15 through March 20), and SPIN will be throwing our 14th annual SPIN at Stubb's showcase, presented by Harley-Davidson…
Rachel Brodsky / March 2, 2016

Vince Staples Reshapes Charlie Puth’s ‘Suffer’ and Makes It Worth Hearing

"See You Again" songsmith Charlie Puth released his critically reviled debut album Nine Track Mind last month, a collection of mostly insipid, sonically disinterested tunes and…
Brennan Carley / February 19, 2016

Vince Staples Levitates in the ‘Lift Me Up’ Video

Vince Staples gets a little low-key supernatural in the video for "Lift Me Up," a menacing cut from the Long Beach rapper's stellar 2015 mainstream breakthrough, Summertime…
Harley Brown / January 29, 2016

Flume and Vince Staples Toss Up ‘Smoke & Retribution’

Australian electronic producer Flume has a new album out later this year — Skin, via Mom+Pop — and, following "Never Be Like You," he's just released…
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

Boston Calling Spring 2016 Lineup: Sia, Disclosure, Robyn, and More

We're in the midst of festival lineup announcement season, and joining in on the festivities is one of the most consistently compelling three-day musical weekends…
Brennan Carley / January 14, 2016

Vince Staples Holds Forth on His Childhood, Gangs, and Snoop Dogg on ESPN’s ‘Highly Questionable’

On Thursday SPIN cover star Vince Staples appeared on ESPN's talk show series "Highly Questionable," where he spoke eloquently — as he often does — about his…
Harley Brown / January 8, 2016

SPIN’s Best #LongReads of 2015

A manic-depressive punk who still believes in the redemptive powers of rock'n'roll and refuses to compromise his vision. A young R&B star climbing the ranks…
SPIN Staff / December 24, 2015

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

If you're reading this, it's late 2015. To complement our list of the year's 101 Best Songs, we've collected the 50 Best Albums from the…
SPIN Staff / December 1, 2015

Donald Glover, Jhené Aiko, and Vince Staples Join Forces on ‘Waiting For My Moment’

Creed, the upcoming Rocky spin-off movie that was the subject of a joke Internet petition, comes out on November 25, and today a new cut from the soundtrack…
James Grebey / November 20, 2015

Noise Pop Festival 2016 Lineup: Vince Staples, Mountain Goats, and More

Update: The festival has announced a second round of performers including American Football, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bill Callahan, and Mitski. See the full updated lineup…
Brennan Carley / November 18, 2015
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