Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Death Grips True Vulture penis animated video

    Death Grips' Penis Cover Gets Animated in 'True Vulture' Video

    Life with Death Grips is just a priapic smörgåsbord. As was widely noted — and turned into the stuff of brilliant dick jokes — the Sacramento rap-thrash band's latest release NO LOVE DEEP WEB not only came to us for free, but it came toting a boner on its cover. Giddyup! We put our own safe-for-work spin on the art, which is again remade in the fantastical animated video for non-album track, "True Vulture." Ditching the usual DIY style of their visuals, the group teams up with animator/director Galen Pehrson for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles to create a gloriously psychedelic ride through the cartoon cosmos. Actress Jena Malone (Hunger Games, Donnie Darko) contributes voiceovers and, as a droopy-beaked crow, mumbles something about getting "dick-slapped" moments before a sky rocket in flight crosses the familiar blue bathroom tiles of NO LOVE DEEP WEB's cover.

  • The Weeknd Share 'Wicked Games' Video, 'Trilogy' Track List

    The Weeknd Shares Haunted 'Wicked Games' Video, 'Trilogy' Track List

    The Weeknd's enigmatic frontman Abel Tesfaye again faces the camera in the black-and-white video for his sex-seething single (aren't they all?) "Wicked Games." The clip is almost a sequel to the similarly shot "Rolling Stone" video, wherein a woman draped over the singer's back mysteriously disappears by the song's end. This time, the shot opens on a dancing, purse-lipped model type, but her shadow soon vamps away from her body, and torments Tesfaye until the track's end. This remastered version of "Wicked Games" appears on the Weeknd's forthcoming major label debut, Trilogy, which compiles and adds to his three free EPs of 2011.The Weeknd's Trilogy track list:House of Balloons1. "High for This"2. "What You Need"3. "House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls"4. "The Morning"5. "Wicked Games"6. "The Party & The After Party"7. "Coming Down"8. "Loft Music"9. "The Knowing"10.

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    Lady Gaga to Die Antwoord: 'You Don't Have a Hit'

    On Tuesday, SPIN detailed the various crimes against Lady Gaga depicted in Die Antwoord's new "Fatty Boom Boom" video. In the clip, the South African Zef-rap provacateurs dress a man up like Mother Monster, send him out into the slums in a meat dress, and make him give birth to an unholy locust thing before dude gets devoured by a lion. All of this beef, ahem, allegedly spawned, ahem, because Gaga offered the group an opening slot on her tour.Well, Gaga's fired back, via Twitter.i fink u freaky but you don't have a hit. hundred thousand tIckets sold in SA. #thatmyshit— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 17, 2012i guess its not a good idea to tell someone you're a fan. never mind! we get it, you're not a little monster. WE GOT IT.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 17, 2012Never ones to back down from controversy, or schoolyard tactics, Die Antwoord responded:lady...

  • RZA The Man With the Iron Fists Stream Soundtrack

    Stream RZA's 'The Man With the Iron Fists' Soulful, Guest-Packed Soundtrack

    Wu-Tang Clan godhead turned film auteur RZA has been teasing us over the past few weeks, leaking songs from his The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack one high-profile, soul-steeped banger at a time. It seems he's created that rare set of movie-inspired music that's actually worth paying attention to. In fact, the tracks have all but overshadowed the Quentin Tarantino-produced, Russell Crowe-starring kung-fu flick, out November 2.Perhaps it's due to the genre and generation-spanning collabs — Black Keys with RZA, Kool G Rap with Wu, Freddie Gibbs with Ghostface Killah — or perhaps it's simply that this might be the best Wu-Tang Clan album, albeit unofficial, we've heard in over a decade. Speaking of, RZA has again promised that 20th anniversary Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) reunion LP. Last time he spoke off the cuff to Sway.

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    Pop Goes the Super Bowl: 10 Times the Top 40 Touched Down at Halftime

    If you started paying attention to the Super Bowl halftime show after 2004, you could be forgiven for thinking football's big event is inextricably tied to heritage-rock acts like U2, Paul McCartney, or the Who. But when the game stopped booking marching bands and dance troupes as its sideshow in the early 1990s, the first musicians to take its extremely large stage were pop stars. The trend halted after the Nip Slip Seen 'Round the World, but after a six-year run of acts like Petty and Springsteen, the NFL decided to embrace pop once again.

  • Gucci Mane Trap God Mixtape Download

    Gucci Mane Drops 'Trap God' Mixtape Featuring Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross, T-Pain

    If anyone deserves the title "Trap God," it's the guy who had the chutzpah to announce his eternal iciness by getting a three-scoop ice cream cone tattooed onto his face shortly after he was released from a mental hospital. (Alternately, being the dude who put on V-Nasty would qualify him.) Yes, Gucci Mane is back with another mixtape — consider Trap God a palate cleanser before he embarks on his plan to release a whopping 10 full-length projects in 2013. The new tape is fat with appearances from his Ferrari Boyz compatriot, and SPIN cover star, Waka Flocka Flame, and also features verses from Rick Ross, Future, Meek Mill, Birdman, and others, not to mention production from T-Pain, Lex Luger, Zaytoven, and 808mafia to name a few. Download the 20-song set from World Star Tapes, the new mixtape site from the folks behind WorldStarHipHop.

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    Who Charted? Mumford Make Room for Macklemore, MGK in Top 10

    First! To quote our Worst New Music-branded review of Mumford and Sons' new yawner, Babel: "Ah, fuck." The banjo boys are holding strong at the top of the Billboard 200 with 96,000 units moved. Here's what you need to know, cribbed from Chuck Eddy's righteous ribbing: "U2-style evangelism is all over the Mumfords' bland but biblically titled second album, [references] approximately as deep as Matchbox Twenty's, and as smug as Dave Matthews' ... Songs drag on longer this time ... occasionally slipping into prissy shambling or polite hoedown parts that make the Zac Brown Band seem like the Texas Playboys ... Honestly, as folk revivalists, Mumford and Sons don't even come close to ranking ... they don't seem remotely musically curious."2 to 10: The big news this week? Northwestern indie rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who put up a solid deuce with The Heist (78K).

  • Neil Young Crazy Horse Twisted Road Video Dylan Orbison Dead

    Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 'Twisted Road' Video Honors Dylan, Orbison, the Dead

    Following NBC's premature declaration of his death and the release of his occasionally juicy memoir, is it any wonder that Neil Young is feeling nostalgic? The new video for his and Crazy Horse's "Twisted Road," from October 30's Psychedelic Pill, captures Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and the Grateful Dead in their prime, interspersed with vintage footage of Young's band traveling the country in a funky old bus.

  • Flavor Flav Arrested Knife Assault Las Vegas

    Flavor Flav Arrested for Knife Assault at Las Vegas Home

    Public Enemy hypeman and reality TV personality Flavor Flav, born William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., was arrested at his Las Vegas home this morning after allegedly assaulting someone with a deadly weapon, according to TMZ. Flav's fiancee allegedly called police after an argument between the 53-year-old and an unidentified teenager, possibly her son, grew heated.The gossip site's law enforcement sources say Flav threatened one person with a knife and "battered" the other one, though it's unclear who was attacked with what exactly. He was picked up at 3 a.m. and booked on felony assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence, and is being held on $23,000 bail.Flav, who SPIN photographed performing with Public Enemy at Treasure Island over the weekend, lives in a gated Vegas community with fiancee Liz, her son Gibran, and their boy Karma.

  • Frank Ocean Freestyle Mosh Odd Future NYC Takeover

    See Frank Ocean Freestyle, Mosh in Odd Future NYC Takeover Documentary

    In a 16-minute, grimily shot YouTube video, Odd Future affiliate Mikey Alfred documents the group during their March stop into New York City for shows, photoshoots, and general hijinks. If you can excuse the DIY aesthetic and that cursed thumb smudge on the lens, the highlights include: a dance battle that Tyler, the Creator handily wins (1:30); a Terry Richardson photoshoot that results in at least one bare ass (1:45); a Frank Ocean freestyle (2:50); Trash Talk's Lee Spielman dancing to Ocean's live rendition of "Pyramids" (5:00); the crew ripping through "Rella" (8:15); Domo Genesis vomiting into a wastebasket (12:20); Mellowhype's Hodgy Beats tossing a Corona onto the concrete (13:00); and Ocean returning the favor by jumping into the mosh pit while Trash Talk plays (14:20).

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