Luke McCormick

writer

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    Big K.R.I.T. Drops 'Boobie Miles' Just in Time for the Super Bowl

    Meridian, Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T. just dropped a smooth gem from his upcoming 4eva N a Day mixtape. Staying right in his comfort zone, "Boobie Miles" is pure K.R.I.T.— a lush, sleek, self-produced beat that is just begging to be played outdoors in warm weather, preferably with a top dropped. Lyrically, K.R.I.T. runs with the title's namesake's sports connection (Friday Night Lights), basically giving his own 'hood halftime speech on how to get money, pick yourself up, beat the odds, etc. Sadly, the track is lacking in Coach Eric Taylor references and Crucifictorious samples.

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    First Spin: Deniro Farrar and Shady Blaze Angst Up Ryan Hemsworth's 'Faith In Something'

    This standout instrumental from Halifax producer Ryan Hemsworth's recent Kitsch Genius EP just got tagged with two paranoid, down-in-the-dumps verses. Charlotte MC Deniro Farrar steps up first with a frightening tale of heartbreak (basically, don't date the devil's daughter), which segues into a Rick Ross sample setting up Main Attrakionz cohort Shady Blaze. In sharp contrast to Farrar's downtrodden drawl of a flow, Blaze spits in his usual double-time cadence ripping through the beat's fluffy, tear stained synths, adding a needed dash of angst. DOWNLOAD

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    See ScHoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky Live the High Life

    Fresh visuals from Black Hippy member ScHoolboy Q for "Hands on the Wheel" off his recent, and absolutely awesome Habits & Contradictions. His puff, puff, pass pal A$AP Rockygets in on the black and white, quick-cut, hard partying action as well as the two share rhymes about their life essentials. Just beers and blunts for these two simpletons.

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    PREMIERE: Yelawolf Fave Rittz Gets Serious

    With his debut mixtape White Jesus, Rittz has established himself as one of Southern hip-hop's most promising new stars, thanks to a masterful double-time flow that's earned him props from Yelawolf. (His cartoonish mop of red hair doesn't hurt either.) Most of his tracks tackle hilarious themes like "taking a ho" to see Twilight and getting stoned in his Caddy, but on "Geronimo," which SPIN is premiering, the 30-year-old Georgian tackles way weightier subjects. Download it here. Over a slow-burning groove, Rittz unspools one of his darkest confessionals yet: He opens up about his struggles with booze and a dwindling bank account. Things get more intense in the track's second half, when he chronicles a young woman contemplating suicide after an unwanted pregnancy.

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    IZOD and SPIN INDY 500 Kickoff Party

    May 27, 2011- IZOD & SPIN brought the party to Indianapolis to kickoff the 95th Annual Indy 500.Celebs like actors Adrian Grenier, William Fichtner and Chris McDonald attended the soiree, along with UFC champ Tito Ortiz who hit up the party all snacked on gourmet hors d'oeuvres and heard tunes from bluegrass band Honey Honey.IZOD also held a "For All the Beans" go-kart race with a $10,000 prize going to the winner's charity of choice.Check out video of the event here!

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    ALBUM PREMIERE: SPIN Faves Hooray For Earth

    On June 7, New York-via-Boston synth-pop foursome Hooray For Earth -- one of SPIN's 5 Best New Artists for March -- will unleash their debut album, True Loves, mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio).

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    PREMIERE: Rusko Clip Gets Insane Remix

    In the original video for Rusko's "Everyday," director Jason Miller offered up a visually arresting tour of desolate Salton Sea Beach -- a deserted area California that's pockmarked with salt flats and salt lakes -- to go with Rusko's dizzying dub-step anthem "Everyday." The video and track were so killer, Rusko teamed up with Belgian producer Netsky to re-jigger the jam and hired up-and-coming director Rollz Royce to offer up a new visual accompaniment. Confused yet?

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    Download AllSaints & SPIN's Free Summer Playlist!

    SPIN has partnered with AllSaints Spitalfields, the coolest in rocker-chic fashion, to bring you 10 of the hottest summer jams as a free download! Head over to AllSaints' Facebook page to grab the AllSaints & SPIN Summer Playist: 10 Track Free Download and be sure to check out the awesome tracklist below! This promotion has now finished. Thanks for your interest in this SPIN & Allsaints download! An Horse, "Dressed Sharply"Vivian Girls, "I Heard You Say"Skrillex, "WEEKENDS! feat. Sirah"Puro Instinct, "Silky Eyes"The Head and the Heart, "Lost in My Mind"Yuck, "Georgia"Telekinesis, "Car Crash"JEFF the Brotherhood, "Shredder"The Chain Gang of 1974, "Undercover"La Sera, "Never Come Around"

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    WATCH: 'Workaholics' Interview Tennis & Big K.R.I.T

    The cast of hot new Comedy Central series, Workaholics, recently stopped by the SPIN Loft on 6th Street in Austin to help us out with some interviews. Adam Devine and Anders Holm from the show sat down with indie pop buzz band duo Tennis as they chatted about tattoos and how good the omelettes are from the band's hometown of Denver. Workaholics'Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck took it easy with Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. as the three discussed workout regimens and K.R.I.T.'s appreciation for a particular brand of running shoe. Check out the goofy interviews below and make sure to catch the debut of Workaholics on April 6! WATCH:

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    Enter to Win Passes to SPIN's Austin Party!

    SPIN's annual bash at Stubb's is always one of the hottest tickets, and we want you to be there!Complete the form below to win one of 25 pairs of passes we will be giving away for the party! This year, the annual SPIN@Stubb's event will be headlined by indie rock heavyweights TV on the Radio, who'll play their first show in advance of their fourth album, Nine Types of Light, which drops April 12. Rounding out the Stubb's outdoor stage will be the Kills, OMD, the Vaccines, OFF!, and Smith Westerns. If that wild line up isn't enough to get you to enter this sweepstakes, we've got more in store.On the indoor club stage SPIN & Stubb's will showcase sets from MNDR, DOM, Young the Giant, Electric Child, and 28 North.

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