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Death Wears a Leopard Fedora: SPIN Goes to the VMAs

The first thing you hear is the screams. They shatter the air for blocks and never pause for breath. Imagine an infinite helium wail. A…
Jeff Weiss / September 7, 2012

Odd Future, ‘The OF Tape Vol. 2′ (Odd Future Records)

The barbarians stormed the gates to build pop-up shops shilling $60 hoodies emblazoned with cats and donuts. Odd Future had 12 million syllables spilled about…
Jeff Weiss / March 20, 2012

Inside the Grammys: Could Somebody Please Refill the Coffee Pot?

At the Grammys, the security guards are your enemy. Under no circumstances, should you make eye contact with any of them. It's a sign that…
Jeff Weiss / February 13, 2012

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa, ‘Mac & Devin Go to High School: Music From and Inspired by the Movie’ (Atlantic)

Over 12 tracks and 36 smoke breaks, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg incinerate enough chronic to convince themselves they really are the two oldest high…
Jeff Weiss / December 15, 2011

Gucci Mane & V-Nasty, ‘BAYTL’ (Vice/Warner Bros.)

Give Gucci Mane and V-Nasty credit. Amid our current frantic race to realize the dim-witted dystopia of Mike Judge's Idiocracy, the duo's collaboration is fulfilled…
Jeff Weiss / December 13, 2011

Jonti, ‘Twirligig’ (Stones Throw)

Imagine if Panda Bear attempted to make Madlib albums for São Paulo planetariums. Like similarly inscrutable labelmate James Pants, Jonti Dan (formerly of Danimals) is…
Jeff Weiss / October 18, 2011

Breaking Out: Danny Brown

Detroit rapper Danny Brown smokes two blunts every morning, but that's not excessive. After all, he's the self-proclaimed "Adderall admiral" -- a profane, pill-popping ex-crack…
Jeff Weiss / September 9, 2011

Evanescence Members, ‘American Idol’ Smithson Debut New Band

America, meet your new goth rock queen: pale and plangent-voiced ex-American Idol star Carly Smithson, who has joined with three former members of Evanescence --…
Jeff Weiss / June 23, 2009