Rebecca Haithcoat

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I’ve Been a Bad, Bad Girl: 20 Years of Finding Strength in Fiona Apple’s ‘Tidal’

I first heard Fiona Apple in a dressing room at the GAP. Cutting through the blur of fuzzy ‘90s alt-rock that populated the…
Rebecca Haithcoat / July 22, 2016

Marcy, You Don’t Stop: Roc-a-Fella’s Kareem Burke on Re-Creating Jay Z’s Brooklyn Apartment

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…
Rebecca Haithcoat / June 30, 2016

YG: Mama He’s Brazy

YG has gone full vegan. Grill-the-waiter-about-GMOs vegan. Pose-for-PETA vegan. And right now, the Compton rapper — the one who has tattoos snaking up to his…
Rebecca Haithcoat / June 9, 2016

Review: Drake Started From the Bottom, Now He’s Lonely at the Top on ‘Views’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: April 29, 2016Label: Cash Money / OVO Sound / Young Money EntertainmentSmack in the middle of Views, Drake does…
Rebecca Haithcoat / May 3, 2016

If I Was Your Girlfriend: Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back today to…
Rebecca Haithcoat / April 29, 2016

Review: Janet Jackson’s Making Sexier Music Than Ever on ‘Unbreakable’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: October 02, 2015Label: Rhythm Nation / BMGFan fiction: It’s 1985, and an apple-cheeked Janet Jackson perches on a chair…
Rebecca Haithcoat / October 2, 2015

I Listened to Lana Del Rey for the Very First Time — in 2015

Tennessee Williams could have written a play about Lana Del Rey. But even though Lana quotes him repeatedly, she wouldn’t have been a…
Rebecca Haithcoat / September 21, 2015

Review: Migos Prove Their Staying Power on ‘Yung Rich Nation’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: July 26, 2015Label: 300 / Quality Control / Atlantic"Trap Funk," one of the last songs on Migos’ long-awaited proper…
Rebecca Haithcoat / July 29, 2015

Review: A$AP Rocky Stays Too High to Die on ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: May 25, 2015Label: RCAThere are a whole lotta cooks in A$AP Rocky’s kitchen: five executive producers (including himself), plus…
Rebecca Haithcoat / May 29, 2015

Review: Earl Sweatshirt Makes the Most of Self-Induced House Arrest on ‘I Don’t Like S**t, I Don’t Go Outside’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: March 23, 2015Label: Columbia/Tan CressidaSince he returned from a Samoan boarding school in 2012 to rejoin the by-then famous…
Rebecca Haithcoat / March 26, 2015

Review: Joey Bada$$’ Throwback ‘B4.DA.$$’ You’ll Want to Throw Back

5SPIN Rating: 5 of 10Release Date: January 20, 2015Label: Cinematic Music Group/Pro EraThough Joey Bada$$ has turned icy in the past when critics compare his…
Rebecca Haithcoat / January 21, 2015