Motown

Parliament-Funkadelic: Our 1985 Interview With George Clinton

This article originally appeared in the October 1985 issue of SPIN. Where it all began is a barbershop in Plainfield, New Jersey, back in…
Greg Tate / August 25, 2019

Public Enemy: Our 1988 Interview With Chuck D

This article originally appeared in the September 1988 issue of SPIN. It was an old-style protest handbill, unsigned, dropped anonymously on every seat…
John Leland / August 18, 2019

Vince Staples Signs to Motown, Says New Music Coming This Month

After a long tenure with Def Jam, Vince Staples has signed to Motown via Blacksmith Records. Billboard reports that new music with the label is coming in "a week,…
Will Gottsegen / August 8, 2019

Motown Announces Release of Lost 1972 Marvin Gaye Album, Shares “My Last Chance”

In 1972, Marvin Gaye's follow-up to the seminal record What's Going On was shelved. Over 40 years later, Motown has announced plans to release the album, entitled…
Israel Daramola / February 7, 2019

Motown Songwriter Sylvia Moy Dies at 78

Famed Motown songwriter Sylvia Moy passed away at the age of 78 last Saturday in Dearborn, MI, according to the New York Times. The death was from…
Brian Josephs / April 19, 2017