New Music: Secret Circle (Wiki, Antwon, Lil Ugly Mane) – “Satellite” ft. Despot

Rap has more than its fair share of supergroups who could never get it together for a full-length projects, including Murder Inc. (DMX, Ja Rule,…
Brian Josephs / January 3, 2017

New Music: Antwon and Deafheaven’s Kerry McCoy – “Changes”

You probably weren't expecting a joint track between San Jose hip-hop artist Antwon and guitarist Kerry McCoy of San Francisco metal band Deafheaven, but what fun are predictable collaborations? "Changes"
Anna Gaca / December 14, 2016

Rap Songs of the Week: Travi$ Scott Rips Up the 1975 and Starts Again on ‘Don’t Play’

Antwon, "Cold Tears"Bust out the dirt bikes, y'all, because we've got booming-voiced softie Antwon playing the role of DMX, and rather wavy producer Matrixxman pulling…
Brandon Soderberg / May 9, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Kanye West Brings the Right Kind of Corniness to ‘Drunk in Love’

Antwon, "In Ecstasy" Porno pounding, vibrantly drunk trumpet, and a Rick Rubin-like boom-splat power this track from producer DJ Sexplay, featuring coy raps from Antwon…
Brandon Soderberg / February 20, 2014

Hear Shadowrunners’ Self-Titled, Self-Loathing Tough Nerd Opus

Rapper Himself the Majestic and producer Froskees make up Shadowrunners. They create aggressive, declarative hip-hop usually backed by Memphis-tinged production that connects the sonic dots…
Brandon Soderberg / October 15, 2013

Antwon Is Literally ‘Dying in the Pussy’ in Hysterically Strange New Video

"My favorite thing to do on a day off is just lying in bed, having sex all day," Antwon told SPIN not long after we…
Dan Reilly / August 27, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: 2 Chainz Teams Up With Jason Derulo for Some Reason

Arca, "&&&&&"Arca, a.k.a Alejandro Ghersi, a Venezuelan producer who made the beat for Mykki Blanco's "Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me a Perm)" and records…
Brandon Soderberg / July 25, 2013

Hear Shadowrunners’ Galloping Video Game Banger ‘Flip Phone’

Rapper and bleater Himself the Majestic and noisy producer Froskees (check out this all-bass blow-out remix of Cassie's "Me & U") are Shadowrunners. If you're…
Brandon Soderberg / July 24, 2013

Antwon Riffs on Martin Lawrence, Danzig, and Sex Marathons

The electrifyingly eclectic Antwon is a pop culture obsessive whose grab-bag interests — from thrash metal to avant-garde film to Fox sitcoms — are well…
Drew Fortune / April 22, 2013

Watch Juiceboxxx’s ‘Pump It (Remix)’ Video Featuring Antwon, Kool A.D., More

Juiceboxxx's "Pump It Remix" is an Internet-rap posse-cut event. Antwon compares himself to Congolese baller Dikembe Mutombo and eventually rhymes the finger-wagging NBA center's name…
Brandon Soderberg / April 18, 2013

Watch Antwon’s Puppet-Enriched ‘3rd World Grrl’ Video

The music of Antwon — whose new mixtape, In Dark Denim (Greedhead), was named SPIN's Rap Release of the Week — rides on a lighthearted hedonism, which…
Jordan Sargent / February 20, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Antwon’s ‘In Dark Denim’

Where'd all the good Internet rap go? Rappers of all stripes from all over the map, meeting on Mediafire, felt so necessary a year or…
Brandon Soderberg / February 20, 2013

Download Antwon’s Bleak and Tantalizing ‘In Dark Denim’ Mixtape

There's a reason why San Jose rapper Antwon is among SPIN's Best New Artists for February and that reason has arrived. The "big-voiced, heavy-hearted" MC…
Chris Martins / February 15, 2013

5 Best New Artists for February ’13

From a New York noise maven to a dream-weaving, Nashville-based guitar virtuoso to an intrepid South Bay rapper, here are five artists you should know.
SPIN Staff / February 1, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Frank Ocean, Andre 3000, and Big Boi Channel P-Funk

If you're a rap fan who has ever had a hardrive crash, a laptop stolen, or just wasn't thinking straight and deleted a bunch of…
Brandon Soderberg / January 18, 2013
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