Rap Songs of the Week: Cam’ron and A-Trak Take It Back to Crack-Rap’s Heyday

Blaqstarr, "Hands Up, Thumbs Down"In which a hearty, batshit Baltimore club track that's more than a decade old and got sampled by M.I.A. on 2007's…
Brandon Soderberg / February 6, 2014

Hear Blaqstarr’s Breezy ‘She Is Love’

Diplo's just-released book, 128 Beats Per Minute, credits Baltimore's DJ Blaqstarr with introducing the Mad Decent mogul to rapper Rye Rye, then producing her 2008…
Marc Hogan / April 30, 2012

Marr Quits Cribs, M.I.A. & Blaqstarr Collab + More

After three years playing and recording with brotherly Brit rock trio the Cribs, Johnny Marr has announced he is departing the band to…
Kevin O'Donnell / April 12, 2011

Blaqstarr, ‘The Divine EP’ (N.E.E.T./Interscope)

Charles "Blaqstarr" Smith is still the insular Baltimore club scene's best crossover hope. The ghostly, layered repetition and subwoofer thump of the DJ/producer's 2007 Supastarr…
Marc Hogan / January 25, 2011

New Albums: Iron & Wine, Wanda Jackson + 19 More!

Here's our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:…
SPIN Staff / January 25, 2011
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