SPIN Rap Report: Vic Spencer and Chris Crack Join Forces, Boosie Beats Cancer and Lives to Tell Twice

The first two months of 2016 have been dominated by something that in most years doesn’t show up until much later: star power. In January,…
Paul Thompson / March 7, 2016

Curren$y Unveils His Own #NewRules

Last week, Curren$y's Jet Life crew released Red Eye Mixtape, the latest in a steady stream of product from the wordy stoner-rapper and his crew,…
Brandon Soderberg / August 7, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Nick Cave, Pissed Jeans, Kool A.D., Can Offshoot, and More

It's Friday! Close out the work week with these 10 ready-to-stream albums.1) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away. "Push The Sky…
Kyle McGovern / February 8, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: DaVinci Takes You Back to 2004

Kendrick Lamar sure did dodge a bullet by not having to use Lady Gaga singing all self-satisfied like she's in the semi-finals of American Idol…
Brandon Soderberg / November 9, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Azealia Banks and Machinedrum Go Off

Was it a coincidence that the original Frank Ocean, Cody Chesnutt, unveiled the Kickstarter for Landing On A Hundred, his full-length follow-up to 2002's The…
Brandon Soderberg / July 14, 2012

Who Charted? Neil Young and Beach Boys’ Collective Nostalgia Can’t Beat Adele

First! As is the natural order of things, Adele is back at the top of Billboard 200 for the 24th week overall, after her NBC…
Devon Maloney / June 13, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: Big K.R.I.T.’s ‘Live From the Underground’

Big K.R.I.T.'s style is a canny conflation of two, once-embattled rap undergrounds: Dead-serious conscious rap bumping up against wizened Dirty South artists like UGK and…
Brandon Soderberg / June 7, 2012

Curren$y, ‘The Stoned Immaculate’ (Warner Bros.)

Despite rickety radio-rap moves, Spitta keeps on truckin' on his latest major label cash infusion.
Brandon Soderberg / June 6, 2012

Ultravox, ‘Brilliant’ (Captiol/EMI)

New Romantics reunite for elegiac prog on new wave punch; like Queensrÿche with fewer solos, more synth pomp.
Barry Walters / June 6, 2012

Curren$y, ‘Weekend at Burnie’s’ (Warner Bros.)

The third sturdy release in six months from this weeded-out New Orleans wordsmith is simply more casually compelling hip-hop from the dude who does stoner…
Brandon Soderberg / June 28, 2011

Curren$y, ‘Pilot Talk’ (DD172/Island Def Jam)

A former Lil Wayne protégé, Curren$y also unravels languid, free-associative verses that meander rather than march. On this major-label debut, the New Orleans rapper's wit…
Ben Detrick / July 13, 2010