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The 50 Best Live Albums of the 1970s

The concert industry exploded in the 1970s, and the live album, a stopgap project once reserved for only the biggest artists, became a compulsory ritual…
Al Shipley / July 5, 2021

Public Enemy Drops New Video for ‘Grid’ Featuring Cypress Hill and George Clinton

In keeping with the dark lyrics of  Public Enemy's single "Grid," the group dropped an appropriately apocalyptic video featuring pals Cypress Hill and George Clinton.
Katherine Turman / December 14, 2020

Public Enemy Share Animated Video for ‘Grid’ Featuring George Clinton and Cypress Hill

Public Enemy dropped an animated video for "Grid," the latest from PE’s recent album, What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?, the group's…
Katherine Turman / October 15, 2020

Public Enemy Enlists George Clinton and B-Real for Late Show Performance

For a group that appeared to be splintering and bickering back in March, Public Enemy sure have turned things around in the latter half of 2020.
SPIN Staff / September 30, 2020

Public Enemy Recruits Mike D, Ad-Rock, Run-DMC, George Clinton and More for New LP

Days after announcing their new album, What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?, Public Enemy just revealed who they collaborated with on the new…
Emily Tan / September 1, 2020

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

10 Tours That Changed the World

Can a rock concert change the world? Yes. For the better? Not necessarily.
SPIN Staff / May 22, 2019

Brainfeeder Announces Anniversary Compilation Brainfeeder X Featuring 22 New Songs

Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder label has announced a 10 year anniversary collection, Brainfeeder X, which is out November 16. Today, they've unveiled lead single "Walk Free"—a Flying Lotus remix of…
Isabella Castro-Cota / September 20, 2018

Parliament Release Medicaid Fraud Dogg, Their First Album in 38 Years

Parliament have released their first studio album in 38 years. A new 23-track, near-two-hour album from the seminal George-Clinton-led funk unit entitled Medicaid Fraud Dogg unexpectedly…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 22, 2018

George Clinton Says He’s Retiring From Touring Next Year

Legendary Parliament/Funkadelic member George Clinton has announced his retirement. As Billboard reports, the 76-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member…
Rob Arcand / April 28, 2018

George Clinton to Retire from Touring

If you want to watch the original master of funk do his thing, you’ve got one more year. Parliament/Funkadelic frontman/producer George…
Gail Mitchell / Billboard / April 27, 2018

Parliament – “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me” ft. Scarface

Legendary funk outfit Parliament has released its first new single in 28 years, "I'm Gon Make U Sick O'Me" featuring Scarface. Frontman George Clinton plays a character named Dr.
Tosten Burks / January 16, 2018

Flying Lotus’ Penis-Stabbing Movie Kuso Prompts Walkouts

Whatever else is true about Flying Lotus' debut feature film Kuso—the title is inspired by the Japanese word for "shit"—it is not going to go…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 26, 2017

Stream the Simpsons’ Hip-Hop Episode Featuring Beyoncé, Spike Lee, RZA, Common, More

If you missed it on Sunday, you can now stream the hip-hop-themed, Great-Gatsby-parodying Simpsons double-episode "The Great Phatsby" via Fox and Hulu. The episode…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 17, 2017

Despite Stacked Lineup, Afropunk Is Still ‘the Other Black’

You know when it’s Afropunk weekend in Brooklyn. The black women with brightly dyed hair, septum piercings, and round shades; the fellas in African-patterned garbs…
Brian Josephs / August 29, 2016
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