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DOOM’s Rap Group KMD Is Back With a New Album and Jay Electronica Collaboration

NPR has premiered "True Lightyears," which unites infamous hip-hop recluses DOOM and Jay Electronica. The song is doubly noteworthy because it also marks the return of KMD,…
Brian Josephs / August 16, 2017

Jay Electronica – “Letter to Falon”

Rap's woke shooting star Jay Electronica has returned once again with a new song "Letter to Falon." The track is Electronica's first since last year's…
Brian Josephs / June 6, 2017

The Wait for ‘Chance 3′: A Compendium

Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap is a very, very good mixtape that catapulted him to national acclaim when it dropped on 2013. And as with most things…
Brian Josephs / May 5, 2016

Jay Electronica Comes Back Swinging With Jay Z on ‘Road to Perdition’

On "Road to Perdition," Roc Nation's Jay Electronica shows the world that sure, you can promise an album for years and never deliver one, but…
Brennan Carley / March 6, 2015

Kanye West Surprised Common’s AAHH! Fest With a 16-Song Greatest Hits Set

Though he's always showing up in places you wouldn't expect him to be, there's still really no bigger "special surprise guest" you can have on…
Colin Joyce / September 22, 2014

Watch Jay Z Perform With Jay Electronica at Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

While in town for a date on his co-headlining "On the Run" tour with Beyoncé, Jay Z made another surprise stop on Saturday at a…
Colin Joyce / July 13, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Jay Z and Jay Electronica Jack Soulja Boy’s ‘We Made It’ to Zing Drake

Black Knights, "Deja Vu"Black Knights are a Wu-Tang-affiliated duo (though who isn't some sort of Wu-Tang affiliate, really) consisting of MCs Rugged Monk and Crisis,…
Brandon Soderberg / March 27, 2014

Jay Z and Jay Electronica Combine on Drake-Dissing ‘We Made It’ Remix

The latest from Jay Electronica is packed with storylines that turn out to be red herrings. First off, there's the long-silent rapper's recent return, with…
Marc Hogan / March 24, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Freddie Gibbs’ Artful, Madlib-Assisted Jeezy Diss, ‘Real’

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, "Real"Before we celebrate the artful way in which this song dissects the increasingly troubled and useless Jeezy, let's just make it…
Brandon Soderberg / March 20, 2014

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Verse: Not as Impressive as It Seems

Last night, Big Sean released "Control," a track that won't make his upcoming album, Hall of Fame, due to sample-clearance issues. It's a seven-minute epic pulled…
Brandon Soderberg / August 15, 2013

Kendrick Lamar Sets Rap World Ablaze on Big Sean’s ‘Control (HOF)’

Almost half of Twitter's trending topics ("Drake," "#Control," "Kendrick," "King of NY,") this morning come from one single source: Kendrick Lamar's insane, instant-classic verse on…
Jordan Sargent / August 13, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Kanye West Probably Needs a Fact Checker

Heems "Turn Me On"Since the break-up of his joking-not-joking group Das Racist, Himanshu Suri has been on a rather fascinating contrarian-art journey. He followed up…
Brandon Soderberg / June 20, 2013

Jay Electronica and Andre 3000: In Defense of the Reclusive, Unproductive MC

Last week, Jay Electronica announced that he has handed over his long-awaited debut album, Act II: Patents Of Nobility, to his label, Roc Nation. Though…
Brandon Soderberg / March 15, 2012

FREE ALBUM: Get SPIN’s Mix for Lollapalooza

From August 5-7, Chicago's Grant Park plays host to Lollapalooza, the mega-fest which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. And whether you're winging to the…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2011

Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
Anna Hyclak / January 21, 2011
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