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The 50 Best Songs of the Year 2000

The year 2000 looms large in pop culture history: the Y2k non-scare, the Seinfeld "Newmannium" episode, the "In the Year 2000" sketch from Conan O'Brien's…
SPIN Staff / September 25, 2020

Hear Barack Obama’s Summer Playlist: Beyoncé, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, More

Summer is finally coming to a close after three months of record-breaking temperatures, and Barack Obama is celebrating the season's end in the same way…
Rob Arcand / August 24, 2019

Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Lineup

We’ve gotten used to seeing slight variations on the same festival lineups over and over, so it’s always refreshing to see a music festival that…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / March 27, 2019

Phrenology at 15: How the Roots Hit a New Peak With Their “Anti-Roots” Album

Before they were Jimmy Fallon’s house band, The Roots were generally remembered as being part of a vanguard of artists in the ‘90s…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2017

Usher Took a Video of President Obama Dancing to “Hotline Bling”

Last night, President Barack Obama and BET hosted "Love & Happiness: A Musical Experience," a White House concert showcase featuring performances by artists including Usher, Jill Scott, Common, …
Anna Gaca / October 22, 2016

Pharrell, Sia, Eric Church, Nicki Minaj, and More Perform at ‘Shining a Light’ Concert

Last night, A&E televised the Shining a Light benefit, subtitled A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The All-Star list of artists who performed…
Andrew Unterberger / November 21, 2015

SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: Tenement’s Sprawling Half-Time Punk, Matana Roberts’ Free Sax Collages

We devour music at such a feverish pace that, more and more, great collections of songs fall through the cracks. Over the summer, we caught…
SPIN Staff / September 18, 2015

Robert Glasper Experiment Returns to Blue Note with Star-Studded ‘Black Radio 2′

The year just got a lot more soulful. This October 29, the Robert Glasper Experiment will return to Blue Note Records with Black Radio 2,…
Philip Sherburne / August 6, 2013