Death Comet Crew, Art-Rap Pioneers, Announce First Album in 30 Years

Rammellzee, who died in 2010 at age 50, is most famous for his hit 1983 K-Rob team-up "Beat Bop," but the graffiti artist and MC's…
Marc Hogan / November 25, 2013

Read SPIN’s ARTPOP Issue: Lady Gaga, M.I.A., Basquiat, Yoko Ono, DONDA, Tim Hecker, More

Our November iPad issue explores the current collision between music and contemporary art — Lady Gaga going over the moon for Koons, Jay Z rapping…
SPIN Staff / November 15, 2013

Basquiat’s ‘Beat Bop’: An Oral History of One of the Most Valuable Hip-Hop Records of All Time

Jean-Michel Basquiat's history with rap music goes deeper than Jay Z's punch lines and bragging rights. That engagement was most visible in the "Beat Bop"
Andrew Nosnitsky / November 14, 2013