Jenny Lewis and Seregenti Team for ‘Unblu’

Surprise! Jenny Lewis and Serengeti have teamed up for a new song just in time for the holidays. Titled "Unblu," the quiet, downtempo number is…
Daniel Kohn / December 2, 2020

28 Musicians Predict the 2020 NFL Season

Are you ready for some football? Somehow, someway, the NFL season is here. There was no preseason this year due to the ongoing pandemic, so…
Daniel Kohn / September 10, 2020

The 30 Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)

On one hand, who can think about stuff as trivial as this? On the other, what else is there to do? If art was made…
SPIN Staff / May 21, 2020

Yoni Wolf and Serengeti Say ‘Wassup’ on New Track from Collaborative LP

Esteemed underground rappers Yoni Wolf (of WHY?) and Serengeti have joined forces (as Yoni & Geti) for the upcoming collaborative album Testarossa. Unsurprisingly for anyone…
Andrew Unterberger / April 15, 2016

Serengeti Employs Lo-Fi Tactics in His New ‘No Beginner’ Clip

Rap weirdo Serengeti has released a new clip for "No Beginner," a tongue-in-cheek track from the just-released SPIN Album of the Week, Kenny Dennis III. Taking…
Rachel Brodsky / November 24, 2014

Review: Serengeti’s Emmy-Worthy ‘Kenny Dennis III’

The eternal paradox of Chicago rapper Serengeti is that his success is more akin to that of a show like Breaking Bad, and totally anomalous…
Dan Weiss / November 10, 2014

See Serengeti’s Kenny Dennis Character in His Own Sitcom

David Cohn, a.k.a. Chicago MC Serengeti, wears many hats. Within the music world alone he's carved out space as a wry confessionalist (his Saal album…
Chris Martins / May 30, 2014

Hear Serengeti and Doseone’s Bluesy Rap Bruiser ‘Sprung’

Serengeti has always been prolific, but the Chicago MC is mid-stride right now, churning out one vein-baring, yarn-spinning, must-own character study after the next. This…
Chris Martins / December 11, 2013

‘Workaholics’ Star Anders Holm Has Magic Mojo in Serengeti’s ‘Laser Tag’ Video

Chicago rapper Serengeti stopped by SPIN last year to explain the hip-hop metafiction/therapy session/satirical delight that is his Kenny Dennis character. "This guy just has…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

Serengeti Rhymes About Rib Tips on Bonus ‘Kenny Dennis’ Cut ‘Can’t Wait’

Chicago storyteller Serengeti releases his Kenny Dennis LP on Tuesday (June 25), building off of the delightfully offbeat character study that was last year's Kenny Dennis EP.
Chris Martins / June 20, 2013

Serengeti, ‘Saal’ (Graveface)

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: February 12, 2013Label: GravefaceDavid Cohn, who raps under the name Serengeti, is a vignette expert. He can summarize a…
Mosi Reeves / February 14, 2013

Serengeti, ‘C.A.R.’ (Anticon)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: July 26, 2012Label: AnticonOver busted, crackly, Prince Paul-centric beats, vein-baring indie-rap lifer knows that God forgives, life doesn't.
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 30, 2012

Serengeti on His Hip-Hop Metafiction Therapy Session ‘Kenny Dennis EP’

Chicago rapper Serengeti is one of the most emotionally wrenching MCs working today, his raw, confessional, slow-flowing intensity a marvel on works of fiction and…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 18, 2012

Serengeti, ‘Family & Friends’ (Anticon)

This Chicago MC earned buzz as a sausage-horking, Bob Swerski-esque superfan on his 2006 character-parody album Dennehy. Now he's the target of his own satire,…
Chris Martins / July 11, 2011