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‘El Madrileño’ Meets World: C. Tangana on His Globally Minded Album

Spanish rapper C. Tangana is expanding on his trap foundation with his new album El Madrileño, incorporating elements of Mexican folk, Brazilian bossa nova, Spanish flamenco and other global influences. Guiding the Madrid native along the way are Latin music titans like Puerto Rican singer José Feliciano, Uruguayan rocker Jorge Drexler and Cuban Buena Vista […]

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Poet Vievee Francis Remembers Marvin Gaye | SPIN

In honor of Black History Month, poet Vievee Francis remembered Marvin Gaye with two poems. MARVIN GAYE: MERCY Take Marvin Gaye. His father had no mercy. Paranoia does that. Mercy is spat like spinach between the teeth. It slips out in a pee stream. Those without, never had it or lost it by adulthood. A […]

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SPIN Sets Presents: Brandon Lucas | SPIN

The most ambitious he’s ever been, Brandon Lucas is on a lifelong mission to generate and spread love, awareness, and transcendence throughout the electronic sub-sphere and beyond. His eloquence and precision has opened a new horizon within his storytelling. Brandon takes a humble moment with SPIN and details the origins of his career, the impact […]