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The New Issue of Rolling Stone: Best of Rock 2008

April 16, 2008 7:22 PM ET

The new issue of Rolling Stone hitting newsstands this week features our massive Best of Rock package, which calls out 175 people, places and things ruling the rock & roll universe right now — from Best Breakthrough My Morning Jacket to Best Festival Band Radiohead to Best MC Lil Wayne (with plenty of fantastic remasters, books, venues, T-shirts, gear and much more). Check out the expanded version of the feature here.

 

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Song Stories

“Vans”

The Pack | 2006

Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who signed them to his imprint. MTV refused to play the video for the song, though, claiming it was essentially a commercial for the product. Rapper Lil' B disagreed. "I didn’t know nobody [at] Vans," he said. "I was just a rapper who wore Vans." Even without MTV's support, Lil' B recognized the impact of the track. "God blessed me with such a revolutionary song… People around my age know who really started a lot of the dressing people are into now."

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