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Five Woefully Predictable Lyrics to Look forward to at the Super Bowl

Every year millions of wide-eyed folks flock to the squawk box to watch the mania that is the Superbowl. It’s astonishing how big a spectacle it’s become, replacing baseball as America’s pastime. Even the commercials have […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Styles of Beyond

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Listing: 5 Explosive Declarations from Saul Williams’ ‘MartyrLoserKing’

For as long as Saul Williams has been making music, he’s never shied away from controversy. Since day one it’s been about the people, and putting a spotlight on the injustices that have plagued them. […]

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B.o.B Drops Diss Track Assuring the Earth is Flat

When rappers beef it rarely extends beyond the borders of rap, but when it does the results can be explosive. In a series of bizarre tweets superstar rapper B.o.B. showed what type of nonsense can manifest after […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Tha Alkaholiks

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Complex’s ‘Best Rapper Alive Since 1979’ Crowned Only One Female

At the start of 2016, Complex Magazine recently published an article ranking the greatest rappers alive from every year since 1979. Along with some stellar graphics each rapper for the corresponding year has a brief […]

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Listing: 5 Lyrical Leaps from Adrian Younge’s ‘Something About April II’

Adrian Younge is one of the most well respected producers in the underground soul scene; he’s worked with marquee names like Ghostface Killah, Souls of Mischief and the Delfonics. His biggest challenge, however, has not been popularity. […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Pseudo Slang

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Op-Ed: Rick Ross’ Waffling Lyric Spine

Rick Ross recently found himself in a bit of hot water over some violent lyrics aimed at presidential candidate Donald Trump. In the song “Free Enterprise” he raps about pulling a “Zimmerman” on Trump and […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Post Malone

Introducing ‘Rhyme nor Reason’ – a SONGLYRICS’ look at lyricists that make us want to jam a pencil in our brain. Or as a man named Shakespeare once wrote: ‘Was there ever any man thus beaten out […]

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About Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.