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RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’

When you’re as well established as Nas you can do anything you want and not have to answer to anybody. He’s a legend who has built an empire upon a standard of excellence and instead […]

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RIFF’d: Lilly Allen’s ‘No Shame’

Lily Allen‘s fourth studio album No Shame is a celebration of self-discovery. She’s never been one to sit quiet and once again she’s taking a stab at all those who’ve slighted her. What’s different than […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Spice 1

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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New Version of Kanye’s ‘I Thought About Killing You’ Uploaded with Altered Lyrics

The cover of Kanye West’s ‘Ye’; Photo: GOOD Music Kanye West created a media firestorm when he made the asinine comment that slavery was a choice. Shortly after the controversial statement he explained to Big Boy […]

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Black Thought Addresses Ghostwriters in Hot 97 Interview

Black Thought on Hot 97; Photo: Hot 97 It seems like just yesterday that Roots lyricist Black Thought was kicking a marathon-long freestyle on Funk Master Flex’s Hot 97, blowing everybody’s mind and reminding the […]

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MC Bugg Z Returns to Squash Ticks and Lyme Disease

Andy ‘MC Bugg Z’ Lima in the official video for ‘Tick Check 1-2 (Lyme Disease Prevention Rap)’; Photo: YouTube Andy Lima may not be a household name, but the young biologist from Fairfax, Va is […]

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Hot 97 Reports That Drake Wrote the Hook to Kanye’s ‘Yikes’

Photo: Instagram/GOOD The beef between Drake and Pusha T has been one of the most exciting things to happen in rap in years. In Drake’s only response (so far) “Duppy Freestyle” there is a cryptic […]

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Supermodel Chrissy Teigen Investigates Cryptic Backstreet Boy Lyrics

Photo: Instagram Supermodel Chrissy Teigen is known by many for her work with Sports Illustrated, but few know that she’s also a musical sleuth. In a seemingly random tweet Teigen expressed uncertainty over the lyrics […]

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RIFF’d: Kanye West’s ‘Ye’

For his latest album Ye, Kanye West opens up about some of his most pressing concerns. He’s delving deep into his psyche, discussing everything from infidelity and mental health to fatherhood. For as ambitious as […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Capone-N-Noreaga

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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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.