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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Goodie Mob

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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Cubs Fire DJ for ‘Cuban Missile’ Song Choice

The Chicago Cubs fired a Wrigley Field DJ after playing an inappropriate song during Aroldis (aka “Cuban Missile”) Chapman‘s appearance on the mound. The song “Smack My Bitch Up” by the Prodigy comes on the heels […]

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RIFF’D: Frank Ocean’s ‘Blond’

Frank Ocean‘s Blond is an appropriate follow up to Channel Orange. Instead of releasing a predictable and formulaic sequel, which would have been the easy thing to do he dove deep into his experiences as […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Elzhi

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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RIFF’D: Atmosphere’s ‘Fishing Blues’

This deep into their career Atmosphere has very little to prove. They’re icons and built an empire in one of the last places you’d expect hip-hop to thrive. They’ve proven that it’s true: greatness can […]

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Never Mind Words, Text Lyrics with This App

I’ve you’ve ever flubbed a response or floundered for the right words to say when texting someone, the folks over at Soundslates have a solution for you. The digital music production community created a app called Bars (available […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Oddisee

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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Rio2016 May Have its Controversies, but Brazil will Always Have These Songs

Rio 2016 has been mired in controversy; unsanitary living conditions, corruption and a blatant disregard for human rights have all overshadowed the olympic event. The negative headlines are overwhelming, but it shouldn’t take away from Brazil’s […]

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Hip-Hop World Wages War on Drumpf

When it comes to politics the hip-hop universe has been a haven for political rhetoric; it’s a lightening rod topic that brings the best and sometimes worst out of lyricists. The latest round of political buffoonery […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Dessa

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.