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RIFF’D: Gucci Mane’s ‘Everybody Looking’

Mainstream rap is as fickle as the weather, one moment the sun is shining and you’re hot stuff, the next moment you’re yesterday’s news, left out in the cold. For Gucci Mane his reign has […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Juggaknots

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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That Lyric from Kanye’s ‘Famous’ We Have to Talk About Again

Just when you thought the Taylor Swift/Kanye West saga was over, another nugget of controversy comes falling in from the sky. The latest round of ego smashing involves the lyrics to the song “Famous” where Kanye […]

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RIFF’D: Snoop Doggs’ ‘Coolaid’

Snoop Dogg is a living legend and he is as important to rap today as he was when he first hit the scene nearly a quarter century ago. But for his 14th studio album Coolaid he […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Jeru the Damaja

Jeru the Damaja is a lyrical rōnin, a wandering wolf who follows his own path. When he first hit the scene in the mid-90s it was like a meteor had struck; a cosmic force with menacing […]

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Rich Homie Quan Flubs Biggie Lyrics at VH1 Ceremony

During the 2016 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards Rich Homie Quan was invited onstage by Lil Kim to perform the Junior M.A.F.I.A. classic “Get Money.” Quan was to cover Biggie’s verse, but in an act of pure blasphemy he […]

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Listing: 5 Celebratory Lyrics from The Avalanches ‘Wildflower’

The Avalanches‘ sophomore album Wildflower is a musical carnival ride, a producers paradise that is obsessed with the groove. To say it’s a long awaited project is an understatement, and they don’t disappoint with a […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Doseone

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 Love-laden Lyrics from Bat for Lashes’ ‘The Bride’

Despite the title, Natasha Khan’s, a.k.a Bat for Lashes, fourth studio album The Bride is not a traditional love story. The album begins with a cryptic tragedy and the crux of the narrative, a soundtrack for a yet-to-be […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: The Grouch

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.