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Notes from Mr. Sandman: John Robinson

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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Jenny Hval – ‘Apocalypse, Girl’

Jenny Hval’s third studio album Apocalypse, Girl is not as morbid as it sounds. It’s about discovery and the revelation of something deep and personal; an experience so intimate that it gives way to a whole new perspective. […]

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School Uses ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ in Class, Kendrick Lamar Pays a Visit

While some institutions are hellbent on burying rap music and hip-hop culture there are some that embrace it wholeheartedly as a means of connecting with the youth. Kendrick Lamar made headlines recently when he visited […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Chet Hanx

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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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Typical Cats

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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Action Bronson Cut From NXNE Festival Over Contentious Lyrics

Action Bronson is a chubby little firecracker that can go off at any time, if he’s not tossing people off stage or body slamming beats with his wordplay, he’s dicing it up across the country […]

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RIFF’d: A$AP Rocky’s ‘At.Long.Last.ASAP’

A$AP Rocky‘s second studio album At.Long.Last.ASAP was supposed to be a celebration, a chance to revel in all the success and notoriety that he’s accumulated from his rise to stardom. But somewhere along the line […]

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There’s an Algorithm Generating Rap Lyrics Now

Algorithms are as common as apps, and when it comes to rap music there are plenty to pilfer through; some that measure the largest vocabulary and others the most efficient lyricists. Eric Malmi (and programmers […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Longshot

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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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Multi-Love’

Two years removed from their last album II, Unknown Mortal Orchestra have proven to us that growth, even for those swathed in potential, is by no means guaranteed. Their last album was mired in isolation, longing and […]

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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.