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RIFF’d: Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’

The seeds for Kesha‘s third full-length album Rainbow were planted long before she hit the studio to record. Her public battle with Dr. Luke put her in the spotlight, and for reasons that didn’t necessarily align […]

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At Their Final Tour Stop in CO, A Tribe Called Quest Pay Further Homage to Phife Dawg

Q-Tip pays homage to Phife Dawg at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado; Photo Kyle Eustice/YouTube During A Tribe Called Quest‘s final show in Morrison, Colorado at Red Rocks Amphitheater last week (Thursday, August 10), Q-Tip […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Ben Beal

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: Riff Raff’s ‘The White West’

Riff Raff follows up Peach Panther with another equally weak effort. The White West is one man’s attempt to ride out his 15 minutes of fame for as long as possible. From one song to […]

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LL Cool J Becomes First Rapper to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Photo: LL Cool J/Facebook James Todd Smith (a.k.a. LL Cool J) is a rap legend and icon, and now the Queens-born rapper will add another chapter to his lore by becoming the first hip-hop artist […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Black Market Militia

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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Rhyme nor Reason: Lil Uzi Vert

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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Shaquille O’Neal Throws Shade at Lavar Ball on New Diss Track

A screenshot of the official video for Shaq’s latest diss track aimed at LaVar Ball; Photo: NBA/YouTube NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal has never been shy about his skills on the mic. Shaq Diesal has released […]

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Uncertainty Over Tyler, the Creator’s Sexuality Raises Larger Question

Tyler, the Creator in the official video for his 2013 single ‘Tamale’; Photo: OFWGKTA/YouTube With the release of his latest album Flower Boy, Tyler, the Creator found himself having to explain lyrics that some felt were […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Cesar Comanche

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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