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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Cormega

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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ICYMI: News Anchors Celebrate Tupac’s Birthday by Lacing Lyrics in Traffic Report

Two Atlanta news anchors, Mark Arum (right) and Fred Blankenship (left) lace Tupac homage in traffic report; Photo: YouTube/WSB-TV June 16th would have been Tupac‘s 46th birthday, and while many celebrated by flocking to theaters […]

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Lil Yachty Joins Jimmy Fallon and Questlove for Simpson Primer

Lil Yachty performs with Jimmy Fallon and Questlove on the ‘Tonight Show’; Photo: NBC Lil Yachty‘s album Teenage Emotions may have been a flop, but that hasn’t stopped the Atlanta-based artist from keeping his name […]

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RIFF’d: Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’

Lorde‘s second studio album Melodrama captures the many ups and downs that come with a shattered relationship. Through various modes of pop she frames the stages of her recovery — from anger and denial to acceptance. […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Kool Keith

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: Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’

Katy Perry‘s Witness is a feeble and altogether pathetic attempt at reinvention. She’s pining to be the next Madonna, but instead of tapping into that special space that makes each artist unique she adopts the familiar […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Breez Evahflowin’

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: Alt-J’s ‘Relaxer’

Alt-J‘s third studio album Relaxer is a snapshot of the trio’s determined march towards creative liberation. With just eight songs on the docket there is little room for error, and the lack of options stifle […]

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Eminem’s ‘Stan’ Officially Gets Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

Eminem reads a letter from ‘Stan’ in the video of his landmark 2000 song; Photo: Interscope/YouTube It’s been a big year for Eminem, with 2017 marking the 15-year-anniversary of his classic The Eminem Show, an […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Smif-N-Wessun

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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