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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Offwhyte

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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The Notorious B.A.R.N.E.Y.

Not all mashups are created equal. Some aren’t worth a red cent while others are worth pouring over. Adam Schleichkorn has apparently done his homework because he’s been dishing out audio visual dimes for years. Schleichkorn’s […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Tyga

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: 2Mex

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 Paper Thin Lyrics from Peter, Bjorn and John’s ‘Breakin’ Point’

Peter, Bjorn and John‘s seventh studio album Breakin’ Point is the band’s attempt at breaking free of musical redundancies still left over from the whistle era. It’s their first project in five years and the prevailing thought […]

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WSJ Creates ‘Hamilton’ Rhyme Scheme Algorithm

Praise for the hit Broadway show Hamilton: An American Musical has been widely distributed, but few have taken as close an examination of its success than the folks over at the Wall Street Journal. Journalists Joel […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Lord Finesse

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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Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed – ‘My Way Home’

Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed‘s fifth studio album My Way Home is a jokey take an gospel soul, a copycat effort that is at best a novelty. It lacks authenticity, has no discernible identity, and is predictable in […]

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Brooklyn Gang-Affiliated Rap Crew Expose Their Own Credit Card Fraud Ring

In yet another unfortunate case of art imitating life, a group of young rappers from New York who go by the moniker Pop Out Boyz were arrested back in April after posting a song where they […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Ang 13

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.