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Notes from Mr. Sandman: R.A. the Rugged Man

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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Hot Chip – ‘Why Make Sense?’

One of the easiest ways to be loose in the studio is to keep expectations low, let the feel take over and stay within the moment. When Hot Chip stepped into Oxfordshire and London recording sessions for their […]

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Bill O’Reilly Blames Hip-Hop for Decline in Christianity

Leave it to Bill O’Reilly (and Fox News for that matter) to continue to be the voice of idiots nationwide, a bum’s ass of a man who represents the worst of America. In one of his most […]

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What We Learned from Killer Mike’s Appearance on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’

Let’s start the campaign now: Killer Mike should without question be an official ambassador of hip-hop. The 40-year-old rising icon has the credibility, the knowledge and perspective, and can wrap his mind around social concepts without having to resort to […]

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RIFF’D: Snoop Dogg’s ‘Bush’

With over two decade’s worth of music to his credit, 13 solo albums and numerous guest spots, Snoop Dogg has immortalized himself in popular culture, a surefire lock for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Zion I

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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Costa Rican Expat Calls for National Anthem Lyric Edit

National Anthems are supposed to be representations of the countries that sing them — an homage to all that came before. But not all anthems are created with its citizens in mind. And rarely do they see edits. In recent […]

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ICYMI: Willow Smith’s New Power Ranger Chakra Language Will Rot Your Brain

If you thought one Willow Smith wasn’t enough (or two if you count her odd bird of a brother) then you’re in for a treat ’cause in her new video “F Q-C #7” (pronounced frequency number […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Vursatyl

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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Rap Riot Act: 5 Tracks that Find a Message in Rage

During the Baltimore riots Dimitri Reeves, a singer and dancer from the Baltimore area was filmed impersonating Michael Jackson, dancing enthusiastically to the song “Beat It.” It must have been an unorthodox sight, especially when in […]

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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.