Matt Hartman

Album Review: Aesop Rock – Skelethon

Aesop Rock is a lyrical artist of the sort we here at SongLyrics live for–the sort whose music is near impossible to explain in a mere 500 words. He goes beyond turning hip hop into […]

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Listing: The 5 Best Lyrics From Nas’ ‘Life is Good’

We’ve already reviewed Nas‘ new album, Life is Good, but we felt that it was unfair to a lyricist as talented as the preeminent Queens MC to not highlight his best lines. As the man […]

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Album Review: Nas – ‘Life is Good’

Here’s the damnedest thing about becoming a legend: you’ve either gotta die young, or live up to your status over and over again. It’s a problem that we’ve all watched plague Nas since he solidified […]

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Song Review: Kendrick Lamar – ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’

Kendrick Lamar has the ability to take a contrived metaphor that should by all accounts be annoying after a single use and build an entire song off it. The newest single from his upcoming good […]

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Song Review: Tim McGraw – ‘Truck Yeah’

Country music began by building songs from familiar components – chord progressions, rhythms, particular phrases, etc. It quickly became an insider genre that celebrated itself and those who knew the game. It’s no surprise that […]

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Listing: 5 Lyrics From the Future of Hip Hop

More than any other genre, hip hop has exploded with the rise of YouTube releases and easily shared mixtapes. It’s often difficult to keep a finger on the pulse of the game, so let us […]

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Song Review: Muse – ‘Survival’

The Olympic Games are meant to be epic. Tales of grandeur, bravery, and unthinkable feats of athletic prowess are expected. So given this year’s London locale,┬áMuse is the obvious choice to compose the competition’s official […]

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Good Time

Song Review: Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Good Time’

I know you remember that “Fireflies” song from a couple years ago. And there’s no way you can’t know this years big thing “Call Me Maybe.” Well, is it really all that surprising that the […]

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Bitch Bad

Song Review: Lupe Fiasco – “Bitch Bad”

Lupe Fiasco has been rapping about the word ‘bitch’ for years now – since the first Food & Liquor. But after the less-than-compelling┬áLasers, this second single from Food & Liquor II returns to his bread […]

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Song Review: Kanye West – ‘Mercy’ (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz)

Bear with me for a second. In 2008, during Hot 97’s Summer Jam, Kanye performed directly after Lil Wayne and was visibly shaken by the utter ridiculousness of Wayne’s set, admitting that he needed to […]

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About Matt Hartman

Matt Hartman is a Chicago-based staff writer for SongLyrics. Born and raised in the Carolinas, he recently finished a graduate degree in the humanities at the University of Chicago.