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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Immortal Technique

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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Migos Teamed Up With Spotify to Drop Fire Valentine Cards

The trajectory of Migos‘ smash hit “Bad and Boujee” has been nothing but up, up, up since Donald Glover gave them the Midas’ touch at the Golden Globes — notoriously calling the group “the Beatles of this […]

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RIFF’d: Lupe Fiasco’s ‘DROGAS Light’

Despite threats of retirement, Chicago’s prodigal son Lupe Fiasco returns with his sixth studio album Drogas Light. It is the first in a trilogy of albums, and is admittedly not comprised of new material. That […]

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DJ Khaled Releases New Track Immediately Post-Grammys Featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z

DJ Khaled; Photo: YouTube It was a big night for Beyoncé last night at the Grammys. Narrowly missing the award for Album of the Year for Lemonade, the artist got the next best thing with […]

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Retired Teacher Raps for LGBT Rights

Don Tassie’s embolden by a ‘Be More Kind’ sweater at the Jackson City, Michigan Council meeting; Photo: Emily Mesner for Mlive.com Proving that it’s never too late to launch a rap career 81-year-old retired school teacher Don […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Apathy

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: Big Sean’s ‘I Decide’

Big Sean‘s fourth studio album I Decided, is one man’s transformation from wide-eyed greenhorn to young man on the brink of maturity, a creative coming-of-age story that most rapper’s never get to see. Big Sean made it […]

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Eminem and Big Sean’s Anti-Trump ‘No Favors’ Criticized for ‘Rape-Rap’ Lyrics

Canadian Women’s Rights group, the RINJ Foundation, “strongly urges the boycott of rape rappers and their labels;” Photo: rinj.press Eminem and Big Sean‘s new track “No Favors” released last week has been the center of backlash and […]

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YouTube Comedy Crew Rap-Recap the ‘Back to the Future’ Series

The Back to the Future series is a cinematic triumph, the perfect summer movie that has only gotten more popular as the years have gone by. It’s worth killing an afternoon to familiarize yourself with […]

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Hacktivists Are Taking Control of Radio Stations, Playing ‘Fuck Donald Trump’

A screenshot from YG’s “Fuck Donald Trump” music video; Photo: YG/YouTube Hackers with social motives — also know as hacktivists (hack + activist) — are striking out at the radio airwaves by commandeering stations from oldies to Spanish-language and broadcasting YG‘s […]

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