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Kendrick Lamar Inspires University Course

It’s only been two years since Kendrick Lamar‘s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City dropped and already it’s been dubbed a classic, so much so that Professor Adam Diehl of Georgia Regents University is incorporating it into his curriculum. According […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Rhymefest

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: Young Jeezy’s ‘Seen It All: The Autobiography’

Despite being arrested on gun charges, Young Jeezy’s 7th studio album ,Seen it All: The Autobiography, is slated to be released as scheduled. It’s a situation with serious implications, so nothing to scoff at, but convenient in […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Guilty Simpson

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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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Soul Position

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: Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Blacc Hollywood’

For years Wiz Khalifa has dubbed himself as this rap-rock star who does what he wants, when he wants and however he wants to do it. He’s a people’s champ for the young stoners out […]

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AZ Talks Current State of Rap: From About the Lyric, to About the Hustle

When AZ talks lyricists should pipe down and listen. Why? Because a gross ton of knowledge is about to fall from the sky. He came from an era of integrity honoring the pen, respecting the culture […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Cool Calm Pete

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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Another Rapper Sent to Jail Over Contentious Lyrics

There have been discussions before as to whether or not rap should be considered protected speech, and the argument in favor of it being so is fairly simple and straightforward. It’s an art form and […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Edan

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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