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Listing: 5 Moments of Equilibrium from John Legend’s ‘Darkness and Light’

John Legend has always been one love song away from going off the deep end. His polished image, movie star looks and near-storybook life has made him an ideal figure in R&B, an artist comprised […]

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Literal Bohemian Rhapsody Brings Queen Song to Thriller Life

Today in things we wished we would have created, the dudes of Corridor Digital, a rising team of YouTubers eyeing the meme-content genius prize, have unleashed a thrilling interpretation of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” that turns […]

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Lyricapsule: Lead Belly Dies; December 6, 1949

One of blues’ finest chain-links to the African griots that birthed rhythm into traditional gospel and field songs, Huddie William “Lead Belly” Ledbetter passed away on this day in 1949. In and out of jail […]

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Rap Battle Between Wonder Woman and Stevie Wonder Yields Mixed Results

With so many phony rap beefs out there, it’s hard to decide what’s what anymore. Luckily there are YouTube channels like Epic Rap Battles of History that remind us that real or fake it’s all kinda jokey […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: M.E.D.

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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Lyricapsule: World Aids Day; December 1, 1988

The very first of now eight global public campaigns created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness of enemies against humanity we tend to forget, World AIDS Day launched on this day in 1988 as fear […]

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‘Neural Karaoke’ Joins AI Robo-Rock Race

Another week, another artificial intelligence lyric machine nipping at we the creative humans of the world. Though this one’s not nearly as cool as Giorgio Cam by the team over at Google Creative Lab — mainly because […]

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RIFF’d: The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’

There are no surprises on The Weeknd‘s third studio album Starboy. Everything is mapped out in plain English, a one dimensional plan than even the most casual fan can follow. He delves yet again into […]

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Lyricapsule: Van Morrison Drops ‘Astral Weeks’; November 29, 1968

Morrison‘s true solo album, released on this day in 1968, as 1967’s “Brown Eyed Girl“-opening pop rocket Blowin’ Your Mind was released without his consent, packaged with art and track arrangements he didn’t clear, Astral […]

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Lupe Fiasco Delays Album, Blasts Political Single

Lupe Fiasco has never been shy about expressing his political views; he’s a golden era lovechild, born during a time when muckraking was the norm. The political landscape has been scaly the past few years and […]

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