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Lyricapsule: Fats Domino, the Riot Inciter; May 22, 1955

Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr., the roly-poly post-war, ivory-tinkling rock legend, arrived at the Ritz ballroom in Bridgeport, Connecticut on this day back in 1955 to find that police shut the man’s scheduled show down. […]

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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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Lyricapsule: Neil Young Records ‘Ohio’ With CSNY; May 21, 1970

Neil Young went into the studio on this day in 1970 with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, 17 days after four unarmed, peacefully protesting students at Kent State University were shot and killed […]

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Uptown Jesus Funk: A Catholic School Plays Holy Lyric Mad Libs

‘Cause Jesus Christ can give it to ya A sister outed her Catholic school-attending sibling on Monday via Twitter, posting images of a holier-than-though version of Mark Ronson‘s blockbuster jam, “Uptown Funk,” with all of Bruno […]

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RIFF’d: Faith No More’s ‘Sol Invictus’

Back in the saddle after 18 years since their last release, Faith No More decided on Sol Invictus to stop just being weird for the sake of being weird. Or, for that matter, they stopped […]

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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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Lyricapsule: RIP Ian Curtis; May 18, 1980

Post-punk poster boy Ian Curtis took his life on this day back in 1980, halting the momentum of Joy Division‘s first American tour, of which the band was set to embark on the following day. Curtis’ […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XX

Sylvan Esso lose themselves (and their limbs) on the strobing lyric lights of the dance floor, Incubus‘ Brandon Boyd wants to make out with y’all and his spirograph imagery and slippery fingers, Major Lazer gives old-school […]

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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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