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RIFF’d: Raekwon’s ‘The Wild’

On his seventh studio album, The Wild, Raekwon is an unstoppable force. A lyrical juggernaut with a full head of steam. He is motivated, well rested and inspired in ways that have him going miles beyond […]

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Johnny Rotten’s Massive New Songbook Started as a Lyric Clearance to Tour China

Johnny ‘Rotten’ Lydon imitating his drawing of himself for the cover of his new songbook on Conan; Photo: Conan Punk’s favorite rabble-rouser of Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd. infamy,  Johnny “Rotten” Lydon is about to drop a […]

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Kendrick Lamar Unleashes on Surprise Single, ‘The Heart Part IV’

The now deleted cover art for “The Heart Part IV;” Photo: Instagram/Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar surprised audiences with the drop of a new single, “The Heart Part IV,” released on streaming services on Thursday night, along […]

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Gorillaz Drop LP4 ‘Humanz’ Deets, Stream Short Film, 4 New Tracks

A promo image via Gorillaz’ Instagram account titled, ‘TRANSMISSION, #wearestillhumanz’; Photo: Gorillaz  Gorillaz officially revealed via Instagram earlier today the name of their upcoming album Humanz as well as the drop date of April 28th. Along with […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Nice & Smooth

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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About Depeche Mode’s New Political Leanings on LP14, ‘Spirit’

David Gahan evoking dictator vibes on new jam, “Where’s the Revolution?;” Photo: YouTube/Depeche Mode The 80s synth-pop pillars Depeche Mode are back with the release of their fourteenth album, Spirit, which came out on Friday (March 17). We wrote […]

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So Here’s Vladimir Putin Singing Radiohead’s ‘Creep’

The Putster being a ‘weirdo’; Photo: @Therealputinofficial1952 Brought to you by the era of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” the internet has blessed us with King Krule Kremlin taking on Radiohead‘s most sociopath lonerism ballad, […]

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Drake Drops ‘More Life’, Rife with References to Drunk Texting, JLo and Ignoring Jay-Z’s Advice

The cover art for Drake’s latest project, ‘More Life’; Photo: OVO Sound/Apple Over the weekend the Toronto rapper Drake dropped his latest project More Life on Apple Music’s OVO Sound Radio and on any of the streaming […]

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RIFF’d: Rick Ross’ ‘Rather You Than Me’

With his ninth effort, Rather You Than Me, Rick Ross has revealed yet another telling chapter in his growing legacy. After several health scares, some of which put his life at serious risk, he adopted a […]

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Teen Programmed A.I. Robot Trained to Rap Like Kanye West

17-year-old Robbie Barrat, creator of the rapping AI program, “DeepRap.py;” Photo: Github The robo-rock future race continues. Hang Su’s Christmas ‘Neural Karaoke‘ machine had 3390-word vocabulary. And was terrifying in its entertainment. But this high school kid’s rapping […]

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