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RIFF’d: T-Pain’s ‘OBLiViON’

After a six-year hiatus, T-Pain returns with his much anticipated fifth album Oblivion; a project that affirms what the pop world has known all along: that he’s a bona fide hit maker. Known by many as […]

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Chance the Rapper Pays Homage to Barack Obama in Hilarious SNL Skit

Chance the Rapper, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd on ‘SNL’, November 18; Photo: NBC/YouTube Chicago’s Chance the Rapper has come a long way. Just a few short years ago he was a rising lyricist on […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XLVI

Noel Gallagher swoops in with his High Flyin’ Birds crew to deliver a beautiful message about the world from space, Jersey punks Screaming Females paint up dirge-y frustrated love message on a rural Illinois wall, Diplo […]

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Hip-Hop Loves a Good Bob Saget Reference, Saget Reacts

Bob Saget reacts to a Lil Wayne song on the web series, ‘Hot Ones’; Photo: YouTube/First We Feast Bob Saget will probably best be known to history for his perpetual neat freak role as Danny […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Ro Spit

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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Citing Lyrics, Ed Sheeran Dismisses Rumors that Swift’s ‘Dress’ is About Him

Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift; Photo: Getty via Access Hollywood Since the release of Reputation, Taylor Swift fans have come out in droves, expressing their cult-like love and support. As expected, there has also been […]

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Russian State Media Co-Opt Five Finger Death Punch Lyrics for Anti-West Op-Ed, Band Responds

Lead singer Ivan L. Moody of Five Finger Death Punch in the official video for ‘Wash it All Away’; Photo: YouTube Vladislav Surkov of Russian State Media site RT whipped up a mighty piece of […]

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NBA Analyst Quotes Rap Lyric with Racial Epithet, Twitter Battle Ensues

New York Post columnist Peter Vecsey’s Twitter account and controversial tweet on November 13; Photo: Twitter New York Post columnist and long-time NBA analyst Peter Vecsey has come under fire for tweeting rap lyrics that contain […]

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Lyricapsule: Echo & the Bunnymen’s First Gig; November 15, 1978

  The most infamous drum machine named ‘Echo’ and its right hand dudes the Bunnymen made their debut in their Liverpool stomping grounds on this day in 1978 at a dive called Eric’s Club. Pre-Pete […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Explains Why White Hip-Hop Fans Should Refrain from Using the N-Word

Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on questions in promotion of his book, ‘We Were Eight years in Power: An American Tragedy’ at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL; Photo: Random House/YouTube In the U.S. there are […]

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