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Canadian Rapper Performs at Climate Meeting in Paris

Baba Brinkman’s official video for ‘Make it Hot’; Photo: YouTube Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rapper who has garnered much attention for his song “Make It Hot.” Based on the title alone, it’s easy to […]

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Erykah Badu Honors Fela Kuti on The Tonight Show

Erykah Badu on the Tonight Show on Thursday (December 21); Photo: NBC The always provocative Erykah Badu was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and delivered a rousing rendition of her hit song “On […]

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Rodney King’s Daughter Pens Open ‘Thank You’ Letter to Eminem

Rodney King’s daughter, Laura in her home in Los Angeles; Photo: NBC It’s been a good year for Eminem. The 45-year-old’s newest album Revival is not only a hit among fans, but is expected to […]

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Chance the Rapper and Jeremih Get in the Holiday Spirit with New Mixtape

The cover of Chance the Rapper and Jeremih’s ‘Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama-Wrapped; Photo: Soundcloud Chicago lyricist Chance the Rapper and R&B singer Jeremih have released a Christmas mixtape entitled Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama: Re-Wrapped. Unlike […]

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Rebel Wilson and Jimmy Fallon Sing Carols Filtered Through Google Translate

Rebel Wilson and Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show; Photo: NBC Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday (December 19) to sing Christmas songs filtered through Google Translate. For […]

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Students Confirm: The Proclaimers’ 1000 Mile Journey is Possible

A map studies the physics of The Proclaimers’ song, ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ (left), the official video for said ear worm (right); Photo: Kenneth Field (left), YouTube (right) Scottish singer-songwriters The Proclaimers are best […]

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Lyricapsule: Carl Perkins Records ‘Blue Suede Shoes’; December 19, 1955

“Lay off a them shoes,” you jive turkey — so paraphrased rock ‘n roll prince Carl Perkins on this day in 1955 at Sun Studios. Story goes that Johnny Cash, months earlier, wouldn’t shut up […]

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Stephen Colbert Reunites With Run The Jewels for Holiday Throwdown

Run the Jewels and Colbert ‘n crew in the official video for ‘Jingle Jingle (Santa Party); Photo: CBS/YouTube Talk show host Stephen Colbert has once again teamed up with rap giants Run The Jewels for […]

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Black Thought Delivers Blistering 10-Minute Freestyle

Black Thought freestyles on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 show ; Photo: Hot 97/YouTube When it comes to the Greatest Lyricist of All Time narrative, Black Thought consistently gets overlooked. Maybe because the media has a […]

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Lyricapsule: John & Yoko Launch ‘War is Over’ Poster Campaign; December 15, 1969

One of John & Yoko’s ‘War is Over’ billboards erected in Manhattan in December of 1969; Photo: Getty/Beatles Bible “So this is Christmas/and what have you done/another year over/and a new one just begun,” sings […]

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