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Lyricapsule: Snoop Dogg is Acquitted of Murder; February 20, 1996

“I didn’t have no expressions. You know what I’m sayin’? It was all inner. I prayed on it,” said the Lion formerly known as Dogg to MTV, following the emotions he visited while the verdict of […]

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Lyricapsule: The Cash Family Shoots Down ‘Ring of Fire’ Hemorrhoid Ad; February 19, 2004

In a sad state of posthumous legacy affairs, not even a year after Johnny and June Carter Cash passed away, Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the 1963 gem “Ring of Fire” with the late country elite, […]

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RIFF’d: Angel Olsen’s ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’

Angel Olsen doesn’t run from her experiences. She buckles down and finds inspiration in them, channeling whatever unrequited emotions there are into song. It’s not an altogether groundbreaking technique, but one that she’s grown with […]

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Lyricapsule: Just Another Love Song; February 14, Forever

The “love song” is a misnomer. Or obsolete, rather, as a case really can be made for every song ever made containing some bit of love. Stopping, buying, hurting, tenderizing, interrupting, it’s all been done a […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume VII

Kaleidoscopic chest-thumping, obsessively moleskinning, big-budget .gif graffiti – plenty of stops pulled out this week on the internets in dire hopes of literary sexing up your eyeballs. Or whatever Dominique Young Unique means when she says she’s […]

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Listing: 5 Lyrics that Toe the Passé ‘Heartfelt’ Line on Katy B’s ‘Little Red’

Already a name in her native UK, Katy B sophomore album release was dubbed “sophisticated dance music with heart” by her fellow Brits, making more of us Stateside take notice. It’s easy to see why – […]

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5 Lyrics That Deserve Some Shine on Black History Month

Despite the polar vortex treating a majority of America like its own personal winter wonderland there are plenty of reasons to celebrate what’s been a relatively dreary February. And no we’re not talking about Valentine’s […]

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Spotlight: Jonwayne

Calm and meticulous, and in no hurry whatsoever, LA upstart Jonwayne has a delivery that likens itself to Gift of Gab, and stands at the forefront of whatever beat he rhymes over, approaching the mic with […]

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Streetside: Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Celebration; February 5

For most of America, Superbowl Sunday had a stellar performance by Bruno Mars and his merry band of contractually-obligated mimes, but was otherwise a yawn-fest. For Coloradans, it was embarrassing to see their supposed #1 offense look […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume VI

We’ve got Laura Jane Grace writing transgender booby strifes, Timeflies bobbing and weaving through a virtual heartache English California skateboard obstacle course, Katy Perry in a virtual speaker getting her “Aphrodite” on and more, with […]

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