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Truck Driver in China Publishes His Poetry and Lyrics on Work Truck

He Xianwei’s poetry splayed on his truck, in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Outside of a Red Simpson tune — who ironically never drove a truck — truck driving has never been viewed as the most poetic […]

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Migos Teamed Up With Spotify to Drop Fire Valentine Cards

The trajectory of Migos‘ smash hit “Bad and Boujee” has been nothing but up, up, up since Donald Glover gave them the Midas’ touch at the Golden Globes — notoriously calling the group “the Beatles of this […]

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Linkin Park Release Artwork for LP7 and Lyrics for Single ‘Heavy’

On Monday, Linkin Park tweeted the possible image of their to-be-revealed seventh LP; Photo: Twitter For many the band Linkin Park is the epitome of aughts alt-rock: edgy, hard riff-driven and screamed semi-emo vocals. Yet it has been […]

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DJ Khaled Releases New Track Immediately Post-Grammys Featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z

DJ Khaled; Photo: YouTube It was a big night for Beyoncé last night at the Grammys. Narrowly missing the award for Album of the Year for Lemonade, the artist got the next best thing with […]

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Katy Perry’s Coded Political Message in ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ Video

Here’s a hamster eating a tiny little plate of food prepared by a giant set of hands in Katy Perry‘s new “Purposeful Pop” video for “Chained to the Rhythm;” Photo; Katy Perry Vevo In anticipation […]

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Retired Teacher Raps for LGBT Rights

Don Tassie’s embolden by a ‘Be More Kind’ sweater at the Jackson City, Michigan Council meeting; Photo: Emily Mesner for Mlive.com Proving that it’s never too late to launch a rap career 81-year-old retired school teacher Don […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Apathy

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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The Dark History of Smash Mouth’s Lyrics in ‘All Star’

Origin paper notebook “All Star,” in all its Smash Mouth glory; Photo:[email protected] Earlier today Smash Mouth, the faux-ska outfit that swept the late 90s with its annoying feel-good hit “All Star” recently posted an image on […]

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Judge Asks Michael Jackson’s Former Lawyer Meaning of ‘Thriller’ Lyrics

The late Michael Jackson and his lawyer, John Branca, at Branca’s wedding in 1987. It’s been nearly eight years since the world lost Michael Jackson, widely considered one of the greatest artists to ever live. In fact, […]

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Eminem and Big Sean’s Anti-Trump ‘No Favors’ Criticized for ‘Rape-Rap’ Lyrics

Canadian Women’s Rights group, the RINJ Foundation, “strongly urges the boycott of rape rappers and their labels;” Photo: rinj.press Eminem and Big Sean‘s new track “No Favors” released last week has been the center of backlash and […]

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