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RIFF’d: A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service’

The truth is We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service should have happened years ago, when Phife was alive. And while hypotheticals do nothing other than rouse the spirit into ‘what if’ […]

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Journalist Explains How Trump Is More Misogynistic than the Most Misogynistic Lyrics

  When Donald Trump won the presidential election it sent shock waves through America; reactions running the gamut, everything from outraged and appalled to jaded. And while most of the nation is still recovering, there’s […]

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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 de […]

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Alan Bean on the Moon; Photo: NASA/Charles Conrad

Lyricapsule: The U.S. Sends Some More Men to the Moon; November 14, 1969

A mere four months after the late Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew took their infamous step and leap for man and mankind on the moon, ‘Murrica shot another crew — Apollo 12 — […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume‎ XLV

Let us tell you about this week’s Best Lyric Vids. The Best Lyric Vids there are. Let us tell you. Other week’s lyric videos this year maybe not so great. This week? The best. Trump? Such […]

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That Ned Flanders Metal Band Drops Album, ‘White Wine Spritzer’ Video

Back in a time when a Simpsons meme and a Trump joke didn’t need to cathartically coexist, the music community blessed us with Okilly Dokilly, the “world’s only Nedal band,” a quintet of metal nerds from Phoenix, Arizona […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Black Moon

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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Congrats America, Here’s Your President Thieving and Repurposing The Rolling Stones

As Game of Thrones sage/author George R.R. Martin decreed on his blog in a post titled “President Pussygrabber,” “America has spoken.” Whatever you chose to do or not do in that voting booth is your Free Land right, […]

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Lyricapsule: ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ Drops; November 8, 1971

Opposite their first three albums, Led Zeppelin IV channelled a mad genius bit of occult that Robert Plant became increasingly infatuated with, released on this Fall day in 1971. Mostly by way of the refined […]

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RIFF’d: Common’s ‘Black America Again’

After toying around for nearly a decade Common has finally put together a proper full length. Black America Again is clear in its stance, an album that addresses political and social controversies head on. With a […]

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