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Snoop D-O-Double-♀♀ Talks Misogynistic Lyrics of Past

“Bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks,” a 21-year-old Snoop once said, now immortalized forever in Dr. Dre‘s landmark G-funk drop, The Chronic, in 1992. Since then, we’ve seen the hip-hop icon dabble in porn, get acquitted of […]

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RIFF’d: The Vaccines’ ‘English Graffiti’

Perhaps the latest great hope for “guitar music” from across the pond, platinum-selling The Vaccines are just now breaking into the American consciousness with English Graffiti. A big part of their appeal is their willingness to […]

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Jay Shells’ Street Sign ‘Rap Quotes’ Hit ATL

New York-based street artist Jason Shelowitz has taken his love of hip-hop culture and transformed it into a fresh, easily accessible modicum of street art. He takes site-specific lyrics, travels to the destination and posts a street-sign donning […]

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Lyricapsule: Fats Domino, the Riot Inciter; May 22, 1955

Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr., the roly-poly post-war, ivory-tinkling rock legend, arrived at the Ritz ballroom in Bridgeport, Connecticut on this day back in 1955 to find that police shut the man’s scheduled show down. […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: R.A. the Rugged Man

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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Lyricapsule: Neil Young Records ‘Ohio’ With CSNY; May 21, 1970

Neil Young went into the studio on this day in 1970 with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, 17 days after four unarmed, peacefully protesting students at Kent State University were shot and killed […]

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Uptown Jesus Funk: A Catholic School Plays Holy Lyric Mad Libs

‘Cause Jesus Christ can give it to ya A sister outed her Catholic school-attending sibling on Monday via Twitter, posting images of a holier-than-though version of Mark Ronson‘s blockbuster jam, “Uptown Funk,” with all of Bruno […]

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RIFF’d: Faith No More’s ‘Sol Invictus’

Back in the saddle after 18 years since their last release, Faith No More decided on Sol Invictus to stop just being weird for the sake of being weird. Or, for that matter, they stopped […]

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Bill O’Reilly Blames Hip-Hop for Decline in Christianity

Leave it to Bill O’Reilly (and Fox News for that matter) to continue to be the voice of idiots nationwide, a bum’s ass of a man who represents the worst of America. In one of his most […]

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What We Learned from Killer Mike’s Appearance on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’

Let’s start the campaign now: Killer Mike should without question be an official ambassador of hip-hop. The 40-year-old rising icon has the credibility, the knowledge and perspective, and can wrap his mind around social concepts without having to resort to […]

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