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Eminem throws Shade at Lana Del Rey

Eminem is at it again this time taking a stab at Lana Del Rey and Ray Rice. For those not familiar with the situation, Ray Rice was banned from the NFL for basically cold clocking […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XLV

We’d like to think the universe planned a week in which Nicki Minaj is envisioned as a nazi hip-hop dictator and a supergroup trio of German metal heads named after a kind of tank take […]

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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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Another Case of Rap Lyrics Used as Trial Evidence

So it is that with every passing day our First Amendment descends even further into darkness, almost unrecognizable at this point – blurred to the point of extinction. Orwell knew, so we shouldn’t be surprised. The […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: The Perceptionists

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: Marshall Mathers Becomes Eminem; November 12, 1996

Before he became a “Rap God,” Mr. Mathers had to become Eminem. Opposite the ecstasy-binge of a Dr. Dre-produced major-label debut, the self prescribed “little white boy from Detroit” dropped his first set of studio-cut […]

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RIFF’d: Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’

Foo Fighters might be the modern era’s Rolling Stones. Their near two-decades nonstop commercial success makes them as close to an institutional dynasty as any rock band we’ve got. Red Hot Chili Peppers come close, […]

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A Lyric Generator for Whatever Taylor Swift Mood Ails You

Taylor Swift is a pop grenade, pull the pin and hurl her likeness at anything and watch it blow. Whether you’re a fan or not doesn’t matter, the shrapnel will reach you regardless. And it doesn’t […]

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Lyricapsule: Motor City Madman Executes Squirrel; November 7, 1974

Citing lack of fortitude amongst his virgin band, The Amboy Dukes, Ted Nugent disappeared into the Colorado wilderness in the summer of 1974 to recollect his gun-toting, animal-destroying self, emerging on this day of the […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Fashawn

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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