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FDNY Rapper Catches Heat for Contentious Lyrics

Underground Brooklyn rapper Ka is known by most for his lyrics, but few know about his life outside the studio. It was revealed recently that Ka (a.k.a. Kaseem Ryan) is a veteran and Captain of […]

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Lyricapsule: Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ Charts; August 29, 1964

Sitting around with co-writer Bill Dees stretching their songwriting muscles, Roy Orbison and Dees were interrupted by Orbison’s first wife, Claudette Frady, asking for some money to go to the drug store, to which Dees […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Goodie Mob

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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Cubs Fire DJ for ‘Cuban Missile’ Song Choice

The Chicago Cubs fired a Wrigley Field DJ after playing an inappropriate song during Aroldis (aka “Cuban Missile”) Chapman‘s appearance on the mound. The song “Smack My Bitch Up” by the Prodigy comes on the heels […]

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Lyricapsule: 34 Years Post-Inception, Iran Green-Lights Queen; August 23, 2004

America: a land where you may be sent to prison for attempting to protect civil liberties, but at least you can buy a damn uncensored Queen record and Bohemian rhapsodize in relative operatic peace. Not […]

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RIFF’D: Frank Ocean’s ‘Blond’

Frank Ocean‘s Blond is an appropriate follow up to Channel Orange. Instead of releasing a predictable and formulaic sequel, which would have been the easy thing to do he dove deep into his experiences as […]

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Lyricapsule: Zager and Evans Foretell the Future; August 22, 1969

The ominous foreshadowing damage was long done on this day in 1969, when freaky folk one-hit wondrous duo Zager and Evans ended a six-week run on the Billboard charts with their mirror-ball jam, “In the […]

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RIFF’D: Atmosphere’s ‘Fishing Blues’

This deep into their career Atmosphere has very little to prove. They’re icons and built an empire in one of the last places you’d expect hip-hop to thrive. They’ve proven that it’s true: greatness can […]

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Never Mind Words, Text Lyrics with This App

I’ve you’ve ever flubbed a response or floundered for the right words to say when texting someone, the folks over at Soundslates have a solution for you. The digital music production community created a app called Bars (available […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume‎ XXXII

Minnesota underground hip-hop heroes, Atmosphere, go fishing for metaphors, an Indonesian teenager campaigns for thug life status, Green Day double down on the American (shooting) idiot psyche and more, in the 32nd week of the […]

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