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News Editor Expresses Regret Over Email that Quotes Cliff Richard Song

Sir Cliff Richard outside of a courthouse; Photo: Sky News BBC news editor Gary Smith has expressed regret over an email where he quoted lyrics from British pop star, Cliff Richard. According to The Daily Telegraph, […]

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Lyricapsule: John & Yoko Drop ‘Woman is the Nigger of the World’; April 24, 1972

The first single, “Woman is the Nigger of the World,” from John Lennon‘s third solo album, Sometime in New York City, was released on this day in 1972, arguably just as controversial a title as it […]

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Prince’s Estate Slated to Release Book with Handwritten Lyrics and Poetry

After his death, Prince‘s popularity has only swelled and it seems like fans simply can’t get enough of the eclectic legend. In recent news, Paisley Park Enterprises (the merchandising division of Prince’s estate) announced that […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Fury

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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RZA Praises the Writing Abilities of Fellow Wu-Tang Member GZA

Photo: Facebook When Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music, it sent shockwaves throughout the rap landscape. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and it even had some rap legends considering what other artists […]

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Lyricapsule: The ‘Waldos’ Birth 420 Stoner Lore; April 20, 1971

If the teenage “Waldos” burnouts from San Rafeal, California in 1971 knew that their code time to meet-and-search for an abandoned pot crop would become stoner celebratory law whenever 420 sequentially came together in this waking world […]

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Chief Keef Claims to Have Invented Mumble Rap

Photo: Instagram Just a few short months ago, fresh off his blistering freestyle on Hot 97, The Roots frontman Black Thought made the claim that he invented mumble rap. It was a shocking if not downright […]

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Lyricapsule: Patti Smith Drops ‘Because the Night’; April 19, 1978

Dropped on this day in 1978, post-punkette icon Patti Smith saw a huge awareness spike in the art she was creating with the release of “Because the Night.” Considering a retirement from the performance end […]

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Funkmaster Flex Slams Cardi B for Using a Ghostwriter

Photo: Jewel Samad/The Source Funkmaster Flex is one of the most boisterous voices in rap (the underground version of DJ Khaled), and when he speaks the hip-hop world listens. His scathing opinions have been the stuff […]

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Lyricapsule: Pixies Drop ‘Doolittle’; April 18, 1989

One of the core albums responsible for ushering in an era of frenetic indie rock millennials are still pissed off they weren’t born a few years earlier for, Kurt Cobain‘s loud-quiet idols, the Pixies, dropped Doolittle on […]

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