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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Skyzoo

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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RIFF’D: Gucci Mane’s ‘Everybody Looking’

Mainstream rap is as fickle as the weather, one moment the sun is shining and you’re hot stuff, the next moment you’re yesterday’s news, left out in the cold. For Gucci Mane his reign has […]

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Pixies Extend Olive Branch to Kim Deal with ‘All I Think About Now’

Pixies frontman Black Francis‘ feud with co-founding member of the band, bassist Kim Deal, is one of rock’s most antagonistic, the iconic loud-soft alt-punk band mythically calling it quits via fax, so the story may or may […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume‎ XXIX

The Strokes dive back into the land of gleaming the Tron cube, Major Lazer takes a flaccid toe-dip into cold-water adventure with Justin Bieber, NOFX return from the LA punk gutter with a “moron bro” sex, drugs […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Juggaknots

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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That Lyric from Kanye’s ‘Famous’ We Have to Talk About Again

Just when you thought the Taylor Swift/Kanye West saga was over, another nugget of controversy comes falling in from the sky. The latest round of ego smashing involves the lyrics to the song “Famous” where Kanye […]

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RIFF’D: Snoop Doggs’ ‘Coolaid’

Snoop Dogg is a living legend and he is as important to rap today as he was when he first hit the scene nearly a quarter century ago. But for his 14th studio album Coolaid he […]

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Lyricapsule: Hunter S. Thompson is Born; July 18, 1937

Hunter S. Thompson, the wild, mad mind behind ‘gonzo journalism‘ was born on this day in 1937. A notorious devourer of life at a rapid pace, Thompson was just about the most reflective man that […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXVIII

Victims of the Orlando nightclub attack unite with a message on their bodies as a canvas, John Prine digs into the fishing-time Americana vaults, a tone-deaf Brazilian pop crew hypnotize the masses with a beautifully confounding […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Jeru the Damaja

Jeru the Damaja is a lyrical rōnin, a wandering wolf who follows his own path. When he first hit the scene in the mid-90s it was like a meteor had struck; a cosmic force with menacing […]

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