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Fiona Apple Roasts ‘Trump’s Nuts’ Over an Open Fire

Ever the endearing iconoclast, Fiona Apple dispatched from her Tumblr account earlier this week with a festive roast of everybody’s favorite new President Elect. Camera perched comically Blair Witch–ian from below, Apple rearranged the lyrics […]

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Lyricapsule: The Jackson 5 Wrap Up the Victory Tour; December 9, 1984

The Jackson 5 finished a six-day residency of their final tour together on December 9th, 1984 at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium, ending their record-breaking highest-grossing string of dates that made up the Victory Tour. Things started to become the […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Raphael Saadiq

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.” Enter […]

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Lyricapsule: John Lennon is Taken From Us; December 8, 1980

Some misfit human of which we’ll leave unnamed shot and killed John Lennon 36 years ago today, changing the course of music and culture forever in amounts we’re still trying to comprehend. By now the story is […]

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Listing: 5 Moments of Equilibrium from John Legend’s ‘Darkness and Light’

John Legend has always been one love song away from going off the deep end. His polished image, movie star looks and near-storybook life has made him an ideal figure in R&B, an artist comprised […]

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Literal Bohemian Rhapsody Brings Queen Song to Thriller Life

Today in things we wished we would have created, the dudes of Corridor Digital, a rising team of YouTubers eyeing the meme-content genius prize, have unleashed a thrilling interpretation of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” that turns […]

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Lyricapsule: Lead Belly Dies; December 6, 1949

One of blues’ finest chain-links to the African griots that birthed rhythm into traditional gospel and field songs, Huddie William “Lead Belly” Ledbetter passed away on this day in 1949. In and out of jail […]

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Rap Battle Between Wonder Woman and Stevie Wonder Yields Mixed Results

With so many phony rap beefs out there, it’s hard to decide what’s what anymore. Luckily there are YouTube channels like Epic Rap Battles of History that remind us that real or fake it’s all kinda jokey […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: M.E.D.

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: World Aids Day; December 1, 1988

The very first of now eight global public campaigns created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness of enemies against humanity we tend to forget, World AIDS Day launched on this day in 1988 as fear […]

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