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A Woman Just Preached a Sermon Using Lyrics From Boosie BadAzz’s ‘Wipe Me Down’

Dr. Lori Croom-Jasper preaches Boosie inspired sermon on a homespun Facebook video (left), Boosie being Boosie (right); Photo: Facebook (left)/N/A (right) Boosie BadAzz was wrong when he said no one listens to his lyrics anymore. […]

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Lyricapsule: Ella Fitzgerald is Born; April 25, 1917

The “First Lady of Song,” jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, would have been 100 today. And though she wasn’t immediately known for her songwriting credits, especially lyrics, often spinning her vocal magic on compositions written for her, a […]

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RIFF’d: Mr. Mitch’s ‘Devout’

Mr. Mitch‘s Devout is precisely what the title suggests, a revelatory project that encapsulates his core values. He closely analyzes love, family and fatherhood; embracing the many challenges that have come with unwavering dedication. For the […]

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UK Police Respond to Person Stenciling Smiths, Joy Division Lyrics Around Manchester, UK

The self-proclaimed alleged artist’s Instagram shot of his lyric stencil graffiti work found in Manchester, UK; Photo: AlShepMcr So some rogue Smiths and Joy Division fan has been etching song lyrics into yellow traffic lines in Manchester, UK, and […]

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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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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume‎ XVI

New Def Jam starlet, Brenda Mada, throws a good ol’ fashion underage rager, country star Ron Pope shows up a day after 4/20 with a celebration of doobage, The Zombies bring their jail pen pal […]

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Jazz Aficionado Robert Glasper Discusses Age-Old Link Between Jazz and Hip-Hop

Robert Glasper breaking down beats and samples via NPR’s Jazz Night in America; Photo: NPR Piano virtuoso Robert Glasper is an encyclopedia when it comes to music. The 40-year-old jazz aficionado has released a number of albums […]

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Motown Pillar Sylvia Moy Dies At 78

Sylvia Moy and Stevie Wonder recording at Mowtown’s first recording studio, ‘Hitsville U.S.A.‘, in Detroit, 1967 with the Funk Brothers in the background; Photo: Motown Records Archives via the NYT Motown Records alumna Sylvia Moy co-wrote songs with […]

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Harry Styles Reveals ‘Sign of the Times’ is About Death and Childbirth

The album art for Harry Styles’ S/T debut solo effort; Photo: Columbia Harry Styles of the now defunct One Direction is doubling down on viewing the negative side of things in song form. His debut single as […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Awdazcate

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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