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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume‎ XII

Future Islands poach viral sign-language interpreter Jonathan Lamberton, a group of upstart Italian rappers dish out credit-rolling thug life at the gas station pump, Kevin Morby lets the bygone television b-roll fly on a claustrophobic new […]

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Millennials Rediscover Backmasking in Missy Elliott’s ‘Work It’, Proceed to Freak Out

Missy Elliott laying down the ‘Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I’ bars on her video for “Work It” circa 2002; Photo: YouTube DJ, pick up your phone, it’s 2002 on the […]

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RIFF’d: Raekwon’s ‘The Wild’

On his seventh studio album, The Wild, Raekwon is an unstoppable force. A lyrical juggernaut with a full head of steam. He is motivated, well rested and inspired in ways that have him going miles beyond […]

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Johnny Rotten’s Massive New Songbook Started as a Lyric Clearance to Tour China

Johnny ‘Rotten’ Lydon imitating his drawing of himself for the cover of his new songbook on Conan; Photo: Conan Punk’s favorite rabble-rouser of Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd. infamy,  Johnny “Rotten” Lydon is about to drop a […]

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Kendrick Lamar Unleashes on Surprise Single, ‘The Heart Part IV’

The now deleted cover art for “The Heart Part IV;” Photo: Instagram/Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar surprised audiences with the drop of a new single, “The Heart Part IV,” released on streaming services on Thursday night, along […]

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Gorillaz Drop LP4 ‘Humanz’ Deets, Stream Short Film, 4 New Tracks

A promo image via Gorillaz’ Instagram account titled, ‘TRANSMISSION, #wearestillhumanz’; Photo: Gorillaz  Gorillaz officially revealed via Instagram earlier today the name of their upcoming album Humanz as well as the drop date of April 28th. Along with […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Nice & Smooth

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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About Depeche Mode’s New Political Leanings on LP14, ‘Spirit’

David Gahan evoking dictator vibes on new jam, “Where’s the Revolution?;” Photo: YouTube/Depeche Mode The 80s synth-pop pillars Depeche Mode are back with the release of their fourteenth album, Spirit, which came out on Friday (March 17). We wrote […]

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So Here’s Vladimir Putin Singing Radiohead’s ‘Creep’

The Putster being a ‘weirdo’; Photo: @Therealputinofficial1952 Brought to you by the era of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” the internet has blessed us with King Krule Kremlin taking on Radiohead‘s most sociopath lonerism ballad, […]

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Drake Drops ‘More Life’, Rife with References to Drunk Texting, JLo and Ignoring Jay-Z’s Advice

The cover art for Drake’s latest project, ‘More Life’; Photo: OVO Sound/Apple Over the weekend the Toronto rapper Drake dropped his latest project More Life on Apple Music’s OVO Sound Radio and on any of the streaming […]

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