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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume L

Nick Lowe contemplates the value of a dollar on Christmas while snowmen defy the point of melting, B-52′s icon Kate Pierson somehow got Fred Armisen to wear the most bedazzled set of kitchen gloves and […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Blu

LA based rapper Blu arrived just in the nick of time. The golden era had long passed and rap had slowly given way to gimmicks and lifestyles. Blu did not. His delivery is classic, combining the ruggedness of the east […]

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Lyricapsule: CBGB Opens its Doors; December 10, 1973

Christened the birthplace of American punk, the iconic LES-Manhattan nightclub, and first slingers of acronym irony, CBGB & OMFUG – or Country, Bluegrass Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers – opened on this day […]

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RIFF’d: Ghostface Killah’s ’36 Seasons’

Ghostface Killah‘s 11th studio album 36 Seasons couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. A Better Tomorrow was a disaster and Wu fans desperately needed a reason to believe again. For Ghostface – the first […]

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What We Learned From Killer Mike’s Op-Ed on Using Rap Lyrics in Courts

As rap and hip-hop culture has evolved – from its infancy on the corner of Cedar and Sedgwick to what it is today, a multibillion dollar industry with global sway - a startling trend has emerged. […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XLIX

Drunk big country no apology bros, dad-talk graffiti soldiers, Lana Del Rey in lipstick font form and more as another crop of lyric video contenders vie for your time on the intranets. Meanwhile, doe-eyed humans […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Haiku D’Etat

Haiku D’Etat was a short lived collaboration between veteran lyricists Aceyalone, Myka 9 and Abstract Rude. As solo artists they had already laid down an undercard legacy that molded the west coast hip-hop scene in […]

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Lyricapsule: The Million Dollar Quartet Session; December 4, 1956

A perfect little snapshot of rock n’ roll’s budding poster-children, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis caught each other in Memphis, Tennessee’s Sun Studios on a whim on this day in […]

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RIFF’d: Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘A Better Tomorrow’

Wu-Tang is lovable by default. Their place in rap lore is so ingrained in the pop psyche that you don’t actually have to know a whole lot about them to be a fan. They’ve transcended, […]

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Eminem’s Not Really Apology to Iggy Azalea

Eminem made headlines again when it was reported that the 42-year-old rapper had – in a way – apologized to Iggy Azalea over some offensive lyrics. The song “Vegas” contains a violent and inappropriate jab aimed […]

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