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GZA Gives Lecture Promoting Hip-Hop Music and Science

GZA at the University of Colorado at Boulder; Photo: Phil McKenzie/CU Independent Wu-Tang alum, the GZA recently gave a lecture at the University of Colorado, Boulder, examining the relationship between hip-hop music and science. The 51-year-old […]

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Logic Taps Latin Singer Juanes for Bilingual Version of ‘1-800-273-8255’

The cover art for Logic & Juanes’ ‘1-800-273-8255’; Photo: YouTube Rapper Logic tapped Latin singer Juanes for a bilingual version of his suicide prevention song, “1-800-273-8255.” Just as Luis Fonsi reached across from the other side […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Akrobatik

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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Listen to Unreleased Bob Dylan Song ‘Making a Liar Out of Me’

The cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979–1981’: Photo: Columbia Records An unreleased Bob Dylan song called “Making A Liar Out Of Me” will be coming out on […]

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Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Love You, America’ Takes On Political Climate

Sarah Silverman in the official video for her new song and show, ‘I Love You, America’; Photo: Hulu/YouTube In her new song “I Love You, America,” comedian Sarah Silverman laughs at and gets angry about […]

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Eminem Puts Trump on Blast in New Cypher, America Reacts

Eminem in the official video for his BET cypher dubbed ‘The Storm’; Photo: YouTube/BET Last night, during BET’s Hip-Hop Awards ceremony, Eminem debuted a scathing anti-Trump freestyle in BET’s traditional cypher series, putting the POTUS […]

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RIFF’d: Marilyn Manson’s ‘Heaven Upside Down’

After a lengthy delay, Marilyn Manson returns with his tenth studio album Heaven Upside Down. Initially the project was slated to be released on Valentine’s day, but dissatisfaction led Manson to reconsider the creative direction. […]

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St. Vincent Breaks Down the Sensual Theme of LP5, ‘Masseduction’

A still from the official video of St. Vincent’s ‘Los Ageless’; Photo: YouTube Singer-songwriter St. Vincent (a.k.a. Anne Erin Clark) is releasing her fifth album Masseduction on October 13. In a recent conversation with Pitchfork, she broke […]

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Lyricapsule: The BBC Bans Bobby Pickett’s ‘Monster Mash’; October 10, 1962

Though the official date roams, today circa 1962 is considered the day the BBC decided Bobby “Boris” Pickett‘s brilliant Halloween gem “Monster Mash” would not receive play on UK airwaves, released just that previous August, […]

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Brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis are Fighting Again

An old promo shot of Noel (left) and Liam (right) Gallagher circa Oasis’ 1997 album, ‘Be Here Now’; Photo: N/A Brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher — former band mates in Oasis — are at each […]

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