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RIFF’D: Gucci Mane’s ‘Everybody Looking’

Mainstream rap is as fickle as the weather, one moment the sun is shining and you’re hot stuff, the next moment you’re yesterday’s news, left out in the cold. For Gucci Mane his reign has […]

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That Lyric from Kanye’s ‘Famous’ We Have to Talk About Again

Just when you thought the Taylor Swift/Kanye West saga was over, another nugget of controversy comes falling in from the sky. The latest round of ego smashing involves the lyrics to the song “Famous” where Kanye […]

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Rich Homie Quan Flubs Biggie Lyrics at VH1 Ceremony

During the 2016 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards Rich Homie Quan was invited onstage by Lil Kim to perform the Junior M.A.F.I.A. classic “Get Money.” Quan was to cover Biggie’s verse, but in an act of pure blasphemy he […]

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Listing: 5 Celebratory Lyrics from The Avalanches ‘Wildflower’

The Avalanches‘ sophomore album Wildflower is a musical carnival ride, a producers paradise that is obsessed with the groove. To say it’s a long awaited project is an understatement, and they don’t disappoint with a […]

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Listing: 5 Love-laden Lyrics from Bat for Lashes’ ‘The Bride’

Despite the title, Natasha Khan’s, a.k.a Bat for Lashes, fourth studio album The Bride is not a traditional love story. The album begins with a cryptic tragedy and the crux of the narrative, a soundtrack for a yet-to-be […]

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RIFF’d: Blink-182’s ‘California’

Tom DeLonge has left Blink-182 and Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba has filled the vacancy. Are you pumped? Saddened? Intrigued? Well, Blink’s new DeLonge-less record California is still pretty boilerplate pop-punk, but the change is still exciting. […]

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RIFF’d: The Avett Brothers’ ‘True Sadness’

For The Avett Brothers ninth record, they again enlisted the polarizing but eclectic super producer Rick Rubin. They stick to fairly straightforward subject matter, from spirituals to breakups, coming to grips with death to boozy […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Tyga

Introducing ‘Rhyme nor Reason’ – a SONGLYRICS’ look at lyricists that make us want to jam a pencil in our brain. Or as a man named Shakespeare once wrote: ‘Was there ever any man thus beaten out […]

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RIFF’d: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘The Getaway’

Through 10 albums, 30 years, and the process of losing John Frusciante twice, RHCP has gradually morphed from at least semi-dangerous, sex-funk rap-rockers that borrowed plentifully from Faith no More to a Californicated punchline. Even Stadium Arcadium apologists […]

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Listing: 5 Paper Thin Lyrics from Peter, Bjorn and John’s ‘Breakin’ Point’

Peter, Bjorn and John‘s seventh studio album Breakin’ Point is the band’s attempt at breaking free of musical redundancies still left over from the whistle era. It’s their first project in five years and the prevailing thought […]

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