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RIFF’d: Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’

The seeds for Kesha‘s third full-length album Rainbow were planted long before she hit the studio to record. Her public battle with Dr. Luke put her in the spotlight, and for reasons that didn’t necessarily align […]

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RIFF’d: Riff Raff’s ‘The White West’

Riff Raff follows up Peach Panther with another equally weak effort. The White West is one man’s attempt to ride out his 15 minutes of fame for as long as possible. From one song to […]

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LL Cool J Becomes First Rapper to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Photo: LL Cool J/Facebook James Todd Smith (a.k.a. LL Cool J) is a rap legend and icon, and now the Queens-born rapper will add another chapter to his lore by becoming the first hip-hop artist […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Lil Uzi Vert

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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Shaquille O’Neal Throws Shade at Lavar Ball on New Diss Track

A screenshot of the official video for Shaq’s latest diss track aimed at LaVar Ball; Photo: NBA/YouTube NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal has never been shy about his skills on the mic. Shaq Diesal has released […]

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RIFF’d: Lana Del Rey’s ‘Lust for Life’

Lana Del Rey‘s fifth studio album Lust For Life is the sound of a budding songstress taking full flight. She’s enjoying the fruits of her labor while still growing as an individual, and relishing every […]

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RIFF’d: Haim’s ‘Something to Tell You’

Haim‘s sophomore album Something to Tell You is a revealing examination of broken relationships; the various ups and downs, the turbulent emotions and the looming sense of regret. Haim looks closely at this conundrum while […]

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RIFF’d: TLC’s ‘TLC’

TLC‘s self-titled album is an adamant affirmation of core values; ones that have solidified them as iconoclasts and locks for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Comebacks of this nature are always sketchy as […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Lil Yachty

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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Lil Yachty Joins Jimmy Fallon and Questlove for Simpson Primer

Lil Yachty performs with Jimmy Fallon and Questlove on the ‘Tonight Show’; Photo: NBC Lil Yachty‘s album Teenage Emotions may have been a flop, but that hasn’t stopped the Atlanta-based artist from keeping his name […]

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