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RIFF’d: Usher’s ‘Hard II Love’

Usher is something of an ageless wonder. He dips off the radar for years, only to reappear stronger, more potent than ever. He cultivates his experiences and then seamlessly transforms them into pop masterpieces, never […]

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RIFF’d: M.I.A.’s ‘A.I.M’

M.I.A. has built a legacy around her jab; a powerful and steady puncher who always found her mark. The problem with her technique, however, is that while it’s nimble and smooth, it lacks depth and can […]

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Listing: Angel Olsen’s ‘My Woman’ in 5 Longing Lyrics

Angel Olsen‘s My Woman is a lesson in longing; yearning for something so much that it stirs the mind and body into action. The keys here, and what makes the album such a success is […]

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UK Prisoners Denied Their Uncensored ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

NPR (National Prison Radio) has recently been accused of treating inmates not like animals, but “fluffy munchkins.” The organization, which proclaims itself as “the world’s first national radio station for prisoners,” broadcasts music, poetry readings and […]

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RIFF’D: Frank Ocean’s ‘Blond’

Frank Ocean‘s Blond is an appropriate follow up to Channel Orange. Instead of releasing a predictable and formulaic sequel, which would have been the easy thing to do he dove deep into his experiences as […]

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Never Mind Words, Text Lyrics with This App

I’ve you’ve ever flubbed a response or floundered for the right words to say when texting someone, the folks over at Soundslates have a solution for you. The digital music production community created a app called Bars (available […]

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British Man Files Consumer Complaint with Eminem Lyrics

There’s no arguing Eminem‘s influence on rap and popular culture, but as these things go someone has taken the fandom to a whole new level. Jay Whalley of Preston, UK recently used lyrics from Eminem’s […]

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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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