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Bob Dylan Honored in 960-Page Lyric Tome

Greatness never dies and for the few who’ve transcended pop culture the way Bob Dylan has the love just gets more decadent over time. After 50 years his narrative continues to write itself with a slew […]

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Another Book About Beatles Lyrics

Beatles fans rejoice, yet another book has hit shelves celebrating the immortality of the illustrious Fab Five. There’s certainly no shortage of them out there – many that rehash the same stories over and over again […]

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RIFF’d: Prince’s ‘Art Official Age’

This is the album that Prince fans were waiting for, a sonic excursion that rips through generations of time, soul-strutting from one galaxy to the next with every piercing falsetto and strum of the guitar. Art Official […]

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RIFF’d: Prince & 3rdeyegirl’s ‘Plectrumelectrum’

As an aging megastar, Prince is taking measured steps towards a new phase in his professional life. Plectrumelectrum is him acting as player-coach, familiarizing himself as a behind-the-scenes guy while still being able to break ankles on the court, a […]

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Spotlight: Seacats

A buddy of mine told me about Seacats well over a year ago. He worked at the local label to which they’re signed – Fin Records – and it was easy to cynically write them […]

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RIFF’d: Leonard Cohen’s ‘Popular Problems’

When talking about Leonard Cohen‘s recent return to the spotlight it’s hard not to get caught up in his ongoing financial issues. What he’s going through is enough to make any ordinary man crumble. But as he’s […]

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BET Names 2014 Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Crew

When an MC steps into a cypher it’s like stepping into Thunderdome. Any sign of uncertainty, a little quiver in the voice or a fumbling of words and it’s over faster than it began. The […]

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RIFF’d: Interpol’s ‘El Pintor’

El Pintor is as Interpol as they’ve ever been. Perhaps that’s why, given that they’d already done a self-titled, they went with an anagram of their band name for this record, their fifth. Banks is […]

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RIFF’d: Young Jeezy’s ‘Seen It All: The Autobiography’

Despite being arrested on gun charges, Young Jeezy’s 7th studio album ,Seen it All: The Autobiography, is slated to be released as scheduled. It’s a situation with serious implications, so nothing to scoff at, but convenient in […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Yung Lean

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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