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Listing: Adele’s Gonna Adele on ’25′

Pop audiences’ feverish anticipation has come to a frothing point: Adele has not only released perhaps the most covered and remixed single of the year, but 25 has now leaked. It’s, exactly, what you’d expect, really […]

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RIFF’D: Ty Dolla $ign’s ‘Free TC’

Ty Dolla $ign‘s debut album Free TC is dedicated to a close friend who the rapper claims has been wrongly incarcerated. It’s a bold move, one that could have invited unwanted dialogue, but against all odds Ty […]

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The Weeknd Has a $325 Vape Now

Sometimes bro-douche accumulates enough layers to collapse into itself, making a tool singularity. The result, like an eclipse, compels you to burn your retinas as you can’t look away. But these days, Jersey Shore is […]

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Can This Rap Algorithm Predict New Billboard Jams?

Hip-hop artists, record execs, fans and critics all have some notion, no matter how vague, of what it takes to make a hit song, a loose criteria that can reveal a lot about the listener. Sometimes it means […]

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Two Virginia High School Students Draw Ire Over Racially-Appropriated Drake Lyric

Hip-hop culture is one of the most misunderstood movements in the world, polarizing enough that fans can be uncertain as to where to draw the line — the difference between conscientious contributions and straight up appropriation. Such […]

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Air Force Pilots Grounded for Texting Miley Cyrus Lyrics

We like to party Dancing with Molly Doing whatever we want These were the Miley Cyrus lyrics found in texts between a couple pilots stationed at Laughlin Air Force base in Texas, reminiscing about some Las Vegas shenanigans they shared many […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Fetty Wap

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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The More You Know: Katy Perry Sang on a 2006 P.O.D. Jam

Not particularly news, as it’s a nine-year-old story that anyone could’ve found on Wikipedia, but the internet is a peculiar beast, and thus here we are with message board bump for the fact that in 2006, a 23-year-old Katy […]

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Kendrick Pays Homage to Compton, Truth and Eazy-E

For its October issue, Paper magazine asked three rap luminaries (Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Swizz Beatz) to wax poetic over a deceased artist who had a profound influence on them. Up first was Kendrick Lamar who penned a long overdue homage to the iconic Eazy-E. In […]

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RIFF’D: Janet Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’

It is en vogue now for aging divas to stage comebacks, an idea based purely on reputation versus actual relevancy. For Janet Jackson‘s latest album Unbreakable, her first in seven years, she falls victim to the same traps […]

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