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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Defari

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Leaving a Tax Evasion Hearing, DMX Kicks Freestyle Outside Manhattan Courthouse

DMX freestyles in front of the Manhattan Courthouse; Photo: Page Six Earl Simmons (b.k.a. DMX) is not one to shy away from confrontation. The Ruff Ryders alum is a lightening rod with no filter, always […]

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RIFF’d: Shabazz Palaces’ ‘Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star’/’Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines’

With the release of their double album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines, Shabazz Palaces blast light years into the future, expanding their vision and redefining the parameters of […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: PackFM

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Copywrite

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Surprise! Public Enemy Drop New LP ‘Nothing Is Quick In The Desert’

The album cover of Public Enemy’s 14th surprise new LP, ‘Nothing Is Quick In The Desert’; Photo: Public Enemy Public Enemy has never been shy about voicing their opinions. As counterculture icons, they’ve thrived when […]

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RIFF’d: Vince Staples’ ‘Big Fish Theory’

Vince Staples‘ sophomore album Big Fish Theory is a bold and audacious move towards creative liberation. In just 12 songs, Staples showcases his versatility as a blossoming writer, displaying a knack for parodying, embracing and criticizing the […]

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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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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Cormega

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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ICYMI: News Anchors Celebrate Tupac’s Birthday by Lacing Lyrics in Traffic Report

Two Atlanta news anchors, Mark Arum (right) and Fred Blankenship (left) lace Tupac homage in traffic report; Photo: YouTube/WSB-TV June 16th would have been Tupac‘s 46th birthday, and while many celebrated by flocking to theaters […]

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