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Notes from Mr. Sandman: M.E.D.

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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Lupe Fiasco Delays Album, Blasts Political Single

Lupe Fiasco has never been shy about expressing his political views; he’s a golden era lovechild, born during a time when muckraking was the norm. The political landscape has been scaly the past few years and […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Jay Electronica

Jay Electronica is like Halley’s Comet, he appears only once in a generation but always to the delight of those who witness it. His delivery is smooth and precise, confident with a steady dose of heresy. Never […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: The Crooklyn Dodgers

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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RIFF’d: A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service’

The truth is We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service should have happened years ago, when Phife was alive. And while hypotheticals do nothing other than rouse the spirit into ‘what if’ […]

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Journalist Explains How Trump Is More Misogynistic than the Most Misogynistic Lyrics

  When Donald Trump won the presidential election it sent shock waves through America; reactions running the gamut, everything from outraged and appalled to jaded. And while most of the nation is still recovering, there’s […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Black Moon

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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RIFF’d: Common’s ‘Black America Again’

After toying around for nearly a decade Common has finally put together a proper full length. Black America Again is clear in its stance, an album that addresses political and social controversies head on. With a […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Sean Price

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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Rhyme nor Reason: YG

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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