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Rhyme nor Reason: Rich Chigga

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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FDNY Rapper Catches Heat for Contentious Lyrics

Underground Brooklyn rapper Ka is known by most for his lyrics, but few know about his life outside the studio. It was revealed recently that Ka (a.k.a. Kaseem Ryan) is a veteran and Captain of […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Goodie Mob

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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Cubs Fire DJ for ‘Cuban Missile’ Song Choice

The Chicago Cubs fired a Wrigley Field DJ after playing an inappropriate song during Aroldis (aka “Cuban Missile”) Chapman‘s appearance on the mound. The song “Smack My Bitch Up” by the Prodigy comes on the heels […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Elzhi

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: Atmosphere’s ‘Fishing Blues’

This deep into their career Atmosphere has very little to prove. They’re icons and built an empire in one of the last places you’d expect hip-hop to thrive. They’ve proven that it’s true: greatness can […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Oddisee

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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Hip-Hop World Wages War on Drumpf

When it comes to politics the hip-hop universe has been a haven for political rhetoric; it’s a lightening rod topic that brings the best and sometimes worst out of lyricists. The latest round of political buffoonery […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Dessa

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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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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