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RIFF’d: Rick Ross’ ‘Rather You Than Me’

With his ninth effort, Rather You Than Me, Rick Ross has revealed yet another telling chapter in his growing legacy. After several health scares, some of which put his life at serious risk, he adopted a […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume‎ XI

Neil Young calls it like he’s been seeing it since Mother Nature began to be on the run, a Christian husband-and-wife duo take on the Syrian refugee crisis, Blink-182 pay homage to suburbia and more […]

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RIFF’d: The Shins’ ‘Heartworms’

The Shins aren’t the type to rush inspiration, and for their fifth studio album Heartworms they take essentially the same approach; slowly crafting a narrative that says a lot without revealing too much. The biggest […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume‎ X

At The Drive-In return from a 17-year silence with a hauntingly vindictive take on predatory sexual abuse, Laura Marling kills it softly pink with a lovely tale about sweet, fleeting love, Animal Collective master the […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: 21 Savage

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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SONGLYRICS Presents: The Top 50 Lyrics of 2016

Aside from a certain orange overlord with tiny hands assuming power, it wasn’t a bad year, guys, in the music world. It’s depressing as hell that a campaign of anti-Trump 30 tracks in 30 days, […]

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SONGLYRICS Presents: The Top 15 Lyric Videos of 2016

As with last year’s contenders, we’re in a new era of the lyric video as a new art medium. There was no genius Bob Dylan, channel-flipping “Like a Rolling Stone” entry this year, but from Canada […]

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SONGLYRICS Presents: The Top 10 Albums of 2016

As with our 50-best single narratives, artists came out of the woodwork in furious fashion once with projects that all restored our faith in humanity, and ways in which to diffuse the nonsense happening by […]

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SONGLYRICS Presents: Lyricist of the Year – De La Soul

If you follow hip-hop culture long enough one thing you’ll notice is how easily rap collectives can dissolve. It’s natural, happens to the best; egos, money, fame, creative differences, it all factors in. Staying together in […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Phat Kat

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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