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New Book Reveals How the F.B.I. Disapproved of N.W.A.’s Lyrics

The cover of Gerrick D. Kennedy’s new book, ‘Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap’; Photo: Atria Books There’s no other rap group like N.W.A.; the style, the […]

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Pennsylvania Court Weighs Decision to Convict Rapper Over Lyrics

A still from the video for Jamal Knox’s (a.k.a. ‘Mayhem Mal’) first single since being incarcerated, ‘MayDay 3/11’; Photo: YouTube After five years a Pennsylvania court will finally determine whether a Pittsburgh rapper by the […]

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LSU Tiger Fans Alter Lyrics from Dem Franchize Boyz’ Smash ‘Neck’

LSU fans altering a marching band rendition of Dem Franchize Boyz’ ‘Talkin’ Out Da Side of Ya Neck’ (left), an LSU cheerleader promoting a ‘Keep it Clean’ campaign (right); Photos: The Advocate To be a […]

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Rare Handwritten Tupac Lyrics Go Up For Auction

Handwritten lyrics for ‘Fuck Friendz’ circa 1995 up for auction; Photo: Gotta Have Rock and Roll In what is expected to be the greatest Tupac auction ever, fans will have the opportunity to buy some […]

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Kentucky Lyricist Raps for 24 Hours in the Name of Charity

Devine Carama raps in downtown Lexington, Kentucky for charity; Photo: Lexington Herald-Leader Lexington, Kentucky-based lyricist, educator and philanthropist, Devine Carama, rapped for 24 hours to help raise funds for his non-profit organization Believing in Forever. Carama, […]

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Scientists are Investigating the Magic of Chords and Lyrics

The late-great Leonard Cohen sings ‘Hallelujah’; Photo: YouTube In a paper published via Royal Society Open Science, a division of the UK’s infamous collection of great minds dating back to the 1600s, researchers from Indiana University, […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XLVI

Noel Gallagher swoops in with his High Flyin’ Birds crew to deliver a beautiful message about the world from space, Jersey punks Screaming Females paint up dirge-y frustrated love message on a rural Illinois wall, Diplo […]

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Hip-Hop Loves a Good Bob Saget Reference, Saget Reacts

Bob Saget reacts to a Lil Wayne song on the web series, ‘Hot Ones’; Photo: YouTube/First We Feast Bob Saget will probably best be known to history for his perpetual neat freak role as Danny […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Explains Why White Hip-Hop Fans Should Refrain from Using the N-Word

Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on questions in promotion of his book, ‘We Were Eight years in Power: An American Tragedy’ at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL; Photo: Random House/YouTube In the U.S. there are […]

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Traffic Anchor Incorporates Taylor Swift Lyrics into Her Report

KMOV St. Louis traffic anchor, Laura Hettiger, delivering the traffic report; Photo: Laura Hettiger/Facebook/KMOV Most Taylor Swift fans fall into a certain age range, but every once in a while an older bird shows its […]

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