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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Jamal Science

Jamal Science droppin’ bars at a Chicago skate park from the official video for ‘Simply Amazin’; Photo: Moleman Records/YouTube Chicago’s Jamal Science is the Addison Russell of hip-hop, a duel threat who can dazzle on […]

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Data Shows That of All the Major Genres Rap Music Mentions Drugs the Least

A crop of a one of myriad visual representations of the addictions.com drug-genre study; Photo: addictions.com For many, rap music and drugs are synonymous; Devin the Dude, Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill among many others […]

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Nickelback Release Post-Apocalyptic Lyric Video for ‘Song on Fire’

A screenshot from NIckelback’s new lyric video for ‘Song on Fire’; Photo: Gupta Media Attention, Nickelback fans: the chart-topping rockers have just released the official lyric video for “Song on Fire” from their upcoming album, Feed The Machine, set […]

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Kiefer Sutherland Unveils Video for ‘Shirley Jean’, Talks Death Penalty Inspiration

Kiefer Sutherland walk-sings through the death row isles in his new video for ‘Shirley Jean’; Photo: Vevo 24 may be over, but Kiefer Sutherland is still elbow deep in politics, both in his roll on Designated Survivor, and now […]

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Listen to ‘Wonderful Woman’ off Chuck Berry’s Posthumous LP, ‘Chuck’

The album art for Chuck Berry’s posthumous LP, ‘Chuck’; Photo: Dualtone Records Following the Nathaniel Rateliff and Tom Morello studded first single “Big Boys” that dropped in late March, the people working for the late Chuck Berry just […]

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A Woman Just Preached a Sermon Using Lyrics From Boosie BadAzz’s ‘Wipe Me Down’

Dr. Lori Croom-Jasper preaches Boosie inspired sermon on a homespun Facebook video (left), Boosie being Boosie (right); Photo: Facebook (left)/N/A (right) Boosie BadAzz was wrong when he said no one listens to his lyrics anymore. […]

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Lyricapsule: Ella Fitzgerald is Born; April 25, 1917

The “First Lady of Song,” jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, would have been 100 today. And though she wasn’t immediately known for her songwriting credits, especially lyrics, often spinning her vocal magic on compositions written for her, a […]

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RIFF’d: Mr. Mitch’s ‘Devout’

Mr. Mitch‘s Devout is precisely what the title suggests, a revelatory project that encapsulates his core values. He closely analyzes love, family and fatherhood; embracing the many challenges that have come with unwavering dedication. For the […]

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UK Police Respond to Person Stenciling Smiths, Joy Division Lyrics Around Manchester, UK

The self-proclaimed alleged artist’s Instagram shot of his lyric stencil graffiti work found in Manchester, UK; Photo: AlShepMcr So some rogue Smiths and Joy Division fan has been etching song lyrics into yellow traffic lines in Manchester, UK, and […]

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Lyricapsule: John & Yoko Drop ‘Woman is the Nigger of the World’; April 24, 1972

The first single, “Woman is the Nigger of the World,” from John Lennon‘s third solo album, Sometime in New York City, was released on this day in 1972, arguably just as controversial a title as it […]

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