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RIFF’d: Macklemore’s ‘Gemini’

Macklemore‘s second studio album GEMINI is a glimpse into the life of a vainglorious rapper. Over the course of 16 poorly executed songs, Macklemore and company over-analyze every little bump and bruise that the average […]

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You’ll Soon Be Able to Buy Eminem’s Songs

Calling all investors: you will soon be able to buy shares of every song Eminem released between 1999 and 2013, including his hits “My Name Is” and “Lose Yourself.” According to Rolling Stone, Eminem’s former production team the […]

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‘The Pudding’ Mine Lyric Data for Another Beautiful Visual Study in Rap Lyric Similarities

A section of The Pudding’s new lyric study on ‘The Language of Hip-Hop’ that maps the lyrical similarities of different rappers; Photo: The Pudding In 2014, The Pudding, a weekly online journal of visual essays, released an […]

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Andrew Bird and Tim Heidecker Duet Political Tunes on ‘Live From the Great Room’

Tim Heidecker and Andrew Bird about to perform Heidecker’s ‘Trump Talkin’ Nukes’: Photo: Facebook/Andrew Bird Violinist and songwriter Andrew Bird welcomed comedian-turned-musician Tim Heidecker to his house for a performance on Facebook Live, whereupon they […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Keith Murray

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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Atlanta Teacher Removed After Using ‘Vulgar’ Kodak Black Lyrics in Assignment

Parent Crishana Wright of a Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School student explains the inappropriateness of the assignment her daughter brought home; Photo: WSB-TV Atlanta Public school teachers are in a position to cause some serious […]

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Songwriters Sue Taylor Swift Over ‘Shake it Off’ Lyrics

Taylor Swift in the official video for ‘Shake it Off’; Photo: YouTube/Big Machine Records A pair of R&B songwriters from the early oughts, Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, are not interested in ‘getting down to this […]

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Music Industry Hits New Low as ‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Inks Record Deal

The ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl, a.k.a. Danielle Bregoli’s debut video for new single, ‘These Heaux’; Photo: Atlantic/YouTube In a move that proves literally anybody can be an ‘artist’ in the United States, Atlantic Records has […]

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That Magic Lyric Speaker from SXSW is Now Available

A still from a promo video for the Cotodama Lyric Speaker; Photo: YouTube/Cotodama For all the audiophiles out there who prefer a multi-sensory experience with their music, an innovative company from Japan has crafted a […]

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RIFF’d: Prophets of Rage’s ‘Prophets of Rage’

The Prophets of Rage‘s self-titled debut is a prime example of how a good idea can flounder when it is poorly executed. All parties involved are legends in their own right, but together they only […]

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