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Digable Planets Reissue Classic Debut, Includes Lyrics for First Time

The cover of Digable Planets’ 25th anniversary reissue of ‘Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space); Photo: Light in the Attic Records Hip-hop fans rejoice, legendary rap ensemble Digable Planets will reissue their classic […]

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‘Legend of Drake’ Video Game Lets Fans Play Out Infamous Rap Beefs

A still from a new 16-bit game called ‘The Legend of Drake: Rise of the 6 God’; Photo: Ya Boy Sprightly/YouTube If you’ve ever wanted to experience life through your favorite rapper you’re in luck, […]

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Google’s Autocomplete Hilariously Butchers The Killers’ ‘Mr. Brightside’

Twitter user @DOGGEAUX’s ‘Mr. Brightside’ tweet; Photo: Twitter The autocomplete function in Google can be unpredictable, so much so that it’s likely sent you down a wormhole that you didn’t initially intend on going down, […]

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Lyricapsule: Lead Belly Dies; December 6, 1949

Huddie William ‘Lead Belly’ Ledbetter; Photo: Michael Ochs Archive via The Telegraph One of blues’ finest chain-links to the African griots that birthed rhythm into traditional gospel and field songs, Huddie William “Lead Belly” Ledbetter passed […]

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RIFF’d: Chief Keef’s ‘The Dedication’

Chief Keef‘s third studio album Dedication is an affirmation of all the values that have gotten him to where he’s at. It’s audacious and brash, but lacks the finesse of an artist who is now […]

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Musicologist Claims to Have Made the Happiest Christmas Song Ever

A performance of the ‘happiest Christmas song in the world’ at UK shopping centre, Intu; Photo: YouTube/Intu Dr. Joe Bennett, a Boston Conservatory musicologist has announced that he has created the happiest Christmas song in the […]

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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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DMX Delivers a Spirited Rendition of a Holiday Classic

Christmas is upon us and with that means offensively long lines, mounds of crusty leftovers and of course crappy holiday music. Christmas tunes can be loathsome, which is why it should be shouted from here […]

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Lyricapsule: World Aids Day; December 1, 1988

Bruce Springsteen walks the ‘Streets of Philadelphia; Photo: Vevo The very first of now eight global public campaigns created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness of enemies against humanity we tend to forget, World […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Tempopmet

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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