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Frank Ocean Sues Producer Over Songwriting Credits

Photo: Grammy.com R&B singer Frank Ocean is suing producer Om’Mas Keith over songwriting credits for Ocean’s critically acclaimed album Blonde. Ocean tried to get Keith to sign an agreement that said that Keith had no part […]

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Rakim Denies Tweet and Offers Insight into Modern Rap

Rakim talks to TMZ about the current state of rap; Photo: TMZ/YouTube A little over a week ago, the Eric B & Rakim Twitter account posted some scathing remarks on the current state of hip-hop. […]

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Lyricapsule: Dolly Parton Goes Larger than Country with ‘9 to 5’; February 21, 1981

A promo shot for Dolly Parton’s 1981 hit, ‘9 to 5’; Photo: N/A “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap,” goes the wry one-liner Dolly Parton so infamously slings upon herself, a comedic knife […]

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RIFF’d: Tyga’s ‘Kyoto’

Tyga‘s newest album Kyoto is a project that has the young lyricist opening up like he never has before. The past few years have been mired in controversy and gossip, and Kyoto was his chance to not […]

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Father Makes Rap Video in Hopes of Solving Triple Murder Case

Andrew Trotter raps in his video for ’12-12-17′; Photo: Andrew Trotter/YouTube Andrew Trotter of Jacksonville, Florida recently made a rap video in hopes of getting justice for the murder of his son, his son’s girlfriend […]

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Lyricapsule: Snoop Dogg is Acquitted of Murder; February 20, 1996

Snoop holds hands in prayer before the verdict is read on a 1993 murder charge; Photo: N/A “I didn’t have no expressions. You know what I’m sayin’? It was all inner. I prayed on it,” […]

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Trio Keeps Annual All-Star Rap Tribute Tradition Alive for 13 Straight Years

LeBron James celebrates the Team LeBron win over NBA All-Star weekend; Photo: NBA.com NBA All-Star weekend has come and gone, and history was made: in atypical fashion a defensive play decided the outcome (with Team LeBron winning […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Tame One

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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LaVar Ball Butchers Nas’ ‘Hate Me Now’ In Lip-Sync Battle

LaVar Ball performs Nas’ ‘Hate Me Now’ on ‘Lip Sync Battle’; Photo: Paramount Network Perpetual loudmouth LaVar Ball, father to Los Angeles Laker rookie point guard Lonzo Ball recently made an appearance on Lip Sync […]

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Judge Rules that Taylor Swift Lyrics are Too ‘Banal’ to be Copyrighted

Taylor Swift in the official video for ‘Shake it Off’ (left), U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald of California (right); Photo: YouTube (left)/Wikipedia/Public Domain U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald of California has dismissed a […]

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