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Q&A: ASL Interpreter Amber Galloway-Gallego talks Changing the Lyric Game

Amber Galloway-Gallego working her ASL translation magic with Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park, August 2016; Photo: Lollapalooza  How would you like to rap alongside Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, […]

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Manchester Crowd Sings Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ in Support of Attack Victims’ Families

A crowd in Britain mourning the loss of those killed in the Manchester Arena attacks breaking out in a cappella Oasis song; Photo: The Guardian/YouTube In Manchester, UK, a group of people paying tribute to the victims […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Stik Figa

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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Does Justin Bieber Not Even Know the Lyrics to ‘Despacito’?

Justin Bieber singing the word ‘despacito’ at an April 18 show in Puerto Rico; Photo: YouTube Most of the lyrics in the Billboard number one hit “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber are […]

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Peyton Manning is Not as Smooth as Chris Stapleton’s ‘Tennessee Whiskey’

Peyton Manning joins the chorus of Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” at Colorado’s Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Tuesday, May 23; Photo: YouTube Pretty much everybody likes Peyton Manning, retired NFL quarterback and most likely a Hall of […]

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Lyricapsule: Bob Dylan is Born; May 24, 1941

Robert Allen Zimmerman, the name his parents gave him, was born in Duluth, MN on this day in 1941. At some point en route to his iconic status he changed his name to Bob Dylan, […]

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In Wake of Attack at Ariana Grande Concert, People Band Together

Fan footage of Ariana Grande’s performance in Manchester on Monday, May 22, just before the attack; Photo: YouTube As more details surface about the attack at Ariana Grande‘s concert in Manchester, UK, Monday night that […]

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RIFF’d: Snoop Dogg’s ‘Neva Left’

Snoop Dogg is as celebrated an artist as they come, everyone from Master P and Martha Stewart to Tupac has extended their hand wanting a piece of the action. He’s a Golden God to some […]

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Lyricapsule: Bonnie & Clyde Gunned Down; May 23, 1934

Out on a rural Louisiana road on this day in 1934, two of the “public enemy” era’s most infamous celebrities, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, were gunned down by a quartet of Texas officers, ending […]

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Lou Reed’s Friends Defend ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ as University Group Finds It ‘Hurtful’

Lou Reed circa early 70s ‘Transformer’ era; Photo: N/A A university group in Ontario, Canada, recently apologized for playing Lou Reed‘s “Walk on the Wild Side” during a school gathering because it’s “transphobic” and “hurtful,” […]

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