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Notes from Mr. Sandman: D-Stroy

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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Drake Breaks Another Billboard Record

A screenshot from Drake’s official video for ‘God’s Plan’; Photo: YouTube It’s been a big year for Drake, and the news just keeps getting better. With the success of “Nice for What” the ‘Six God’ himself […]

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RIFF’d: J. Cole’s ‘KOD’

Simply put J. Cole‘s newest album KOD is about relationships: relationships with family, friends, fans, business associates, god and most importantly himself. He analyzes each with a critical mind, and the necessity behind catering to […]

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Creator of ‘Multiplication Rock’ Bob Dorough Dies at 94

Bob Dorough in the 80s at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay, CA; Photo: Brian McMillen via Wikipedia Legendary musician and songwriter of ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ fame, Bob Dorough, passed away Monday of natural […]

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News Editor Expresses Regret Over Email that Quotes Cliff Richard Song

Sir Cliff Richard outside of a courthouse; Photo: Sky News BBC news editor Gary Smith has expressed regret over an email where he quoted lyrics from British pop star, Cliff Richard. According to The Daily Telegraph, […]

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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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Prince’s Estate Slated to Release Book with Handwritten Lyrics and Poetry

After his death, Prince‘s popularity has only swelled and it seems like fans simply can’t get enough of the eclectic legend. In recent news, Paisley Park Enterprises (the merchandising division of Prince’s estate) announced that […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Fury

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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RZA Praises the Writing Abilities of Fellow Wu-Tang Member GZA

Photo: Facebook When Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music, it sent shockwaves throughout the rap landscape. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and it even had some rap legends considering what other artists […]

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Lyricapsule: The ‘Waldos’ Birth 420 Stoner Lore; April 20, 1971

If the teenage “Waldos” burnouts from San Rafeal, California in 1971 knew that their code time to meet-and-search for an abandoned pot crop would become stoner celebratory law whenever 420 sequentially came together in this waking world […]

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