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Chavis Chandler is a Detroit lyricist you need to take notice of. Not too often do you find an artist who studies his craft and is raw and unfiltered in his daily life and music. He’s been featured in major publications such as WatchLoud and XXL, and he appeared on “Real Late with Peter Rosenburg” on Hot 97…

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George Michael has died at the age of 53. Michael scored several major pop hits during the 1980s including songs such as “Faith, “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” and “Father Figure. Although Michael was British, his music often featured soul-inspired instrumentation and melodies. In turn, rappers and producers often used samples from Michael’s music.…

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Issa stands as one of the most gifted new lyricists in rap. The D.C. native has built a buzz since signing his first major deal at 16-years-old. Now independent, Issa continues to establish himself as an emcee who can take listeners to the trap while also delivering thought-provoking lyrics. In an effort to give fans…

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Willow Smith’s popular 2010 single,”Whip My Hair,” had tweens from coast to coasting bobbing their heads. The song had a catchy hook and was very kid (and adult) friendly. Well, Willow has cranked things up a notch, musically speaking. On Oct. 31,  the young star will be celebrating her 14th birthday, but the lyrics from…

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Lil Wayne has insisted that his upcoming album Tha Carter V will be his last release as a solo artist. The YMCMB star discussed the project in a recent interview, where he revealed that he’s matured as a person, which has led to changes in his musical approach. Wayne went into little detail, but made it known that he has grown a little and wants to be more mindful of what he says in his music. He explained that his maturity is what makes Tha Carter V a unique project as compared to his previous work.

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It was reported two weeks ago that a middle school teacher from a Boynton Beach, FL charter school was suspended after distributing uncensored Lil Wayne lyrics to his students. The sharing of the lyrics, from the Wayne song “Six Foot Seven Foot,” was explained by the school’s headmaster as the teacher trying to be creative in reaching his students. Of course, parents were shocked and outraged by the exercise. During his recent appearance on ESPN’s First Take, Lil Wayne was asked about the incident and shared his perspective on the teacher’s judgment.

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Popular rap lyric deciphering website Rap Genius has just made it that much easier to catch every lyric for all your favorite songs with the debut of their new iPhone app. Reaching beyond the realms of the website, the “Genius” app will also access lyrics to all the songs in a users iTunes library, and…

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When it comes to hip-hop, there’s a fine line between borrowing a line or two of a fellow rappers that you like and outright biting their lyrics. Jay Z frequently borrows Biggie lines as a way to pay homage to his fallen friend. Drake, on the other hand, has been accused of the latter. Veteran…

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Jay-Z recently released the most anticipated album of the summer, Magna Carter Holy Grail. The album’s unique source of distribution (it was first released via an app on the Samsung Galaxy) could indeed reinvent the way music is distributed. Musically, the production remains top notch and Jay-Z’s lyrics are witty, thought-provoking and, at times, scathing.…

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Kanye West’s latest album Yeezus is full of contradictions and chaos. On songs such as “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead,” Kanye speaks out against racism, class inequality and the prison industrial complex. But he’s also perverted and a bit disrespectful on other songs. After creating a list of Kanye’s most thought-provoking lyrics, we take a…

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