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Flying Lotus & Kendrick’s “Never Catch Me”: Dope, Really Dope or Fucking Mind Blowing?

Normally when we do these "Heat Check" things right after a big song drops we try to be a little more balanced. We offer you a range of choices: maybe the song is dope, maybe it's just ok, maybe it's wack. Music is...

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After Wiz Khalifa’s “Blacc Hollywood”, What Does a Number One Album Mean?

Last week's numbers are in, and Wiz Khalifa's new pretty boring album, Blacc Hollywood, landed at number one with 90,000 albums sold first week. That's right, numero uno, and it's the first number...

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5 Dope Songs (& An Album) You Might Have Missed

I want y'all to be locked into The DJBooth at all times. Not just because every pageview matters, but because we post a lot of new music and the thought of you missing what could potentially be your new favorite song...

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Best/Worst of the Week: Andre 3000 All Day, Queen Bey Reigns & More

Listen, it's Friday, we get it. Nobody really wants to do anything that involves using your brain. So "Best/Worst" will provide you with both the biggest Fails and the most awesome awesomeness, as well as some of the best...

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Driving Through My Life With Raury’s “Indigo Child” (Album Review)

Now that I’m a month away from 26, I'm getting really worried. I just assumed something would happen and I would move away from home, but clearly that's not the case. I have already written ad nauseam about the...

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This Week in Hype: Rapper Free Agency, How Hip-Hop Sites Make Money & More

Only three things are guaranteed in life: Death, taxes and a new "This Week in Hype" podcast every Friday. Unless I'm too busy to do the podcast, in which case it's just death and taxes. This week, I...

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Draft Day: What Label Should Your Favorite Rapper Sign To?

Sports and hip-hop go together like Jay Z and Jay Z' sports management company. Hip-hop is a competitive genre by design and relies on a mix of individual talent and team dynamics, which is why it fits so well into...

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Rap Quiz: Bet You Can’t Name That Song From The Lyrics Vol. 2

Pencils out! Books closed! It's Quiz day! You know the drill by now, every Thursday I am going to test your hip-hop knowledge with a quiz about something only the nerdiest of rap nerds will know. A few weeks ago it was a...

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Mike Dreams the Rapper Becomes Mike Dreams the Man

[Editor's Note: We hear the success stories, and we hear the struggle. But we rarely hear the story of artists in that middle ground between newcomer and firmly established vet, making music as a career but still sweating...

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D’oh Boys: Every Simpsons-Rap Reference Ever

If I had my way in college, I would have double-majored in The Simpsons and hip-hop with a minor in napping. Before hip-hop came into my life, The Simpsons is what gave me purpose; Homer was like my other dad. Every...

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Anderson .Paak Breaks Down His 15 Favorite Songs of All-Time

No matter what your relationship is with music - whether you are a DJBooth reader, a blogger, a struggle rapper or a platinum selling artist - we all started out as fans; everyone has those 15-20 songs that...

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“Views from All Day”: Drake, Kanye & The State of Hip-Hop Leaks

Like mixtapes, which are now almost never mixed by a DJ and definitely aren't on tape, the term "leak" has become almost meaningless in 2014. Or more specifically, it's come to mean so many things in so many...

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