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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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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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Play the Hits! How Artists Get Trapped By Their Singles

If a platinum-selling artist  does a concert in a major city, I expect there to be tons of press. Which is why it felt strange watching Keyshia Cole perform for a packed-house at Orlando, Florida's House of Blues on...

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Meet P Reign (aka Drake’s Memphis Bleek)

Lawyers call it pro bono, but for rappers, specifically Drake, I'm not quite sure what to call it. I mean, the dude is the Mother Theresa of the rap game. I don't think there is another artist who has hopped on...

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Peter Rosenberg’s 10 Essential Records

Asking a DJ to pick his favorite record is like telling a parent to pick their favorite child. How could you possibly expect a true DJ, someone who's spent years digging through crates and compiling sets with obsessive...

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5 Dope Features You Might Have Missed ft. Big Pooh, Elijah Blake & More

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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Heat Check: How Do You Feel About Eminem’s “Guts Over Fear”

YouTube ads are the worst. I mean, I know a quick five second video is a small price to pay to watch a video for a rap song and, of course, adorable puppies, but it still makes my blood boil. Normally I skip them as...

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