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Mike Boyd - ...Note the Sarcasm Cover

Mike Boyd - ...Note the Sarcasm

In late March, Enfield, Nova Scotia native Mike Boyd released an 11-track LP, entitled ...Note the Sarcasm, which caught our collective ear here at The DJBooth. After listening to standout tracks like promo single "Mr. Mike"... Read More

Wizdom - The Next Step Cover

Wizdom - The Next Step

Considering the sheer volume of unsigned, independent emcees who are constantly battling one another for a chance to be noticed and heard, artists are really best served by moving in slow and steady increments as long as the... Read More

Jesse Boykins III - Love Apparatus Cover

Jesse Boykins III - Love Apparatus

Jesse Boykins III, a Chicago-born R&B singer and producer, has come quite a long way since his first DJBooth appearance, a feature for solo single "Pantyhose," in October of 2008. Over the past five plus years the indie... Read More

Asher Roth - Retrohash Cover

Asher Roth - Retrohash

As I talked about yesterday on RefinedHype, I have been pretty excited about Asher Roth's new project, RetroHash. I don't want to be redundantly repetitive so I'll give the abridged version. Basically, it's this, Asher blew... Read Full Review

DJ Drama x Don Cannon x Trendsetter Sense - The Boondocks Mixtape (Season 4) Cover

DJ Drama x Don Cannon x Trendsetter Sense - The Boondocks Mixtape (Season 4)

On April 21, Adult Swim’s The Boondocks will kick off its fourth and final season. After enduring some pretty incredible—and incredibly hilarious—adventures over the past three seasons, this final one promises to take... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Locksmith - A Thousand Cuts Cover

Locksmith - A Thousand Cuts

Locksmith, the Golden State buzzmaker and longtime reader fave who recently spit "Lifestyle" for our exclusive freestyle series, has unleashed his next street album. A Thousand Cuts comes heralded by lead effort "Hardest... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Dizzy Wright - State of Mind EP Cover

Dizzy Wright - State of Mind EP

The nephew of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Layzie Bone, Dizzy Wright has been rapping since the tender age of eight. Fast-forward to 2014, and the Sin City representative is one of the most talked-about young artists in the... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
Nas - Illmatic XX Cover

Nas - Illmatic XX

Released by the Queensbridge rhymesayer in 1994, debut album Illmatic has gone down in history as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time, and cemented Nas as one of the foremost lyricists of his generation. To... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
Pharoahe Monch - P.T.S.D Cover

Pharoahe Monch - P.T.S.D

Pharoahe Monch, the peerless lyricist and flowsmith who rose to fame as one-half of veteran duo Organized Konfusion, has unleashed his fourth solo studio album, P.T.S.D.. The project tells the story of an independent artist... Read More

Ibn Inglor - New Wave 2 Cover

Ibn Inglor - New Wave 2

With last year's New Wave LP, Ibn Inglor built on the foundation he established with Booth-hosted debut Gawdspeed, and cemented himself as one of the most compelling, experimental voices on the Windy City scene. Now, he is... Read More

King Mez - Long Live the King Cover

King Mez - Long Live the King

With past releases like My Everlasting Zeal and The King's Khrysis, King Mez has proven himself as one of the foremost emerging artists in North Carolina underground hip-hop. Now, the unsigned buzzmaker has returned with a... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
Bop Alloy - Another Day in the Life Of… Cover

Bop Alloy - Another Day in the Life Of…

Baltimore emcee Substantial and beatsmith Marcus D, together known as Bop Alloy, have released their sophomore collaborative full-length, Another Day in the Life Of... The project finds Substantial exploring a variety of... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
CunninLynguists - Strange Journey (Volume Three) Cover

CunninLynguists - Strange Journey (Volume Three)

Over the course of the 2000s and early 2010's, Kentucky's CunninLynguists have cemented their status as one of the most dynamic and hard-hitting acts on the underground scene. Now, they are adding another brick to their... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Mobb Deep - The Infamous Mobb Deep Cover

Mobb Deep - The Infamous Mobb Deep

Over the decades, Prodigy and Havoc of Mobb Deep have become known for their raw and uncompromising approach to hip-hop; some might even say that they're infamous. The East Coast veterans' eighth studio album, The Infamous... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Herbal T - Lo-Fi Blow Dry Cover

Herbal T - Lo-Fi Blow Dry

DMV buzzmaker Herbal T is offering up his latest full-length, Lo-Fi Blow Dry, for full, free streaming in The DJBooth. The project packs 12 tracks' worth of new material from the Whiskey Den signee, twin brother of Booth... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
Paris Jones - March EP Cover

Paris Jones - March EP

Los Angeles emcee and producer Paris Jones has come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest street release, the March EP. The third in a series of 12 monthly beat tapes Paris plans to release over the course... Read More

Average Rating: 14321
DAO JONES - 100 Years LP Cover

DAO JONES - 100 Years LP

New York native Dao Jones has released his new album, the 100 Years LP, which we have available for full stream at The DJBooth. The 16-track project, which was fully produced by Jones, along with co-production from Luke... Read More

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