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K. Sparks - Vintage Art Cover

K. Sparks - Vintage Art

Over the course of his long and illustrious career as a Booth fave, K. Sparks has showcased a strong affinity for the old-school, both in his lyrical focus and in his choice of beats. So it's not entirely inappropriate that,... Read More

Paris Jones - August EP Cover

Paris Jones - August EP

Los Angeles emcee and producer Paris Jones has come together with The DJBooth to bring fans his latest street release, the August EP. The eighth in a series of 12 monthly EPs that Jones plans to release over the course of... Read More

ILLUS & ICBM - Behind the Mask Cover

ILLUS & ICBM - Behind the Mask

In anticipation of the project's retail release on Tuesday, September 2, Connecticut rhymesayer ILLUS and French beatsmith ICBM are offering up their Behind the Mask LP for full, free streaming exclusively in The DJBooth.... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
HaLo - Mansu Musa (Guest Starring Masta Killa) Cover

HaLo - Mansu Musa (Guest Starring Masta Killa)

North Carolina buzzmaker HaLo and Wu Tang veteran Masta Killa have joined forces to unleash their first joint full-length, the Mansa Musa LP. Drawing heavily upon the collaborators' boom-bap influences, the 16-track project... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Raury - Indigo Child EP Cover

Raury - Indigo Child EP

Music is more than just music. Music is a marker in time. I use songs and albums the way people use photos. I have memories and relationships with certain music based on who I was when it influenced me. For example, College... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 32121
Kembe X - Kembe X EP (Presented by Scion A/V) Cover

Kembe X - Kembe X EP (Presented by Scion A/V)

Scion AV Presents: Kembe X, the new EP from Kembe X, has been released to the 'net for streaming and download. The project features five new songs from the young Chicago-area rapper and The Village 777 representative. TDE... Read More

Statik Selektah - What Goes Around Cover

Statik Selektah - What Goes Around

Believers in karma say that What Goes Around comes around. If they're right, hip-hop fans must have been pretty damn good recently, because they're getting rewarded with a brand new album from Statik Selektah. The Boston... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Slaine - The King of Everything Else Cover

Slaine - The King of Everything Else

In his heyday, Biggie Smalls declared himself King of New York—a title which Kendrick Lamar would provocatively claim on last year's Control (#HOF). As for Massachusetts native and La Coka Nostra member Slaine, he doesn't... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Kwamie Liv - LOST IN THE GIRL EP Cover

Kwamie Liv - LOST IN THE GIRL EP

Kwamie Liv may not know exactly where she's headed, but the buzzmaking Danish singer/songwriter has yet to make a misstep where the Booth is concerned. Having blessed our pages with a handful of acclaimed singles, the... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Dilated Peoples - Directors of Photography Cover

Dilated Peoples - Directors of Photography

They have released four acclaimed albums, toured extensively and enjoyed sustained success as solo artists. Now, after an eight-year hiatus, Dilated Peoples returns with Directors of Photography, their debut album under the... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
DJ Burn One - The Highlands Cover

DJ Burn One - The Highlands

In anticipation of the set's retail release on Tuesday, August 12, ATL phenom DJ Burn One is offering up his latest LP, The Highlands, for full, free streaming exclusively in The DJBooth. The LP packs a total of 12 fresh... Read More

Lorenzo Asher - Numismatics Cover

Lorenzo Asher - Numismatics

Plenty of rappers like getting money, but most love currency for the comfort and security it can buy, rather than its innate qualities. Lorenzo Asher, on the other hand, deeply appreciates the craft that goes into a coin or... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Ces Cru - Codename: Ego Stripper Cover

Ces Cru - Codename: Ego Stripper

Kansas City duo Ces Cru has released their Codename: Ego Stripper LP via Strange Music. The follow-up to 2013 debut Constant Energy Struggles, Ubiquitous and Godemis's second album with the powerhouse indie label includes... Read More

King avriel - thesis Cover

King avriel - thesis

Since King avriel burst onto the scene early this year, heads have been captivated by the Los Angeles-born singer/songwriter's talent for mixing powerful emotion with the razor-sharp analysis of a cultural studies scholar. So... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Sam Lachow - Huckleberry Cover

Sam Lachow - Huckleberry

Originally published in the 1880s, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn became one of the undisputed classics of American literature despite numerous attempts over the years to ban it. Sam Lachow's Huckleberry LP... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
Common - Nobody’s Smiling Cover

Common - Nobody’s Smiling

Rap is young man’s game, always churning old waters for the next new thing, always feeding the bones of the previous generation to the next. So it’s no surprise that only a select few manage to build careers that last... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 21021
AWAR x Vanderslice - The Winning Team Cover

AWAR x Vanderslice - The Winning Team

When a high-caliber NYC rhymesayer like AWAR and a buzzworthy producer such as Vanderslice join forces, their combined powers should leave the competition shaking in its boots. So it's only appropriate that, on their first... Read More

Average Rating: 54321

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