Hip Hop Albums & Mixtapes - Editors Picks


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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: 54321
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

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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

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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
Bad Rabbits - Dusted (Acoustic EP) Cover

Bad Rabbits - Dusted (Acoustic EP)

When it comes to miracles, mysticism, and modern marvels, I am generally pretty realistic. For the most part I believe that everything can be explained using logical, critical thinking and science. However, sometimes, with... Read Full Review

Jeremih x Shlohmo - No More EP Cover

Jeremih x Shlohmo - No More EP

Def Jam R&B hitmaker Jeremih has joined forces with buzzmaking Los Angeles beatsmith Shlohmo to craft a brand new collaborative EP, No More. The former's first project release of any kind since dropping his Late Nights With... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
The Procussions - The Procussions LP Cover

The Procussions - The Procussions LP

Los Angeles-based hip-hop duo The Procussions are offering up their new, self-titled album for free streaming exclusively in The DJBooth. Their first album since 2006 sophomore set 5 Sparrows for 2 Cents, the crowd-funded... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
ArtOfficial - Knives EP Cover

ArtOfficial - Knives EP

Though ArtOfficial hasn't released a solo project since 2011's Booth-acclaimed Vitamins & Minerals, the Florida live-band ensemble has stayed sharp by working with ¡MAYDAY! and Miami Beat Wave on this year's Neighbors tape.... Read More

Marsha Ambrosius - Friends & Lovers Cover

Marsha Ambrosius - Friends & Lovers

Three years and change after stepping into the solo spotlight with 2011's Late Nights and Early Mornings, Floetry alumnus Marshia Ambrosius is getting ready to unleash her second solo album, Friends & Lovers. The 16-track... Read More

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