Hip Hop Albums & Mixtapes - Editors Picks


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!llmind - Synesthesia EP Cover

!llmind - Synesthesia EP

From Kanye West to Vincent Van Gogh, many of the most creative minds in art have experienced Synesthesia, “the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or... Read More

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Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour Cover

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Over the course of 2013 and early 2014, UK crooner Sam Smith has been building anticipation for the release of his major-label debut album with stunning singles like "Lay Me Down" and "Money on My Mind." Now, the project's... Read More

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Jack Freeman - Bliss EP Cover

Jack Freeman - Bliss EP

Craving some brand new R&B burners that'll leave you in a state of auditory Bliss? Good, because that's exactly what you'll find on the latest project from indie singer/songwriter Jack Freeman. The official prelude to the... Read More

Russ - Silence Cover

Russ - Silence

In the noisy, chaotic world of the 21st Century, we could all use the occasional moment of peace and quiet. Emcee/producer Russ's latest full-length, the follow-up to March release Brain Dead, doesn't contain literal Silence,... Read More

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The Red, Gold and Green Machine - Planet Africa Cover

The Red, Gold and Green Machine - Planet Africa

Los Angeles-to-Canada connection The Red, Gold & Green Machine is offering up debut album Planet Africa for free, full streaming exclusively in The DJBooth. The project packs a total of 10 original jams from vocalist Tonye... Read More

¡MAYDAY! & MURS - ¡MursDay! Cover

¡MAYDAY! & MURS - ¡MursDay!

I hate needles, blood makes me want to puke, and I can barely handle "Game Of Thrones"' violence, let alone, you know, real life injuries. So, naturally, the emergency room was the first place I went to check out the new... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 43210
Cisco Adler - Coastin’ Cover

Cisco Adler - Coastin’

In anticipation of the project's release to iTunes on June 10, Los Angeles buzzmaker Cisco Adler is offering up his new Coastin' LP for full, free streaming exclusively in The DJBooth. The project packs a total of 10... Read More

Alex Wiley - Village Party Cover

Alex Wiley - Village Party

Back in June of 2013, Alex Wiley unleashed his Closed Sessions debut street album, a hard-hitting project that had hip-hop heads everywhere lining up to join Club Wiley. Now, on the freshly-minted follow-up, the Windy City... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
DJ Charlie White - Halfway Home Cover

DJ Charlie White - Halfway Home

Fresh off relocating from Memphis to New York City at the top of 2014, DJ Charlie White returns to The DJBooth to bring listeners his fourth instrumental album, Halfway Home. The follow-up to 2013's Let Go, which was... Read More

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Damani Nkosi - Thoughtful King Cover

Damani Nkosi - Thoughtful King

In anticipation of the project's retail release on Tuesday, June 3, Damani Nkosi is offering up his latest album, Thoughtful King, for full, free streaming exclusively in The DJBooth. The album includes a total of 11... Read More

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Paris Jones - May EP Cover

Paris Jones - May EP

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

Nitty Scott, MC - The Art of Chill Cover

Nitty Scott, MC - The Art of Chill

Now that the mercury is steady rising, it's time to learn The Art of Chill. Conveniently for those in need of a refresher course, Nitty Scott, MC is fixing to tutor listeners in that very subject on her latest digital... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Terrace Martin - 3ChordFold Pulse Cover

Terrace Martin - 3ChordFold Pulse

Couldn't get enough of Terrace Martin's 2013 studio debut, 3ChordFold? You're in luck; to keep his hungry fanbase happy, the West Coast artist and producer has unleashed 3ChordFold Pulse, a supplementary 13-track set... Read More

$tat - Made in ‘88 Cover

$tat - Made in ‘88

A rising emcee whose musical influences transcend regional divides, $tat has made a name for himself as part of Harlem hip-hop collective Primemen. The Booth's introduction to the unsigned spitter, however, comes in the form... Read More

Pell - Floating While Dreaming Cover

Pell - Floating While Dreaming

Last summer, we featured "Ocean View 2.0," a record from New Orleans emcee and singer Pell. Little did we know -- actually, we did -- that 10 months later, the independent buzzmaker would be releasing his full-length debut,... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
The Roots - ...and then you shoot your cousin Cover

The Roots - ...and then you shoot your cousin

It's been three long years since The Roots dazzled critics and listeners alike with undun, a concept album chronicling the rise and fall of a young hustler. With the follow-up, ...and then you shoot your cousin, the Philly... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
Caitlyn Scarlett - Jurassic Jukebox & Other Drugs Cover

Caitlyn Scarlett - Jurassic Jukebox & Other Drugs

Now that the molly craze has run its course, music-lovers are looking far and wide for a new fix. Not a moment too soon, Space Age Crew-affiliated R&B songstress Caitlyn Scarlett steps forward to fill that void with Jurassic... Read More

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