Hip Hop Albums & Mixtapes - Editors Picks


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Preauxx - Die Winning Cover

Preauxx - Die Winning

Some rappers aspire to get rich or die trying. PreauXX? He just wants to Die Winning. In service of that goal, the New Orleans-born, Memphis-bred rhymesayer has unleashed a new street album featuring 12 tracks' worth of... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
DJ Prince - Test My Sound LP Cover

DJ Prince - Test My Sound LP

Triple threat (an emcee, deejay and producer) DJ Prince has come together with The DJBooth to release reggae-themed hip-hip project, the Test My Sound LP. "As a DJ, I feel it’s our responsibility to expose as much new... Read More

Coalmine Records Presents: Unearthed (Mixed by DJ Revolution) Cover

Coalmine Records Presents: Unearthed (Mixed by DJ Revolution)

Brooklyn-based indie label Coalmine Records is celebrating ten years of independence with their hard-hitting compilation album, Unearthed, available now as a double-disc set, and for stream at DJBooth. Unearthed epitomizes... Read More

MacKenzie - Introverted Rebellion EP Cover

MacKenzie - Introverted Rebellion EP

Singer/songwriter MacKenzie has come together with The DJBooth to release his debut project, the Introverted Rebellion EP. Featured on the LA-based artist's five-track release, a mixture of modern R&B and soul, are... Read More

Freddie Gibbs & The World’s Freshest - The Tonite Show Cover

Freddie Gibbs & The World’s Freshest - The Tonite Show

Originally scheduled for release on May 13, the collaborative project between Freddie Gibbs and The World's Freshest, The Tonite Show, has been released early via EMPIRE Recordings. Included on the 10-track, nine-song album... Read More

Tech N9ne - Strangeulation Cover

Tech N9ne - Strangeulation

In addition to one of the most head-spinning flows in the industry, Tech N9ne boasts an illustrious list of signees and connects. Now, Strange Music capo had busted out his rolodex once again to bring listeners his fifth... Read More

Average Rating: 21321
Avery Storm - Audiobiography EP Cover

Avery Storm - Audiobiography EP

In October of 2012, Booth-approved artist Avery Storm put it all On the Line. A little more than 19 months later, the NYC native has now released his Audiobiography EP. Included on the six-track EP, a collaboration with... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
BOOTS - WinterSpringSummerFall Cover

BOOTS - WinterSpringSummerFall

BOOTS, the singer/songwriter and producer who worked extensively behind-the-scenes on Beyoncé's self-titled album release last year, has released his debut project, WinterSpringSummerFall. Available for stream-only, the... Read More

Taylor Bennett - Mainstream Music Cover

Taylor Bennett - Mainstream Music

18-year-old emcee Taylor Bennett, a true buzzmaker in his hometown of Chicago, has released of his sophomore project, a collection of records that challenge what the term "Mainstream Music" really means. Included on the... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Paris Jones - April EP Cover

Paris Jones - April EP

Los Angeles emcee and producer Paris Jones has once again come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest street release, the April EP. The fourth in a series of 12 monthly EPs that Paris plans to release over... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
Grynch - Street Lights Cover

Grynch - Street Lights

Seattle native Grynch has released his new album, Street Lights, and The DJBooth has a full stream of the project. Included on the indie emcee's fourth full-length LP are previously-release, Booth-approved selections "Carry... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Bas - Last Winter Cover

Bas - Last Winter

When he's not turning in his Two Weeks Notice, Paris-born and Queens-raised emcee Bas is busy releasing his major label release of his debut, Last Winter. The first artist signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records, who signed... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Rapper Big Pooh x Roc C - Trouble in the Neighborhood Cover

Rapper Big Pooh x Roc C - Trouble in the Neighborhood

For almost a decade, emcees Rapper Big Pooh and Roc C have put in serious work, consistently releasing dope music and collaborating with the most respected emcees and producers in the rap game. Naturally, it felt right for... Read More

Blitz the Ambassador - Afropolitan Dreams Cover

Blitz the Ambassador - Afropolitan Dreams

Blitz the Ambassador, the globetrotting emcee who became a Booth fave on the strength of 2009 debut full-length Stereotype, has taken a break from his world travels to unleash a brand new LP, Afropolitan Dreams. The... Read More

Verbal Kent x Khrysis - Sound Of The Weapon (Instrumentals) Cover

Verbal Kent x Khrysis - Sound Of The Weapon (Instrumentals)

In early 2014, Chicago emcee Verbal Kent teamed up with North Carolina producer Khrysis and Mello Music Group to release Sound of the Weapon. The production on the 14-track full-length is raw and classic, which perfectly... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
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

Average Rating: 32101
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

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