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Win a Limited Edition Vinyl Copy of Gang Starr’s “Daily Operation” [Booth-Exclusive Giveaway]

As part of their Respect the Classics campaign, UMe has been re-releasing classic hip-hop albums in LP format, with cool modern twists like picture discs, metallic treatments, updated artwork, colored... Read More
Posted 2 months ago
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iStandard Presents Beat Camp 2014: Miami Edition

Miami, Fla. -- iStandard is proud to announce that it has once again partnered with the SAE Institute to present its exciting and informative program, Beat Camp, in Miami, Fla. from July 18-20. The DJBooth is a media sponsor... Read More
Posted 6 months ago
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Win a Pair of Customized M-100 Crossfade Headphones Courtesy of DJBooth & V-MODA [Contest]

Collectively masterminded by myriad editors, Grammy-winning artists, DJs, travelers and audiophiles, V-MODA's Crossfade M-100 over-ear headphones offer high-quality sound in conjunction with military-level engineering. We're... Read More
Posted about 7 months ago
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iStandard Presents Beat Camp 2014

Atlanta, Ga. -- iStandard is proud to announce that it has once again partnered with the SAE Institute to present its exciting and informative program, Beat Camp, in Atlanta, Ga. from June 6-8. The DJBooth is a media sponsor... Read More
Posted 7 months ago
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The Best Hip Hop Songs & Albums of 2013!

We've tallied the votes, and the results are in! In December we put a call out to you, our global community of readers, DJs and tastemakers, asking for your take on who and what made hip-hop music great in 2013. Over the... Read More
Posted 11 months ago
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Win a Pair of Beats By Dre Headphones from DJBooth and Lockerdome

DJBooth.net has teamed up with our friends over at Lockerdome to give away one pair of Beats Solo HD headphones to one lucky winner. All you have to do is follow the directions below to enter the contest. The close date to... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Best Emcee, Producer and DJ of 2013 (Best of the Booth)

Over the course of the year, we in The DJBooth have kept you supplied with the latest and greatest in hip-hop and R&B. Now, it's time for you to weigh in. In anticipation of our sixth annual Best of the Booth Awards, we're... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Best New Artists of 2013, Breaking Through in ‘14 (Best of the Booth)

Over the course of the year, we in The DJBooth have kept you supplied with the latest and greatest in hip-hop and R&B. Now, it's time for you to weigh in. In anticipation of our sixth annual Best of the Booth Awards, we're... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Best Albums and Mixtape of 2013 (Best of the Booth)

Over the course of the year, we in The DJBooth have kept you supplied with the latest and greatest in hip-hop and R&B. Now, it's time for you to weigh in. In anticipation of our sixth annual Best of the Booth Awards, we're... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Best Songs of 2013, Pt. 3 (Best of the Booth)

Over the course of the year, we in The DJBooth have kept you supplied with the latest and greatest in hip-hop and R&B. Now, it's time for you to weigh in. In anticipation of our sixth annual Best of the Booth Awards, we're... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Best Songs of 2013, Pt. 2 (Best of the Booth)

Over the course of the year, we in The DJBooth have kept you supplied with the latest and greatest in hip-hop and R&B. Now, it's time for you to weigh in. In anticipation of our sixth annual Best of the Booth Awards, we're... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Best Songs of 2013, Pt. 1 (Best of the Booth)

Over the course of the year, we in The DJBooth have kept you supplied with the latest and greatest in hip-hop and R&B. Now, it's time for you to weigh in. In anticipation of our sixth annual Best of the Booth Awards, we're... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Win a Pair of Tracks Air Headphones Courtesy of The DJBooth and SOL REPUBLIC [Winner Announcement]

New York, N.Y. -- In late October, SOL REPUBLIC unveiled the latest addition to their product lineup, the Tracks AIR wireless headphones. Created in collaboration with Motorola, the on-ear headphones boast Bluetooth... Read More
Posted one year ago
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DJBooth’s DJ Z & Verisign on Succeeding With a .net Business [Video]

New York, N.Y. -- Verisign wants to show people that you don't need a .com web address to be a successful online business. To prove it, they sat down with The DJBooth's DJ Z to talk about building a cutting edge music... Read More
Posted one year ago
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DJBooth Freestyle Series to Return; Open Call for Beats

New York, N.Y. -- Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011, and included exclusive contributions from such heavyweights-to-be as Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf, Mac... Read More
Posted one year ago
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The DJBooth Sponsors iStandard Production Showcases in Nashville, St. Louis & Kansas City

New York, N.Y. -- Later this month, August 20-22, the iStandard Production Showcase will be visiting Nashville, St. Louis and Kansas City. The DJBooth will be a media sponsor of the events, which will each feature 15 of the... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Winner Announced for Sol Republic Master Tracks Headphones Giveaway [Contest]

New York, N.Y. -- Earlier this year, Sol Republic rolled out the latest and greatest addition to their product lineup, the Master Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones. Featuring Tracks' trademark interchangeable,... Read More
Posted one year ago
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The DJBooth’s DJ Z to Speak on Marketing in Free BeatStars Digital Seminar

New York, N.Y. -- Next week, May 13-17, BeatStars will be holding a series of free, online seminars on a variety of key subjects for those making their way through the music industry. Addressing everything from distribution,... Read More
Posted one year ago
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The DJBooth Presents: Sly Ones Spring Line Giveaway [Contest Results]

New York, N.Y. -- Recently, Sly Ones rolled out their spring 2013 clothing line. We in The DJBooth have joined forces with the streetwear brand to give away three prize packages featuring their new T-shirt, tank and... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Pittsburgh’s Top Beatsmiths to Compete at iStandard Production Showcase

Pittsburgh, Pa. -- May 1-2, the iStandard Production Showcase will be visiting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Club Diesel. Co-sponsored by The DJBooth, the event will feature 24 of the city's top beatsmiths battling for the... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Unofficial SXSW Event: DJBooth DJ Lounge

SXSW is exhilarating, but it can also be hectic, stressful and dehydrating. That's why we've put together The DJBooth DJ Lounge, which will give SXSW patrons a much needed place to relax, talk, drink and...as long as you're... Read More
Posted one year ago
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D.C.‘s Top Beatsmiths to Compete at iStandard Production Showcase

Washington, D.C. -- Wednesday, March 20, the iStandard Production Showcase will be returning to D.C.'s Liv Nightclub. Co-sponsored by The DJBooth, the event will feature 25 of the city's top beatsmiths battling for the chance... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Philly’s Top Beatsmiths to Compete at iStandard Production Showcase

Philadelphia, Pa. -- March 6-7, the iStandard Production Showcase will be returning to Philly's Fluid Lounge. Co-sponsored by The DJBooth, the event will feature 24 of the city's top beatsmiths battling for the chance to win... Read More
Posted one year ago
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Win a Pair of Customized Crossfade LP2 Headphones Courtesy of DJBooth & V-Moda [Contest]

New York, N.Y. -- Part of V-MODA's acclaimed line of high-end, fashion-conscious headphones, the Crossfade LP2s won high praise from our resident DJ equipment reviewer, Kareem, who stated that he was "very impressed by... Read More
Posted one year ago
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The DJBooth & SOL REPUBLIC Present: Tracks HD Giveaway

New York, N.Y. -- The DJBooth has come together with global consumer electronics company SOL REPUBLIC to give away 6 pairs of their highly-acclaimed Tracks HD headphones--four each in the available color options of Red, Blue... Read More
Posted about 2 years ago
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The DJBooth & Indie Media Lab to Present 11/20 Producer Battle in Springfield, Va.

Springfield, Va. -- On Tuesday, November 20, The DJBooth will come together with Indie Media Lab to present a Producer Battle at Springfield's Empire nightclub. The event will feature up-and-coming beatsmiths competing in a... Read More
Posted 2 years ago
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Chicago’s Top Beatsmiths to Compete at iStandard Production Showcase

Chicago, Ill. -- On Thursday, November 15, after hitting Minneapolis and Madison, the iStandard Production Showcase's Midwest Edition will make its third and final stop at Chicago's Club E. The event will feature the Windy... Read More
Posted 2 years ago
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The DJBooth Partners With Rdio to Offer Exclusive, Streamable Playlists

New York, N.Y. -- The DJBooth has partnered with music subscription service Rdio to bring our readers exclusive, streaming playlists over the course of October and November. The first, "The Best of Xzbit," will be featured... Read More
Posted 2 years ago
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Win Free Dope Clothes Courtesy of 8and9 & RefinedHype!

Lord knows we want you to spend every waking moment in front of your computer listening to new hip-hop, but we recognize that you've got to step outside every so often so you don't end up like the Unabomber. And as long as... Read More
Posted 2 years ago
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The DJBooth SXSW Showcase Official Recap ft. Rittz, Torae, Skyzoo & More (Video)

On March 17, The DJBooth, along with presenter Flud Watches, brought together some of hip-hop's freshest talent to close out the SXSW Music Festival. Thanks to DJ Charlie White, LOEGz, Nikkiya, Shane Eli, Rapsody, Sir... Read More
Posted 2 years ago
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DJBooth.net Hooks Up With Event Electronics for 20/20BAS Monitor Giveaway [Contest]

New York, N.Y. -- Earlier this year, Event Electronics debuted their 20/20BAS monitors, the latest version of a product whose music industry legacy stretches back to 1995. Now, DJBooth.net has come together with the audio... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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DJBooth.net Managing Editor Nathan S. to Speak on A3C Music Industry Panel

Atlanta, Ga. -- In addition to the myriad musical events set to go down over the course of October 6--8, (including the Booth's own star-studded showcase), this year's A3C festival will also be home to a number of music... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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DJBooth Presents: “Sneakers X Speakers: Round 2”

Antioch, Tenn. -- Launched in June of 2010, Sneakers X Speakers brought like-minded sneaker heads together to socialize and network while enjoying fly kicks, art, hip-hop, breaking and DJing. Today, we're proud to announce... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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Win a Free Spotify Account Courtesy of DJBooth.net & Chevrolet

New York, N.Y. -- DJBooth.net has partnered with Chevrolet Sonic to offer some of our lucky readers access to Spotify, a new online music service which allows listeners access to millions of songs on your computer, mobile... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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DJBooth.net & Greedmont Park Present: Official Atlanta Indie Fest 2011 Mixtape

New York, N.Y. -- In anticipation of this Saturday's festivities, DJBooth.net and Greedmont Park have come together to present new compilation mixtape The Official Atlanta Indie Fest 2011 Mixtape. Featuring 19 choice cuts... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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DJBooth.net x PUMA Present: Uncontested EP

New York, N.Y. -- DJBooth.net and footwear giant PUMA have joined forces to offer up new compilation EP Uncontested for streaming and download in the Booth. Featuring 10 original cuts from some of the game's hottest... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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DJBooth.net x Champs Sports Present: “2011 Remixed (Volume 1)”

New York, N.Y. -- DJBooth.net and Champs Sports have joined forces to offer up new compilation mixtape 2011 Remixed (Volume 1) for free streaming and download. Including previously-featured, reader-approved remixes from such... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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Win an All-Access Pass to DJBooth.net-Sponsored Dynamic Producer Conference in L.A.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- This August, on the weekend of the 26th--28th, beatsmiths nationwide will gather in Los Angeles for the 10th Annual Dynamic Producer Conference. As a media sponsor of the event, DJBooth.net will be... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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Zulu Faz & DJ Burn One Present: Rhode Scholar Vol. 1 (Mixtape Download)

In academia a Rhode Scholar is one of the most promising, intelligent and worldly students in the game. In hip-hop, well, actually it's the same thing. Zulu Faz, otherwise known as one-half of Kaotiq Somfoni, is one of... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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100 Miles & Walkin’: The SXSW Diary (Day One)

Life lessons are made walking the streets of Downtown Austin. The last story I may even have of the March music festival is that a promotion company behind the YouTube takeover of music videos essentially locked out many of... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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Want a Dope Flud Watch? Join DJBooth x RefinedHype’s March Madness Pool

So do you think you know more about College Hoops than the DJBooth and Refined Hype? Do you think your technique of picking teams is better than ours? Well put your one month of college basketball knowledge where it matters... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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DJBooth.net & RefinedHype.com Join the Complex Media Network

DJBooth.net and our sister site RefinedHype.com are excited to announce some important news. We've officially joined the Complex Media Network. What does that mean? Being a part of Complex will allow us to take what we... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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DJBooth Announces “The Rising Live From Austin” Showcase ft. Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. & More

Austin, Tx. - Next month, March 11-20, up-and-coming artists from across the map will converge on Austin, Texas to participate in the 25th annual South by Southwest festival. As part of the week's festivities, DJBooth.net... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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Who Wants Some Fresh Shirts From StreetAmmo? (Enter & Win!)

Just when you thought the DJBooth Freestyle Series couldn't get any doper (see this week's exclusive freestyles from Ahmad and Mister E) we've teamed up with urban retailer Street Ammo to hook some members of Booth nation... Read More
Posted 4 years ago
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KevinNottingham Drops “A3C Showcase Mixtape” (Download)

Didn't get the chance to head down to Atlanta for this year's A3C festival? Yeah, me neither (hey, someone's got to stay home and keep RefinedHype and the DJBooth running). While it's nowhere near as good as the real thing,... Read More
Posted 4 years ago
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Who Wants Some Dope Gear From Streetammo?

Just when you thought the DJBooth Freestyle Series couldn't get any doper (see this week's insanely fresh freestyles from Soul Khan and from Celph Tited) we've teamed up with urban retailer Street Ammo to provide two members... Read More
Posted 4 years ago
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DJ Skee Brings Skeetox to the Sunset Strip With Xzibit, Paul Wall & More

DJ Skee, who's set to craft the next edition of DJBooth's "Best of the Booth" series, is proud to announce that his next SKEETOX event will take place on August 25 at The Roxy Nightclub in Hollywood! In conjunction with... Read More
Posted 4 years ago
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DJ Skee Named One of Billboard’s “Power Players: 30 Under 30” 2010 List

Los Angeles, CA - Today, Scott “DJ Skee” Keeney, 26, was featured in Billboard Magazine’s influential "Power Players: 30 Under 30” list for 2010. The list highlights young industry executives that are driving the... Read More
Posted 4 years ago