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Real Recognize Real: King Mez on Biggie’s Influence, Azizi Gibson & More

Sometimes it can feel like artists move through the world in their own bubble, orbiting around each other but never touching, especially in hip-hop when biting and copying is a cardinal sin. But the truth is, music isn't made... Read More
Posted on Jun 04, 2014
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The DJBooth & Tuff Tunezz Present: The Grassroots Effect

Providence, R.I. -- On Thursday, July 19, Tuff Tunezz and The DJBooth will come together to present The Grassroots Effect, a showcase featuring several of the hip-hop game's hottest emerging talents. Going down at Providence,... Read More
Posted on Jul 01, 2012
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SXSW Long Days and Longer Nights

Oddly enough, as the days have progressed during my stay in Austin my nights (sleeping-wise) have been reduced. Not too odd after all right? Anyways, Day 3 (Friday) has left me extremely exhausted as I write this on the... Read More
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
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King Mez Jumps “In the Mix” [DJBooth Interview Exclusive]

In a world twisted by disagreements, two-sided arguments and split decisions, is there anything that’s not up for debate? Yes - the South has turned out some of the greatest hip-hop artists in the game. Ask almost anyone... Read More
Posted on May 20, 2010
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King Mez Spits “919” for DJBooth.net Freestyle Series

New York, N.Y. -- King Mez, the North Carolina native who earned reader acclaim for mixtape cuts "Winter" and "So Long," has stepped into the Booth to bring us the 148th entry in our DJBooth.net Freestyle Series. On his brand... Read More
Posted on Mar 04, 2010