Novel Songs

Joe Budden ft. Crooked I & Novel - Devil In My Room Artwork
Artist: Joe Budden
Featuring: Crooked I | Novel
If you know Joe Budden‘s music, you know his best songs are lengthy and personal. Which leads us to Devil In My Room, the latest song release in his now weekly #SomeLove series, which is... More
Posted one month ago
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Novel - Pride & Joi Artwork
Artist: Novel
Of the six songs that make up Novel‘s most recent project, five have been featured in The DJBooth to date. Clearly, number six must be a colossal dud, a lackluster track marring an otherwise... More
Posted one year ago
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Novel - Molly Artwork
Artist: Novel
Song: Molly
That girl Molly; she really seems to get around. While Novel‘s latest feature (the inaugural song release off a forthcoming full-length) is part of the post-All Gold Everything deluge of... More
Posted one year ago
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Novel - To The Limit Artwork
Artist: Novel
Novel‘s taste for dark and unconventional subject matter (see: his last feature, early May’s Pretty Scars) may set him apart from his peers in the R&B game but, lest we forget, the man... More
Posted one year ago
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Novel - Pretty Scars Artwork
Artist: Novel
If there’s one thing Novel‘s music has taught us, it’s that a beautiful exterior can hide tremendous pain; many of the ATL Renaissance artist’s most acclaimed features have... More
Posted one year ago
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Termanology ft. Novel - Champagne Money Artwork
Featuring: Novel
With his next street album just a day away, Boston-repping underground mainstay Termanology has liberated one last song release for our listening pleasure. On Champagne Money, Shortyfutz’... More
Posted one year ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Last night, ATL phenom and longtime friend of the Booth Novel took home his first Grammy for his songwriting contributions to Lecrae‘s Gravity LP, this year’s winner for Best Gospel Album.... More
Posted one year ago
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Novel - Self Medicating Artwork
Artist: Novel
Novel‘s not addicted to drugs; he’s just Self Medicating for a broken heart. Last featured with early August’s unreleased Should You Stay, the multitalented reader fave strikes a... More
Posted one year ago
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Novel - A Song For River Artwork
Artist: Novel
Somebody needs to grab a life preserver and floaties for Novel, because from the sound of things he appears to be drowning and doesn’t want to be saved.  On A Song For River, which comes with a... More
Posted about 2 years ago
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Novel ft. Amir Taron - Hotels & Heartbreak Artwork
Artist: Novel
Never one to shy away from the darker corners of human experience, Novel has dug even deeper than usual in the lead-up to his next project release. Having lamented the tendency of true love to go sour... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Novel - Should You Stay Artwork
Artist: Novel
To be quite frank, sometimes songs just don’t make the cut and such is the case for L.A.-based producer/rapper/singer Novel‘s new record Should You Stay. The song was recorded by the... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Novel - I Know Now Artwork
Artist: Novel
The last time we heard from the enigmatically talented Novel he was consuming a steady diet of Red Wine & Ambien. Well, apparently the man’s chased all that pinot noir with a few strong coffees... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Novel ft. Muzi - Heat The Night Artwork
Artist: Novel
Featuring: Muzi
Whether or not Novel was thinking about John Ball’s classic novel In the Heat of the Night when he wrote standout selection Heat the Night or not, the two do share some qualities, namely an... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Novel - Nightcall (To My Ex) Artwork
Artist: Novel
I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but I find it oddly reassuring that even someone as smooth, confident and emotionally mature as Novel can be just as much of a basket case as the rest... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Novel - Video Games Artwork
Artist: Novel
Hipster rock/pop phenom Lana Del Rey’s popular hit Video Games has inspired Freestyle Series alum Novel to release his own masculine rendition of the waltzy track, premiering right here right now at... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Novel ft. Muzi - No More Artwork
Artist: Novel
Featuring: Muzi
Song: No More
No, your mind isn’t playing tricks on you—if Novel‘s latest Booth feature sounds eerily familiar, that’s probably because you have heard it before. Making its online premiere in... More
Posted 2 years ago
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KaliRaps ft. REKS & Novel - Exhale Artwork
Artist: KaliRaps
Featuring: REKS | Novel
Song: Exhale
Whatever the nature of your hustle, it’s important to take the occasional break from the grind and just inhale… Exhale. Well aware of the necessary of staying calm and centered while... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Spree Wilson ft. Novel - King Sh*t (The Answer) Artwork
Featuring: Novel
Like a volcano suddenly erupting after being dormant for an extended period of time, Spree Wilson is breaking new ground. After a year in the studio, Spree is emerging with some robust new offerings... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Featuring: Joell Ortiz
Novel continues his quest for change as he teams up with Joell Ortiz for Body Down pt. 2. The track is a follow-up to Body Down, off of his Grant Me Serenity mixtape, and again uses the Jack Peñate... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
If I had to describe Novel‘s innovative yet familiar brand of soul in three words, “Easy to Love” would be just about right. The ATL Rennaissance musician’s latest effort,... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Joell Ortiz
Featuring: Novel | Bun B | Tech N9ne
Back in the day—the late 19th Century, that is—grueling hours forced railway engineers, conductors, brakemen and other workers to fight a constant battle against fatigue, with thousands of deaths... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Novel - Body Down Artwork
Artist: Novel
I know I’ve lied to y’all many times before, but this time I swear it’s true: Novel‘s latest mixtape leak is not what you’d expect from the title. In fact, I... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Featuring: Muzi
Novel’s never been one to shy away from revealing the details of his personal life – name another artist who puts out songs about his depression prone mother – but on the ATL to L.A. singer,... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Muzi
Artist: Muzi
Featuring: Novel
I know, I know: y’all are sick to death of restlessly-creative, genre-defying A-Town hopefuls. Oh? You’re not tired of that? Well, damn, that’s convenient—because today, another... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Novel - Get You High Artwork
Artist: Novel
Let’s start this post with a riddle: what’s the best time to listen to new music from Novel? Trick question, there’s never a bad time to listen to new Novel. With his DJBooth-approved Vanilla... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Novel - Sunset Unlimited Artwork
Artist: Novel
Over the past two years we’ve heard singer/rapper/producer/int’l man of luxury Novel write songs about Hood Chicks,  consuming Caffeine and Cigarettes, riding the Night Train and just about... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Muggsy Malone
Featuring: Novel
As the DMV representative and DJBooth regular Muggsy Malone says in the intro to his new song Live Life, “you only get one shot.” Too true. Maybe it’s that need for perfection that’s pushed... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Featuring: Rapper Big Pooh
I’m a Novel fan, and if you’re a DJBooth regular, you are too. The Los Angeles based singer/songwriter/producer has earned a name for himself in the industry, and on our pages, for... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
If we lived in a sane and just world, The Audiobiography would have dropped in 2009 like it was supposed to, Novel would be a household name because of it, and I’d be a multi-millionaire. Well,... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Featuring: Tweet
Novel and Tweet, sittin’ in a tree… sorry, mentally regressed to the age of eight for a second there. What I meant to say was - after collaborating with Tweet on Legato Blues inclusion... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
As I said on his DJBooth-hosted Legato Blues Mixtape, and What If, and Red Lights, and State of Loneliness and the 418 other DJBooth approved records he’s dropped, singer/rapper/producer Novel is... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Joell Ortiz
Featuring: Novel
Mellow and harmonious singing dance in the background. The band is playing together in a dimly lit hole in the wall while cigar smoke drifts to the ceiling. If I could direct Joell Ortiz’ video for... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
My mama always said a new Novel record is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. Ok, so the Forrest Gump reference was a little outdated, but it’s still true. The... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Featuring: Joell Ortiz | Colin Munroe
Are you currently with that special girl or guy in your life who makes you feel like you’re walking on air? If you are, be careful, because air doesn’t offer much stability and you may fall to... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Featuring: Tweet
Song: What If
You never know what to expect from consummate artist Novel, except the unexpected. The first we heard from his upcoming Legato Blues Summer Mixtape was the gospel-infused State of Loneliness, followed... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Sometimes, Red Lights mean “stop;” other times they mean “now recording,” or even “low battery.” But this is an R&B song, so, uh, what do you think they represent? Like TLC before him,... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
As anyone who’s ever watched VH1’s landmark show knows, there are three surefire ways to ensure you end up with your very own Behind the Music episode: just overindulge in money, drugs and women.... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
I’m going to assume this isn’t your first time on DJBooth and skip over the Novel introductions. (If it is, welcome. You’ve got about seven million dope Novel tracks to catch up on; get busy).... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
DJBooth’s favorite singer/producer/modern day Rennaissance man Novel has been playing with one hand tied behind his back, but you wouldn’t know it to look at his résumé (Take Over, Call Me, etc.... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Joell Ortiz
Featuring: Novel
With an impressive four-star average reader rating, the original version of Free Agent lead single Call Me most definitely falls into the “if it ain’t broke” category, but listeners... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
No matter how much I try to fight it, I just can’t resist an r&b song laced with an otherworldly, mystical violin harmony that has me forgetting I’m on earth. With that said, please excuse the... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
If you’re reading this on Sunday night you probably don’t have a hot date for Valentine’s Day. That’s alright, you’re better off with DJBooth anyway. We never try to change you, we’re... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Featuring: Joell Ortiz
Like money and orgasms, you can never have too many Joell Ortiz and Novel tracks, so when we got hit up with the dynamic duo’s latest leak Ghetto (Pt. 1) we didn’t hesitate to share it with the... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Joell Ortiz
Featuring: Novel
Barack and Michelle, Jordan and Pippen, Snoop Dogg and marijuana, all duos that not only made each other better but changed their respective games. To that list we can now safely add Brooklyn... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
So I’ve got some good news and bad news. First the bad: it looks like Booth favorite Novel’s upcoming Audiobiography’s not going to see the light of day after some difficulties with Capitol... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Featuring: Joell Ortiz
Believe me, I want the cash, the cars and the clothes, but all the shine in the world don’t mean anything when life’s so Stressful, and I’m not the only who wants more than mere success. The... More
Posted about 5 years ago
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Joell Ortiz
Featuring: Novel
Song: Call Me
After Joell Ortiz’s team at Aftermath failed to secure a victory for his very dope debut album The Brick: Bodega Chronicles, the Brooklyn born lyrical bomber decided to strike out on his own and... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
We interrupt your regularly-scheduled programming to bring you some breaking news: pigs are flying, temperatures in hell have reached a record low and Novel has recorded a track in which he sings the... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Featuring: Chrisette Michele
If there’s one thing even more transcendent and ineffable than romantic love, it’s the love of a parent towards his or her child – at least, that’s what I’ve been told; at... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Novel
Artist: Novel
Though Novel‘s road to musical success hasn’t been an easy or straightforward one, the many obstacles he’s faced in his life and career have only made him stronger, and his story... More
Posted 5 years ago
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