Editor's Picks - Our Favorite Songs, Albums, & Mixtapes


Esty - LoveLorn Artwork

Esty - LoveLorn

Esty may try to play the femme fatale, but her cool, manipulative exterior is just a cover for her insecurity. On new single LoveLorn, her first feature since November 2013’s Pools Full of Women, the Last Kings R&B... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
FKJ ft. Damon Trueitt - Higher in Love Artwork

FKJ ft. Damon Trueitt - Higher in Love

Did you fall head over heels for FKJ at the top of the month, when the Parisian beatsmith introduced himself with EP single Waiting? Then prepare to get even Higher in Love, because the freshly-released follow-up is every bit... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
AWAR x Vanderslice - The Winning Team Cover

AWAR x Vanderslice - The Winning Team [Album]

When a high-caliber NYC rhymesayer like AWAR and a buzzworthy producer such as Vanderslice join forces, their combined powers should leave the competition shaking in its boots. So it's only appropriate that, on their first... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
Common - Nobody’s Smiling Cover

Common - Nobody’s Smiling [Album]

Rap is young man’s game, always churning old waters for the next new thing, always feeding the bones of the previous generation to the next. So it’s no surprise that only a select few manage to build careers that last... Read Full Review

Sam Smith - I’m Not the Only One Artwork

Sam Smith - I’m Not the Only One

Still riding high off the success of Stay With Me and its Mary J. Blige-assisted revamp, UK soul sensation Sam Smith returns with another poignant single off his studio debut. Like much of the material on the album, this... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Raury - Cigarette Song Artwork

Raury - Cigarette Song

It’s unfortunate, but true: many of the most enjoyable things in life are also the most hazardous to your health. Like smoking, or (in some circumstances) casual sex. On Cigarette Song, his first feature since... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Bad Rabbits - Dusted (Acoustic EP) Cover

Bad Rabbits - Dusted (Acoustic EP) [Album]

When it comes to miracles, mysticism, and modern marvels, I am generally pretty realistic. For the most part I believe that everything can be explained using logical, critical thinking and science. However, sometimes, with... Read Full Review

Daye Jack - Trapped in Love Artwork

Daye Jack - Trapped in Love

If things had gone a little differently, Daye Jack wouldn’t be on our front page today; when he was 18 years old, the ATLien buzzmaker was forced to choose between pursuing his passion for music and accepting a full... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Jeremih x Shlohmo - No More EP Cover

Jeremih x Shlohmo - No More EP [Album]

Def Jam R&B hitmaker Jeremih has joined forces with buzzmaking Los Angeles beatsmith Shlohmo to craft a brand new collaborative EP, No More. The former's first project release of any kind since dropping his Late Nights With... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. - Just Another Day Artwork

Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. - Just Another Day

Even wondered what K.I.N.E.T.I.K. gets up to over the course of a typical 24-hour period? Well, you’ve come to the right place. A joint effort with constant behind-the-boards collaborator Imperial, Just Another Day... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Markis Precise ft. Elzhi & Fashawn - Kiss the Ring Artwork

Markis Precise ft. Elzhi & Fashawn - Kiss the Ring

Like Don Corleone, Booth newcomer Markis Precise likes to work behind the scenes, drawing from his formidable cast of connects when something needs to get done. For example, today the Golden State beatsmith has pulled a few... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Mick Jenkins - Lazarus Artwork

Mick Jenkins - Lazarus

Mick Jenkins may dub himself “young Lazarus” on his latest feature, but don’t get it twisted: the record is less a return from the dead than the continuation of an ongoing rise to prominence. Earlier this year, the... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
The Procussions - The Procussions LP Cover

The Procussions - The Procussions LP [Album]

Los Angeles-based hip-hop duo The Procussions are offering up their new, self-titled album for free streaming exclusively in The DJBooth. Their first album since 2006 sophomore set 5 Sparrows for 2 Cents, the crowd-funded... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
Grieves - Recluse Artwork

Grieves - Recluse

Unsurprisingly given the often-introspective content of his bars, Grieves is a man who values his alone time. Thankfully, the Rhymesayers emcee isn’t too much of a Recluse to feed his hungry fanbase with the occasional... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Citizen Shade - Thank You for Your Time Artwork

Citizen Shade - Thank You for Your Time

Whereas some recording artists feel entitled to attention and praise simply for cutting a record, Booth newcomer Citizen Shade knows that every minute on this earth is a precious thing. Thus, with the title of his first... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
ArtOfficial - Knives EP Cover

ArtOfficial - Knives EP [Album]

Though ArtOfficial hasn't released a solo project since 2011's Booth-acclaimed Vitamins & Minerals, the Florida live-band ensemble has stayed sharp by working with ¡MAYDAY! and Miami Beat Wave on this year's Neighbors tape.... Read More

D1 - Fade to Black Artwork

D1 - Fade to Black

For some indecisive folks, a breakup is just an excuse to get back together, which is just an excuse to break up again, and so on ad infinitum. Not so for D1. When he walks out the door, the screen Fades to Black and the... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
 
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