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March 11, 2013 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, Tanya Morgan‘s “For Real” and KYLE‘s “Keep It Real,” drop to third and fourth this week. Raz Simone‘s “Someone I Don’t (a new feature) and Joey …...Read More


Raz Simone

#1 - Raz Simone ft. Sam Lachow - Sometimes I Don't

On his latest single, Sometimes I Don’t, emcee Raz Simone broadcasts a few things that he does and does not do. One item that could be placed in the later category is the creation of wack songs, because so far, the Seattle...Read More

Joey BadA$$

#2 - Joey BadA$$ - Unorthodox

Showcasing an agile, brainy lyrical style over beats that sound like they hopped a time machine from the 1990s, Joey BadA$$ is unique among hip-hop's current freshman class. That Unorthodox style, of course, is exactly why...Read More

Tanya Morgan

#3 - Tanya Morgan - For Real

Though Tanya Morgan recently contributed guest bars to Space Mountain, a track off Koncept's Malt Disney EP, it's been a hot minute since we've brought you any new headlining material from the Brooklyn duo; their last...Read More

KYLE

#4 - KYLE - Keep It Real

Breaking into choreographed dance routines on the baseball field, bragging about eating Cheetos in the studio—these aren't the actions of a man who's afraid to be himself. Introduced to our pages with December's Silver...Read More

Torae

#5 - Torae ft. Pharoahe Monch - What's Love

Keeping it real and staying true to your vision may be fulfilling, but warm, fuzzy feelings aren't going to put food on your family's table. Well-acquainted with the conflict that arises when art and commerce collide, Torae...Read More

ANTHM

#6 - ANTHM x Blu - Nina

ANTHM, the Ethiopian-born, N.Y.-based emcee who won widespread acclaim for DJBooth-hosted EP Joy & Pain back in Summer of 2012, has hooked up with Cali rapper/beatsmith and fellow DJBooth fave Blu to record a joint EP. Today,...Read More

Aer

#7 - Aer - Take It Wrong

As evidenced by their sunny sound and the activities depicted in previously-featured videos, Boston duo Aer thrive in warm weather. So it should come as on surprise that, just as things are beginning to thaw out nationwide,...Read More

Ramzez

#8 - Ramzez - Throw It Up

What could be better than being introduced to a talented artist by way of a Booth-exclusive world premiere? Try three premieres in a row... and then a Booth-hosted project. A rap buzzmaker hailing from the Magic City, Ramzez...Read More

Hoodie Allen

#9 - Hoodie Allen ft. Skizzy Mars & G-Eazy - Casanova

I'm sure that many of you have heard the word Casanova, but do you know where it comes from? The term was birthed thanks to Giacomo Casanova, an 18th century Italian adventure and author, who earned the reputation of being...Read More

Quake Matthews

#10 - Quake Matthews ft. Geeter - Lucy

Not everything that glitters is gold, and not every female rocking a mink coat is a goddess. An underground rhymesayer hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Quake Matthews tells the story of a young woman whose lust for life's...Read More

Art of Fresh

#11 - Art of Fresh - Where I Go

For most of us, turning our fantasies into reality is a daunting, and frequently discouraging task. T-Dot hip-hop duo Art of Fresh, on the other hand, have had so much practice that it now comes naturally. As emcee D.O. (the...Read More

Bishop Nehru

#12 - Bishop Nehru ft. Que Hampton - Misruled Order

There must be something in the New York drinking water—how else do you explain the sudden influx of teenage rhymesayers who sound like seasoned cats from the 1990s? The latest old-school torchbearer to emerge from the...Read More

Substantial

#13 - Substantial ft. Steph The Sapphic Songstress - Golden Lady

Back in 2013, while recovering from a preventative surgery for cancer, Baltimore emcee Substantial was inspired to begin work on a tribute to Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott, one of his foremost artistic...Read More

Tyler, The Creator

#14 - Tyler, The Creator - Domo 23

About the only thing you can expect from Tyler, The Creator (or anyone else in OF for that matter) is that you will never know what to expect. His latest, the first single off his new album Wolf, continues that trend. By the...Read More

Harry Fraud

#15 - Harry Fraud ft. Action Bronson - Morey Boogie Boards

A man of wealth and taste, Action Bronson refuses to roll down the block in anything less than a tricked-out BMW. Similarly, when he feels the urge to ride a wave or two, only classic Morey Boogie Boards will suffice. On the...Read More

Thee Tom Hardy

#16 - Thee Tom Hardy - Fables

“Fables and tall tales” are all well and good when you're rocking a toga in 600 BC but, in the modern-day rap game, that sh*t isn't gonna fly—not if Thee Tom Hardy has anything to say about it. On this potential album...Read More

The Antiheroes

#17 - The Antiheroes ft. Emerson Brooks - Understand

Fresh off garnering positive feedback for the aggressive I'm Ghost, The Antiheroes take a sharp turn into more contemplative territory with the fourth and final pre-album song release off their forthcoming, DJBooth-hosted LP....Read More

Jared Evan

#18 - Jared Evan ft. Joey BadA$$ - Black and White

Jared Evan’s Joey BadA$$-assisted single, Black and White, is a little like, well, black and white. Both are polar opposites, but when they're fused together nothing looks (sounds) better. Evan displays soft, vulnerable...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#19 - Macklemore x Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz - Thrift Shop

Sometimes I wonder just how the Seattle bred Irishman Macklemore does what he does. Coming off his most recent release, Same Love, which eloquently addressed the underlying issues associated with homosexuality and same-sex...Read More

Tranzformer

#20 - Tranzformer ft. AWKWORD & Tenacity - Rap Journals

As most producers out there are aware, picking an emcee to bless one of your babies is a very important decision. Need advice? Just ask Brown Bag All-Star affiliate Tranzformer, who provides prospective emcees with a library...Read More

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Chester Watson

#21 - Chester Watson - Phantom

Whatever mysterious force has been transforming Empire State teenagers into seasoned 1990s cats (see Bishop Nehru, the Pro.Era collective), its influence seems to be spreading westward. Part of the latest generation of...Read More

TiRon & Ayomari

#22 - TiRon & Ayomari - No Filter

Most of us have mental mechanisms, whether conscious or unconscious, that prevent us from immortalizing our erotic daydreams in song and uploading them to the 'net for all to hear. The rest, well, they become rappers—and...Read More

Dynas

#23 - Dynas & DJ Klassik ft. REKS & Aarophat - Redrum

Last featured in 2009, when he spit Henny & Coke for our soon-to-return exclusive freestyle series, Dynas is back to turn The DJBooth into an abbatoir with blood-spattered single Redrum. Here, the Magic City rhymesayer steps...Read More

 

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