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Who Had the Best Joell Ortiz “Fade to Famous” Cypher Verse? (Documentary)

Photo Credit: Polina Yamshchikov (for NPR) If hip-hop was a city, the barber shop would be the town hall. Those in the suburbs or more rural areas may not have a neighborhood barber shop, but if you live in a city like New... Read More
Posted 13 hours ago
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J. Cole the Bill Collector: Your Favorite Musicians’ First Jobs

Despite the spotlights that now surround them, most of your favorite artists are real human beings who once had lives not too different from your own. And if you're searching for some common ground... Read More
Posted about 15 hours ago
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Win Tickets to The Smokers Club’s World Wide Rollers Tour [Booth-Exclusive Giveaway]

Next month, five of the most blunted individuals in hip-hop will hit the road for World Wide Rollers, a 34-city tour presented by The Smokers Club.  Method Man and Redman will headline the tour, which will also... Read More
Posted 17 hours ago
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Closing Act: Why I’m Quitting Jay Electronica

What's the famous adage? "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Well, for my relationship with Jay Electronica, it's, "Fool me once shame on you. Fool me seven hundred thousand times, shame on me."... Read More
Posted about 18 hours ago
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The Definitive Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” Eiffel Tower Dick Breakdown

Regular readers know the cycle. I write a "Rap Lines" breakdown, I have the time of my life, for reasons I don't even fully understand I don't write another one for months on end, I realize, "Oh shit, I need to write... Read More
Posted one day ago
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5 More Fresh Songs You Might Have Missed

Welcome back to "Might Have Missed, and this time we've got new music from Diamond District, Case Arnold and much more coming for ya. But first, a refresher for those who are new.  I want y'all to be locked into... Read More
Posted one day ago
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Best/Worst of the Week: NPR Goes B.I.G., Drake’s New Tattoo & More

Listen, it's Friday, we get it. Nobody really wants to do anything that involves using your brain. So "Best/Worst" will provide you with both the biggest Fails and the most awesome awesomeness, as well as some of the best... Read More
Posted 4 days ago
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This Week in Hype: The Kendrick Lamar “i” Matrix, Lecrae, Lil Dicky & More

If you're reading this I can only assume that means you're interested in the "This Week in Hype" podcast. And if you're interested in the "This Week in Hype" podcast, that means you're an amazing human.... Read More
Posted 4 days ago
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Overlooked Dopeness: Kendrick Lamar’s “Buried Alive (Interlude)”

[Editor's Note: Kevin originally came up with this article before "i" dropped. At the risk of inducing Kendrick-overload this week, I thought that now - when seemingly all of hip-hop's talking about Kenrick's... Read More
Posted 5 days ago
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Rap Quiz: Bet You Can’t Guess the Year These Albums Dropped

I'm convinced hip-hop heads would make great historians. We love to argue, and knowing when things happened is very, very important. We love looking back at hip-hop's brief yet rich history and seeing how far... Read More
Posted 5 days ago
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Meet Tory Lanez, Toronto’s Next Household Name

Next week, September 29 to be exact, Tory Lanez will drop his highly anticipated project, Lost Cause, his third project following 2012's Sincerely Tory and 2013's Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story. Both... Read More
Posted 5 days ago
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DJBooth Announces Our New Top Prospects…

Only a true narcisst would claim they're solely responsible for an artist's success. An almost impossibly complex web of talent, hard work, connections, outright luck and experiences, sometimes stretching back... Read More
Posted 6 days ago
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Inside the Verse: QuESt Breaks Down His “Automatic” Verse (Video)

Subscribe to DJBoothTV While Rick Ross' Miami has largely become what nation pictures when they think of South Florida rap, there's yet another Miami, a Miami filled with hip-hop artists devoted to lyricism and... Read More
Posted 6 days ago
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Kendrick Lamar’s “i” & Hip-Hop’s Hatred of Positivity

“Why you think muh’fuckers like to feed pigeons but try to shoot eagles?” - Little Brother Yesterday started like any other. I woke up around 8AM and debated whether I’d actually hop out of bed... Read More
Posted 6 days ago
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This Is My Rifle: Being Black in America (An Outsider’s Perspective)

Racial identity is a matter of perspective. Growing up I never thought much about race. As a young MC I was part of a group that consisted of a diverse mixture of races - Caribbean, African American, Native American, Central... Read More
Posted 6 days ago
 

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