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Rap Quiz: Bet You Can’t Name That Sample (Pt. 1)

Fuck Michael McDonald. Sampling's the best! I've kind of been obsessed with sampling lately--well, more so than usual-- so I figured, why not turn my flip fascination into our latest quiz topic. We did this way... Read More
Posted one hour ago
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Not a College Dropout: When I Fell in Love With Music

"I don't remember you being that big into music" my father uttered casually.... The words echoed in my head. I closed Questlove's memoirs, set down my frozen rum drink, and looked at my dad sitting one beach chair... Read More
Posted 2 hours ago
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Every Girl Drake’s Ever Mentioned in a Song Ever

(Art by WHIP, who's awesome and you should check out.) In hip-hop we hold certain truths to be self-evident: Illmatic is a classic, JAY Z is past his prime and Drake raps about women, a lot. I mean alot-alot.... Read More
Posted 3 hours ago
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Vote for the Winner of TheDrumBroker.com & DJBooth.net’s “Uncut Raw” Remix Contest!

At the top of February, The DJBooth and Drum Brokers invited up-and-coming beatsmiths to submit their remixes of "Uncut Raw," a single off Havoc's 13 Reloaded LP, for the chance to win a hefty dose of... Read More
Posted 3 hours ago
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Epic Fail: Bobby Shmurda’s Label Cashed In & Then Bailed Out

Bobby Shmurda has the face of a baby, hairless, but his child-like exterior is far from a representation of his music. When a young rapper achieves acclaim with a dance attached to their name, you might expect something like... Read More
Posted one day ago
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You Should Listen to Our Indie Hip-Hop Countdown Show on Dash Radio

When DJ Skee launched his online radio network, Dash Radio, he wanted to create a place that could play music major radio stations wouldn't touch. As he said, “Radio was the first social network, the first time... Read More
Posted one day ago
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Inside the Verse: Ben Stevenson “Summer Dealer” (Video)

Subscribe to DJBoothTV "I watched the ceiling fan go round and round again / I can't believe you went but you're gone."  For the latest episode of our Inside the Verse video series, Toronto... Read More
Posted one day ago
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Could Kanye’s Rapper Reparations Idea Actually Work?

Don't worry, this isn't going to be yet another article about why Kanye is the worst/greatest human/god in the history of hip-hop/human civilization. I'm not going to talk about 30 showers, his wife's... Read More
Posted about 2 days ago
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Open Mic: Why Rappers Need to Play Small Shows

I spend my weekdays tucked into a quiet corner, typing words onto blank documents, starting in early mornings that seamlessly bleed into moonlit nights. Time tends to fly when you’re young and passionate. The music I... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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“Music Saved My Life, Again”: The Story Behind Fashawn’s “The Ecology”

Fashawn's new album, The Ecology, almost didn't happen because Fashawn almost gave up, twice. Before his 2009 project, Boy Meets World, Fashawn was on the verge of packing in his musical aspirations. He had a... Read More
Posted 3 days ago
 

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