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Real Recognize Real: Wrekonize on Pink Floyd, the Rise of TDE & More

Sometimes it can feel like artists move through the world in their own bubble, orbiting around each other but never touching, especially in hip-hop when biting and copying is a cardinal sin. But the truth is, music...

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Meet the New Faces on Common’s “Nobody’s Smiling” (A Guest Verse Album Review)

These days you can't throw a rock with out hitting a pissed off, grumpy old emcee. Seemingly every day, a veteran emcee comes out and denounces the new generation of hip-hop artists and fans for not staying true to...

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Kanye Thinks Drake is #1 Right Now - Is He Right? (Rap Power Rankings)

Remember when Kanye was dropping new interviews the way Lil Wayne was dropping guest verses in '08? It was kind of a whole thing. But while Yeezy's been relatively quiet lately following his nuptials, Interview Kanye...

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This Week in Hype: The Ernest Baker Special Edition

My apologies DJBooth Nation. The "This Week in Hype" podcast has been on hiatus for the last two weeks because I've been on a Hunter S. Thompson-esque binge vacation. I know, I know, you've been crying yourself...

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Best/Worst of the Week: Drake Kills the ESPYs, Adele’s Fake Album & 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...

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Bobby Shmurda is the New Worst Thing to Happen to Shmusic

I've been around long enough to live through several Hip-Hop State of Emergencys. Vanilla Ice was the worst thing to happen to hip-hop since forever, and he was, but hip-hop soldiered on. And then it was the rise of...

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Chipotle Sessions: Burritos, Grandmas & Rap With Case Arnold

VICE sends their reporters to all parts of the world. Rolling Stone writers? They get to spend weeks traveling next to some of the biggest stars in the world, profiling their every move. Here at the DJBooth, we go to Chipotle...

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Meet Morgan James

I must have said "I'm never drinking again" about 40 times; each one a bigger lie than the next. Sunday was a rough day to say the least. After planning to have a low-key Saturday, of course we went out, got drunk,...

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Mick Jenkins, The Conscience #TopProspects

It's hard to pinpoint exactly when the word "conscience" became a taboo in hip-hop, when a simple test - "Do these words actually mean anything?" - went from an essential tenet of rapping to an albatross. It...

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Drake’s New Album is Titled “Views From the 6”: Dope, Wack or Eh?

Why does anyone care about album titles? Doesn't the album sound the exact same, no matter what the title is? Trick question, of course it fucking matters. Whether it's a movie, book, song or album, artists...

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My Two Year Anniversary At DJBooth

(Left to right: Nathan, Lucas, K. Sparks, Z) It was another dreary winter day in Bethesda, Maryland. I had just gotten lunch from the same place I had gotten lunch for the past three weeks, and as I was sitting at my desk,...

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Three Artists Under 1,000: The Inaugural Edition

It all started out as a bet, of sorts. Maybe more like a challenge. In 2014, when previously unknown artists are being called the next big superstar after their first YouTube video, how "new" can you...

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