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The Hypemen Podcast, The Lost Episodes: Jean Grae

Way…..way….way….back in the day (aka 2010), when the entire concept of a rap podcast was still in its infancy, there was the Hypemen podcast. Up until the last episode in July of 2011, the...

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Where Brooklyn At? Take the NYC Rapper Borough Quiz

Geography is as important to rappers as it was to Christopher Columbus. First question when you hear a rapper? Name. Second? Where are they from? Granted. zip code has no actual direct connection to skill, but...

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Russ, The Wild Card #TopProspects

When we announced our new Top Prospects, I stressed that the series wasn't about predicting who will blow up next. If we were trying to do that, we'd take a look at what's currently popular, find all...

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MajorStage Presents: Daytona Live in NYC (Powered by The DJBooth)

New York, N.Y.—On Friday, August 8, MajorStage will be bringing Bronx rhymesayer and new Surf School signee Daytona to rock the stage at Manhattan venue Drom. Powered by The DJBooth, the 21-plus...

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Even More Porn Stars in Music Videos (NSFW)

I've been writing professionally for almost a decade now, and in that time I've done everything from cover the 2008 presidential election to interview Pusha T. But I'm increasingly forced to confront the fact that...

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Pancakes vs. Waffles (& Gin vs. Beer) With Wax at Warped Tour

Usually when I go to shows I like to rock my "Detox Isn't Dropping" shirt; as it's good for a few laughs or the start of a good conversation with a hip-hop head. Yesterday, as I threw it on before heading to...

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This Is My Rifle: Dying From a Fear of Being Average (More Harsh Reality)

Thump-thump.. Thump-thump.. Thump-thump……. Thump-tHuuuuUUummmMMmmPPP Right now I’m lying in a hospital bed staring up at the stale neon lights that roll along the ceiling of the cardiovascular unit. My...

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Win a Pair of SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks Headphones from DJBooth!

"No thanks, I don't really need new dope head phones," said no one ever.  There literally aren't many people in the world who spend more time listening to music than the DJBooth staff, except the devoted member...

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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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