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Joell Ortiz and Present: Fade to Famous (The Trailer)

Photo Credit: Polina Yamshchikov (for NPR) On Friday, September 12, at the Fade 2 Famous barbershop in Brooklyn, New York, Slaughterhouse mic murderer Joell Ortiz and came together to create the first... Read More
Posted about 2 hours ago
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MajorStage Presents: Maffew Ragazino Live in NYC

New York, N.Y. -- On Thursday, October 9, MajorStage will be bringing Brooklyn mainstay Maffew Ragazino to rock the stage at Manhattan venue Drom. Powered by The DJBooth, the 21-plus event will be hosted... Read More
Posted 4 hours ago
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Meet London Grammar

It's been a hot minute since I shared some dope material outside of our cozy little hip-hop bubble. As you maybe know, my "Meet" pieces started on RefinedHype as a way to share some non-rap. Since the merger, the last few... Read More
Posted 21 hours ago
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The #NoRapHour Happened, It Was Amazing

For those of you who already know the history of #NoRapHour, welcome back. For everyone else who may be new, for an hour today we're going to have a Twitter listening session. It's the closest thing I've ever felt... Read More
Posted 22 hours ago
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Rap Quiz: Bet You Can’t Name The Rapper’s Gov’t Name Vol. 2

Last week we we tested your knowledge of rapper government names. So, this week, we're testing your knowldge of rapper government names again! If you haven't noticed these quiz themes come in... Read More
Posted 23 hours ago
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How to Get Your Music Posted Online: The Email Edition

Every day we receive hundreds and hundreds of e-mails. A good percentage of these e-mails are carefully crafted with the direct recipient, in this case, in mind, but there are (frustratingly) just as many... Read More
Posted one day ago
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A Rapper & Fan’s Guide To Awesome Live Shows

In the real world, job benefits include paid vacation days, health insurance and the occasional office pizza party. In rap blog land, however, none of those perks exist, but that doesn't mean there aren't perks. My... Read More
Posted one day ago
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Big K.R.I.T. Brings Back the Mixtape With “See Me on Top 4” (Album Review)

I'm one of those people who refuses to get rid of the useless crap I've amassed over the years. From lame shit I won at Six Flags to the bike I used when I was 12, it all has to stay. It's even worse with music.... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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Every Sample on Chris Brown’s “X” Album (An Accidental Music Licensing Lesson)

I'll be honest.  Lately I've been writing about samples a lot, and when I started I assumed there'd be me and 12 other people excited to talk about that one second of "Funky President" that gets used... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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Three New Rappers Under 1,000

It all started out as a bet, of sorts. Maybe more like a challenge. In 2014, when a previously unknown artist is being called the next big superstar after their first YouTube video, how "new" can you... Read More
Posted about 3 days ago
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Once Lost, a Lil Wayne Fan Finds His Faith in “Carter V”

Lil Wayne can keep his Carter V. That was my immediate reaction when Wayne's final album was announced. Somewhere between making a clothing brand for Macy’s clearance rack and skateboarding with... Read More
Posted 3 days ago
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5 Dope New Songs You May Have Missed

I want y'all to be locked into The DJBooth at all times. Not just because every pageview matters, but because we post a lot of new music and the thought of you missing what could potentially be your new favorite song... Read More
Posted about 4 days ago
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Best/Worst of The Week: Gambino’s The Best Freestyler, Celebrating “Ready To Die” & 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 6 days ago
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This Week in Hype: Rethinking My Chris Brown Boycott, Angry Young OnCue & More

Welcome to another edition of "This Week in Hype". If you've never listened before, your life will never be the same again. And I mean that literally, because now you'll have listened to this ridiculous podcast in the... Read More
Posted about 7 days ago
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Meet Saba

Is somebody putting something in the deep dish pizza? While Chicago has always birthed talented rappers, lately it has become the epicenter of hip-hop. It seems like every up-and-comer hails from the Windy... Read More
Posted one week ago

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