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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 one week 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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Run That Back: J. Rawls on Black Star & the Creation of “Brown Skin Lady”

With the rapid growth of streaming services, more and more labels are making their entire catalogs available to the market. Rare records you once had to scour local mom and pop shops for, even five to ten years ago, are now... Read More
Posted one week ago
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“I’m Real”: Five Questions With Raury

If you've listened to music at all in the past month, you've likely heard the name Raury floating around; in just a short amount of time he's become a very big deal. While his music speaks for itself, the man... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Behind The Boards: THX on Smoking With Snoop, TV & Movie Placements & More

(Photo via Instagram) As the great twentieth century philosopher Marshall Mathers once said, "You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow." Corny as it may be, it is good advice, especially in the music... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Anderson .Paak Breaks Down His 15 Favorite Songs of All-Time

No matter what your relationship is with music - whether you are a DJBooth reader, a blogger, a struggle rapper or a platinum selling artist - we all started out as fans; everyone has those 15-20 songs that... Read More
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Indie Industry: Damien Ritter on the Business of Being Funk Volume

Forget friends; business runs best when blended with family. The folks at Funk Volume - Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, DJ Hoppa and SwizZz - are not bound by blood, but the bond is strong as steel. As one... Read More
Posted one month ago
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Interview With a “White Rapper”: Rittz on Race, Respect & Hip-Hop

As a white person who both loves hip-hop and has made it my occupation, I often think about how I maneuver in an art form rooted in experiences and circumstances drastically different than my own. And I only write about... Read More
Posted one month ago
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Worst Comes to Worst: DJ Babu on the Fight to Make Dilated Peoples’ New Album

"Maybe we don't have it anymore." Sixth grade. A friend says he's got the new Dilated Peoples. "You mean Dilated pupils?" I ask. "Uh no," he responds, "peoples." Then I said, "No, I really... Read More
Posted one month ago
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Meet Rich Quick

There is one indie artist, who, without fail, appears on the charts right next to some of the biggest names around. He is the only indie artist to appear on the 25 most popular songs of 2014 list - he came in at number... Read More
Posted one month ago
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Real Recognize Real: Boldy James on EPMD’s Influence, His Point Guard Potential & 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... Read More
Posted one month ago
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F**k Wells Fargo: EOM on Wax, Chamilionaire and Sample Flips

It was hot and muggy, I was jet lagged (and hadn't slept for more than two hours), and I was tired of hearing Yellowcard (although I may secretly love "Ocean Avenue"). Welcome to the Warped Tour, ladies and... Read More
Posted one month ago
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It’s Electric: An EDM Guide For the Hip-Hop Head

Hip-hop is our bread and butter here at The DJBooth. And while I'm always into learning about different sub-genres of music, at the end of the day it's rap that puts Chipotle on my table. With all... Read More
Posted about 2 months ago
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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... Read More
Posted about 2 months ago
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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... Read More
Posted about 2 months ago
 

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