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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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Michael Christmas, The Original #TopProspects

Why is Michael Christmas a DJBooth Top Prospect? We couldn't tell you, preciely, and that's the point. In the age of the internet it's easier than ever to turn music into a statistical equation. If you're...

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Real Recognize Real: GoldLink on Loving Lil Bibby, Shaq & Robots

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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Janine & the Mixtape, The Voice #TopProspects

To say the music industry has undergone a seismic shift in the past decade would be an understatement. Giant record stores that once stood like monoliths in Times Square are now boarded up as people walk around with near...

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CyHi The Prynce on Learning from Kanye, “Black Hystori” & More (Video)

Subscribe to DJBoothTV   Despite a plethora of appearances and credits on every Kanye West project since the Good Fridays series, CyHi The Prynce is often thought of as a background player in GOOD Music, and...

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The Hypemen Podcast, The Lost Episodes: Pete Wentz

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 Rosenthal brothers and...

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Real Recognize Real: Hoodie Allen on Outkast, Superhero Music & 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 isn't made...

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Tour Buses & Titty Signings: Life With Rittz on the OD Tour

Concert reviews are a lot like that epic party that you missed. It never sounds as good the day after, and really, unless you were there, you just don't have the same experience. Hearing about how Action Bronson scrapped with...

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Album Reflections: Talking “All My Angles Are Right” With CYNE

Music fans are a greedy bunch. With the glorious interwebz, it is easier than ever to consume music without any thought or connection to the artist; all it takes is a few clicks of the mouse to be drowning in a sea of new...

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Cole, Keyboards, & “Cousins”: Catching Up With Bas On Tour

With social media and of course blogs, the internet is seen as the proving ground for up and coming emcees. While the world wide web is important, it shouldn't be the end all be all. I'd argue that a great live show is just...

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Real Recognize Real: King Mez on Biggie’s Influence, Azizi Gibson & 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 isn't made...

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Behind The Boards: Pop Wansel on Major Label Connects, Being Overlooked & More [Interview]

Producers are a lot like the offensive line of a football team. They can make the superstar quarterback look great, but rarely do they get the credit they deserve. Well, here at The DJBooth we say no more. Behind The...

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