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From Drake to Kanye, The Rap Power Rankings (February, 2015)

I've wanted to do an ongoing Rap Power Rankings for literally years now, and with the good folks at Green Label on the squad, I finally decided to go for it.  In theory the Rap Power Rankings is all about... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Need to Get Away From All That Snow? Check Out Our Vacation Playlist

Look outside. Unless you're chilling in sunny California, there's a pretty good chance you're looking at enough snow to cover Dikembe Mutumbo. We're talking the worst winter in the last 50 years, snow so deep,... Read More
Posted 3 weeks ago
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From Kanye to Big Sean, The Rap Power Rankings (January, 2015)

More than any other genre, hip-hop is a competition. Rappers are constantly fighting for position, battling for the top spot in a sport whose season never ends, and hip-hop fans are just as feverish about arguing for their... Read More
Posted one month ago
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From Kanye to Bump J, 8 Chicago Songs Only a Local Loves

My job is awesome because it lets me travel, and everywhere I go, I ask the locals to name the song guaranteed to get the party moving in their city that's virtually unheard of anywhere else. Throw on "Southside" in... Read More
Posted one month ago
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10 Rappers Who Are Going to Blow Up in 2015

Trying to guess what rapper will blow up in any given year is an impossible task. In addition to hard work and talent, there's an almost mind-blowingly complex web of fate, behind-the-scenes players and outright luck... Read More
Posted 2 months ago
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The Best (Non Rap) Live Shows I’ve Seen This Year

I've been to a lot of live shows. Like a lot. From New York City to Los Angeles and everywhere in between, there aren't many cities in the country that I haven't been told to throw my hands. As spoiled and... Read More
Posted 3 months ago
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Meet Astro, Hip-Hop’s X Factor

When the world gets its first glimpse of you on television, it can be hard, if not impossible, to ever overcome the "reality show star" label plastered to you. But against all the odds, former X-Factor star Astro is... Read More
Posted 3 months ago
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Green Label Sound Issues Open Call to Awesome Artists (Enter & Win)

Green Label Sound has been giving new artists like Joey Bada$$ support in making great music for years, and now they're turning the spotlight on all of the independent artists who make up DJBooth Nation.  From now... Read More
Posted 3 months ago
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Synched Soundtrack: Why Don’t We Fall in Love?

Why are we so suspicious of love? In 2014, the idea of pure, simple romance is almost looked down on. Love is cheesy. Love is corny. Romance is dead, replaced by irony and skepticism.  But here's the thing; falling... Read More
Posted 4 months ago
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Ten Albums You Need to Start a Vinyl Collection

Don't call it a comeback, vinyl's been here for years. Vinyl is enjoying an absolute rennaisance now as listeners feeling alientated by digital technology search for ways to more physically connect with the music they... Read More
Posted 4 months ago