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This Week in Hype: Rapper Free Agency, How Hip-Hop Sites Make Money & More

Only three things are guaranteed in life: Death, taxes and a new "This Week in Hype" podcast every Friday. Unless I'm too busy to do the podcast, in which case it's just death and taxes. This week, I...

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This Week in Hype Special Edition: Ferguson & The Value of Human Life

On Monday morning I was planning on talking about the anniversary of Kendrick's "Control" verse, or maybe Kanye's "All Day", on this week's podcast. Then, on Monday afternoon, word of Robin Williams' death...

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This Week in Hype: The Major Labels’ Broken Financial System, Trinidad James & More

I'd apologize for the lack of "This Week in Hype" podcasts lately, I'd make some excuse about how I've been moving to a new city and life's just crazy right now, but y'all have actual jobs that are...

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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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This Week in Hype: Weezy’s Rap Resurgence, Busta Rhymes’ Legacy & More

Over 200 years ago our forefathers declared America an independent land free from tyranny, thus marking the beginning of freedoms the likes of which the world has never known. And what better way to celebrate than with a rap...

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This Week in Hype: The Pancakes vs. Waffles Roundtable

This week I was in NYC for the yearly DJBooth get together and considered just doing the same ol' boring amazeballs podcast. But then I realized it'd be, well, about another year before this particular collection of internet...

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This Week in Hype: 50’s Album Flops, Why I’m Not Listening to Rap & More

Welcome to another episode of the "This Week in Hype" podcast. I'm not saying you have to listen, I'm just saying don't be surprised if you get to heaven and discover god is a huge fan. This week, I ride solo dolo....

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This Week in Hype: How to Make It On the Internet (As a Writer)

Welcome to another episode of the "This Week in Hype" podcast. If you've been looking for a podcast run by a functional alcoholic who sometimes talks about rap and other times talks about whatever the fuck he wants, good...

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This Week in Hype: Dr. Dre’s $3 Billion Beats, Global Rap & More

Welcome to another episode of the "This Week in Hype" podcast. I promised y'all nothing would change with the new merger, and it hasn't. I'm still swearing, making little to no sense for long stretches of time, and...

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This Week in Hype: The Death of “Indie” Rap, 15 Minutes With Pusha T & More

Welcome to another episode of the "This Week in Hype" podcast. It's like Shakespeare, only with Rosa Acosta's titties instead of romantic sonnets. Other than that though, exact same thing.  After last...

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This Week in Hype: Hot Dogs, Chicago & Creativity with Alex Wiley

A new generation of artists have vaulted Chicago back into the national hip-hop spotlight, but while the drill scene certainly has an identifiable sound, the other movement in the Chi is defined by its drive to fight off...

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This Week in Hype: Chance’s Anniversary, the Hardest Podcast With Locksmith & More

I'm really not sure why, but I keep putting out these "This Week in Hype" podcasts, and y'all keep asking for me. You're probably drunk, but hey, I got love for my fellow drunks. So we'll just have...

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