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Closing Act: Why I’m Quitting Jay Electronica

What's the famous adage? "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Well, for my relationship with Jay Electronica, it's, "Fool me once shame on you. Fool me seven hundred thousand times, shame on me."... Read More
Posted 16 hours ago
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Overlooked Dopeness: Kendrick Lamar’s “Buried Alive (Interlude)”

[Editor's Note: Kevin originally came up with this article before "i" dropped. At the risk of inducing Kendrick-overload this week, I thought that now - when seemingly all of hip-hop's talking about Kenrick's... Read More
Posted 5 days ago
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Inside the Verse: QuESt Breaks Down His “Automatic” Verse (Video)

Subscribe to DJBoothTV While Rick Ross' Miami has largely become what nation pictures when they think of South Florida rap, there's yet another Miami, a Miami filled with hip-hop artists devoted to lyricism and... Read More
Posted 6 days ago
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This Is My Rifle: Being Black in America (An Outsider’s Perspective)

Racial identity is a matter of perspective. Growing up I never thought much about race. As a young MC I was part of a group that consisted of a diverse mixture of races - Caribbean, African American, Native American, Central... Read More
Posted 6 days ago
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Magnum Opus: Falling in Love With Common’s “The Light” Again (Video)

Born and raised in D.C., I have passed by or visited pretty much every D.C. landmark or museum about a thousand times. Whenever we had family in town, we took them to see the sights. I don't know whether I've had... Read More
Posted one week ago
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One Song to Prove Lil Wayne is a Dope Rapper

About two weeks ago, thanks to a reader suggestion, we did a piece called, One Song To Prove Kanye Can Rap and it blew the fuck up. Partly because Kanye is the King of the Pageviews and partly because the task at... Read More
Posted one week ago
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The Death of XXL Magazine & The Quest for Internet Immortality

I don’t know when my lust for immortality begun, likely around the time of my first midlife crisis at the tender age of 18, but I knew eternal life for a writer wouldn’t be achieved on the internet. Writing words... Read More
Posted one week ago
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After “i”, is Kendrick Lamar the GOAT Yet?

I write about hip-hop for a living, so literally every day I have a conversation about Rick Ross' cup size Kendrick Lamar. And almost every one of those conversations eventually ends up with the same question;... Read More
Posted one week 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 DJBooth.net, in mind, but there are (frustratingly) just as many... Read More
Posted about 2 weeks 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 about 2 weeks 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 about 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 about 3 weeks ago
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One Song to Prove Kanye West is a Dope Rapper

Part of why they pay me Jay Z Memphis Bleek money is to think up original, engaging ideas for feature content, but on the real it's much easier when y'all just do my job for me. Case in point, loyal DJBooth... Read More
Posted about 3 weeks ago
 

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