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Chance the Rapper’s Building a Huge Career on Free Music

I remember my father’s CD collection, stacked tall in the garage with everything from Tupac to Missy Elliot. The flimsy case, circular disc, alluring cover, how could you resist the yearning to discover what music is... Read More
Posted 3 days ago
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We Listed All 72 of Drake’s Top 100 Billboard Songs, Here’s How

Yesterday, Billboard broke the news that Drake had just gotten his 72nd Top 100 hit with "Tuesday (Remix)," a sales feat that places him just ahead of The Beatles for the most Top 100 appearances of all-time. Not too... Read More
Posted 2 weeks 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 one month 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 one month ago
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Kendrick Sued Over “Rigamortis”, Should He Pay Up? (A Sample Clearance Guide)

Ah the music industry, where lawsuits get passed around like chicken wings at Rick Ross' birthday party. This time around, it involves jazz musicians Willie Jones III and Eric Reed suing Kendrick Lamar for a... Read More
Posted one month ago
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After Wiz Khalifa’s “Blacc Hollywood”, What Does a Number One Album Mean?

Last week's numbers are in, and Wiz Khalifa's new pretty boring album, Blacc Hollywood, landed at number one with 90,000 albums sold first week. That's right, numero uno, and it's the first number... Read More
Posted one month 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 2 months ago
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It’s Def Jam’s Fault Trinidad James Got Dropped By Def Jam

Over the weekend, in a tweet that's since been deleted, Trinidad James revealed that he's been dropped by Def Jam, his label home for the last two years (aka essentially his entire existence as an artist): ... Read More
Posted 2 months ago
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2014’s Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Albums, A Mostly Complete Report

I wasn't lying when I told you I was anticipating Big K.R.I.T's Cadillactica more than any other album this year. But thinking over that statement, it made me realize that I have no real idea what the album... Read More
Posted about 3 months ago
 

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