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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 5 hours 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 exist, but that doesn't mean there aren't perks. My job... Read More
Posted 5 hours 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 11 hours 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 23 hours ago
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Three New Rappers Under 1,000

It all started out as a bet, of sorts. Maybe more like a challenge. In 2014, when a previously unknown artist is being called the next big superstar after their first YouTube video, how "new" can you... Read More
Posted one day 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 days ago
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5 Dope New Songs You May Have Missed

I want y'all to be locked into The DJBooth at all times. Not just because every pageview matters, but because we post a lot of new music and the thought of you missing what could potentially be your new favorite song... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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Best/Worst of The Week: Gambino’s The Best Freestyler, Celebrating “Ready To Die” & More

Listen, it's Friday, we get it. Nobody really wants to do anything that involves using your brain. So "Best/Worst" will provide you with both the biggest Fails and the most awesome-awesomeness, as well as some of the best... Read More
Posted 5 days ago
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This Week in Hype: Rethinking My Chris Brown Boycott, Angry Young OnCue & More

Welcome to another edition of "This Week in Hype". If you've never listened before, your life will never be the same again. And I mean that literally, because now you'll have listened to this ridiculous podcast in the... Read More
Posted 5 days ago
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Meet Saba

Is somebody putting something in the deep dish pizza? While Chicago has always birthed talented rappers, lately it has become the epicenter of hip-hop. It seems like every up-and-comer hails from the Windy... Read More
Posted 5 days ago
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Rap Quiz: Bet You Don’t Know The Rapper’s Government Name

Quiz time! Now that y'all know every tracklist for every album ever and every rap line in history we figured it was time to move on. Just kidding...well...sorta. We definitely didn't cover every album and notable... Read More
Posted 6 days 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 one week 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 one week ago
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Kendrick’s Verse on Chris Brown’s “Autumn Leaves” Isn’t Terrible

There are literally thousands, if not millions, of people for whom the words "new Chris Brown song" illicts the sudden and pressing need to jump on the nearest interwebs connection and listen to Breezy's latest work.... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Gay or Straight, Let Young Thug Be Young Thug

Late in the afternoon on August 26, Young Thug started trending. This shouldn’t be a surprise considering Thug’s ascension from hometown hero to hip-hop hitmaker within the last two years. From features with rap... Read More
Posted one week ago
 

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