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Dave East Stars in MajorStage’s Latest “#StreetLines” Video

Subscribe to DJBoothTV New York, N.Y. -- This Wednesday, August 20, Dave East will be taking the stage at Manhattan venue Drom in a show presented by MajorStage and powered by The...

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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...

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Interview With a “White Rapper”: Rittz on Race, Respect & Hip-Hop

As a white person who both loves hip-hop and has made it my occupation, I often think about how I maneuver in an art form rooted in experiences and circumstances drastically different than my own. And I only write about...

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The DJBooth Announces the Winners of Chuck Inglish’s “Legs” Remix Contest

New York, N.Y. -- Earlier this year, Chuck Inglish invited current and aspiring beatsmiths to submit their remixes of "Legs," the lead single off solo debut album Convertibles, for a chance to win a...

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Hey! From Kanye to Gambino, Breaking Down Rap’s Most Popular Sample

Years ago now, when "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" first exploded into our collective ears and I was happily (and obsessively) listening to it note by note, I noticed Kanye using a vocal "hey!" sample on...

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MajorStage Presents: DyMe-A-DuZiN Live in NYC (Powered by The DJBooth)

New York, N.Y.—On Friday, September 5, MajorStage will be bringing Big Apple buzzmaker DyMe-A-DuZiN to rock the stage at Manhattan venue Drom. Powered by The DJBooth, the 21-plus event will be...

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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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The Hypemen Podcast, The Lost Episodes: A-Trak

Way…..way….way….back in the day (aka 2010), when the entire concept of a rap podcast was still in its infancy, there was the Hypemen podcast. Up until the last episode in July of 2011, the...

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5 More Dope Songs You May Have Missed

I want y'all to be locked in to 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...

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Lupe Fiasco Puts Ratchet Appeal With a Concept “Next To It”

By now, judging by the amount of articles I’ve written about him, you know my bias when it comes to Lupe Fiasco. That’s not a secret, and frankly that’s neither here nor there when I'm pointing...

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The Allure of Artist Anonymity in the Internet Age

There’s a natural, human attraction to mystery. We are all drawn to the unknown. The man with the mask is more alluring than the man without, and I used to look at even unmasked rappers through the lens of...

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Rap Quiz: Bet You Can’t Name That Album By The Tracklist Vol. 2

We tried this last week and y'all seemed to love getting your rap nerd on. So, we figured if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Name that album...again! To recap for those new, have you ever sworn you know a song...

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