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Ice Cube ft. 2 Chainz & RedFoo - Drop Girl Artwork

Ice Cube ft. 2 Chainz & RedFoo - Drop Girl

After what seems like years of waiting, we still have yet to receive Ice Cube‘s mega-delayed 10th full-length. But we do have the next best thing: new single Drop Girl. In contrast to the grimy, street-ready vibes of... Read More

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¡MAYDAY! x MURS - Brand New Get Up Artwork

¡MAYDAY! x MURS - Brand New Get Up

Looking for some old fashioned religion? And by old fashioned, we clearly mean alcohol and break dancing? Well, in that case, you’ve come to the perfect place; ¡MAYDAY! x MURS’ new video, Brand New Get Up. If you... Read More

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AWAR x Vanderslice - The Winning Team Cover

AWAR x Vanderslice - The Winning Team [Album]

When a high-caliber NYC rhymesayer like AWAR and a buzzworthy producer such as Vanderslice join forces, their combined powers should leave the competition shaking in its boots. So it's only appropriate that, on their first... Read More

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Common - Nobody’s Smiling Cover

Common - Nobody’s Smiling [Album]

Rap is young man’s game, always churning old waters for the next new thing, always feeding the bones of the previous generation to the next. So it’s no surprise that only a select few manage to build careers that last... Read Full Review

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Meet the New Faces on Common’s “Nobody’s Smiling” (A Guest Verse Album Review) [Feature]

These days you can't throw a rock with out hitting a pissed off, grumpy old emcee. Seemingly every day, a veteran emcee comes out and denounces the new generation of hip-hop artists and fans for not staying true to... Read More

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Kanye Thinks Drake is #1 Right Now - Is He Right? (Rap Power Rankings) [Feature]

Remember when Kanye was dropping new interviews the way Lil Wayne was dropping guest verses in '08? It was kind of a whole thing. But while Yeezy's been relatively quiet lately following his nuptials, Interview Kanye... Read More

Pink Grenade ft. Dizzy Wright - 3 Days in L.A. Artwork

Pink Grenade ft. Dizzy Wright - 3 Days in L.A.

Though nine-piece hip-pop collective Pink Grenade is racing against a two-month deadline to become world famous, the crewmates haven’t let the pressure get to them. Recently, they even spent 3 Days kicking back and... Read More

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Write Brothers - Comeback Artwork

Write Brothers - Comeback

The Write Brothers’ latest feature hardly qualifies as a comeback, since they dropped off Extraordinary I just a few short weeks ago. But, you know what? I won’t nitpick. I’m just happy to see the duo Come... Read More

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August Alsina ft. Nicki Minaj - No Love Artwork

August Alsina ft. Nicki Minaj - No Love

Drake might be the most talked about name in hip hop, but the man dominating the conversation on the R&B side of the aisle is undoubtedly August Alsina. In June, the Def Jam signee impressed with a performance at the BET... Read More

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QuEST - May 10th, 2012 Artwork

QuEST - May 10th, 2012

Earlier this month, QuEST wrapped up his 31-city national tour with rising rap star Logic. Now that he’s back, the Miami rapper could kick back and enjoy the rest of his summer; instead, though, he’s preparing a... Read More

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Summer Thieves - Love Is Lost Artwork

Summer Thieves - Love Is Lost

If I were to draw a Venn diagram with the circles labeled “summer jam” and “breakup song,” the overlap would be mighty small, but that doesn’t mean the two categories are mutually exclusive. With their first... Read More

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Juicy J ft. Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign & Moxie Raia - Shell Shocked Artwork

Juicy J ft. Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign & Moxie Raia - Shell Shocked

To be completely honest, I had no idea another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film was in the works. You could say that the news left me—wait for it—Shell Shocked. The flick’s eponymous theme song, newly released as a... Read More

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Customary - Hanging On Artwork

Customary - Hanging On

There are few feelings worse than that of being strung along and let down by someone you love. Customary knows that feeling well—in fact, he’s experiencing it right now—but he won’t be for much longer. On... Read More

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Denzel White - Better Than the Last Time Artwork

Denzel White - Better Than the Last Time

When someone has suffered several successive heartbreaks, earning their trust can be a Herculean task. When you have the powerful pipes and songwriting chops of indie-R&B buzzmaker Denzel White, however, it becomes quite... Read More

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Sam Smith - I’m Not the Only One Artwork

Sam Smith - I’m Not the Only One

Still riding high off the success of Stay With Me and its Mary J. Blige-assisted revamp, UK soul sensation Sam Smith returns with another poignant single off his studio debut. Like much of the material on the album, this... Read More

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This Week in Hype: The Ernest Baker Special Edition [Feature]

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... Read More

DyMe-A-DuZiN x Kehlani - Stay Up Artwork

DyMe-A-DuZiN x Kehlani - Stay Up

It isn’t even noon round my way, so I doubt many readers in the East Coast time zone are at risk of nodding off. On the off chance you are getting ready to turn in, though, I urge you to Stay Up at least four minutes... Read More

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