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Slaine - The King of Everything Else [Album]

In his heyday, Biggie Smalls declared himself King of New York—a title which Kendrick Lamar would provocatively claim on last year's Control (#HOF). As for Massachusetts native and La Coka Nostra member Slaine, he doesn't... Read More

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HSVN ft. Arima Ederra - Whenever I Plz

At the bottom of July, Los Angeles beatsmith HSVN gave our readers a sneak peek at his latest project, allowing Boothgoers to listen to the Supreme EP in full one day before its release. You can still take advantage of the... Read More

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

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... Read More

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J NICS ft. Sean Buck & Prez P - Respect My Mind

Months ago, when J NICS recorded Respect My Mind, the Booth fave had no idea that the death of Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown would turn racism and police brutality into hot-button issues on the national scene. The... Read More

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Ricky Dubs ft. Mick Jenkins & YC The Cynic - Keep It 100 Artwork

Ricky Dubs ft. Mick Jenkins & YC The Cynic - Keep It 100

Chicago’s Mick Jenkins and Bronx native YC The Cynic may hail from different regions, but their similarities far outweight their differences. For example, neither is able to tolerate even the faintest whiff of fakeness.... Read More

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G-Unit - Ahhh Sh*t

Ahhh Sh*t! G-Unit is back with another fresh promo single, and this one finds 50 and company grappling with the ongoing conflicts in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 808 Mafia member TM‘s minimal, percussion-driven boardwork,... Read More

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QuEST - Hunger

After four singles—May 10, 2012, Automatic, Lost N**gas and Struggle Rapper—listeners endowed with basic pattern recognition skills have likely concluded that QuEST‘s next album is gonna be dope. Nonetheless,... Read More

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Phaze3 - Different

Introduced to the Booth readership via April 2013’s reader-approved Ur the One, indie R&B trio Phaze3 has been quiet for the past year and change. Today, they make their long-awaited return to our front page with... Read More

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ILOVEMAKONNEN ft. Key! - Doubted Artwork

ILOVEMAKONNEN ft. Key! - Doubted

Just hours after showing up as a guest on Trinidad Jame$‘s latest mixtape single, H.O.M.E. (Hating on Me), ILOVEMAKONNEN is back on our front page with his first solo Booth feature. On this freshly-minted promo cut, the... Read More

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Jarv Dee ft. Cam the Mac - Guns Around Artwork

Jarv Dee ft. Cam the Mac - Guns Around

On a societal level, the harmful effects of lax gun laws are clear. At the same time, when you’re living in constant fear for your life, and the police seem more interested in harassing than protecting you, packing heat... Read More

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HAIM ft. A$AP Ferg - My Song 5

Days Are Gone, the debut full-length from UK pop-rock trio HAIM, was one of my favorite non-hip hop releases of 2013. Now, A$AP Ferg‘s given us the perfect excuse to introduce them to Booth readers by jumping on a new... Read More

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Top 20 Rap Songs Chart (August 18, 2014) [Playlist]

Billboard who? Everybody knows that the only charts that really matter are the DJBooth Top 20s. You can always find out which songs were the week’s most popular, but why only use those eyes when you’ve also got those... Read More

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Top 20 Hip Hop / R&B Songs Chart (August 18, 2014) [Playlist]

Billboard who? Everybody knows that the only charts that really matter are the DJBooth Top 20s. You can always find out which songs were the week’s most popular, but why only use those eyes when you’ve also got those... Read More

White Gzus ft. Sulaiman - Where It’s At (Clasick Mix) Artwork

White Gzus ft. Sulaiman - Where It’s At (Clasick Mix)

Two buzzmaking spitters from the Windy City, Gzus Piece and Blanco Caine have joined forced to form aptly-named duo White Gzus. Our introduction to the rappers both individully and as a duo, promo single Where It’s At... Read More

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Tree - Bang Bang

The role of chance encounters in the music game can’t be underestimated, and Noah Sims‘s story is a case in point. Windy City rhymesayer Tree met Noah and his mother while biking some merch to a handful of fans... Read More

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Trinidad Jame$ ft. ILOVEMAKONNEN - H.O.M.E. (Hating On Me) Artwork

Trinidad Jame$ ft. ILOVEMAKONNEN - H.O.M.E. (Hating On Me)

In the wake of Trinidad Jame$‘s split with Def Jam, those who have been shouting “one-hit wonder” from the get-go are undoubtedly feeling vindicated. But they shouldn’t congratulate themselves just yet. Today,... Read More

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Jonwayne ft. Scoop Deville - Kenan and Kale Artwork

Jonwayne ft. Scoop Deville - Kenan and Kale

The last entry in Jonwayne‘s ongoing digital series took its name from Nostradamus, a 16th Century French seer whose prophecies are cited (by the extremely gullible) to this day. This Wayniac Monday, the Stones Throw... Read More

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