New Hip Hop Songs - Editors Picks


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Markis Precise ft. Elzhi & Fashawn - Kiss the Ring Artwork

Markis Precise ft. Elzhi & Fashawn - Kiss the Ring

Like Don Corleone, Booth newcomer Markis Precise likes to work behind the scenes, drawing from his formidable cast of connects when something needs to get done. For example, today the Golden State beatsmith has pulled a few...Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Mick Jenkins - Lazarus Artwork

Mick Jenkins - Lazarus

Mick Jenkins may dub himself “young Lazarus” on his latest feature, but don’t get it twisted: the record is less a return from the dead than the continuation of an ongoing rise to prominence. Earlier this year, the...Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Grieves - Recluse Artwork

Grieves - Recluse

Unsurprisingly given the often-introspective content of his bars, Grieves is a man who values his alone time. Thankfully, the Rhymesayers emcee isn’t too much of a Recluse to feed his hungry fanbase with the occasional...Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Citizen Shade - Thank You for Your Time Artwork

Citizen Shade - Thank You for Your Time

Whereas some recording artists feel entitled to attention and praise simply for cutting a record, Booth newcomer Citizen Shade knows that every minute on this earth is a precious thing. Thus, with the title of his first...Read More

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D1 - Fade to Black Artwork

D1 - Fade to Black

For some indecisive folks, a breakup is just an excuse to get back together, which is just an excuse to break up again, and so on ad infinitum. Not so for D1. When he walks out the door, the screen Fades to Black and the...Read More

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Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc - Show Me the Way Artwork

Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc - Show Me the Way

On the lead single off their forthcoming comeback LP, featured in mid-June, Dilated Peoples told us that they were as “Good as Gone.” So it might come as a surprise to see the West Coast underground vets stopping for...Read More

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Analogic & Madkem - Natural High Artwork

Analogic & Madkem - Natural High

In early June, Analogic and Madkem stoked the flames of anticipation for their then-upcoming collaborative debut with the release of Queens, a hustle anthem dedicated to their mutual home borough. Now that the project is on...Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Scarface ft. Akon - The Exit Plan Artwork

Scarface ft. Akon - The Exit Plan

Given the H-Town veteran’s twenty-plus years of experience in the game, it’s natural that youngins turn to Scarface for advice on how to conduct their hustle. And he’s happy to oblige ‘em. On The Exit...Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Raz Simone - Bow Down Artwork

Raz Simone - Bow Down

Though Raz Simone is currently traveling the U.S. with Rittz and Taylor Gang‘s Tuki Carter (Click here to read our own Lucas S.‘s coverage of the tour.), the Seattle rhymesayer isn’t about to leave his fans...Read More

Average Rating: 32101
OnCue x Just Blaze - This View From Here Artwork

OnCue x Just Blaze - This View From Here

It may be lonely at the top but, on the bright side, there’s a hell of a view. On This View From Here, the latest single off his long-awaited Angry Young Man LP, OnCue drinks in the panorama that stretches before his...Read More

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Elle Varner ft. A$AP Ferg - Don’t Wanna Dance Artwork

Elle Varner ft. A$AP Ferg - Don’t Wanna Dance

We all have those evenings when we Don’t really Wanna Dance, but the right song can inspire rhythmic movement in even the most tired body. For example, I defy you to listen to Elle Varner‘s lush new single without...Read More

Average Rating: 32101
SPZRKT - Share the World Artwork

SPZRKT - Share the World

Though December 2013 saw SPZRKT step into the Booth with a remix of JMSN‘s Love & Pain, and a few guest spots followed, we have yet to bring you any original material from the indie-R&B buzzmaker. Today, that...Read More

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DJ Infamous ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Yo Gotti - Somethin’ Right Artwork

DJ Infamous ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Yo Gotti - Somethin’ Right

When the haters are talking about you, attractive men and/or women are blowing up your phone and the feds are sniffing around your door, you know you must be doing Somethin’ Right. (OK, not so much the feds thing.) On...Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Black EL - White ‘95 Maxima Artwork

Black EL - White ‘95 Maxima

As we learned from late June’s Olde English 800, Black EL doesn’t reach for the most expensive bottle when it’s time to get his drink on; the Motown repper prefers something affordable that’ll get the...Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Taylor Bennett ft. King L - New Chevy Artwork

Taylor Bennett ft. King L - New Chevy

Taylor Bennett may be Chance The Rapper’s brother, but, at least for me, I don’t see him that way; I actually knew about him before I did Chance. Besides can’t he just be his own man? I suspect he could be...Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Wiz Khalifa ft. Rick Ross, Nas & Schoolboy Q - We Dem Boyz (Remix II) Artwork

Wiz Khalifa ft. Rick Ross, Nas & Schoolboy Q - We Dem Boyz (Remix II)

As Lil Wayne so often said, “It’s the remix to the remix, baby.” Ok, so maybe he didn’t exactly say that, but how many times do you get a remix to a remix? After the original and the original-remix...Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Vivian Green - Get Right Back to My Baby Artwork

Vivian Green - Get Right Back to My Baby

Vivian Green is new to our pages, but R&B heads should have no trouble recognizing her; the singer/songwriter’s been crafting smooth, soulful cuts since way back in ‘97. On the off chance you’re not...Read More

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