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Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push

Get ready to feel old, Booth readers; it’s been the better part of a decade since Lupe Fiasco hit the scene with Kick Push. To heads like you or me, the 2006 release of the Chi-Town stalwart’s debut single (the...Read More

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Aaliyah - We Need a Resolution Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Aaliyah - We Need a Resolution

The GOP and the Democratic Party, like many couples, are constantly bickering. Last week, the former’s intransigence over Obama’s health care reforms led to a full-blown government shutdown, which is now in its...Read More

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Clipse - Grindin Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Clipse - Grindin

Though his debut solo set doesn’t drop till next Tuesday, Pusha T is already one of the most successful, established purveyors of coke rap in the industry. How did he attain this lofty position? Simple: Grindin. The...Read More

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Justin Timberlake - Cry Me a River Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Justin Timberlake - Cry Me a River

In a mere five days, Justin Timberlake will be unleashing the highly-anticipated sequel to his March junior set, The 20/20 Experience. Like its predecessor, the LP is guaranteed to burn up the Billboard charts, moving...Read More

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Drake ft. Trey Songz - Replacement Girl Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Drake ft. Trey Songz - Replacement Girl

I know, I know—even in hip-hop years, 2007 ain’t exactly the olden days. But with Drake‘s junior full-length, Nothing Was the Same, fixing to explode onto record store shelves next Tuesday, we thought it would...Read More

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Jay Z - Girls, Girls, Girls Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Jay Z - Girls, Girls, Girls

Twelve years ago yesterday, Jay Z released an album that would, true to its title, became The Blueprint for hip-hop in the early 2000s. Since we’ve already shined the Throwback Thursday spotlight on seminal second...Read More

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Snoop Dogg - Gin & Juice Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Snoop Dogg - Gin & Juice

Today, Snoop Dogg is less a rapper than a multi-genre, multimedia juggernaut; from reality shows, to video games, to films, to (most recently) reggae albums, the Long Beach icon has left his mark on nearly every corner of...Read More

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Beyonce ft. Jay Z - Crazy in Love Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Beyonce ft. Jay Z - Crazy in Love

There’s no surefire trick to achieving a long-lasting relationship, but recording the top-selling urban record of all time together certainly doesn’t seem to hurt; 10 years down the line, Beyoncé and Jay Z are...Read More

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Nelly - Country Grammar (Hot Sh*t) Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Nelly - Country Grammar (Hot Sh*t)

Once upon a time, if you asked someone to name the hottest rappers doing it, they’d list off Jay-Z, Eminem... and Nelly. Yeah, that was as strange for me to type as it was for you to read. But it’s true; during...Read More

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Kendrick Lamar - Hater Love Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Kendrick Lamar - Hater Love

Throwback Thursday: This week will go down in hip-hop history as the week that Kendrick Lamar and Control took over hip-hop. So for today’s Throwback Thursday, we thought it’d be only right to take a look at where...Read More

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The Pharcyde - Drop Artwork

Throwback Thursday: The Pharcyde - Drop

In regard to most rappers, saying that they know their lyrics backward and forward would be a figure of speech. When it comes to The Pharcyde, that’s the gospel truth. Drop, the 1995 lead single off sophomore...Read More

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Camp Lo - Luchini (AKA This Is It) Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Camp Lo - Luchini (AKA This Is It)

To date, most of our Throwback Thursday selections have been commercial hits that played an integral role in catapulting their artists to the upper echelons of mainstream success. This week, we shine the spotlight on a group...Read More

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Common - I Used to Love H.E.R. Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Common - I Used to Love H.E.R.

To this day, whenever I hear a rapper giving a first-person account of a romantic relationship, I listen between the lines to ascertain whether the woman (or, more rarely, the man) at the heart of the drama is actually a...Read More

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50 Cent - In da Club Artwork

Throwback Thursday: 50 Cent - In da Club

Earlier this week, 50 Cent fans received a disappointing piece of news: the rapper’s fifth studio album, Street King Immortal, had been pushed back indefinitely. But fear not—if you’ve been fiending for new...Read More

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Eminem - My Name Is Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Eminem - My Name Is

More than any rapper before or since, Eminem has become a true household name. Whether you’re talking to a preschooler or your grandmother, the man needs no introduction. So it’s strange to think that his...Read More

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Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day

Is it ever a bad day to listen to It Was a Good Day? To answer my own rhetorical question, hell no. Whether you’re looking to upgrade a decent morning to “great” or salvage a day that’s gotten off on the wrong...Read More

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Jay-Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A.) Artwork

Throwback Thursday: Jay-Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A.)

Last week, Jay-Z announced that Samsung had purchased one million copies of forthcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail for free digital distribution, effectively achieving Platinum certification weeks before the LP’s July...Read More

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