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From Kanye to Kevin Abstract, a Personal Music Video Lineage

By CineMasai | about 25 minutes ago
Kanye's creative vision birthed a generation of artists unafraid to be themselves in music videos.
Tags: Opinion

It Took 11 Years & 9 Albums, But the Real Rick Ross Finally Stood Up

By John Gotty | about 2 hours ago
By breaking character, the Maybach Music head honcho appears to have figured out the final piece of the puzzle.
Tags: Opinion

Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart” Series: From a “Lil Compton N*gga” to “The Greatest Rapper Alive”

By Andy James | 3 hours ago
In 2010, Kendrick was just trying to enter the kingdom. In 2017, he's ruling it.

“I Came Home, I Stayed Home”: The Complete Story Behind GoldLink’s ‘At What Cost’

By Yoh | about 4 hours ago
How the album captures the essence of go-go, DC, life and death, as told by GoldLink and others close to the album’s creation.

Drake Earns 7th Consecutive No. 1 With ‘More Life,’ But is ‘Peak Drake’ Over?

By DJ Z | 5 hours ago
Drake is now tied with Kanye West and Eminem for the second-most No. 1 albums among rappers.
Tags: Brief

A DJBooth Reader’s Guide to Lollapalooza 2017

By Brent Bradley | about 3 days ago
The four-day festival in Chicago is jam-packed with fantastic hip-hop and R&B acts.
Tags: Opinion

Drake or Big Sean: Who Is Kendrick’s Target on “The Heart Pt. 4”?

By Yoh | 3 days ago
What if Kendrick wanted to target them both? His version of slaying two dragons with one sniper mission.
Tags: Opinion

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