Hip Hop News & Editorials

What We’re Thankful For—A DJBooth Roundtable

By DJ Z | Posted November 22, 2017
Fill up your plate with a big helping of thanks from the DJBooth squad.

T.I. Admits “Elders” Like Him Need Time to Adjust to New Generation Rappers

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted November 22, 2017
“The elders gotta understand they're SUCCESS JUSTIFIES the CHANGE.”
T.I.,

Pharrell Fucking Hates N.E.R.D’s “Hot-n-Fun,” Blames Clueless Record Label

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted November 22, 2017
“The record company, at the time, wasn’t understanding where we were and the world was changing."
Pharrell Williams,

Mick Jenkins’ New Project Spotlights Artistic Anxiety & “The Beauty in Indecisiveness”

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted November 22, 2017
“As creatives we live in a world of time constraints imposed by illusive industry standards, anxious demands of appreciators, or even our own self reflections.”
Mick Jenkins,
Red Bull Sound Select presents:
Pell - Patience (Chris Lake Remix)

The Unlikely Story of a Street Musician Who Shared the Stage with JAY-Z

By Yoh | Posted November 21, 2017
For at least one night, eryktheradical reminded me that anything is possible for those who are always ready.
JAY-Z,

21 Savage Questions “Drug Selling Music” Being More Accepted Than “Drug User Music”

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted November 21, 2017
"Our music is a reflection of what's going on in our community."
21 Savage,

Kendrick Lamar Credits Three ’90s Hip-Hop Albums with Influencing His Artistic Direction

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted November 21, 2017
“I don’t look at these albums like just music; it sounds like an actual film."
Kendrick Lamar,

How Lil Peep Forced Me to See My Ugliest Self

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted November 21, 2017
The moment you stop talking about your demons is the moment they’re best positioned to consume you.

Eminem’s “Walk On Water” Is No Longer Being Promoted as ‘REVIVAL’ Lead Single

By DJ Z | Posted November 21, 2017
Some edits to Eminem's website leave us with more questions about the upcoming album.
Eminem,

Letter to the Editor: “It Gets Harder to Hide Who You Are”

By DJ Z | Posted November 21, 2017
Maryland Rapper Al Maralen proves that being an artist and full-time student is doable.
Al Maralen,

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