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Tubes & Torrents - Why Music Piracy Isn’t Going Away [Feature]

As a music lover growing up in the digital age, piracy has become second nature to me. It’s not my proudest admission, but I have a hard time believing anyone with a favorite artist and an internet connection... Read More

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Danny Brown “Atrocity Exhibition” 1 Listen Album Review [Feature]

Danny Brown knows what it means to sit in the center of swirling madness, raw chaos, and unforgiving mayhem. He inhaled the atmosphere that surrounded him and exhaled art in the form of music—music that captured his... Read More

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New Spotify Numbers Show Toronto Artists Are Running Music [Feature]

Earlier this week, Drake’s Views became the first album to reach one billion streams on Apple Music. As a result, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Drake is dominating Spotify as well.Thanks to a handy graphic... Read More

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Spread Love: How Hip-Hop is Teaching Us to Love Ourselves [Feature]

Recently, while listening to Mick Jenkins' debut album The Healing Component, I was struck by the prominence of the theme of love throughout the project (which fellow DJBooth contributor Tara so perfectly... Read More

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Mighty Unhealthy: Why Hip-Hop’s Wellness is an Alarming Issue [Feature]

Hip-hop, as with any cultural force or art form, is driven by action just as much as words and notes. The minds and bodies of the emcee and the producer are of critical importance to the potency of the musical and cultural... Read More

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Vic Mensa Has Become the Voice for Frustrated Black Youth [Feature]

We didn’t know how political Vic Mensa could get until the past year, when he more avidly began marching and protesting, even clashing with police—and when he released There’s Alot Going On, a powerful seven... Read More

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Phonte’s Brutal Honesty About Chasing Dreams & Aging in Hip-Hop [Feature]

My eyes would stare in fixation at the door that stood before me. There would be days I wouldn’t see the starving faces of customers entering the restaurant, where I didn’t see the joyous merriment that transpired... Read More

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El-P Confirms #RTJ3 is “Almost Finished,” We Need This Album [Feature]

It’s no secret that El-P and Killer Mike are unabashedly political. In fact, it's a large part of their narrative as Run The Jewels.Indeed, they are extremely blunt about their views: Killer Mike recently... Read More

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