Brian "Z" Zisook
Brian Zisook is the VP and Editor-in-Chief of DJBooth. Over the past 13 years, Zisook has conducted more than 500 interviews (including Kanye West, J. Cole and Kid Cudi) and written more than 12,000 articles. Career highlights include exchanging emails with JAY-Z, smoking a cigar with B-Real at the Playboy Mansion, and watching Big Boi record at Stankonia Studios. Zisook would donate a kidney and both pinky toes for an André 3000 solo album.
DJ Jazzy Jeff: Only Artists Are Complaining About Streaming
"Understand, everybody didn't go to the store and buy records, but everybody's got a phone."
Is Pusha-T Dissing Drake for Releasing a 25-Track Album?
"It’s such a poverty way of like cheating to me."
Eminem's "KILLSHOT" Sets YouTube Record for a Hip-Hop Video
Even though it's not a video.
Sheck Wes: "I Wish Kanye Was More Involved in My Career"
The future is bright for Mr. Wes, with or without Mr. West by his side.
Tyler, The Creator Teases New Material on Upcoming 'The Grinch' Soundtrack
From 'Goblin' to 'Grinch.'
ScHoolboy Q Doesn't "Feel Right" Releasing New Album Following Mac Miller's Death
And he's recorded four over the past two years.
Crooked I Responds to Negative Eminem 'Kamikaze' Album Reviews
We asked. He answered.
Murda Beatz Admits He Was Once a "Type Beat" Producer
Everyone starts somewhere.
Drake’s “God’s Plan” Becomes Third Song to Cross 1 Million Digital Sales in 2018
This news should come as no surprise.
Nicki Minaj Admits She Wasn't Herself on Sophomore Album: "I Missed the Mark"
'Queen' is a different story, though.
BlocBoy JB Offers Humble Assessment of Early Career: "I Never Once Thought I'd Get Rich Off It"
Now comes the hard part: staying rich.
Quavo Recorded "Stir Fry" & "APESHIT" in an Hour and Then Forgot About "APESHIT"
"I actually made 'APESHIT' and 'Stir Fry' in the same day and hour..."
Mac Miller Teases New Thundercat, Dâm-Funk, Syd & Snoop Dogg-Assisted Single
Miller's next single is going to be an all-star affair.
Chance The Rapper Releases Four New Songs: Listen Now
No new album, no problem.
Yawn: Drake Just Broke Nearly Every Billboard Charting Record Known to Man
Last name Ever—first name Greatest?
"Good God Almighty": 9th Wonder Waxes Poetic About Busta Rhymes' Forthcoming Album
The iconic producer says Rhymes' long-awaited 10th studio album will be released before the end of 2018.
Danny Brown: "Never Spend $70k on Samples for an Album That No One Buys"
Brown reveals that the decision to spend $70,000 to clear samples for 2016's 'Atrocity Exhibition' put him in debt.
Future & Zaytoven Recorded 100 Songs for 'Beast Mode 2' "Just to Give You Nine"
'Beast Mode 2' is comprised of nine tracks, some of which were recorded as early as 2016.
Drake Is Reportedly Worth $440 Million Annually to Toronto's $8.8 Billion Economy
The Drake co-sign is worth A LOT.
Drake Earns 60 New Platinum Certifications, Becoming Highest Certified Digital Singles Artist
To date, Drake has moved a whopping 148 million equivalent units as a lead artist.
Teyana Taylor: Kanye Released Unfinished Version of 'K.T.S.E.' Due to "Misunderstanding"
Otherwise known as sample clearance.
Lil Wayne's Reported $10M Plus Settlement with Birdman Sets Stage for Release of 'Tha Carter V'
'Tha Carter V' is finally on the way—maybe.
"Kanye Literally Has Had the Most Ghostcreators In Music History," James Fauntleroy Says
In a series of tweets, the veteran singer-songwriter calls out Pusha-T, defends 40 and puts Kanye on blast.
Kanye "Completely Redid" 'ye' Following His Slavery Comments on TMZ
West says he had more to say about slavery but decided to bag a few "sensitive" bars.
Jay Rock's 'Redemption' Album Will Reportedly Feature a "Dream" Collaboration with JAY-Z
Hov throws one up for Rock.
DJBooth Staff Reacts to Pusha-T's Drake Diss Track "The Story of Adidon"
Lord have mercy on Drake's soul.
Kanye West: The Lost Interview — "At What Point Do You Stop Hating?"
"I want my album to be that one—if you’re making a time capsule you have to throw my album in there."
Drake's New Single "I'm Upset" Is About a Disloyal "Hoe" (Not Pusha T)
If only the record was as good as the single artwork.
Our Entire Staff Reacts to Drake's Pusha T Diss Track "Duppy Freestyle"
Drake couldn't let those Pusha T bars on "Infrared" slide...
Black Thought & 9th Wonder to Release 'Streams of Thought Vol. 1' on June 1
It's going to be a hot summer.
Pusha T Explains Why All Five Kanye West-Produced Albums Are Only Seven Tracks
"Man, if we can't kill you in seven songs, we don't really need to be doing the music."
Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” Almost Didn’t Happen Because He Wanted to Mix the Song Himself
The biggest record of Eminem's career almost wasn't.
Future & Zaytoven Will Reportedly Release 'Beast Mode 2' Following 'Superfly' Reboot
The sequel to their acclaimed 2015 mixtape is around the corner.
Pusha T's New Album Is Titled 'DAYTONA', Not 'King Push'
Same coke raps, new title.