Since dedicating his life to getting the good word down, DJBooth senior writer Yoh Phillips has become one of the most respected writers in modern music journalism. He continues to insert thought-provoking essays, poetic blurbs, and in-depth articles in hopes of following Kendrick’s footsteps to a Pulitzer Prize Award one day.
Who do you believe in?
"When you look at the greatest artists in history, it’s not about the perfect debut, but their careers."
'2009' is an elaborate 10-year challenge in the form of an album.
All we need is one song to believe an album is possible.
There’s a poetic beauty to how exceptional artists such as Kubrick are able to become a benchmark, influence, and idol for those who come after their death.
Boogie's words live in a valley of truth.
Let the church of Nayvadius say amen.
How artists curate moments for social media is no different than CBS airing the most entertaining and exciting clips from 'Big Brother.'
The making of 'Revenge of the Dreamers III' is a networking paradise without egos, algorithms, or awkward name-dropping.
DMX's sophomore album is a timeless Christmas miracle.
The best thing about JAY-Z's lyrics is that they're always there when you need them most.
Don’t be afraid to change.
The magnetism of musical superteams creates a curiosity too strong to resist.
“Every genre available in the United States is represented on the continent. My biggest task is how to show this world that all the world is represented.”
Drama, let's make this happen.
'The Black Album' was meant to be a once-in-a-career album.
Brent Faiyaz's GRAMMY campaign is bucking the establishment to speak directly to a younger audience.
Metro Boomin is moving on his time, and it’s far from being up.
'Fetti' is short and sweet, and will leave you wishing it would never end.
"Anything I do here on out, whether I become this huge thing or I don’t, this was the album that gave me the courage to quit my job."
'Pieces of a Man' encourages listeners to lose themselves within Mick Jenkins' thoughts, but tests how much of his mind they're interested in unraveling.
'MihTy' is a collection of safe songs that are too formulaic to be interesting.
'WRLD ON DRUGS' provides a high, just not as high as the creators claim to be.
Now aligned with hip-hop's most acclaimed label, the Carson rapper is ready to see his dreams become reality.
'Drip Harder' is the 'Bad Boys' of 2018, with Lil Baby and Gunna operating on pure charisma and style like trap's answer to Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
To be a Wayne fan is to know Ms. Cita is the fluid that ignites his lighter.
Today, it takes more than just great songs to be heard. It takes imagination, collaboration, and great presentation.