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.
Giving back is a decision, not a requirement.
What do you do when the hits no longer hit?
"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between." —Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
From Kendrick Lamar to J. Cole, Drake to JAY-Z—here are the best opening and closing tracks from 10 rap superstars.
What will never change, in sickness or in health, is the desire to do what brings us joy.
'Legends of the Summer' is Meek's lively homecoming, a solid showcase of a rapper who is focused and reinvigorated.
DJ Premier discusses the backstory behind "Sandra's Rose," his placement on Drake's 'Scorpion' album.
"You can take the ugliest situation and turn it beautiful with music."
Following a defeat at the hands of Pusha-T, Drake's career begins a new chapter with 'Scorpion.'
His story is one of consistency, patience, and constant fine-tuning.
ScHoolboy Q, Anderson .Paak and Meek Mill are all set to deliver new albums before the end of the year.
With all due respect to Hov, Beyoncé is a beast.
The perfectionist promoting imperfection?
DJ Premier? Alchemist? No I.D.? We search for the greatest producing Nas collaborator of all time.
'KIDS SEE GHOSTS' sounds like music moving forward.
Drake & Pusha-T’s entire beef has been shaped by time.
Albums aren’t promised. I learned this lesson the hard way.
Nostalgia is often abused, but when the feeling comes untainted—there's nothing like it.
Capitalism reinforces the illusion that money is the answer to all problems. As many of our favorite artists have learned, it's not.
Cole's Rolling Loud performance gave fans a glimpse of an artist who was ready to reemerge from the shadows.
The spirit of rap today was felt throughout every stage and performance.
It's been a huge year for the EP.
Childish Gambino's "This Is America" begs for us to search for meaning, but Donald Glover never makes the search easy.
Slim Jxmmi is like Bruh-man from the fifth floor; you can’t ignore him once he enters.
These aren’t Rae Sremmurd songs with Slim Jxmmi cut off.
The most known unknown city won’t be that way for long.
West is uninformed and unqualified to be spearheading political dialogue in 2018.
"It’s imperative for hip-hop to acknowledge the gladiators who enter the Colosseum. The art of lyricism isn’t dead."
"The Post Malone who appears on 'beerbongs & bentleys' is someone I’m struggling to remember."