"It's just not a way of life."
The days of making chicken tender subs as a Publix deli employee are now a distant memory.
"We benefited off his negotiating in 1998."
Sharing music with his son has completely rewired XV’s understanding of the artform.
With his new album 'FEVER' out this Friday, we sat down with the esteemed Detroit producer.
Despite a new ruling to increase songwriters’ streaming pay by nearly 50%, they’re still drawing the short end of the artistic stick.
How do we meet people and what are some of the things we can do to nurture long-lasting relationships?
Two MDs break down the pros and cons of rap's "grind mentality."
A trip to Wakanda has recontextualized Vince Staples' thrilling sophomore album.
For more than a decade, the pair authored up some of the most inventive, unique and memorable sets of visuals.
For some artists, success means attaining wealth. But for others, it means something completely different.
The Chicago MC will literally release his "artist defining album" 100,000 feet above the Earth.
Guys, I have some upsetting news...
If you're going to waste your time on Twitter, you might as well follow the right people.
'Everything Is Recorded' is an album about being lonely to your bones when your bones are failing you.
Kendrick Lamar isn't the only hip-hop talent with a Hollywood skill set.
Would missing out on a No. 1 single keep you up at night?
Rants, deleted tweets, mystery—something isn't adding up.
"Kendrick texts back like 20 fire emojis."
The Hubei-born, Massachusetts-raised MC discusses his transnational upbringing, Eminem's early influence, China’s hip-hop ban and more.
Hip-hop is slowly but surely permeating classrooms across America.
Is confidence just as important as originality? Lyrical ability? Voice?
Ye’s arrogance is part of why we love him.
The DC veteran is now indie.
Seven years in the making.
The Dreamville signee has a co-sign from J. Cole, but can he open eardrums?
Producer Djay Cas' journey from meeting Jeezy to earning an album placement was a seven-year roller coaster of emotions.
You must "become your passion," says !llmind.
Various reports have confirmed.
"With the culture more visible than ever, we can't allow the disappearance and invisibility of those who laid the foundation almost 50 years ago," writes Yoh.
Vince likely gives no f**ks.
We sat down with OG Parker to discuss the QC movement, producing for Migos and more.
In honor of Black History Month, DJBooth has partnered with AT&T to highlight influential figures in Black history.
The Toronto-raised producer breaks down hits for Drake, Kendrick, Eminem and Rihanna.
We look back at the most memorable bars from Kanye West's classic debut offering.
"There’s melody rap and there’s bars rap."
From Mama! to Skrrt to Woo! and beyond, we analyze 'Culture II.'
The first rapper signed to Jack White’s Third Man Records talks about his new album.
The buzzing California upstart spits a melodic, laid-back freestyle.
"I am the kid with the green backpack. That’s who I gotta be to inspire all of the other kids."
"Sometimes you have to play a role for people to understand you, even though you’re far more complex than any of that."
In the search for greatest ever, only 8 producers are truly deserving of the honor.