Around the country people are leaving work early and preparing for an extended turkey coma/Thanksgiving vacation, and we're no different. Even though it may seem like the DJBooth staff only exists on the interwebz, I guarantee you we're all actual humans with actual families and actual desires to eat and not work for a few days. So except for if something truly significant happens, we won't be updating the site until Monday. That means no "Best/Worst" this week, no "This Week in Hype" podcast, etc. Sorry, but sometimes in order to keep making great stuff on the internet you need to get off the internet for a while.
Before I sign off though, in the spirit of the season, let me run down what I'm thankful for.
I'm thankful that I get to write about rap music for a living. Every day I recognize how ridiculously amazing that is. I'm thankful for every single person that reads anything I write or listens to anything I say, even if they think I'm a "bloggin ass hoe." I'm thankful for the DJBooth team - squad! I'm thankful for "Gangsta," that song continues to make me lose my shit. I'm thankful for this Slug and Eyedea freestyle, hip-hop is awesome. I'm thankful for Rosa Acosta stretching videos and Munchos and Shea Seranno's Twitter and everything else that makes life just slightly more enjoyable everyday.
Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie & Earl Sweatshirt: Best of the Week
Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie, and Earl Sweatshirt, among others, had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.
Now go thankful the fuck out of your Thanksgiving DJBooth Nation. Much love.
[Nathan S. is the managing editor of The DJBooth and a hip-hop writer. His beard is awesome. His Twitter is @RefinedHype.]