All around me, I could hear voices shouting every word Kanye’s verse on “THat Part.” They mimicked the excited inflection and the way he would stretch the last word a line; every “OJ,” “Kobe,” “Ok” and “Chipotle” echoed through the entire venue.
2017 has been a dumpster fire calendar year, from politics to scandal to the prescription drug epidemic, but here at DJBooth, there has been one constant source inspiration and happiness—the music. Twenty-seventeen has been an incredible year for new music and
During ComplexCon, celebrated artist–all-trades Pharrell Williams and the rest N.E.R.D sat down for an interview with Scott Vener in the OTHERtone studio, where Pharrell expressed just how much he fucking hates “Hot-n-Fun.” The track appears on N.E.R.D’s 2010 album, Nothing, and according
In response to 21 Savage’s sharp analysis on the judgments being passed on new generation rappers from hip-hop's older generation, Atlanta OG T.I. chimed in on Instagram with a strong sense humility. Yes, it's true that, by and large, the new wave
Without warning, one Chicago’s most methodical wordsmiths, Mick Jenkins, has delivered a seven-track deep dive into his artistic anxieties. or more; the anxious is acidic and gritty, and captures the t-unspoken stresses being a musician. The tape is nothing if not
Eminem's Beyoncé-assisted single “Walk On Water” debuted at No. 14 this week on the Billboard Hot 100, earning 64k digital song sales and 18.3 million on-demand streams during its opening week, but despite its relative success, the record is no
In an interview with Variety, Kendrick Lamar cites DMX’s It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, Tupac Shakur’s Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory and The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death as the three records that helped him understand how albums
Drug use in hip-hop has been a hot-button topic for months, stirred up even more by Lil Peep’s passing on November 15. In recent days, both Russ and Azizi Gibson have issued similar takes on the glorification drug use on
The magnetism curiosity arrested JAY-Z's attention. In a building big enough to be considered a colosseum by ancient Roman standards, his eye was caught. Throughout his performance on the Atlanta stop his 4:44 Tour, Jay had been the momentary center our
Russ has always been vocal about drug use and its glorification on social media and, following the tragic passing Lil Peep, he took to Twitter and put together an impassioned thread, urging artists to be more responsible with their image.
The music landscape has changed tremendously since the dawn our current decade as the internet and streaming have altered the way we consume music and given rise to the almighty playlist, casting doubts over the future the album as an entity. The
Listening to hip-hop music is great for all occasions, but according to Post Malone, if you're in search that “real shit,” the kind music that will tap into your feelings and soundtrack an emotional roller coaster a day, you might