Mixtapes

How to Handle Being Trashed, According to SZA

Rounding out her incredible breakout year, singer-songwriter-healer SZA spoke with Pitchfork’s Matthew Schnipper about finding herself and her sound on her GRAMMY-nominated debut, Ctrl. In comparison to her previous EPs, SZA’s vocals are commanding and powerful on

Grace Weber Elevates Her Gospel Roots to New Heights on “Elated”

Since lending her talents to Chance The Rapper's GRAMMY-winning mixtape Coloring Book, Milwaukee songstress Grace Weber has been hard at work with The Social Experiment (Nico Segal, Nate Fox, and Peter Cottontale), creating some “special universe shit”

50 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Songs of 2017, Ranked

Over the past 365 days, more than two million songs were released by hundreds thousands artists. That is a fuck ton new music. At an average three minutes per song, it would take you 104,000 hours or

The Making of Jeezy’s ‘Pressure’ as Told by Album A&R DJ Folk

Hello DJBooth readers, it's DJ Folk. For those you who don't know me, I have been a part the music business for the past 13 years. After making a bunch noise on the mixtape circuit in the

BROCKHAMPTON’s ‘Saturation III’ is the Beginning & End of an Era (Review)

In 1939, and two year’s before his death, experimental writer James Joyce released Finnegans Wake, the dying breath avant-garde literature. The novel begins and ends with ellipses, making the entire modernist pursuit a single sentence. BROCKHAMPTON's Saturation trilogy also

Eminem ‘Revival’ 1 Listen Album Review

For the better part the past 20 years, Eminem has sustained his pop culture dominance by both attempting to critique and feeding into the very essence American celebrity culture. With that dominance has come an increasingly convoluted array

Jaden Smith Announces New Album Less Than a Month After Releasing ‘SYRE’ Debut

It took Jaden Smith three years to finish four tracks on his newly-released debut album SYRE, but in less than one year, he plans to deliver a second full-length LP. On Wednesday, Smith revealed that his next album,

Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole Share a Taste of Their Joint Album That’s Never Coming on “American Dream”

Hours away from the release his eighth studio album, Pressure, Jeezy has dropped f what is likely the most anticipated track on the project: “American Dream,” featuring Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. “American Dream” is a great

OnCue’s Writing Credit on Eminem’s ‘Revival’ Was Eight Years in the Making

With Eminem’s ninth studio album, Revival, set for release later this evening, eyes (and ears) have naturally been focused on the return Detroit MC, but the 19-track LP wasn't crafted by one man alone. Enter OnCue, a Connecticut

Lil Yachty Encouraged by Record Label to Not Worry About Making “Hits”

Quality Control label executive Kevin “Coach K” Lee, the guiding light Atlanta's burgeoning hip-hop scene, recently spoke with The New Yorker’s Kelefa Sanneh about his process shepherding young talent. Lee, well known for his work with Migos, has