Pharrell Reflected on His Work on Jay Z's 'The Black Album'

reactid=”98″> In 2013, on the 10th anniversary (Nov. 14) JAY-Z's celebrated 2003 release The Black Album, Pharrell sat down for Life + Times' "DECODED" series to look back on his work on the project. At first, after hearing "Can I Live" on 1996's Reasonable Doubt, Skateboard P saw the prospect working with …

What We’re Thankful For—A DJBooth Roundtable

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 for music writing, despite all the cries on social media …

What if Kendrick Lamar Really Did Kill Someone?

He watched House Party and ate Apple Jacks, sold Sega games while his cousin sold crack, pumped Reeboks while his uncle pumped packs. Since his introduction to the world, Kendrick Lamar has been the good kid from an ugly city. He embraced his roots, accepted being a boy from the …

Noah Darrius to Release I Can Only Be Me

Recording artist Noah Darrius was born and raised in Washington D.C. and has been writing since the age 10. His biggest influences in music are Kanye West, Drake, and his brother Corey Green who has produced and managed Recording Artist J. Holiday who had the hit singles “Bed” and “Suffocate” …

Why It’s Time to Reconsider Witch House

In TV, movies, and real life, women have been at the forefront the year’s biggest stories — so this Halloween season, we’re looking at pop culture’s most wicked depictions female power. In 2000, nu-metal band Papa Roach released a video for the song “Broken Home.” It’s about the fallout a …