William E. Ketchum III

William E. Ketchum III

Writer + Editor

William E. Ketchum III is a journalist who covers music, pop culture, race, culture and social justice.

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For Supporting Afrika Bambaataa, Hip-Hop Should Quit KRS-One | DJBooth

Even as the Zulu Nation and affiliated leaders have disowned Afrika Bambaataa, rap legend KRS-One is still backing the accused child molester.

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DJ Mustard and YG To Formally Reunite for “400 Summers” Mixtape - DJBooth Article

Rap fans know YG and DJ Mustard at their best while together - and a late Thursday announcement confirms that they have reunited....

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Kevin Gates is The Most Popular Streaming Artist in the South - DJBooth Article

The only people challenging Drake for national streaming dominance are Eminem and...Kevin Gates?...

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Lil Wayne’s $20 Million Lawsuit Against UMG Paused Until Birdman Lawsuit Resolved - DJBooth Article

Weezy has sued Universal alleging that they had robbed him of millions but a judge pumped the brakes on the lawsuit for now....

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Yasiin Bey Has Quietly Released an Album’s Worth of New Music This Year - DJBooth Article

After his retirement announcement Yasiin Bey's proceeded to drop a lot of music this year, and it's been some of his best....

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Why Drake Is Already Working on a New Mixtape - DJBooth Article

Drake has already had another banner year, but he’s not resting on his laurels....

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Lyor Cohen: Steve Jobs Bullied the Music Industry, Spotify is an Evolution - DJBooth Article

Spotify is now demonized by the music industry, but industry vet Cohen says that Jobs and iTunes were far more problematic....

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Drake & Gucci Mane EP is “Definitely Happening” - DJBooth Article

Serious question - who benefits more from this project, Gucci or Drake?...

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Gucci Mane Becomes Rap’s Role Model for Sobriety: “I Was a Drug Addict, I Was Numb” - DJBooth Article

Gucci Mane's unlikely metamorphosis from white boy wasted to a role model for sober and healthy living....

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Meek Mill’s Make-Or-Break “Dreamchasers 4” Coming This Fall - DJBooth Article

Producer Jahlil Beats confirms that the MMG rapper's long-awaited mixtape will be released this fall....

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DJ Shadow Says His Hip-Hop Is Gone - And That’s OK - DJBooth Article

DJ Shadow says hip-hop is now "something else entirely" from its roots, and that's why he still loves it....

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President Obama Keeping Hip-Hop In Oval Office for 55th Birthday - DJBooth Article

History's most hip-hop friendly president is going out with a party featuring Kendrick, Jay Z, Beyonce and more....

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50 Cent & Game Finally End Historic Beef After More Than 10 Years - DJBooth Article

What's beef? Beef is a decade long feud that involved assaults and a shooting, but the hatchet has finally been buried....

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Vic Mensa on Near Death Acid Trip: “I’m Just Glad It Wasn’t a Real Pistol” - DJBooth Article

The Chicago lyricist is unafraid to speak about the pitfalls of drugs instead of simply glorifying their usage....

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Vic Mensa Cancels “Traffic” to Make More Personal Album - DJBooth Article

Vic Mensa completely scrapped his upcoming "Traffic" album to start over on a more political and personal project....