Zachary Schwartz, The DJBooth

Zachary Schwartz

The DJBooth

Cleveland, OH, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • The DJBooth
  • VICE
  • The Awl
  • Betabeat
  • Thought Catalog

Past articles by Zachary:

Engineer Andrew Dawson Takes Us Inside the Studio with Kanye West, Childish Gambino & More

After hearing what Andrew Dawson did to each album he mixed, you might develop a newfound appreciation for some of your favorite records. → Read More

We Found Jay Electronica’s 'Act II'—It’s Been Hiding in Plain Sight

A comprehensive break down of Jay Electronica's methodology and career. → Read More

Becoming My Own Half-Asian Man

Zachary Schwartz details his experience grappling with masculinity and race as a young man with a white father and an Asian mother. → Read More

"They Say Death Multiplies by Threes": The Prophecy of Pusha-T & the Fall of Cash Money

Pusha-T's "The Story of Adidon" is the culmination of years of beef and prophetic shots at Drake, Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Cash Money Records. → Read More

The Statue of Liberty Was Originally Intended to Celebrate the End of American Slavery

We spoke with Ed Berenson, author of The Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story, about the little-known origins of the iconic statue in New York Harbor. → Read More

On The Campaign Trail With John McAfee

The anti-virus software guy wants to be the next President of the United States. → Read More

Asian Rap's Biggest Fan Is a White Guy from Staten Island

The paucity of successful Asian-American rappers converts into a scarcity of fans. But to one man, a white man from Staten Island, Asian-American rap is the world. His devotion is rare and real enough to make an impact on the artists themselves. → Read More

Wikipedia's Co-Founder Is Wikipedia's Most Outspoken Critic

"People that I would say are trolls sort of took over. The inmates started running the asylum." → Read More

Inside the 'Asian Men Black Women' Dating Scene

Long marginalized, Asian men and black women are getting together like never before, with Facebook groups, meet-ups, and websites. → Read More

Mike Dean Might Be Hip-Hop's Biggest Stoner

Mike Dean is a legendary producer who's worked with everyone from Kanye West to Tupac. He's also one of rap's biggest potheads. We smoked with him as he reminisced about facing Snoop Dogg in a blunt-off. → Read More

This Is the Porn You Get at a Sperm Bank

I've always wondered which researcher in a lab coat made these selections and what was the thought process behind their choice. → Read More

This Is the Porn You Get at a Sperm Bank

I've always wondered which researcher in a lab coat made these selections and what was the thought process behind their choice. → Read More

Strippers Explain Strip Club Etiquette

Wear deodorant, don't jizz in your pants, and for god's sake don't forget to tip. → Read More

Strippers Explain Strip Club Etiquette

Wear deodorant, don't jizz in your pants, and for god's sake don't forget to tip. → Read More

Angry, Depressed, and Hopeful Clevelanders Share Their Feelings After the Cavs Lost the NBA Finals

LeBron James gave it everything he had, but ultimately Cleveland lost out on a championship... again. I roamed the streets to see how fans were holding up. → Read More

Going to an Ivy League School Sucks

If you're one of the few who've been chosen to go to an Ivy League school this fall, here's what you're in for. And if you're not, maybe you should be thankful for that. → Read More

​I Ate a Steak Dinner with G-Unit

I met Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo at the New York Yankee Steakhouse to eat extravagant food and reminisce G-Unit's glory days. → Read More

Twenty Hours in a New York Strip Club

The Show Palace offers fully nude entertainment to its 18-and-up clientele from 4 PM to 8 AM every Friday, and I watched the production come together. → Read More

R&B Artist Kehlani Is on the Verge of Blowing Up

The former "America's Got Talent" finalist is selling out shows across the country and dealing with the pressures of fame for the first time. → Read More

Harlem Mourns A$AP Yams

To find out how New Yorkers were dealing with the loss of their native son, I visited a bunch of spots around the city and talked to some his fans. → Read More