1993: The Year Women in R&B Ran the Music Industry
From Janet to Whitney and Mariah, women dominated R&B in 1993.
10 ’90s TV Shows That Embraced Hip-Hop
In the 90s, hip-hop emerged from the shadows and proved itself to be worthy of a slot on prime-time TV.
Ranking Musiq Soulchild’s Albums From Worst to First
The Boombox takes a deep dive into Musiq's catalog and ranks all of his albums to see which ones stack up as the overall best.
Bad Boys: 8 Controversial R&B Singers
From Bobby Brown to Trey Songz, these R&B singers are known as much for their off-stage antics as they are their on-stage talents.
DJ Jazzy Jeff: “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper” Was Initially Just About the DJ
On the 30th anniversary of the release of 'He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper,' the legendary hip-hop DJ reveals what it was like in the early days of the genre; how the label tried to pigeonhole DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's sound; and why 'Parents Just Don't Understand' almost wasn't released as a single.
Krush Groove: 15 Iconic Lyrics From Run-D.M.C.’s Self-Titled Debut Album
DJ Jam Master Jay and emcees Run and D.M.C. truly shepherded hip-hop's ascent into the mainstream.
25 of the Most Iconic Lyrics from The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Life After Death’
The Boombox dug deep into 'Life After Death' and picked out 25 of the most iconic lyrics from an album that has proven to be timeless.
10 Criminal Convictions Outside of Hip-Hop That Shook Up the Culture
We take look back at some of the most notorious convictions outside of rap that piqued the interest of the hip-hop community.
Ranking The Album: ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’
Where does your favorite song from Lauryn Hill’s iconic, Grammy-award winning debut album rank?
Murder Was the Case: How Snoop Dogg Went From Accused Murderer to America’s Darling
Snoop Dogg went from being America's worst nightmare to one of its most cherished personalities.