Old School and Today's R&B
15 Facts You Didn’t Know About Janet Jackson’s ‘Janet.’ Album
The classic album which celebrates an anniversary today is one of Jackson's most critically acclaimed works to date. We expound on 15 facts about the album
10 Reasons Spike Lee’s ‘He Got Game’ Is a Classic
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of "He Got Game," we've compiled 10 reasons why it's a cinematic classic.
1993: The Year Women in R&B Ran the Music Industry
From Janet to Whitney and Mariah, women dominated R&B in 1993.
Sade’s ‘Stronger Than Pride’ Album Still Strong After 30 Years
30 years after its debut, 'Strong Than Pride' remains a testament to Sade's greatness.
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.
LL Cool J’s ’14 Shots to the Dome’ Remains His Most Criminally Slept-On Album
It still sounds fresh enough to warrant an occasional spin more than two decades after its release.
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.
Remembering Craig Mack’s Pivotal Impact on Bad Boy Records
Craig Mack helped build the foundation that Bad Boy Records still sits on today.
Continuing the Legacy: 10 Legendary Rappers Who Put Their Children On
Here are 10 legendary rap stars who used their power, influence and connections to help put their children on in the rap game.
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.