Ne-Yo Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ Part 2 [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
In part two of Ne-Yo's 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?', we get the true stories behind his encounter with Marvel Comics' co-creator Stan Lee, the 'Libra Scale' comic book and movie he wrote, as well as how the storyline of that film project informed his song 'Beautiful Monster.'
Kim Kardashian Releases Full Nude Photos from Paper Magazine [NSFW]
Just when you thought the internet had been broken enough by Kim Kardashian's voluptuous ass, Kanye West's wife has revealed full-frontal nude pics from her Paper magazine cover shoot.
Common Talks MCing, Battling Kanye West + More – ’16 Bars’ Presented by Honda [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
On the heels of the release of his latest album, 'Nobody's Smiling,' Common talks about the art of MCing, how he stays grounded and battling a young Kanye West back in the days.
Lauryn Hill Gives Listeners a Lesson on Race and Society on ‘Black Rage (Sketch)’
Lauryn Hill has taken it upon herself to give people who "don't get it" a crash course on history and the black experience in the United States by releasing a powerful new song simply titled 'Black Rage.'
Wiz Khalifa Gets All Romantic and Stuff On ‘Promises’
Wiz Khalifa shows us his softer side on his new rap ballad 'Promises.'
Common Talks Dilla, No I.D. and ‘Rewind That’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
In this exclusive interview Common talks about 'Rewind That,' the most personal song on his 'Nobody's Smiling' album.
The Bounce: A Look Into the World of Jersey Club
When most people hear the words "New Jersey," "club," and "dance" together in a sentence they might picture the cast of MTV's 'Jersey Shore' drunkenly beating the the beat up in some random club but real heads know that Jersey Club is dance music genre that has nothing to do with stereotypical "guido" mating rituals.
Roman GianArthur Performs ‘I-69′ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
Is 'I-69' the highway to heaven? Well, it's something like that. This Roman GianArthur song isn't about an interstate to eternity but it is about two-way streets. Confused? The song's topic is oral sex ostensibly, but it's really a metaphor for relationships and reciprocity 'cause Roman likes to get deep like that.
Roman GianArthur Performs ‘Canopy’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
His name is Roman. Roman GianArthur to be exact, and the budding talent from Wondaland Arts Society is the truth. Need proof? Check out his performance of his original song 'Canopy' for The Boombox's Live Bytes performance series.
Watch Talib Kweli Perform ‘Turnt Up’ With a Live Band [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
Don't think "conscious" rappers can turn up? Well, Talib Kweli's here to prove you wrong. 'Turnt Up' is a tribute to Eric B. & Rakim's money-making jam 'Paid in Full.' Despite its admittedly unfortunate title, 'Turnt Up' is a light-hearted song about getting fly, going out, and having fun. Later for all of the soapboxing and soap operas. Turn up!
Roman GianArthur Performs ‘Contrition’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
You may not realize it, but if you're a Janelle Monae fan, you're probably a Roman GianArthur fan, too. You've gotten a taste of his work on Ms. Monae's 2010 album, 'The ArchAndroid,' in which he composed and arranged the album's 'Suite Overtures' and contributed to 'Ba Bop Bye Ya.'
Meet Roman GianArthur, Wondaland Arts’ New Artist [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
Get familiar with the name Roman GianArthur, you're going to be seeing it a lot soon. A member of Janelle Monae's Wondaland Arts Society collective, GianArthur is a singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and producer. But with all of that musical talent he doesn't call himself as musician.
De La Soul – Dilla Plugged In (Prod. By J Dilla)
The gifts keep coming from De La Soul. The trio gave away their whole catalog for free on Valentine's Day and now to commemorate the release of their debut album '3 Feet High And Rising' they've dropped a new take one of their classics with a J Dilla twist.
Watch Meshell Ndegeocello Perform Nick Drake’s ‘Pink Moon’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
Watch Meshell Ndegeocello cover Nick Drake's 'Pink Moon' for The Boombox's Off the Record series.
Meshell Ndegeocello Talks Process, Prince, New Album + More [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
Watch Meshell Ndegeocello talk about her creative process, Prince, identity and more in our exclusive Off The Record interview.
Watch Meshell Ndegeocello Perform ‘Continuous Performance’ [EXCLUSIVE]
You’ve probably never heard the words “fine” and “OK” sound as ominous as they sound in Meshell Ndegeocello’s performance of her song ‘Continuous Performance’ for our Off the Record video series.
Tinashe Talks ‘Black Water,’ Selfies and Creeps in the Club [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
You may have seen Tinashe's face on TV in a commercial, or liked one of her seductive selfies on Instagram but if you're a true fan you know the singer's music and have watched her self-made videos on YouTube.
Ratking Announces Debut Album, Drop New Single ‘Canal’
They made our list of New York Rappers to Watch in 2014 and now Ratking, the triumvirate of Wiki, Hak and producer Sporting Life, have announced the release of their debut album 'So It Goes' on Apr. 18 and dropped a raucous lead single called 'Canal.'
Salaam Remi Talks New LP, Working With Amy Winehouse, Mack Wilds, Miguel & More [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
Salaam Remi sits down with The Boombox to discuss his new album, 'One: In the Chamber,' working with Amy Winehouse, Mack Wilds and more.
Seattle’s Raz Simone Drops Dramatic Video for ‘Don’t Shine’
You may not have heard Raz Simone before but trust us, you'll be seeing a lot of the Seattle-based spitter this year. His video for 'Don't Shine' from his upcoming album 'Cognitive Dissonance' is just a sample of what's in store.
Slang Editorial: Skeme Is ‘Over’ It
L.A. rapper Skeme definitely has a way with words so we asked him to break down some of his slanguage like "boof," "bop" and of course "over" for this episode of Slang Editorial.
Yo Gotti Talks Being Memphis’ King, ‘I Am’ and Working With Jadakiss [Exclusive Interview]
Proclaiming oneself the king of anything can be problematic. Doing so invites all types of contention and controversy. That goes double for anyone in hip-hop claiming to hold the crown of a major music city -- just ask Kendrick Lamar. But Yo Gotti isn't concerned about any of that. When asked if he's the king of his hometown, Memphis, Tenn., he responds confidently and matter-of-factly. "I am
Eminem – ‘Love Game’ Feat. Kendrick Lamar
Judging by social media chatter and IM buddies messaging us like, "Yo, you got that?" it's safe to say that Eminem's upcoming 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' has leaked unfortunately. And now thanks to ravenous bloggers, Eminem's collab with Kendrick Lamar, 'Love Game,' is now available for your streaming pleasure. But is at good as you though it would be?