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STAY WOKE: 25 Alternatives To The Trash Ass R&B They Play On The Radio

STAY WOKE: 25 Alternatives To The Trash Ass R&B They Play On The Radio

This is the last edition of the DON’T SLEEP/STAY WOKE series you’ll ever read on KillerBoomBox. I’ve done 4 previous installments of my “What To Listen To While You’re Waiting For Jai Paul” series dating back to last summer  when I worked through finally accepting that it’s time to move on and stop waiting for Jai Paul given all of [...]

August 28, 2015 Dart Adams Features, KBB EXCLUSIVE, Stay Woke 0

AFROPUNK NYC 2015 Celebrates Alternative Black Culture

AFROPUNK NYC 2015 Celebrates Alternative Black Culture

Since its inauguration in 2005, AFROPNK FEST has been a haven for Black Punks who don’t have a place in mainstream Punk. The two-day festival has now become a celebration of alternative Black culture for the many black men and women who don’t fit neatly into society’s stereotypical box. Given the current social climate of [...]

August 27, 2015 Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste Features 0

Get Whit It: D-Man, Mega Trife, Mr. Miranda And Chaz Defranco Keep Hip Hop Music Alive

Get Whit It: D-Man, Mega Trife, Mr. Miranda And Chaz Defranco Keep Hip Hop Music Alive

Happy whatever day it is, y’all. Welcome to a new edition of Get Whit It where I plan on lacing you with some of the heat currently flowing through my own headphones. From Mega Trife to Ron Beatty, this compilation should be able to fit just about every type of music -listener there is, as [...]

August 17, 2015 Matt Whitlock Get Whit It 0

Get Whit It: Y U No Listening To Kameechi, Latasha Alcindor, Gyasi Ross And Jay Griffy?

Get Whit It: Y U No Listening To Kameechi, Latasha Alcindor, Gyasi Ross And Jay Griffy?

This week’s edition of Get Whit It is a little bit more-Summery, if you will. Most of these joints are fairly new and are all perfect for riding around with the windows cranked down. Guys, let your hair buns flow freely in the wind. Women, don’t be afraid to swear in excitement – it is [...]

July 31, 2015 Matt Whitlock Get Whit It 0

Lianne La Havas Goes For “Blood” With Stunning New Album

Lianne La Havas Goes For “Blood” With Stunning New Album

I’ve been waiting for Lianne La Havas’ second from the moment she walked off the stage after her April 2013 performance at The Sinclair. Two years later my wish has been granted. Her sophomore album, Blood, is out today and it’s everything a music lover could hope for. It’s clear that her vacation to Jamaica [...]

July 31, 2015 Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste Reviews, Tunes 0

Horseshoe Gang Talks Career Goals, Rapper Rules And Slaughterhouse Relationship

Horseshoe Gang Talks Career Goals, Rapper Rules And Slaughterhouse Relationship

The “group” dynamic in Hip Hop is a tricky equation. It’s always been this way, and for good reason. Think about it, you have multiple artists with multiple personalities spending a large majority of their time constantly surrounded by each other. From Wu-Tang to ATCQ, the headaches that come with this territory are just how [...]

July 29, 2015 Matt Whitlock Features, Interviews 0

AFROPUNK Festival 2015: Seven Things to Look Out For

AFROPUNK Festival 2015: Seven Things to Look Out For

Music lovers should cop their tickets ASAP for the 2015 AFROPUNK Festival, August 21-23, in Brooklyn, NY. An explosion of art, music and activism, this year’s line-up has a little something for everyone from legendary rockers to fringe artists on the come up. Lauryn Hill, Kelis, Gary Clark Jr., SZA, Suicidal Tendencies, Kelela and Vintage [...]

July 29, 2015 KBB Staff Features 0

N.B.S. Speak On New Album With The Snowgoons

N.B.S. Speak On New Album With The Snowgoons

N.B.S. has been about bars and beats for a while now. And their dedication to hardbody hip hop has taken them all over the world. Their latest project Trapped In America, produced entirely by the Snowgoons just hit stores and should have them collecting passport stamps real soon. Recently the Cambridge natives spoke with theNEHipHop.com [...]

July 17, 2015 KBB Staff Features, Interviews 0

Get Whit It: 7 Artists That Prove Hip Hop Is Alive And Well

Get Whit It: 7 Artists That Prove Hip Hop Is Alive And Well

In this week’s Get Whit It, I aimed to highlight some of the stuff that’s been playing in my headphones throughout the last week. I’ve been in one of my normal “indie modes” recently, so the focus of this one will be just that – slept-on underground artists that you may have/probably have never heard [...]

July 15, 2015 Matt Whitlock Get Whit It 0

DON’T SLEEP: “Amy” [SPOILER FREE FILM REVIEW]

DON’T SLEEP: “Amy” [SPOILER FREE FILM REVIEW]

The documentary “Amy” is a sobering look at how the trappings of fame and celebrity can affect a young woman and exacerbate the issues she was already wrestling with until they can grow into the demons that ultimately aid in her untimely demise. I’m an Amy Winehouse fan going back to her debut album “Frank” which [...]

July 4, 2015 Dart Adams Features, Reviews, Screen 0