Friday, March 27th, 2015
KillerBoomBox

Pulpit

#FutureSounds : Who The Hell Is LZRS TXN ?

#FutureSounds : Who The Hell Is LZRS TXN ?

In one of my recent soundcloud digging sessions, I came across some gold. Some of you may know that on top of my taste for good hip-hop and dance music, I have a soft spot for experimental and progressive music. This is where one of my new favorite groups, LZRS TXN, comes in. Their soundcloud [...]

March 3, 2015 malcolm j gray Future Sounds 0

“Conscious” Hip-Hop Takes on Two Forms: Protest and Respectability Politics

“Conscious” Hip-Hop Takes on Two Forms: Protest and Respectability Politics

CyHi The Prynce returned with the second installment of his Black Hystori Project mixtape, BHP 2: NAACP. Black Hystori 2 is redefining the idea of the NAACP and gave new life to the acronym, renaming it: New Artists Aligning Cultural People. The original Black Hystori Project came at a time when mainstream rap was seriously [...]

February 25, 2015 Rachel Leah Features, Pulpit 0

STAY WOKE: What To Listen To While You’re Waiting For Jai Paul Pt. 3: Recovery

STAY WOKE: What To Listen To While You’re Waiting For Jai Paul Pt. 3: Recovery

For those of you that weren’t paying attention the first time around, elusive UK R&B songwriter/producer Jai Paul had a collection of his demos and unreleased songs that were supposedly from his upcoming debut LP on XL Recordings back in April 2013. Since then, we’re going on two years waiting for him (or his brother [...]

February 16, 2015 Dart Adams Features, KBB EXCLUSIVE, Stay Woke 1

#STAYWOKE On The Millennial Hip-Hop Culture Disconnect

#STAYWOKE On The Millennial Hip-Hop Culture Disconnect

Let’s address a serious issue facing Rap music going forward, the disconnect with the actual culture of Hip-Hop facing most Millennials. The situation has gotten so dire that Q-Tip suddenly put out a call to have people join the Universal Zulu Nation. That seemed a little odd as the Zulu Nation is a notoriously hard [...]

December 7, 2014 Dart Adams Stay Woke 2

#STAYWOKE The Pledge, The Turn & The Prestige vs. Misdirection/Deception

#STAYWOKE The Pledge, The Turn & The Prestige vs. Misdirection/Deception

The decision from the grand jury in the Ferguson case is coming down soon and it’s pretty much a bygone conclusion that there will be no conviction forthcoming. In the past 105 days since the murder of Michael Brown there hasn’t been any rioting in Ferguson, MO even though the authorities in Missouri have gone [...]

November 24, 2014 Dart Adams KBB EXCLUSIVE, Stay Woke 0

SHExists: Street Harassment Exists

SHExists: Street Harassment Exists

Imagine this scenario, you’re walking down your block and two cops start yelling, “Hey you!” from across the street. You take a second to look, but ignore it because they probably weren’t addressing you and continue on your way until they approach you. “Where are you going tonight? What are you doing?,” they ask with [...]

October 30, 2014 KBB Staff Pulpit, The Cuffington Post 0

#STAYWOKE PSA: The “Friend Zone” Doesn’t Actually Exist…

#STAYWOKE PSA: The “Friend Zone” Doesn’t Actually Exist…

Few things make me more frustrated with humanity in general like misinformation does. When people don’t understand something but profess to be experts in a particular field it’s extremely dangerous because they proceed to spread erroneous information in the guise of facts like a virus. Said virus spreads via social media in real time and [...]

October 29, 2014 Dart Adams Stay Woke, The Cuffington Post 0

#CheyGotKicks: 5 Reasons I Already Love the Pharrell x Adidas #SuperColor Collab

#CheyGotKicks: 5 Reasons I Already Love the Pharrell x Adidas #SuperColor Collab

Adidas is on fire lately with their new partnerships. Just at the end of last year they brought on Kanye West. Earlier this year, they signed Pharrell onto their team to help with design. Everybody knew how great of a decision this was for the company as Pharrell is an important tastemaker to influence pop [...]

October 23, 2014 Cheyauna Potter Chey Got Kicks 1

#STAYWOKE: The Low Cost Of Quality Journalism & Other Random Sh*t I’m Currently Angry About…

#STAYWOKE: The Low Cost Of Quality Journalism & Other Random Sh*t I’m Currently Angry About…

I’m currently contemplating quitting online writing for the fiftyeleventh time in the past year or so. I’m just sick of the okeydoke, disappointments, lies, swiftly declining quality of journalism as well as how hard it is to not only find someone willing to pay you to write something but also how hard it is to [...]

October 14, 2014 Dart Adams Stay Woke 0

#CheyGotKicks Sneaker Tips: How to Restore Yellowed Soles

#CheyGotKicks Sneaker Tips: How to Restore Yellowed Soles

Whether you’ve ignored my advice in my Winter Weather shoe care post or you just have a super old pair of Jays that once featured a glowing icy blue sole, I’ve got the details to revive those yellow-bottomed suckers. There’s a few options and products out there for you to clear up your yellow soles [...]

October 13, 2014 Cheyauna Potter Chey Got Kicks, KBB EXCLUSIVE 1