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DON’T SLEEP: Top Five [SPOILER FREE FILM REVIEW]

DON’T SLEEP: Top Five [SPOILER FREE FILM REVIEW]

Unless you’ve been under a rock lately (pun intended) you’ve no doubt caught at least one of these recent pieces written by Chris Rock, one of his many interviews or even one of the podcasts he appeared on during his current blistering pre film press run. This particular press run is hands down the greatest [...]

December 9, 2014 Dart Adams KBB EXCLUSIVE, Reviews, Screen 0

(Review) BJ The Chicago Kid Makes Great R&B On ‘M.A.F.E’

(Review) BJ The Chicago Kid Makes Great R&B On ‘M.A.F.E’

Chicago R&B talent BJ The Chicago Kid has been on the scene for a few years, most notably being featured on Schoolboy Q’s “Studio” and mixtapes from Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, Chance The Rapper, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar. Two years following BJ’s studio debut Pineapple Now-Laters, he has compiled his previously released records [...]

December 7, 2014 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

DON’T SLEEP: “Dear White People” [SPOILER FREE FILM REVIEW]

DON’T SLEEP: “Dear White People” [SPOILER FREE FILM REVIEW]

I’m sure if you’re a reader of KillerBoomBox you’ll know we’ve been supporting Justin Simien’s film “Dear White People” from the moment we first heard about it as it hit the Sundance Film Festival back in January. We’ve featured the trailers, announced the release date and have written about it several times. I not only [...]

October 26, 2014 Dart Adams KBB EXCLUSIVE, Reviews, Screen 0

DON’T SLEEP: Brian Coleman’s “Check The Technique 2: More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies” [BOOK REVIEW]

DON’T SLEEP: Brian Coleman’s “Check The Technique 2: More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies” [BOOK REVIEW]

  Brian Coleman is the author of several of the most important Hip Hop related tomes of the past decade, including “Rakim Told Me” and “Check The Technique”. This time he sets out to create what is by far his most ambitious project yet, “Check The Technique 2″. This monster of a book is 544 [...]

October 23, 2014 Dart Adams KBB EXCLUSIVE, Pages, Reviews 0

PartyNextDoor Leaves A Lot To Be Desired….In A Good Way

PartyNextDoor Leaves A Lot To Be Desired….In A Good Way

Selling out your first headlining tour in 7 hours is impressive but not surprising for PartyNextDoor considering his successful OVO roots. PartyNextDoor (PND) hit the road last week in support of his latest project PartyNextDoor Two which dropped this past summer. In typical OVO fashion, most of the details surrounding PND are a mystery. Here [...]

October 23, 2014 malcolm j gray Features, Live, Reviews 0

Joey Bada$$ Releases His Inner Rockstar On Boston Stop Of ‘B4.DA.$$’ US Tour

Joey Bada$$ Releases His Inner Rockstar On Boston Stop Of ‘B4.DA.$$’ US Tour

The B4.DA.$$ tour has been getting nothing but love as Joey Bada$$ and his ProEra crew bring their high energy performances across the country. The Brooklynite is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album while embarking on this nationwide tour backed by Statik Selektah. Our guy Isaac Remsen was on the scene during the [...]

October 6, 2014 KBB Staff Features, Live, Reviews 0

(Review) Joell Ortiz Delivers Lyrics On ‘House Slippers’

(Review) Joell Ortiz Delivers Lyrics On ‘House Slippers’

Joell Ortiz, one fourth of the Slaughterhouse super group, released his third solo studio album House Slippers this past Tuesday. 12 tracks deep and filled with streams of consciousness of pure lyrical genius and gritty Brooklyn flow, House Slippers is strong and impressive. Although the insert of R&B fused records and attempts at crossover sound [...]

September 20, 2014 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

(Pics) Nas And The Roots Close Out Boston Calling

(Pics) Nas And The Roots Close Out Boston Calling

The fans at the Boston Calling Music Festival got to witness a bit of history. Nas brought the 20th anniversary celebration of his iconic debut album Illmatic to Boston’s City Hall. The Hip Hop legend hit the stage at BCMF along with The Roots for a co-headlining set to end the third day of concerts. [...]

September 9, 2014 G. Valentino Ball KBB EXCLUSIVE, Live, Reviews 0

Lightning Strikes Twice as Lorde and Childish Gambino Close Boston Calling Day 2

Lightning Strikes Twice as Lorde and Childish Gambino Close Boston Calling Day 2

  After a sweltering afternoon at City Hall plaza, the sun disappeared and the rain clouds reigned supreme during the evening portion of Boston Calling. After a weather advisory thunderstorm warning and a torrential rain storm, the final two acts of Boston Calling were put on hold until the weather subsided. This led to a [...]

September 8, 2014 malcolm j gray KBB EXCLUSIVE, Live, Reviews 0

(Review) Real P Shines Uniquely With ‘Same Ole Jazz’

(Review) Real P Shines Uniquely With ‘Same Ole Jazz’

Real P aka ReaL Politikz is out here trying to do it all. The leader of the Famous Nobodies crew built a reputation for lively stage shows with his crew also rocks crowds as a club DJ becoming a staple of the club scene in his hometown, Boston, MA. But on his sophomore solo effort [...]

September 3, 2014 G. Valentino Ball Reviews, Tunes 0