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Review: Lil Wayne Apologizes for Carter V Delay with S4TW2

Review: Lil Wayne Apologizes for Carter V Delay with S4TW2

The rollout campaign for Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V has been an interesting one to say the least. After Wayne’s original October release date came and passed, the social media shots at his longtime friend and label president Birdman were a huge shock to the hip-hop world. Those jabs have further materialized into Sorry 4 [...]

January 26, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

Rae Sremmurd Score Big With Debut Album

Rae Sremmurd Score Big With Debut Album

Times have drastically changed in hip-hop since Andre 3000’s declaration at the 1995 Source Awards that “the South has something to say.” Mainstream hip-hop now welcomes the southern twang, celebrates trap and crunk sounds and looks toward Atlanta and beyond for new trends. 2014 was another huge year for southern hip-hop and certainly one of [...]

January 16, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews 0

Dave East Delivers With Straight Outta Harlem

Dave East Delivers With Straight Outta Harlem

Harlem native Dave East has been quietly circulating the hip-hop blogosphere and New York radio channels of late, delivering gritty freestyles, lyrical singles and a strong mixtape in Black Rose. However, when Nas announced taking over Mass Appeal with Angie Martinez and that Dave East “was a new signee that he couldn’t really talk about,” [...]

January 8, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

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