Day 26 on New Music, Reunions and Diddy: ‘We Ushered In the Bad Boy Era You See Now’

Day26 was born with the world watching. Willie Taylor, Qwanell “Que” Mosley, Michael McCluney, Brian Andrews, and Robert Curry all had one thing in common back in 2007: they wanted to make the band. Handpicked by music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs on his hit reality show Making the Band, fans got a chance to see the formation… Read More »

Meek Mill Pairs Up With Migos to Finally Release ‘Contagious’

to TheBoombox on An unreleased Meek Mill track popped up on the internet recently featuring Migos. The haunting “Contagious” originally dropped in 2014 before both artists reached their peak. The KeYWane-produced song features Meek and the ATL trio boasting about their riches and how collecting paper has become infectious. “Cause that s— contagious / These… Read More »

Kanye West’s ‘Graduation’ Aimed for Stadium Status and Solidified His Legend

Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam “I like to sell as many albums as possible, but more than that, I like as many people to hear the songs as possible…” That’s what Kanye West told Rolling Stone in November 2007, two months after his critically-acclaimed third album Graduation set the record for the largest week any album digitally downloaded. Kanye was in an amazing… Read More »

5 Best Songs from 50 Cent’s ‘Curtis’

Shady/Aftermath Climbing the mountain rap and claiming himself king after surviving an attempt on his life, 50 Cent‘s meteoric rise from the intensive care unit to the top the Billboard charts is one the biggest success stories rap has ever scene. Hip-Hop has long had an affinity for the underdog and someone that has been… Read More »

From ‘Can I Kick It?’ to ‘Award Tour:’ A Tribe Called Quest’s Greatest Videos

YouTube Phife Dawg’s passing at the age 45 in 2016 stunned hip-hop fans around the world. As the “everyman” A Tribe Called Quest, the man born Malik Taylor was a fixture 1990s hip-hop and a part one the genre’s most visionary groups. In a bittersweet testament to the group’s enduring popularity, a new A Tribe Called Quest… Read More »

‘The Blueprint’ Revisited: Jay Z’s Ascendance Set a New Standard for 2000s Hip-Hop

Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Originally published Sept. 11, 2016 It may be hard for some fans to recognize or recall, but the rise  Shawn Carter aka Jay Z to rap alpha dog status wasn’t immediate or a foregone conclusion. Those who are dismissive Jay’s ascendance tend to reframe it as simply the result Jay Z being able to conveniently squeeze… Read More »

Air Jordan 10 Maya Moore

Nike Being a Nike athlete means getting your very own colorway kicks that you used to pine for as a kid, and Maya Moore has been bestowed this honor. The Air Jordan 10 is being remade in her honor and it’s coming in a pretty sweet colorway with a few personal touches. The Air Jordan… Read More »