Contact Us

Kathy Iandoli

kathy iandoli has been slinging ink for a decade in places like VICE, Rolling Stone, The Source, VIBE, XXL, Village Voice, MSN Music, MTV, AOL Music, and many others. She is currently the Music Editor of HipHopDX.com and was previously the Alternatives Editor of AllHipHop.com.
Amy Winehouse Adele Sampha
Scott Gries / Jason Merritt / Karl Walter , Getty Images
[

The British Invasion: How UK Artists Are Changing the Face of American Music

Don't look now but UK artists are changing the face of American hip-hop, pop and R&B.

Read More

Beyonce Rick Ross Lauryn Hill Macklemore
Christopher Polk / Noam Galai / Theo Wargo / Craig Barritt, Getty Images
[

10 New Rules of the Music Industry

If you're looking to embark on a career in the proverbial "game," this is a little blueprint to get you started. Here are 10 New Rules of the Music Industry.

Read More

Rakim Michael Jackson LL Cool J
Amazon / YouTube
[

25 Best ’80s Songs

From Eric B. & Rakim's 'Paid in Full' to Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean,' take a trip down memory lane with the 25 Best '80 Songs.

Read More

Nelly Pitbull
Jason Merritt / Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images
[

Once You Go Pop, Your Street Cred Drops

Describing their music and their own 'Buhloone Mindstate' on the 1993 album of the same name, De La Soul gave us the keep-it-real musical mantra “It might blow up, but it won’t go pop.” To the purist hip-hop community, the designation pop is an anathema. The assertion that an artist has compromised her or his artistic integrity and alienated their core audience in order to pander to a larger mainstream audience makes them the lowest of low -- a "sell out." But no one embarks on a career to stay broke, so what's an MC to do?

Read More

r. kelly chris brown
Bryan Bedder / Imeh Akpanudosen, Getty Images
[

From R. Kelly to Chris Brown, Should We Separate Artists From Their Art?

It’s difficult in the world of entertainment to separate the artist from the art. With hip-hop and R&B, the relationship between artist, art and how we view the relationship between the two is in constant flux.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!