Contact Us
Longform

Longform

Nelly
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
[

15 Years Later: Looking Back on Nelly’s Debut Album ‘Country Grammar’

Fifteen years ago, Nelly shook the rap world with his debut album, 'Country Grammar,' and proved that he was no one-hit wonder. We take a look back at the St. Louis rhymer's trailblazing album and its impact on rap music.

Read More

Evan Agostini, Getty Images
Evan Agostini, Getty Images
[

10 Years Later: How Boyz N Da Hood Went From Being the N.W.A of the South to a Footnote in Rap History

On the 10-year anniversary of Boyz N Da Hood's debut album, we take a look back at how the "N.W.A of the South" became a footnote in rap history.

Read More

Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles
Universal Pictures
[

35 Years Ago: James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles Star in ‘The Blues Brothers’

The success of 'The Blues Brothers,' the film comedy that opened on June 20, 1980, helped re-energize the careers of three giants of soul and R&B: Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Ray Charles.

Read More

Scott Gries, Getty Images
Scott Gries, Getty Images
[

20 Years Later: Mack 10′s Self-Titled Debut Album Slaughters the Competition

On the 201th anniversary of West Coast MC Mack 10's self-titled debut, we take a look back at the project that was responsible for one of the more recognized beefs in hip-hop history.

Read More

Cindy Ord, Getty Images
Cindy Ord, Getty Images
[

10 Years Later: Keyshia Cole’s Debut Album ‘The Way It Is’ Speaks to a Generation of Women Looking for Loyalty and Love

On the 10th anniversary of Keyshia Cole's 'The Way It Is' album, we take a look back at the project, which speaks to a generation of women looking for loyalty and love.

Read More

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images
[

Mariah Carey’s State of Mind During Debut Album Is Examined by a Psychiatrist [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Mariah Carey's self-titled debut album kicked off a career replete with chart-topping songs, platinum accolades and material detailing the ups and downs of love. We welcome a psychiatrist to examine the singer's state of mind during this life-changing moment.

Read More

Rachel Murray, Getty Images
Rachel Murray, Getty Images
[

Lil Mama Deserves a Second Chance After Bum Rushing Jay Z, But Will Hip-Hop Give It to Her?

After Lil Mama debuted the video for her safe-sex ode "Sausage," the internet responded with more hate than love. Is she still being treated unfairly after bum rushing Jay Z at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards? We take a look.

Read More

Category: Hip-Hop, Longform Tags: ,
Mike Coppola, Getty Images
Mike Coppola, Getty Images
[

Beyonce, Release That Rap Album You’re Hiding From Us

Jay Z may be your favorite rapper but Beyonce is coming for his throne. We're anxiously awaiting a rap album from the singer and here's why.

Read More

Category: Hip-Hop, Longform, R&B Tags:
Mystic Stylez
Prophet Entertainment
[

20 Years Later: Three 6 Mafia’s ‘Mystic Stylez’ Stands as One of the South’s Best Albums

On the 20-year anniversary of Three 6 Mafia's debut album, 'Mystic Stylez,' we take a look back at why the project is one of the best to come out of the South.

Read More

Gucci Mane Trap House
Big Cat Records
[

10 Years Ago: Gucci Mane Releases His Debut Album ‘Trap House’

Ten years ago today, Gucci Mane introduced us to his way of hustling on his debut album, 'Trap House.' We take a look back at the Atlanta rhymer's first studio effort.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your 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?

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

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

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!