Sacha Jenkins Talks Art, Culture and ‘The Burning of Kingston’ [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
The man behind ego trip, Mass Appeal and White Mandigos talks to The Boombox about his life, career and philosophy on art.
The Bounce: A Look Into the World of Jersey Club
When most people hear the words "New Jersey," "club," and "dance" together in a sentence they might picture the cast of MTV's 'Jersey Shore' drunkenly beating the the beat up in some random club but real heads know that Jersey Club is dance music genre th…
The Bounce: A Look at Flexing and the Bruk Up
We've already taken a look at housing and voguing -- two dance styles that got their starts in the 1980s -- for our dance column, The Bounce, now we turn our attention to a more recent but no less impactful dance phenomena of the Bruk Up and flexing.
The Bounce: A Look at Voguing and the Ballroom Scene
In anticipation of Red Bull's Bounce Ballroom, take a look inside the world of Voguing through the eyes of the dance's stars.
New Jack City (1991) – Best Hip-Hop Movie Soundtracks
A movie that retains its quotability decades later (“I want to shoot you so bad my d--k is hard!”) if not necessarily its dramatic heft, Mario Van Peebles’s portrait of a drug dealer squaring off against DEA agents offers a welcome rejoinder to the drug de…
Murder Was the Case (1994) – Best Hip-Hop Movie Soundtracks
In all honesty, I’ve still never seen the short film that used this in part as its soundtrack. But as a follow-up to Snoop Doggy Dogg’s massively–popular 'Doggystyle,' it offers an amazing snapshot of Dr. Dre at the peak of his talents, rounding up his…
Menace II Society (1993) – Best Hip-Hop Movie Soundtracks
The Hughes Brothers' debut was a benchmark for hip-hop movies thanks to its unforgiving, utterly gritty portrait of street-gangster life. Its soundtrack exuded similar authenticity, opening and closing with Spice 1’s 'Ni--a Gots No Heart,” and sandwiching tracks from Too $hort ('Only The Strong Surv…