Where would black music be without a little soul? Even as the argument rages that R&B is heavily diluted by hip-hop influence, singers are managing some of the most heart-wrenching lyricism and melodic crooning this generation has heard, even if it is on a mixtape.
Black Music Month is upon us and to celebrate, The BoomBox is highlighting one of the most influential genres of music: hip-hop. Derived from the ghettos of Bronx, N.Y., hip-hop has grown into much more than the pioneers ever could have imagined. Fr
Mobb Deep's Prodigy celebrates Black Music Month 365 days a year. The veteran rapper has roots deeply embedded in music, which go way beyond hip-hop -- from his grandmother's legendary dance academy to learning about new singers from his father when he was a kid. As a result, pursuing his craft as an entertainer himself wa
Dawn Richard is pleased with the successful woman she's become and a song like James Brown's "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" is the perfect soundtrack for her storied career. To celebrate Black Music Month, the former Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money member explains why the fu
Curren$y respects Pharrell Williams' tenacity. In honor of Black Music Month, the rapper chose to put the spotlight on the N.E.R.D. member for his musical versatility and determination to strive in the face of adversity.
Singer Elle Varner is celebrating Black Music Month in June by praising the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The Los Angeles native, who currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y., sat down with The BoomBox to express her se
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