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.
The 15 Best Notorious B.I.G. Songs
On the 21st anniversary of his death, The Boombox takes a look back at some of Biggie's best tracks.
What If Aaliyah Were Here Today?
R&B's most coveted "Baby Girl" is gone but not forgotten. We examine the musical landscape if Aaliyah was here today.
6 Fashion and Music Experts Speak on Aaliyah’s Trendsetting Style
As her debut album turns 20 this year and the Lifetime Original Movie, 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,' premieres Sat., Nov. 15, at 8/7c, the Boombox taps various experts in fashion and music to get their take on Aaliyah's style. There's a lot to be said.
Do Posthumous Albums Damage an Artist’s Legacy?
How should we feel about posthumous albums from deceased artists like Michael Jackson and Aaliyah?
My Soul Died a Little During OutKast’s Coachella Reunion
OutKast's reunion at Coachella didn't fulfill the expectations of one fan. Check out thoughts on why an Andre 3000 and Big Boi reunion should never feel forced.
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.
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.
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.
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 mains
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.