A$AP Rocky Joins MTV as Creative Director

ASAP Rocky, Rick Kern A$AP Rocky has been named as the new Creative Director for MTV Labs, a “creative incubator” developed in partnership with the Harlem-born rapper and cultural trendsetter. It’s a first-look deal that will give Rocky and his creative company AWGE the opportunity “to create original content, and develop branded content for …

Young Thug & 21 Savage Announce Collaborative ‘HIHORSE’D’ Tour

Thugga and Savage are coming to a city near you. After releasing two revered projects, Jeffery and Savage Mode, Atlanta rappers Young Thug and 21 Savage are hitting the road together. Thug and Savage announced their ‘HIHORSE’D’ tour, which kicks f in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 9th. The 20-city tour is …

Phonte Advises Young Rappers: ‘You Never Want Desperation to Fuel What Artistic Moves You Make’

Instagram There’s no secret that Phonte is one the smartest dudes in music. His smarts stem from more than just intellect, however. His intelligence is grounded in experience. Just like his rhymes, Tay’s world weary life-isms have become quotables, in every realm his career—from his time with acclaimed rap group Little …

Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With Christina Milian For Her 35th Birthday

We’d like to give a big birthday shoutout to the one and only Christina Milian. She was first introduced to the world as a fresh-faced 19-year-old singer-songwriter, but would soon grow into her talent as an actress, entrepreneur, and reality star who could “Dip It Low” at the drop a …

Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard Christmas albums available on vinyl

Universal Music Enterprises has made two country holiday classics available on vinyl for the first time in decades: Glen Campbell’s That Christmas Feeling and Merle Haggard’s Christmas Present. Each was recorded at the height the legendary artists’ popularity and displays all the unique qualities that made each Country Music Hall …

Killer Mike Gets $11 Million Machine Named After Him Called ‘Driller Mike’

Kevin Winter, Getty s When you consider his accomplishments as a solo artist, his impressive work with Outkast and totally being able to reinvent himself with Run The Jewels, Killer Mike deserves a lot props for his musical achievements. Plus, he should be praised for having a strong presence in Atlanta’s political scene and being a …

Meet the Amazing Photographer Behind The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Album Cover – DJBooth Article

The Weeknd cares about his album art. This consideration dates back to his Trilogy mixtapes, even back then you could see he cared about capturing a certain look; illustrating a peculiar aesthetic. Just a few hours ago, The Weeknd revealed the cover for his upcoming album, Starboy. The colors instantly …

Chance The Rapper & Kanye West’s “Good Ass Job” Album is “Far From Done” – DJBooth Article

During an interview with Zane Lowe in May, Chance The Rapper revealed that he and Kanye West were planning to resurrect Kanye's lost Good Ass Job album. Initially planned as the fourth and final release in Kanye's College Dropout album series, the unfinished project—which was set aside when Kanye began working on his …

Kodak Black Sentenced to 120 Days in Jail on Marijuana Charges

Instagram Kodak Black was sentenced to 120 days in county jail yesterday (Sept. 19) after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor drug charges—holding less than 20 grams marijuana,and a misdemeanor charge use or possession drug paraphernalia. However, Kodak Black (real name Dieuson Octave) won’t spend all 120 days behind bars because …

Tyler, The Creator Shares 2016 Golf Wang Fall/Winter Look Book

Los Angeles, California – When Tyler, the Creator chose his rap moniker, he chose wisely. Aside from his lucrative music career, he’s ventured into several other endeavors, including fashion. Following his debut fashion show as part MADE LA in June, the Odd Future mastermind has shared his Golf Wang Fall/Winter 2016 look book …

Loretta Lynn announces 'White Christmas Blue' for Oct 7th

Loretta Lynn invites you to celebrate the 2016 yuletide season with the release her new album, White Christmas Blue, on Friday, October 7th on CD and vinyl. The album debuts “White Christmas Blue,” a future yuletide classic newly penned by Loretta Lynn and Grammy Award winner Shawn Camp (who’s written #1 …

Killer Mike and CNN Host Barbershop Discussion About Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Black America [WATCH]

Subscribe to TheBoombox on Killer Mike sat down for a roundtable, f-the-cuff discussion in his barbershop with CNN’s Brook Baldwin, and the conversation, was course, lively. Baldwin, who has known Killer Mike for quite a while, and conducted one his most passionate interviews immediately following the killing Michael Brown in …

Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Premiere Had the Best Ratings of Any Basic Cable Comedy Since 2013

FX Donald Glover has hit pay dirt with his hilarious, poignant new FX dramedy, Atlanta. According to Vulture, last Tuesday’s series premiere drew 1.8 million total viewers and 1.2 million telecast viewers in the network’s target demo adults under 50. That means that Atlanta, executive produced by and starring Glover, had the best …

9th Wonder Defends Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty: ‘Give Kids Time for Their Musical Palette to Expand’

Kevin Winter/ Mireya Acierto/Ethan Miller, Getty s 9th Wonder has weighed in on the old school versus new school rap culture divide that’s been brewing over the past couple months. Basically, the veteran producer thinks older heads should calm down, listen to what the kids are saying about the music …

Travis Scott Lands Major Record Deal & Has Music With Kanye West Coming

Travis Scott has inked a worldwide deal with Grand Hustle Publishing and Universal Music Publishing Group, Billboard reports. UMPG chairman and CEO Jody Gerson announced that the Houston rapper’s entire catalogue will be represented, including his #1 album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. As an Apple Music exclusive, his sophomore release …