5 Lessons From J. Cole’s School of Music Marketing Article

Before Cole releases his new album ‘4 Your Eyez Only,’ step inside his classroom to go over his lesson plan. Double Platinum with no features. J. Cole’s success might have been reduced to a running internet joke, but there’s meaning behind one rap’s most famous memes. J. Cole’s innate ability …

New York Giants Fullback Says Burglars Wrote "KKK" And Drew Swastikas On Walls Of His Home

The apartment New York Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock was reportedly burglarized and tagged with “KKK” and “Go back to Africa” graffiti on the walls.  Whitlock shared some the vandalism on his instagram account, which also included a large drawing a swastika and “f*cking n*gger” on the walls his family’s New …

The Top 5 Songs From Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’

Glassnote Records Childish Gambino shares his musically eclectic soul for the first time in three years with the release his third studio album, “Awaken, My Love!”. Gambino reintroduces a new generation to the 1970s P-Funk  George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, for “an exercise in just feeling and tone,” as the man …

Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar Reportedly Headlining Coachella 2017

Indio, California – Next April, scores indie rock, Hip Hop, R&B, and electronic music fans will once again descend on Indio, California for the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In 2017, the headlining acts reportedly include Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar, according to an inside source who spoke to Consequence …

Drake, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande and All of the Winners From the 2016 AMAs

Wire Last night, the 2016 American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles, where some the biggest names in today’s music were in attendance. While the night saw some stellar performances from our favorite artists in both hip hop and pop music, there was a lengthy list names on the …

R.E.M. announces 'Out of Time 25th Anniversary Edition' – The Music Universe

A quarter a century after Out Of Time helped break alternative music into the American mainstream and turned R.E.M. into a worldwide phenomenon, the band have announced a special 25th Anniversary Edition, out November 18th via Concord Bicycle. Out Of Time will be released in three different formats. The 2 CD set …

Pharrell, Questlove and More Discuss the Legacy of the ‘808’ Drum Machine in New Documentary

The term ‘808’ can mean a lot things in society, but in music, it represents something more than magical. The Roland TR-808 drum machine has changed the face, sound, and reception music over the past 30 years, and it’s finally getting the tribute that it deserves. While it might just …

Emeli Sande, Jay Electronica, and Aine Zion Channel Freedom in ‘Garden’ Visual

Emeli Sandé teamed up with Jay Electronica and Aine Zion to provide some powerful visuals for their new “Garden” collaborative track. The trio can be seen standing in a beautiful garden, surrounded by flowers, trees, and freshly cut fields, as they don their all-black attire. Fans might notice a theme freedom …

Chance the Rapper Releases Ingenious ‘How Great’ Video Featuring Jay Electronica

#HowGreat Official Video featuring my cousin Nicole. Shot on iPhone. Lock yo screen pic.twitter.com/KqDy5hqv68 — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) October 20, 2016 Chance the Rapper is showing folks that you don’t need a big budget to create something visually spectacular on social media. The Chicago native recently dropped a …

Tupac Shakur, Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan and Chic Among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Interscope / Francois Nel / Aaron Davidson / Gary Gershf, Getty s Tupac Shakur has a shot at becoming the sixth hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Fame in April 2017. Other nominees for induction into the Rock Hall include R&B icons Janet Jackson and …

TDE's Lance Skiiiwalker Unleashes Debut Album "Introverted Intuition"

TDE’s newest signee, Lance Skiiiwalker, released his debut album, Introverted Intuition today (October 18). The LP stands at 13 tracks and has a run time 35 minutes, just enough time for the young padawan to explore electronic sounds and grab a feature from labelmate ScHoolboy Q on the smoker’s anthem “Toaster.” The label …

Jay Electronica Resurfaces on Emeli Sande’s New Single

Somewhere out there, Jay Electronica’s album is collecting dust on his hard-drive. With his album becoming more and more a make-believe tale, it’s hard to imagine him ever releasing a full-fledged tape at this juncture his career. While releasing a project sounds very dubious, Electronica still finds time to scribble verses …

Drake Nabs a Record 13 Nominations for 2016 American Music Awards, Rihanna Grabs Seven

Kevin Winter / Pascal Le Segretain, Getty s Drake is still winning. The Toronto rap superstar nabbed 13 nominations for the 2016 American Music Awards, breaking Michael Jackson’s previous record 11 nods in 1984. The OVO leader received mentions in categories including Artist the Year, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Album …

2016 American Music Awards nominees announced

The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, has announced the “2016 American Music Awards” nominees with recording artists Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten revealing six categories nominees live on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via …

Drake Breaks Michael Jackson's 32-Year Record For Most American Music Award Nominations

Los Angeles, CA – Since the top the year, Drake has been breaking records left and right with no signs slowing down as he dethrones Michael Jackson’s American Music Award record for the most nominations. The King Pop previously held the mark with 11 nods in 1984 for Thriller and his …

Hip Hop Week In Review: BET Hip Hop Awards, Meek Mill & Shawty Lo

Atlanta, GA – This week, the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards aired on Tuesday (October 4) hosted by DJ Khaled and included performances from Gucci Mane, Isaiah Rashad, T.I., Desiigner and 21 Savage, among others. Elsewhere, everything HipHopDX knows and understands about Meek Mill’s  Dreamchasers 4 is laid out in true investigative fashion. Lastly, …

Jay Z Will Take On Criminal Justice Reform With Upcoming Kalief Browder Docuseries

Jay Z announced his partnership with the Weinstein Company earlier this month, and he already has some magic in the works. Hov is producing a docuseries about the story  Kalief Browder, the Bronx high school student who killed himself in 2015 after being held for three years on Rikers Island for allegedly stealing …

Toro Y Moi Releases Ambient Project Under Moniker New Globe [LISTEN]

Jason Kempin, Getty s Well, it looks like you can add another name to Chaz Bundick’s list monikers, because he just dropped an ambient project titled Plum, under the pseudonym New Globe. The release is part Leaving Record’s Modern New Age series, and it can be ordered on Stones Throw’s website. Obviously, Bundick is actually Toro Y …

3-on-3: Danny Brown’s “Atrocity Exhibition” – DJBooth Article

Detroit emcee Danny Brown is slated to release his fourth solo studio album, Atrocity Exhibition, this Friday (September 30). Fresh f unveiling his super-posse cut “Really Doe,” Brown is currently riding a wave excitement that had turned his upcoming LP into the most highly-anticipated project his 13-year career. To capture some this …

Andre 3000 In The Studio With Kaytranada

Andre 3000 and Kaytranada are making some new music. The ATL rapper and the Montreal producer were spotted in the studio together on Sunday (Sept. 25) via Kaytranada’s snapchat. There’s no word on what they worked on together but considering 3 Stacks recently appeared on Travis Scott’s album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, we’re hoping he’s recording some …

Common Releases Powerful New Video ‘Black America Again’ Featuring Stevie Wonder [WATCH]

Subscribe to TheBoombox on There’s a good chance that Common’s mournful new video, “Black America Again,” featuring Stevie Wonder will have you in tears—much like the people in the video. The visual features various black Americans being raw and vulnerable, openly crying over the oppression they’ve faced at the hands a …