Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (08/08/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (08/08/18)


In this week's episode, I discuss one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2018: ASTROWORLD by Travis Scott. Is this one of Travis' best albums EVER? Tune in to see... Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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Upcoming / Recently Released Albums:

  • 7/20- The Internet- Hive Mind
  • 7/20- Buddy- Harlan & Alondra
  • 8/3- Mac Miller- Swimming
  • 8/3- YG- Stay Dangerous
  • 8/3- Travis Scott- Astroworld
  • 8/3- H.E.R.- I Used to Know H.E.R.: The Prelude
  • 8/17- Nicki Minaj- Queen
  • September- Noname- Room 25

Dig Deeper

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (07/25/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (07/25/18)


In this week's episode, Joe G. joins me in the studio to give a mid-year review of 2018. Tune in as we discuss which artists and albums have been holding it down for the first half of the year. Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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  • 7/20- The Internet- Hive Mind
  • 7/20- Buddy- Harlan & Alondra
  • 8/3- Mac Miller- Swimming
  • 8/3- YG- Stay Dangerous
  • 8/10- Nicki Minaj- Queen

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2018 Mid-Year Review

Below are the categories and artists we talked about in the Dig Deeper segment. Tune in to see who our top picks were for each category!

Best New Artist

  • Jorja Smith
  • H.E.R.
  • Chloe x Halle
  • BlocBoy JB

Best Music Video

  • "ATM" - J. Cole
  • “Nice For What” - Drake
  • “This Is America” - Childish Gambino

Best BBQ-Friendly Song

  • “Boo’d Up” - Ella Mai
  • "Nice For What" - Drake
  • “In My Feelings” - Drake
  • “Summertime Magic” - Childish Gambino

Best Summer Banger

  • "Boo'd Up" - Ella Mai
  • “WIN” - Jay Rock
  • “Paramedic” - Kendrick & SOBxRBE
  • “Look Alive” - BlocBoy JB

Best Feature

  • Drake on "Look Alive" by BlocBoy JB
  • J. Cole on “OSOM” by Jay Rock
  • Rick Ross on "Hard Piano" by Pusha T
  • Rapsody on “Dostoyevsky” by Black Thought
  • Frank Ocean on “Purity” by A$AP Rocky

Album of the Year (R&B)

  • Hive Mind - The Internet
  • Good Man - Ne-Yo
  • KTSE - Teyana Taylor
  • Lost & Found - Jorja Smith
  • Dirty Computer - Janelle Monae

Album of the Year (Hip-Hop)

  • KOD - J. Cole
  • Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B
  • Care For Me - Saba
  • Black Panther: The Album - Kendrick Lamar & TDE
  • KIDS SEE GHOSTS - Kids See Ghosts

Most Anticipated Album

  • Astroworld - Travis Scott
  • Queen - Nicki Minaj
  • TBA - Chance the Rapper

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (06/20/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (06/20/18)


In this week's episode, I discuss KIDS SEE GHOSTS, NASIR, Redemption and EVERYTHING IS LOVE. It's been a wild June! Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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Upcoming / Recently Released Albums:

  • 6/8- Kanye West & Kid Cudi- KIDS SEE GHOSTS

  • 6/8- Jorja Smith- Lost & Found

  • 6/15- Jay Rock- Redemption

  • 6/15- Nas- NASIR

  • 6/15- R+R=NOW- Collagically Speaking

  • 6/16- The Carters- EVERYTHING IS LOVE

  • 6/22- Teyana Taylor- TBA

  • 6/29- Drake- Scorpion

  • 7/20- The Internet- Hive Mind

Dig Deeper

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (06/06/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (06/06/18)


In this week's episode, I provide an update on the Pusha T-Drake beef and discuss the eighth studio album by the controversial Kanye West. Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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Upcoming / Recently Released Albums:

  • 6/1- Black Thought & 9th Wonder-Streams of Thought Vol. 1
  • 6/1- Kanye West- TBA
  • 6/8- Kanye West & Kid Cudi- Kids See Ghost
  • 6/8- Jorja Smith- Lost & Found
  • 6/15- Jay Rock- Redemption
  • 6/15- Nas- TBA
  • 6/15- R+R=NOW- Collagically Speaking
  • 6/22- Teyana Taylor- TBA

Dig Deeper

Ye

 

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (05/30/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (05/30/18)


In this week's episode, I discuss the beef between Pusha T and Drake and how quickly it shifted from a few subliminal shots to some scathing verses! Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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  • 5/25- Pusha T- Daytona
  • 5/25- A$AP Rocky- Testing
  • 6/1- Black Thought & 9th Wonder-Streams of Thought Vol. 1
  • 6/1- Kanye West- TBA
  • 6/8- Kanye West & Kid Cudi- Kids See Ghost
  • 6/8- Jorja Smith- Lost & Found
  • 6/15- Jay Rock- Redemption
  • 6/15- Nas- TBA
  • 6/15- R+R=NOW- Collagically Speaking
  • 6/22- Teyana Taylor- TBA

Dig Deeper

Where's The Beef?: Pusha T vs. Drake

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (05/23/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (05/23/18)


In this week's abridged episode, I debut the Song of the Week: Sampler Series and discuss what's new in hip-hop and R&B! Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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 5/25- A$AP Rocky- Testing

5/25- A$AP Rocky- Testing

 6/15- Jay Rock- Redemption

6/15- Jay Rock- Redemption

Upcoming / Recently Released Albums:

  • 5/11- BJ the Chicago Kid- The Opening Ceremony

  • 5/13- Afro Kitty Jones- Supa X

  • 5/18- KYLE- Light of Mine

  • 5/25- Pusha T- Daytona

  • 5/25- A$AP Rocky- Testing

  • 6/1- Kanye West- TBA

  • 6/8- Kanye West & Kid Cudi- Kids See Ghost

  • 6/8- Jorja Smith- Lost & Found

  • 6/15- Jay Rock- Redemption

  • 6/15- Nas- TBA

  • 6/15- Nicki Minaj- Queen

  • 6/15- R+R=NOW- Collagically Speaking

  • 6/22- Teyana Taylor- TBA

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (05/09/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (05/09/18)


In this week's episode, I discuss Donald Glover's "This Is America" video, Rae Sremmurd's triple album, SR3MM, preview Supa X by Afro Kitty Jones, and more. Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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  • 5/4- Desiigner- L.O.D.
  • 5/4- Rae Sremmurd- SR3MM / Swaecation / Jxmtro
  • 5/4- Royce Da 5’9”- Book Of Ryan
  • 5/13- Afro Kitty Jones- Supa X
  • 5/18- KYLE- Light of Mine
  • 5/25- Pusha T- King Push
  • 6/1- Kanye West- TBA
  • 6/8- Kanye West & Kid Cudi- Kids See Ghost
  • 6/8- Jorja Smith- Lost & Found

Dig Deeper

Supa X by Afro Kitty Jones

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (05/02/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (05/02/18)


In this week's episode, I discuss the release of Janelle Monae's stunning album, Dirty Computer. I also take the first steps in laying Mr. West to rest smh. Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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Upcoming / Recently Released Albums:

  • 4/27- Janelle Monae- Dirty Computer
  • 5/4- Rae Sremmurd- SR3MM / Swaecation / Jxmtro
  • 5/4- Royce Da 5’9”- Book Of Ryan
  • 5/18- KYLE- Light of Mine
  • 5/25- Pusha T- King Push
  • 6/1- Kanye West- TBA

Dig Deeper

Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer

 

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (04/25/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (04/25/18)


In this week's episode, I discuss the release of J. Cole's fifth studio album, KOD. Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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  • 4/20- J. Cole- KOD

  • 4/27- Janelle Monae- Dirty Computer

  • April- Rae Sremmurd- SR3MM / Swaecation / Jxmtroduction

  • 5/4- Royce Da 5’9”- Book Of Ryan

  • 5/18- KYLE- Light of Mine

  • 5/25- Pusha T- King Push

Dig Deeper

J. Cole's KOD

 

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (04/18/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (04/18/18)


In this week's episode, I discuss the impressive debut by Cardi B as well as address this whole Cardi-Nicki drama. Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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Upcoming / Recently Released:

  • 4/5- Saba- Care For Me

  • 4/6- Flatbush ZOMBiES- Vacation In Hell

  • 4/6- Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy

  • 4/13- Tinashe- Joyride

  • 4/13- Glacier Boyz- TBA (Postponed)

  • 4/20- J. Cole- KOD

  • 4/27- Janelle Monae- Dirty Computer

  • April- Rae Sremmurd- SR3MM / Swaecation / Jxmtroduction

Dig Deeper

Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy

 

Cardi B & Nicki Minaj (Mini-Where's the Beef?)

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (04/04/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (04/04/18)


In this week's episode, the Kanye Madness bracket comes to an end as I finally pick a winner! Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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Upcoming / Recently Released:

  • 3/30- The Weeknd- My Dear Melancholy,

  • 3/30- Tink- Pain & Pleasure EP

  • 4/5- Saba- Care For Me

  • 4/5- Royce Da 5’9”- Book of Ryan

  • 4/6- Flatbush ZOMBiES- Vacation In Hell

  • 4/6- Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy

  • 4/13- Tinashe- Joyride

  • 4/13- Glacier Boyz- TBA

  • 4/27- Janelle Monae- Dirty Computer

  • April- Rae Sremmurd- SR3MM / Swaecation / Jxmtroduction

Dig Deeper

Kanye Madness Bracket

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Final Four / Championship Round:

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See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (03/28/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (03/28/18)


In this week's episode, Joe G joins the podcast as we narrow the remaining songs in the Kanye Madness Bracket from 16 to 4. Check out the podcast on all platforms below!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1NLMABf

Spotify: http://sptfy.com/147N

Google Play: http://goo.gl/ZyVzA3

Pippa: https://shows.pippa.io/thinking-outside-the-boombox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totbthepodcast/ 


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  4/5- Royce Da 5’9”-  Book of Ryan

4/5- Royce Da 5’9”- Book of Ryan

Upcoming / Recently Released:

  • 4/5- Saba- Care For Me

  • 4/5- Royce Da 5’9”- Book of Ryan

  • 4/6- Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy

  • 4/13- Tinashe- Joyride

  • 4/27- Janelle Monae- Dirty Computer

Dig Deeper

Kanye Madness Bracket

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Sweet 16 / Elite 8:

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See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (03/21/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (03/21/18)


In this week's episode, my wife and I tackle the second round of the Kanye Madness Bracket, a tournament pitting Kanye's best songs against each other. The bracket is getting a lot harder! Check out the episode on Apple Podcasts or Pippa.

Also, the podcast is now available on Spotify! You can check that out here!


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Upcoming / Recently Released:

  • 3/16- Bishop Nehru- Elevators: Act I & II

  • 3/16- Wale- It’s Complicated EP

  • 3/16- DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9”- PRhyme 2

  • 3/16- Snoop Dogg- Bible of Love

  • 4/5- Saba- Care For Me

  • 4/13- Tinashe- Joyride

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Kanye Madness Bracket

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Round of 32:

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See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (03/15/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (03/15/18)


In this week's episode, I tackle the first round of the Kanye Madness Bracket, a tournament pitting Kanye's best songs against each other. Check out the episode on Apple Podcasts or Pippa.

Also, the podcast is now available on Spotify! You can check that out here!


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  • 3/2- Tory Lanez- Memories Don’t Die

  • 3/9- August Greene- August Greene

  • 3/16- Bun B- Return of the Trill

  • 3/16- DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9”- PRhyme 2

  • 3/16- Snoop Dogg- Bible of Love

Dig Deeper

Kanye Madness Bracket

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Round of 64:

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See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (03/01/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (03/01/18)


No new episode this week, but the news keeps coming. Check it out below!

Also, the podcast is now available on Spotify! You can check that out here!


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  4/27- Janelle  Monáe   - Dirty Computer

4/27- Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer

Upcoming / Recently Released:

  • 2/23- Towkio- .WWW

  • 2/23- SOB X RBE- GANGIN

  • 2/23- EarthGang- Royalty EP

  • 3/2- Tory Lanez- Memories Don’t Die

  • 3/9- August Greene- August Greene

  • 3/16- Bun B- Return of the Trill

  • 3/16- DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9”- PRhyme 2

  • 3/16- Snoop Dogg- Bible of Love

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (02/21/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (02/21/18)


In this week's episode, I shine the artist spotlight on The Little Homies. Check out the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Pippa.

Also, the podcast is now available on Spotify! You can check that out here!


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  • 2/13- Cozz- Effected

  • 2/16- Nipsey Hussle- Victory Lap

  • 2/23- Towkio- .WWW

  • 2/23- EarthGang- Royalty EP

  • 3/16- Bun B- Return of the Trill

  • 3/23- Tory Lanez- Memories Don’t Die


Dig Deeper

Various Videos by The Little Homies:

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (02/14/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (02/14/18)


Happy Valentine's Day! In this week's episode, I discuss the good and the bad of Migos' latest album, Culture II. I also take a slightly deep dive into Black Panther: The Album by Kendrick Lamar & TDE. Check out the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Pippa.

Also, the podcast is now available on Spotify! You can check that out here!


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Upcoming / Recently Released:

  • 2/9- Kendrick Lamar & TDE- Black Panther: The Album

  • 2/9- 2 Chainz- The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It

  • 2/9- Ravyn Lenae- Crush EP

  • 2/13- Cozz- Effected

  • 2/16- Nipsey Hussle- Victory Lap

  • 2/16- Towkio- .WWW


Dig Deeper

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (01/31/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (01/31/18)


Award season rolls on as I discuss the disappointing 60th Annual GRAMMY awards! Check out the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Pippa.


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  • 1/26- Migos- Culture II

  • 1/26- Lil Wayne- Dedication 6: Reloaded

  • 2/2- Justin Timberlake- Man of the Woods

  • 2/9- Kendrick Lamar & TDE- Black Panther: The Album

  • 2/16- Towkio- .WWW


Dig Deeper

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards Recap:

Eligibility Period: Oct. 1, 2016 - Sep. 30, 2017

Leading Nominations: Jay-Z (8), Kendrick (7), Bruno Mars (6), SZA (5), Khalid (5), No I.D. (5), Childish Gambino (5)

Winners: Bruno Mars (7), Kendrick (5), Childish Gambino, The Weeknd, Rihanna (1)

(Big 4)

Album of the Year (Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.)

  • “Awaken, My Love!” - Childish Gambino

  • 4:44 - Jay-Z

  • DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar

  • Melodrama - Lorde

  • 24K Magic - Bruno Mars

Record of the Year (Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

  • “Redbone” - Childish Gambino

  • “Despacito” - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber

  • “The Story of O.J.” - Jay-Z

  • “HUMBLE.” - Kendrick Lamar (Mike Will also wins)

  • “24K Magic” - Bruno Mars

Song of the Year (A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • “Despacito” - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber

  • “4:44” - Jay-Z (No I.D. also wins)

  • “Issues” - Julia Michaels

  • “1-800-273-8255” - Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid

  • “That’s What I Like” - Bruno Mars (James Fauntleroy also wins)

Best New Artist (An artist will be considered for Best New Artist if their eligibility year release/s achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.)

  • Alessia Cara

  • Khalid

  • Lil Uzi Vert

  • Julia Michaels

  • SZA

(R&B)

Best R&B Performance

  • “Get You” - Daniel Caesar, Kali Uchis

  • “Distraction” - Kehlani

  • “High” - Ledisi

  • “That’s What I Like” - Bruno Mars

  • “The Weekend” - SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • “Laugh and Move On” - The Baylor Project

  • “Redbone” - Childish Gambino

  • “What I’m Feelin’” - Anthony Hamilton, The Hamiltones

  • “All The Way” - Ledisi

  • “Still” - Mali Music

Best R&B Song (A Songwriter(s) Award)

  • “First Began” - PJ Morton

  • “Location” - Khalid

  • “Redbone” - Childish Gambino

  • “Supermodel” - SZA (Pharrell also wins)

  • “That’s What I Like” - Bruno Mars (James Fauntleroy also wins)

Best Urban Contemporary Album (For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B.)

  • Free 6LACK - 6LACK

  • “Awaken, My Love!” - Childish Gambino

  • American Teen - Khalid

  • Ctrl - SZA

  • Starboy - The Weeknd

Best R&B Album

  • Freudian - Daniel Caesar

  • Let Love Rule - Ledisi

  • 24K Magic - Bruno Mars

  • Gumbo - PJ Morton

  • Feel The Real - Musiq Soulchild

(Rap)

Best Rap Performance

  • “Bounce Back” - Big Sean

  • “Bodak Yellow” - Cardi B

  • “4:44” - Jay-Z

  • “HUMBLE.” - Kendrick Lamar

  • “Bad & Boujee” - Migos, Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap/Sung Performance (For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.)

  • “PRBLMS” - 6LACK

  • “Crew” - Goldlink, Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy

  • “Family Feud” - Jay-Z, Beyoncé

  • “LOYALTY.” - Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna

  • “Love Galore” - SZA, Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

  • “Bodak Yellow” - Cardi B (Kodak also wins)

  • “Chase Me” - Danger Mouse, RTJ & Big Boi

  • “HUMBLE.” - Kendrick Lamar

  • “Sassy” - Rapsody

  • “The Story of O.J.” - Jay-Z (No I.D. also wins)

Best Rap Album

  • 4:44 - Jay-Z

  • DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar

  • Culture - Migos

  • Laila’s Wisdom - Rapsody

  • Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator

(Misc.)

Best Music Video

  • “Up All Night” - Beck

  • “Makeba” - Jain

  • “The Story of O.J.” - Jay-Z

  • “HUMBLE.” - Kendrick Lamar

  • “1-800-273-8255” - Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid

Damian Marley won Best Reggae Album

Dave Chappelle won Best Comedy Album

The Defiant Ones won Best Music Film

See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (01/24/18)

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Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (01/24/18)


It's award season! The TOTB Hip-Hop and R&B Awards return in its second edition with an all new format. See who walks away with awards, voted by the new TOTB Academy! Check out the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Pippa.


Song of the Week


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Things to Check Out:

Rumor Mill / Announcements:

M A D E T H E C U T C U L T U R E I I

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Upcoming / Recently Released:

  • 1/16- Dave East, Paranoia 2
  • 1/19- SiR, November
  • 1/26- Migos, Culture II

Dig Deeper

The 2nd Annual TOTB Hip-Hop and R&B Awards:

Concept Album of the Year:

All Amerikkkan Bada$$ - Joey Bada$$

Best Rap Feature

Rihanna on “Lemon”

Best New Artist

SZA

Best Music Video

“DNA.” - Kendrick Lamar

“The Story of O.J.” - Jay-Z

Best R&B Album

Ctrl - SZA

Best R&B Song

“The Weekend” - SZA

Best Trap Banger

“Bodak Yellow” - Cardi B

Best Lyricist

Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Song

“DNA.” - Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Album

DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar

Song of the Year

“The Weekend” - SZA

Record of the Year

“HUMBLE.” - Kendrick Lamar

Album of the Year

DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar

Thank you to the academy! See you next week!

-AO

Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (01/10/18)


Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (01/10/18)


It's 2018! And in the first episode of the year, I discuss the most anticipated albums of 2018. Come find out which albums are going to monopolize your time this year! Check out the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Soundcloud.


Song of the Week


Press Play

Things to Check Out:


Dig Deeper

Most Anticipated Albums of 2018:

This list will be updated throughout the year and you can find that here.

Albums w/ Release Dates:

January

1/16- Dave East- Paranoia 2

February

2/2- Justin Timberlake- Man of the Woods

2/9- Kendrick Lamar & TDE- Black Panther: The Album

Unknown Dates:

A$AP Rocky- TBA

Cardi B- TBA

Cozz- Effected

Cypress Hill- Elephants On Acid

Drake- TBA

Earl Sweatshirt- TBA

Future- TBA

Gucci Mane- The Evil Genius

Jay Rock- TBA

Kanye West- Turbo Grafx 16

Migos- Culture II

Nicki Minaj- NM4

PARTYNEXTDOOR- Club Atlantis

Pusha T- King Push

Rae Sremmurd- Sremmlife 3

ScHoolboy Q- TBA

The Internet- TBA

Tory Lanez- Memories Don’t Die

Travis Scott- Astroworld

Maybe?:

Beyonce- TBA

Chance The Rapper & Childish Gambino- TBA

Chance The Rapper- TBA

G.O.O.D. Music- Cruel Winter

Lil Wayne- Tha Carter V

Nas- TBA

Puff Daddy & The Family- No Way Out 2

Rihanna- TBA

Tinashe- Joyride

TWENTY88- TBA

 

See you next week!

-AO