Emily Tan is a freelance writer and photographer based in Jersey City, N.J. She been covering all things women, pop culture, music and tech since 2008. Emily has been published in the Seattle Times, AOL Music, Lemondop, CMJ, Spinner, PopEater. Currently, Emily contributes to a various places in the U.S. and U.K. including The Line of Best Fit, Idolator, Village Voice, Diffuser.fm and TheBoombox.com. contributes to various sites and publications in the U.S. and U.K. including TheBoomBox.com, Diffuser.fm, The Line of Best Fit, The 405 and Village Voice. Emily is usually on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee, at a gig, or cycling around the city.
20 Best Albums of 2016… So Far
The first half of 2016 has proven to be a great year for hip-hop and R&B and makes us excited for the coming months.
25 Historic Moments in Run-DMC’s Career
In honor of Run-DMC receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Grammy Awards, the BoomBox takes a look back at the career highs and lows of the iconic rap trio.
Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders Talk About Healthcare, the Economy & More in Barbershop Int…
Rapper Killer Mike sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders at his barber shop to talk about America’s current issues as well as the politician’s stance on each one.
50 Cent Takes Shots at Diddy, French Montana in His Quest to Promote Effen Vodka
50 Cent is no stranger to being in the middle of social media beef. His latest target, which is nothing new, is Diddy.
20 Singers and Rappers Get Turned Into Cereal Art
From Drake to Aaliyah and more, see 20 Singers and Rappers Get Turned Into Cereal Art.
10 Hip-Hop and R&B Books You Should Read This Summer
If only Sir Mix-a-Lot rapped, "I like big books and I cannot lie," perhaps there would be a literacy craze that rivals his ode to booty. Summertime may have more people hitting the beach and exploring adventurous activities, but bringing a good book along for the ride makes the experience …
10 Rappers and Singers Who Prove Being a Dad Is Awesome
Be prepared to see these adorable photos and say, "Aww." Check out 10 Rappers and Singers Who Prove Being a Dad Is Awesome.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Brings Chamillionaire, Coolio & Iggy Azalea Parodies to Governors Ball…
When you think of hip-hop, "Weird Al" Yankovic's name doesn't immediately come to mind but at this year's Governors Ball, he was synonymous with the genre as he delivered comical parodies of songs from Chamillionaire, Iggy Azalea and Coolio.
Diddy Named Forbes’ Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artist, Dr. Dre and Jay Z Follow
Diddy told you that he won't stop. Forbes releases its annual list of wealthiest artists in hip-hop and the top honor goes to the Bad Boy Records mogul.
Hip-Hop and R&B Community React to Baltimore Protests
Take a look at what Ciara, Missy Elliott, Bun B, SZA, Vic Mensa and more have to say about the Baltimore uprising following Freddie Gray's death.