The History Of The Boombox Mini-Doc

Just revisited this the other day, off the back of The Boombox Project which exhibited last month. Although not a brand new offering, this mini-doc is straight classic and just too good not to share; out to NPR Music over in the states who are responsible for getting this up.

Hosted by photographer and ‘boombox connoisseur’ Lyle Owerko (curator and author of The Boombox Project) and the one and only Fab 5 Freddy, the pair respectively offer up the studied and experienced social importance of this icon of the streets and hip-hop, up to it’s demise in the present day.

Best of all are the iconic and rare shots of some of the classic ‘boxes; including a graphic of the original 8-track boombox.