Boom Box

Unit 5 Individual Project
Boom Box
Desiree DuBose
American InterContinental University

Author Note
Desiree DuBose, Department of Information Technology, American InterContinental University Online
This research was supported by Yahoo Search, AIU Library Resources
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Desiree DuBose, Department of Information Technology, American InterContinental University Online, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


This paper will explore the role that a cultural artifact played the part in the culture we live today. This paper will present a detailed description of this artifact. This paper will analyze how this artifact relates to the values, beliefs of the culture. We will discuss the deep cultural root of this artifact. What historical roots allowed this artifact to come into being? This paper will discuss the cultural periods that might have influenced its development. This paper will discuss how this artifact will be passed to future generations. This paper will discuss what evolutions might this artifact undergo.

The 1980’s were the beginning age of Hip Hop. Hip Hop was and is the music of the young, old and disappointed. They were seeking a voice in the crowd of society that seems to want to drown them. They needed a way to raise their voices and be heard in the society. So this is how the Boom Box was born. No one knows for certain who invented the Boom Box, (aka: The Ghetto Blaster). There are however a few manufactures that help to pioneer its growth. Sanyo, Panasonic and Marantz are given credit for the continued development of the Boom Box (Who Invented the Boom Box, 2013). The Boom Box represents a cultural artifact that exists alongside the Hip Hop culture. The two are mutually exclusive. In fact it can be argued that the Hip Hop culture would not have risen so fast or even got going had it not been for the use of a portable music player. Today you can’t...