*A unique artistic venture capturing the evolution of the boombox is underway and is being spearheaded by New York director and photographer Lyle Owerko. It’s called “The BoomBox Project.

Film giant, Spike Lee also had a hand in the project; he wrote the book’s forward which contains photos of people noted for influencing changes in the music industry.

The photo-documentary captures hip-hop icons like Fab Five Freddie, LL Cool J, Kool Moe Dee and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.

Owerko is best known for this video shoots and famous shots for the September 11 issue of Time Magazine. “The BoomBox Project” will be in stores Oct. 1.