The Source’s 22ndAnnual POWER30 issue is on the stands now. Like every year, this particular issue is not only highly anticipated, but often controversial. Droves of people cop the magazine hoping to see who tops the lists. And while the list seems to shift each year, with maybe four or five people playing bouts of the listical merry-go-round, the team over at Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club has maintained their number 1 status for five years on top of the POWER30 Radio DJ’s and Personalities list.
For the fifth year straight, Charlamagne tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee have smashed the competition on The Source POWER30 Radio DJ’s and Personalities list. Recently, The Source’s owner and publisher, L. Londell McMillan visited their show to congratulate them, promote the issue and drop science on who in the business is working to truly support artists.
When the trio thanked him for “placing them on the list,” McMillan corrected them by saying, “No you put yourself on the list.” By highlighting their 2018 accomplishments in radio and as a TV show on Revolt, The Breakfast Club distinguishes itself by incorporating music, entertainment, politics, business, health and more.
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The famed entertainment attorney and chairman of The NorthStar Group dropped gems ranging from the “smoke and mirrors” of Hip-Hop and the significance of consistent cultural integrity when doing business within the culture. Two of the most prolific and historical jewels he gave listeners looked as his role as a power influencer in Black music. McMillan spoke on the legendary history of Prince, Michael Jackson and others who not only created music history but they gave much of their life and legacy to empower Black people and all people worldwide. He took issue with those who he claims to use the integrity and power of the movement for their own personal gain. As co-founder of The Artist Empowerment Coalition, McMillan was sure to set the record straight on a few things he and the AEC fought the music industry for many years during the music freedom’s era.
He also, in an effort to correct the record, informed the room that Prince’s revolutionary strides came with courage and hard work to be independent years ago when he and Prince created their independent label and distribution, long before it became popular and easy to do so due to modern digital technology. McMillan is well known in the music industry for masterminding and advising Prince and creating the business model behind NPG Records and The NorthStar Music Distribution, as well as selling CD’s on the tours back in the 1990s. Let’s talk about POWER!!!