Hip Hop News | Trending Hip Hop Stories – The Source http://thesource.com Mon, 21 May 2018 13:29:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Happy Birthday Notorious B.I.G.! (R.I.P.) 10 Memorable Biggie Verses http://thesource.com/2018/05/21/happy-birthday-notorious-b-i-g-r-i-p-10-memorable-biggie-verses/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/21/happy-birthday-notorious-b-i-g-r-i-p-10-memorable-biggie-verses/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 13:21:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442586 Brooklyn’s own Notorious B.I.G., real name Christopher Wallace, was one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. Smalls had the game on lock before an unknown suspect gunned him down on March 9, 1997. His music, however, lives on. From his debut single, “Juicy,” to charted success through his collaborations with protégé […]

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Brooklyn’s own Notorious B.I.G., real name Christopher Wallace, was one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. Smalls had the game on lock before an unknown suspect gunned him down on March 9, 1997. His music, however, lives on.

From his debut single, “Juicy,” to charted success through his collaborations with protégé group, Junior Mafia to the infamous East Coast/West Coast beef, and his individual feud with West Coast rapper, Tupac, Smalls’ triumph is legendary and continues to resonate with fans.

The rap slayer had numerous hits in his catalog and even more memorable lines. There were several times, however, Smalls was ruthless and aggressive, although as fans we may have been unaware if there was an underlying issue or a diss record target, but we definitely rapped along with his merciless storytelling lyrics. In honor of the Notorious’ 46th birthday, here are 10 most cutthroat Biggie Smalls lyrics.

  1. Dead Wrong

“Relax and take notes, while I take tokes of the marijuana smoke. Throw you in a choke – gun smoke, gun smoke. Biggie Smalls for mayor, the rap slayer, the hooker layer – motherf*cker say your prayers. Hail Mary full of grace; smack the b*tch in the face, take her Gucci bag and the North Face off her back. Jab her if she act funny with the money, oh you got me mistaken honey.”

  1. Machine Gun Funk

“Sticks and stones break bones, but the gat’ll kill you quick, especially when I’m drunk off the liquor.”

  1. Respect

“Now I’m thirteen, smokin’ blunts, makin’ cream, on the drug scene, f*ck a football team. Riskin’ ruptured spleens by the age of sixteen. Hhearing ‘ the coach scream at my lifetime dream, I mean I wanna blow up, stack my dough up. So school I didn’t show up, it f*cked my flow up.”

  1. Kick In Ya Door

“So, Jesus, get off the Notorious penis, before I squeeze and bust. If the beef between us, we can settle it with the chrome and metal sh*t. I make it hot, like a kettle get, you’re delicate, you better get, who sent ya?”

  1. Party and Bullsh*t

“But all we wanna know is “Where the party at?” And can i bring my gat? If not, I hope I don’t get shot. But I throw my vest on my chest ’cause n*ggas is a mess. It don’t take nothin’ but frontin’ for me to start somethin’.”

  1. 10 Crack Commandments

“Number nine, shoulda been number one to me: if you ain’t getting bagged stay the f*ck from the police. If n*ggas think you snitchin they aint tryna listen. They be sitting in your kitchen, waiting to start hitting.”

  1. Suicidal Thoughts

“When I die, f*ck it I wanna go to hell. Cause I’m a piece of sh*t, it ain’t hard to f*ckin’ tell. It don’t make sense, goin’ to heaven wit the goodie-goodies. Dressed in white, I like black timbs and black hoodies. God will probably have me on some real strict shit. No sleepin’ all day, no gettin my d*ck licked.”

 

  1. Notorious Thugs

“Armed and dangerous, ain’t too many can bang with us. Straight up weed, no angel dust, label us Notorious. Thug ass n*ggas that love to bust, it’s strange to us. Y’all n*ggas be scramblin, gambling. Up in restaurants with mandolins, and violins. We just sittin here tryin to win, tryin not to sin. High off weed and lots of gin. So much smoke need oxygen, steadily counting them Benjamins.”

  1. Who Shot Ya?

“Who shot ya? Separate the weak from the obsolete. Hard to creep them Brooklyn streets. It’s on, n*gga, f*ck all that bickering beef. I can hear sweat trickling down your cheek. Your heartbeat sound like Sasquatch feet. Thundering, shaking the concrete….

I burn, baby, burn like Disco Inferno. Burn slow like blunts with yayo. Peel more skins than Idaho potato. N*ggas know, the lyrical molestin’ is takin’ place. F*ckin’ with B.I.G. it ain’t safe.”

  1. Freestlye at MSG

“I got 7 Mac-11’s. About eight 38s. Nine 9s. 10 Mac Tens. The shit never ends. You can’t touch my riches. Even if you had MC Hammer and them 357 b*tches…..Oh my God I’m dropping shit like a pigeon. I hope your listening. Smacking babies at their christening.”

 

 

 

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A$AP Rocky Says His ‘Testing’ Album is Done http://thesource.com/2018/05/21/asap-rocky-says-his-testing-album-is-done/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/21/asap-rocky-says-his-testing-album-is-done/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 12:54:15 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442561 A$AP Rocky revealed via his social media on Sunday (May 20) that his new album, Testing, is officially complete.   ALBUM DONE pic.twitter.com/zWXMXrogvF — LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) May 21, 2018   The rapper dropped his latest single, “A$AP Forever” featuring Moby last month, which debuted on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. However, we’re still waiting […]

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A$AP Rocky revealed via his social media on Sunday (May 20) that his new album, Testing, is officially complete.

 

 

The rapper dropped his latest single, “A$AP Forever” featuring Moby last month, which debuted on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. However, we’re still waiting for Rocky to announce a release date for the album to drop.

This will be Rocky’s third studio album and the follow-up to his critically acclaimed AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP LP from 2015.

Aside from the “A$AP Forever” track, we know that Rocky has a song with Kanye West in the vault. Whether or not this song that Kanye mentioned during a tweet storm will be on Testing is unknown, but it wouldn’t be the first time Yeezy landed on a Rocky album. The two previously collaborated on “Jukebox Joints” from Rocky’s last album.

The RCA-signed MC announces this news just days after reports that A$AP Bari was arrested in London on sexual assault charges. This stems from a video that was leaked of the A$AP Mob member harassing and assaulting a woman in a hotel room last year. A$AP Rocky distanced himself from Bari following the accusations.

With the album now completed, fans should expect a roll out from A$AP Mob in the near future. Should the album drop this year, it’ll be amongst a number of big name releases for 2018, alongside Nas, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Pusha T, whose album drops on Friday.

Peep the video for “A$AP Forever” below if you haven’t seen it yet:

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Ebenezer and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Team Up for ‘When I Call Em’ http://thesource.com/2018/05/20/a-boogie-wit-da-hoodie-ebenezer-when-i-call-em/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/20/a-boogie-wit-da-hoodie-ebenezer-when-i-call-em/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 20:35:36 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442406 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie left his home in Highbridge to travel across the pond and hit the studio with UK artist Ebenezer to cut a new track called “When I Call Em.” The smooth three-and-a-half-minute single harps on loyalty and the day ones that always hold you down. As Ebenezer croons over his self-produced […]

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie left his home in Highbridge to travel across the pond and hit the studio with UK artist Ebenezer to cut a new track called “When I Call Em.”

The smooth three-and-a-half-minute single harps on loyalty and the day ones that always hold you down. As Ebenezer croons over his self-produced track, he sings, “Loyalty, that’s what we call it, so they come when i call him/so they come while I call em.” Then A Boogie cuts in and spits about a girl he’s feeling. “I can make my schedule flexible/the way you neck me is incredible/I can put you on a flight to Mexico/Are you loyal to me ’cause I never know.”

“When I Call Em” comes shortly after the release of his debut EP, Bad Romantic. The track comes just in time for the summer and might set the precedent for his next, which is slated to release in the upcoming months.

Listen to Ebenezer and A Boogie’s new track below.

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The New Brooklyn: Tekashi 6ix9ine And Casanova 2X Squash Their Beef http://thesource.com/2018/05/19/the-new-brooklyn-tekashi-6ix9ine-and-casanova-2x-squash-their-beef/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/19/the-new-brooklyn-tekashi-6ix9ine-and-casanova-2x-squash-their-beef/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 22:46:52 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442507 After a well publicized, inter-borough beef including IG threats and shots flying at video shoots, Brooklyn rappers Tekashi 6ix9ine and Casanova 2X have buried the hatchet and deaded the beef. Casanova posted a video on his Instagram today, showing him and Tekashi about to pull up in an NYC strip club. Could’ve been in jail […]

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After a well publicized, inter-borough beef including IG threats and shots flying at video shoots, Brooklyn rappers Tekashi 6ix9ine and Casanova 2X have buried the hatchet and deaded the beef.

Casanova posted a video on his Instagram today, showing him and Tekashi about to pull up in an NYC strip club.

It was just last month when the NYPD were investigating a shooting inside of the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn after the Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas fight.

Only a week prior to that, someone from Casanova’s squad went live on Instagram at one of the “Set Trippin'” rapper’s video shoots before a barrage of shots went off in the background.

Let’s just say everyone in the Hip Hop community, especially in Brooklyn, can only see this as the best possible scenario. Who knows? Maybe there’s a collabo in the works.

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E-40 Set to Release ‘The Gift of Gab’ Album in June http://thesource.com/2018/05/19/e40-the-gift-of-gab/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/19/e40-the-gift-of-gab/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 17:55:14 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442469 If you want to catch a glimpse of E-40 these days just turn on any Golden State Warriors game and he is likely courtside, even in Houston as the Dubs fight in the Western Conference Finals. But don’t be misled into thinking that the West Coast legend isn’t working as he just announced his forthcoming […]

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If you want to catch a glimpse of E-40 these days just turn on any Golden State Warriors game and he is likely courtside, even in Houston as the Dubs fight in the Western Conference Finals. But don’t be misled into thinking that the West Coast legend isn’t working as he just announced his forthcoming album, The Gift of Gab.

The Bay Area emcee took to Twitter to announce that his new album is set to release on June 29, 2019, joining the Wild West of albums that currently features Drake, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and more if all albums hold true.

If you keeping count, E-40 is over 20 albums deep with this latest effort clocking in at 25. Major details regarding the effort are scarce so we have to keep our eyes peeled to what will be coming from the rapper in the future.

Check out his announcement tweet and the cover below and let us know what you would hope to hear about the next project.

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Malcolm X’s Top 10 Influences In Hip Hop Music http://thesource.com/2018/05/19/malcolm-xs-top-10-influences-in-hip-hop-music-3/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/19/malcolm-xs-top-10-influences-in-hip-hop-music-3/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 14:10:40 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442413 TheSource.com has put together a classic list honoring the legacy and works of the man who made intelligence cool in Hip Hop music Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little also known to many as El-Hajj Malik El Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19, 1925. He […]

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TheSource.com has put together a classic list honoring the legacy and works of the man who made intelligence cool in Hip Hop music

Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little also known to many as El-Hajj Malik El Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19, 1925. He was a courageous advocate for the rights of Blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against Black-Americans, and his detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. To many, he is the greatest and most influential African-American in history.

In celebration of his birthday today, TheSource.com re-releases a list of the artists and their works that have been directly influenced by Malcolm X, and his passion for uplifting the people.

1. Tupac’s Speech at the Malcolm X Banquet in 1992 in Atlanta, GA

Makaveli gives a raw, uncut speech in Atlanta at Malcolm X banquet honoring the slain icon’s personal influence on him

2. Self Destruction-Stop the Violence Movement
after the death of DJ Scott La Rock in 1987, Hip Hop pleads to end black on black crime with the KRS One founded movement “Stop the Violence”

3.”Black Is Black” – Lakim Shabazz
The 5% MC dropped this track on his 1990 ‘Pure Righteousness’ album, sampling Malcolm’s fiery “The Black Revolution” speech

4. KRS One’s By All Means Necessary Album cover
For their sophomore album, KRS & BDP drew inspiration from Malcolm X in creating their cover photo and choosing the album title making it stand out as one of the most dynamic albums in rap music at that time


5. “Tonz ‘O’ Gunz” – Gangstarr
Rapping over a melodic and infectious beat the emcee educates his listeners on the track featuring Malcolm X’s famous “Fire and Fury Grass Roots Speech”

6. “Malcolm” – Ghostface Killah
The most consistent and lyrical wordsmith of the Wu-Tang raps, “Ayo/I’m like Malcolm out the window with the joint/ hooded up,blood in my eye/I let two fly..”

7. “Malcolm, Garvey, Huey” – Dead Prez
In a remake of Lloyd Banks’ “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley”, new millennium conscious pioneers dead prez dropped this ode to their three favorite Black leaders

8. “No Mercy” – Immortal Technique
Hardcore, underground hip hop song that samples the famous speech “The Ballot or the Bullet” from the man known as Detroit Red

9. “Bring The Noise” – Public Enemy
Malcolm introduces the phrase, “too black, too strong”, to the Hip Hop culture, and ironically, Chuck D mentions Minister Louis Farrakhan’s name in the song as well

10. Artist names/group names derived directly from Malcolm X (Sadat X, Mia X, and X-Clan)

These are just the most notable of artists that adopted the “X” for their identities in the rap game, showing their respects to Malcolm X

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TDE to Drop Unreleased Music on Spotify Playlist http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/tde-to-drop-unreleased-music-on-spotify-playlist/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/tde-to-drop-unreleased-music-on-spotify-playlist/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 19:40:24 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442397 Over the past years, Top Dawg Entertainment has released a plethora of good music for fans but it’s a safe bet that more would be appreciated. Ahead of The Championship Tour, the TDE collective will provide fans with new tunes to hear by dropping gems into their official Spotify playlist. In a Twitter announcement, the […]

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Over the past years, Top Dawg Entertainment has released a plethora of good music for fans but it’s a safe bet that more would be appreciated. Ahead of The Championship Tour, the TDE collective will provide fans with new tunes to hear by dropping gems into their official Spotify playlist.

In a Twitter announcement, the label that houses Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Jay Rock and all of our favorites let us know to follow and turn on the notifications to their playlist and we will get new offerings from their vault of special releases.

The TDE team is in the midst of a busy season, the aforementioned tour is on the way after impressing at Coachella and they are linking up with Nike for a capsule collection that will be in high demand. Just today, SZA released her video for “Garden (Say It Like Dat),” where Childish Gambino returned the cameo favor following the CTRL singer popping up in “This Is America”

Take a look at the playlist here and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for new (to us) work from the collective.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Reportedly Gets Turned Away at Snoop Dogg’s Party at 1OAK http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/tekashi-6ix9ine-snoop-dogg/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/tekashi-6ix9ine-snoop-dogg/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 17:10:38 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442368 Tekashi 6ix9ine is under the thumb of the East Coast Hip Hop police. The controversial rapper was turned down at 1OAK this week at an event Snoop Dogg was DJ’ing at. Undercover cops stopped him before he was even able to get in. TMZ reports the “Gummo” rapper went to the party with intentions to […]

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Tekashi 6ix9ine is under the thumb of the East Coast Hip Hop police.

The controversial rapper was turned down at 1OAK this week at an event Snoop Dogg was DJ’ing at. Undercover cops stopped him before he was even able to get in.

TMZ reports the “Gummo” rapper went to the party with intentions to ask the Doggfather to help him clean his slate on the West Coast, where he has a thread of beef with various rappers and gang members. Apparently, they don’t even know each other but it’s understandable why he’d want to talk to Uncle Snoop.

There were several heavyweights in attendance including Lil’ Cease, Cedric the Entertainer, Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish.

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Police Ordered to Shoot to Kill at Royal Wedding http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/police-ordered-to-shoot-to-kill-at-royal-wedding/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/police-ordered-to-shoot-to-kill-at-royal-wedding/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 16:33:00 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442344 The royal wedding is hours away, and security for the big event will air tight. So don’t think about doing anything stupid because there will be snipers on site, dressed and ready to kill if needed. The Sun reports security will be in full military gear, and have been ordered to “do whatever is necessary,” including […]

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The royal wedding is hours away, and security for the big event will air tight. So don’t think about doing anything stupid because there will be snipers on site, dressed and ready to kill if needed.

The Sun reports security will be in full military gear, and have been ordered to “do whatever is necessary,” including shoot to kill.

Analyzing the level of security needed, security expert Will Geddes told British tabloid Daily Star that“operations will have been planned for months.”

He continued, saying, “Police will have mapped the area, established risk profiles and worked out the modus operandi of high-risk groups. Police will be looking for a variety of threats,” including ISIS terror threats, stalkers and YouTube pranksters.

The security bill adds up to a whopping £30 million, which translates into $40 million-plus U.S. dollars.  That’s nearly $15 million more than the royal family spent on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding day.

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Bill Gates Says Donald Trump Asked What’s the Difference Between HIV and HPV Twice http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/bill-gates-donald-trump-hiv-hpv/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/bill-gates-donald-trump-hiv-hpv/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 15:24:08 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442309 Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, spilled some tea on how uneducated your President Donald Trump really is. Gates recounts his first encounters with POTUS to his staff at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation during a recent meeting, in footage obtained by MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes. They met twice, in December 2016 and March 2017 […]

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Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, spilled some tea on how uneducated your President Donald Trump really is.

Gates recounts his first encounters with POTUS to his staff at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation during a recent meeting, in footage obtained by MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes. They met twice, in December 2016 and March 2017 to discuss scientific and technological advances.

“You know, pick things you want to do that are big, HIV vaccine — you could accelerate that,” Gates recalled telling Trump. “Be associated with innovation.”

He continued saying that Trump inquired about the dangers of vaccines because he was considering launching a commission to look into the negative effects. After Gates advised him not to do that, the former reality star asked if HIV and HPV were the same thing.

“Both times he wanted to know if there was a difference between HIV and HPV,” Gates said. “So I was able to, uhh, explain that those are rarely confused with each other.”

Bill also said that during both meetings, Donnie made comments about his daughter Jennifer’s looks. “It was actually kind of scary how much he knew about my daughter’s appearance,” Gates said. “Melinda didn’t like that too well.”

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Meek Mill Cancels White House Meeting http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/jay-z-meek-mill-white-house/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/jay-z-meek-mill-white-house/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 15:05:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442296 Meek Mill was scheduled to visit the White House to participate in a Prison Reform Summit, with other participants who are members of Congress, various activists and, people who have become victims of the system like the rapper. However, he changed his mind considering the repercussions. Just like when Kanye West and Steve Harvey went to pay the […]

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Meek Mill was scheduled to visit the White House to participate in a Prison Reform Summit, with other participants who are members of Congress, various activists and, people who have become victims of the system like the rapper.

However, he changed his mind considering the repercussions. Just like when Kanye West and Steve Harvey went to pay the POTUS a visit, it turned into a media circus, and will be problematic for Meek’s image and cause.

I was originally scheduled to be part of a panel on Prison Reform at the White House to help shed light on the issues within the system. Unfortunately, the focus turned to the President and Myself which concerned me that it might take away from creating a positive result from today’s discussions. As a result, I decided not to attend so that the focus would be solely on fixing our prison system. Most importantIy I remain fully committed to improving our criminal justice system, he said.

Good move!

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Today In Hip Hop History: Guru’s ‘Jazzamatazz: Vol. 1’ LP Turns 25 Years Old! http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/today-in-hip-hop-history-gurus-jazzamatazz-vol-1-lp-turns-25-years-old/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/today-in-hip-hop-history-gurus-jazzamatazz-vol-1-lp-turns-25-years-old/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 10:43:56 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442283 25 years ago on this day, the almighty Baldhead Slick, more commonly known as the “Guru” of Gangstarr, dropped his first solo project, Jazzamatazz, on Chrysalis Records. The album featured a slew of artists in and outside of the ciphers of Hip Hop, as this album was the first of its kind, with “Gifted Unlimited […]

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25 years ago on this day, the almighty Baldhead Slick, more commonly known as the “Guru” of Gangstarr, dropped his first solo project, Jazzamatazz, on Chrysalis Records. The album featured a slew of artists in and outside of the ciphers of Hip Hop, as this album was the first of its kind, with “Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal” fusing the sounds of Jazz with Hip Hop’s boom bap to create a groundbreaking album.

Jazzamatazz, which was executive produced by Guru, featured Jazz legends such as Roy Ayers, Branford Marsalis, Donald Byrd, as well as N’Dea Davenport of the Brand New Heavies. Guru also introduced the Hip Hop in the states to the international community, recruiting MC Solaar of France(not to be confused with the controversial producer Solar with whom Guru was connected to before his passing).

Salute to the Gangstarr Foundation, DJ Premier, MC Solaar, all of the jazz icons and everyone who was a part of this trailblazing project! RIP Guru!

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)

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Lyor Cohen Clarifies Appearance in Kanye West’s ‘MAGA’ Photo http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/lyor-cohen-kanye-west-maga/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/lyor-cohen-kanye-west-maga/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 19:30:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442195 Late last month Kanye West flipped Hip-Hop on its head when he exhibited support for President Trump and posted an image of himself in a “Make America Great Again” hat. The controversy didn’t stop with Ye but was also extended to Lyor Cohen who was positioned in the middle of the now infamous image with […]

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Late last month Kanye West flipped Hip-Hop on its head when he exhibited support for President Trump and posted an image of himself in a “Make America Great Again” hat. The controversy didn’t stop with Ye but was also extended to Lyor Cohen who was positioned in the middle of the now infamous image with a hand gesture that can be associated with members of the Alt-Right movement.

While speaking about the newly announced Youtube Music streaming service, Cohen revealed how the image came into existence. The music executive states the hand gesture was just an “ok” symbol and also made it known that he did not believe the picture would become one for the entire Internet to see.

“We were [in Calabasas] because Kanye wanted to play us some music. I was on the way to the restroom and there was Lucian and Kanye was coming out, and he said, ‘Oh wow, we’re all together. Let’s take a photo.’” Cohen shared. “I thought he was going to take a photo and send it to Lucian and myself. I had no idea that he was going to put that on social media.”

Cohen clarified that he is not in favor of Kanye’s political views but shared the music was impressive. “I think he’s doing himself a disservice by not leading with the music,” Cohen stated.

Lyor Cohen isn’t the only one who did not expect to become a conversation started by Kanye’s Twitter. In his interview with Angie Martinez, J.Cole also said he didn’t know his conversation with Ye unknowingly was going to be public knowledge, stating it made him “feel a certain type of way.”

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Offset Reportedly Hospitalized After a Car Accident http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/offset-reportedly-hospitalized-after-a-car-accident/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/offset-reportedly-hospitalized-after-a-car-accident/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 17:59:20 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442166   Reportedly, Offset has been hospitalized after crashing his bright green Dodge Challenger late Wednesday night. According to TMZ, the Migos rapper was taken to the hospital after minor injuries in Atlanta. Sources close to him have reveled that he  has already been released, but this car appears to be totaled. At this moment, there […]

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Reportedly, Offset has been hospitalized after crashing his bright green Dodge Challenger late Wednesday night. According to TMZ, the Migos rapper was taken to the hospital after minor injuries in Atlanta. Sources close to him have reveled that he  has already been released, but this car appears to be totaled. At this moment, there is no information regarding anyone involved or the cause of the accident, but no medics or police were called to the scene other than a tow truck. Sources close to Cardi B say that she has rushed to his side after hearing about the accident.

We will update this story as more information surfaces.

 

 

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Meghan Markle Confirms Her Father Will Not Attend Royal Wedding http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/meghan-markle-father-royal-wedding/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/meghan-markle-father-royal-wedding/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 16:44:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442145 Meghan Markle confirms that her father will not be in attendance at the Royal Wedding. Kensington Palace just issued a statement from Meghan, which reads, “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his […]

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Meghan Markle confirms that her father will not be in attendance at the Royal Wedding.

Kensington Palace just issued a statement from Meghan, which reads, “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.”

TMZ reported that her father, Thomas Markle, under went major heart surgery and is still recovering in the hospital. Doctors told him he had to avoid getting excited following a serious heart attack.

The princess-to-be will walk down the aisle with her mother, making history at the same damn time.

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The Source Salutes and Congratulates John Bunn For His Recent Exoneration and Legal Victory http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/the-source-salutes-and-congratulates-john-bunn-for-his-recent-exoneration-and-legal-victory/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/the-source-salutes-and-congratulates-john-bunn-for-his-recent-exoneration-and-legal-victory/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 15:34:48 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442123 What made Nas’ Illmatic such an iconic song was its ability to paint the all-too-real portrait of young Black male incarceration and the many people affected (particularly in the 80s and 90s) by a system where locking brothers up seemed to be a sport. Who didn’t relate to their homeboy getting locked up and wanting […]

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What made NasIllmatic such an iconic song was its ability to paint the all-too-real portrait of young Black male incarceration and the many people affected (particularly in the 80s and 90s) by a system where locking brothers up seemed to be a sport. Who didn’t relate to their homeboy getting locked up and wanting to send a word or two of encouragement?  Many from that era could.

Many could also relate to the pain of their sons, brothers and loved ones getting locked up having absolutely no probable cause.

John Bunn’s story crystalizes that era, the harsh discriminatory practices of law enforcement and the rash disciplinary actions of the judicial system that at times seemed to detest Black boys. At 14, Bunn was knocked for the murder of an off-duty correction officer named Rolando Neischer in Brooklyn. The deceased officer was sitting in his car outside of a BK housing project on a hot summer night in August (early morning like 4 a.m.) and was gunned down. According to court documents, he was shot 5 times resulting in his untimely demise. His partner Robert Crosson was also shot. Tragic indeed.

What was more tragic is that whether groggy from his wounds, blinded by his own prejudice or just a mistaken identification, Crosson wrongly tagged John Bunn as the shooter. Even with eye witnesses that said Bunn did not shoot the officers, the system failed this boy and from 14 to 41, he spent the most precious years of his life locked up for a crime he did not commit.

But the on Tuesday, May 15th Bunn had his day in the sunlight and was when a judge formally exonerated him after 27 years.

Bunn said “It has been 27 years, I’ve been fighting for my life and I’ve been fighting for my innocence.”

After serving 17 years, in 2009 he was freed on parole in 2009. In 2016, he was afforded the right to a new trail and now prosecutors have determined that they would not try the case.  Why?

Because he was not only innocent but the victim of the very real systemic criminalization of Black and brown people.

The presiding judge, The Honorable Shawndya Simpson reprimanded all those involved but placed much of the shameful blame on the crooked NYPD detective who has since been connected of framing numerous African-Americans during his career on the beat. The mishandling of Bunn’s case and the lack of care it went in to convict this child, sickened her.

“In one day they picked a jury, they had openings, they had witnesses, and a conclusion on a murder trial which I do not consider justice at all,” Judge Shawndya Simpson said.

While in prison, Bunn fell in love with reading. He taught himself to read and has since corrected over more than 20,000 books for New York inmates. He also created a literacy project called A Voice 4 the Unheard, in which The Source magazine has supported since the inception.

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Bill Cosby’s Sentencing is Scheduled for September http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/bill-cosbys-sentencing/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/bill-cosbys-sentencing/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 15:32:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442122 Bill Cosby’s two-day sentencing hearing is scheduled for September, a Pennsylvania judge ruled on Tuesday. The convicted sexual predator will learn on September 24 and 25th if he will be sent to jail for the 2004 drugging and raping of former Temple University basketball administrator Andrea Constand. Cosby, 80, is facing up to 30 years 10 […]

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Bill Cosby’s two-day sentencing hearing is scheduled for September, a Pennsylvania judge ruled on Tuesday.

The convicted sexual predator will learn on September 24 and 25th if he will be sent to jail for the 2004 drugging and raping of former Temple University basketball administrator Andrea Constand.

Cosby, 80, is facing up to 30 years 10 years on each of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault following his conviction last month. That’s pretty much a life sentence.

The shamed comedian vows to appeal.

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Questlove Is On The Verge of Curating An Official Prince Orchestral Tribute Tour http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/questlove-prince-tour/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/questlove-prince-tour/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 15:15:20 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442096 The Prince estate has officially partnered up with the legendary drummer of The Roots, Questlove to curate an orchestral nature tour in honor of the late icon titled, “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince.” According to Rolling Stone, the shows will be presented under the banner of Live Nation Urban and will cast the Wolf […]

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The Prince estate has officially partnered up with the legendary drummer of The Roots, Questlove to curate an orchestral nature tour in honor of the late icon titled, “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince.”

According to Rolling Stone, the shows will be presented under the banner of Live Nation Urban and will cast the Wolf Trap Orchestra, a live band, along with many vocalists who will perform Prince classics and deep cuts stashed in the icon’s broad musical catalog.

In partnership with the Prince estate, Questlove is responsible for curating the show’s set list and orchestral plans in which the photos and videos that will be used during the production will be administered by the late musician’s estate.

The “4U” tour is officially the first major live tour that has been approved by the Prince estate, despite the success of two of the late icon’s backing bands The Revolution and New Power Generation, who both went on their own tours last year. For the past two years, the Prince estate has held their very own event, honoring the pop music legend with a four-day event at Paisley Park involving live music, special presentations, and panel discussions.

“4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince,” will take off in September in the state of New Jersey at State Theatre and proceed to hit key cities including Washington, Brooklyn, Chicago, Houston, and many more. The tour will embrace the region of North America in which additional dates are subject to inclusion into 2019. Tickets for this massive tour can be purchased right over on “4U” tour’s own website.

The “4U” tour follows a stream of fresh bound Prince content in the likes of TIDAL and Jay Z coming in unison with the Prince estate to curate a new Prince album which is available exclusively for just 14 days on the acclaimed streaming platform.

 

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince Tour Dates

September 6: New Brunswick, NJ • State Theatre
September 8: Washington, DC • Wolftrap
September 9: Richmond, VA • Altria Theatre
September 11: Norfolk, VA • Chrysler Hall
September 12: Charlotte, NC • Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 13: Raleigh, NC • Red Hat Amphitheatre
September 14: Asheville, NC • Cellular Center
September 15: Atlanta, GA • Verizon Amphitheatre
September 19: Buffalo, NY • Buffalo Center for the Arts
September 20: Brooklyn, NY • Kings Theatre
September 21: Binghamton, NY • Anderson Center
September 22: Lynn, MA • Lynn Memorial Hall
September 24: Cincinnati, OH • Taft Theatre
September 25: Columbus, OH • Ohio Theatre
September 26: Nashville, TN • Jackson Hall (TPAC)
September 27: Nashville, TN • Jackson Hall (TPAC)
September 28: Detroit, MI • Fox Theatre
September 29: Cleveland, OH • State Theatre
September 30: Chicago, IL • Chicago Theatre
October 2: Huntsville, AL • Von Braun Center
October 3: Gainesville, FL • O’Connell Center
October 4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL • Broward Center
October 5: Tampa, FL • Sun Dome
October 6: Jacksonville, FL • Florida Theatre
October 7: Orlando, FL • Dr. Phillips Center
October 10: Grand Rapids, MI • 20 Monroe
October 11: Milwaukee, WI • Riverside Theatre
October 12: Louisville, KY • The Palace
October 13: Indianapolis, IN • Murat Theatre
October 14: St. Louis, MO • Fox Theatre
October 16: Midland, TX • Wagner Noel
October 17: Dallas, TX • Music Factory
October 18: Houston, TX • Smart Financial Centre
October 19: San Antonio, TX • Majestic Theater
October 21: Kansas City, MO • Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

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Mac Miller Arrested for DUI and Hit-and-Run in California http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/mac-miller-arrested-for-dui-and-hit-and-run-in-california/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/mac-miller-arrested-for-dui-and-hit-and-run-in-california/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 14:53:45 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442104 Mac Miller has been arrested for a hit-and-run while drunk driving. The Pittsburgh emcee was arrested early this morning in the San Fernando Valley area of California. TMZ reports Miller crashed his Mercedes G-Wagon into a power pole, plowing it to the ground. The occupants of the SUV, Mac and two of his friends, left […]

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Mac Miller has been arrested for a hit-and-run while drunk driving. The Pittsburgh emcee was arrested early this morning in the San Fernando Valley area of California.

TMZ reports Miller crashed his Mercedes G-Wagon into a power pole, plowing it to the ground. The occupants of the SUV, Mac and two of his friends, left the scene. Civilians nearby who saw the accident unfold alerted local authorities of both the accident and the sight of the three running from the vehicle. Upon arrival, the police were able to receive Miller’s address from his plates and arrested him. Mac admitted to the crime.

One of the arresting officers shared the cooperation of Miller by stating “he was the most polite and nice intoxicated person we’ve ever seen.”

Mac Miller’s bail was set at $15,000 and was still in custody at the time TMZ delivered their report.

Prior to this arrest, Mac recently rereleased his 2012 standout mixtape, Macadelic, on streaming services much to fan delight. He also was in the news lately for his public break up with pop star Ariana Grande who began publicly dating in September 2016. The two stated they remained close friends, hopefully, she can provide kind words to him in his new battle with the law.

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Nav Releases Track List for New EP ‘Reckless’ http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/nav-releases-track-list-for-new-ep-reckless/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/17/nav-releases-track-list-for-new-ep-reckless/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:49:35 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442086 After a successful Rolling Loud Music festival set last weekend, Toronto rapper Nav is ready to release his next project ‘Reckless.’  His last project, ‘Perfect Timing,’ was an unusual mix of sing-song like raps and sharp bars creating a new space in hip hop. As a collaboration with Atlanta producer Metro Boomin’, each beat featured […]

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After a successful Rolling Loud Music festival set last weekend, Toronto rapper Nav is ready to release his next project ‘Reckless.’  His last project, ‘Perfect Timing,’ was an unusual mix of sing-song like raps and sharp bars creating a new space in hip hop. As a collaboration with Atlanta producer Metro Boomin’, each beat featured the trap essence we all know and love. Nav continues the theme of his project covers with a retro feel as the cover art. ‘Reckless’ sits at 12 songs long with features from Travis Scott and Lil Uzi Vert.

Freshman List, an already released track, debuted shortly after Nav ranted via Twitter about his lack of appearance on XXL’s coveted Freshman List edition of their magazine. The bouncy auto-tuned track sets the mood of what to expect on his release tomorrow.

For now, here’s the track list:

 

1. Reckless
2. Never Change
3. Hold Your Hand
4. Faith f. Quavo
5. Champion f. Travis Scott
6. Glow Up
7. Just Happened
8. Wanted You f. Lil Uzi Vert
9. With Me
10. Eat f. Gunna
11. Freshman List
12. What I Need / Daheala Outro

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