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The 16th Annual Power 30 Issue of The Source Magazine is upon us, and this year, some very special people are involved. The Power 30 is Hip-Hop’s most important heat check. It lets you know who really matters, and who’s really moving and shaking in the industry, be it on the television screen or behind the scenes. Who took the top spot in Hip-Hop’s most talked about and authoritative list? Would it be the perennial hip-hop champion Diddy? Maybe the top spot belongs to Young Money/Cash Money rap pioneer Baby, or DONDA, G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam extraordinaire Kanye West? Let’s not forget about Jay Z, who started his own marquee sports agency and went platinum prior to his album hitting the shelves. With the landscape of Hip-Hop and Hip-Hop media ever changing, the Power 30 has evolved with it. The Digital and Radio Power 30 lists are equally as important, with bloggers and radio DJs having an ever bigger stake in the game than ever. From WSHH to Power 105.1 & Hot 97, we made sure no stone was left un-turned as we ranked the movers and shakers of our culture. The 30 biggest, most important, and most influential figures in Hip-Hop in 2013 can be found in The Source’s Power 30 issue.

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Throughout the day, we’ll be revealing the rankings of 2013’s Power 30 list. To kick off the honors, we start with #30-#26. Stay tuned in throughout the day as we countdown Hip-Hop’s prominent players.

Find out who really holds the power in Hip-Hop!


***Make sure to pick up the 16th annual Power 30 Issue of The Source Magazine (August/September), which hit newsstands in New York City Thursday, August 29th, and nationwide on Tuesday, September 3rd.*

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