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The Digital 30 and Radio 30 are back, once again as we rank the power players of the airwaves and internets which becomes increasingly important as we dive further and further into the depths of the information age. Hip-Hop continues to be the most engaging entity on digital platforms like Twitter, Instagram, your favorite web browser and radio is no different. From WorldStarHipHop to Angie Martinez – this is where we rank the yay & nay-sayers of the blogosphere as well as the voices and DJ’s who keep us up-to-date on the hottest news and trends from music, fashion & lifestyle.

Our Digital 30 isn’t just based on who has the coolest blog or website. It’s a combination of numbers–or hits–impact, versatility, and of course, how dope the content is. The Radio 30 is also based on a complex rubric that doesn’t just involve how popular one’s show is. While that plays a role, it’s also important how many markets a show reaches, the impact a particular personality has in the grand scheme of Hip-Hop radio and culture, and of course, the moments. The moments that will be talked about for years to come–a lot of them still happen on the country’s most prolific and prominent radio shows. Once again, congratulations to everybody that made the list, and for those that didn’t, we expect to see you next year!


At #SOURCE360 this weekend, members of both the Digital and the Radio Power 30 will be coming out to celebrate, party, and mingle at our #SOURCE360 Digital/Radio Power 30 Reception in Brooklyn on Friday at Woodland, 6pm. Come meet the biggest power players in Hip-Hop’s digital and radio world!

Without further ado, the Digital Power 30 list, followed by the Radio Power 30.



1. WorldStarHipHop
2. Genius/Rap Genius
3. HotNewHipHop
4. DatPiff
5. Noisey/Vice
6. Billboard
7. HipHopDX
8. Pitchfork
9. InFlexWeTrust
10. 2DopeBoyz 
11. HipHopWired
12. MTVRapFix
13. VladtTV
14. MissInfo
15. RealTalkNY
16. AllHipHop
17. Rap Radar
18. Life & Times
19. Global Grind
20. NahRight
21. Karen Civil
22. The Smoking Section
23. Live Mixtapes
24. YouHeardThatNew
25. HipHopNMore
26. theSTASHED
27. Unkut
28. ThisIs50
29. HipHopSince 1987
30. FakeShoreDrive




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Radio 30:

1. The Breakfast Club, Premier Networks
2. Funkmaster Flex, Hot 97
3. Greg Street, V103
4. Sway In The Morning, Sirius XM
5. Angie Martinez, Power 105. 1, The Beat
6. Bay Bay, K104
7. DJ Felli Fel, Power 106
8. DJ Quicksilva, 93.9 WKYS
9. DJ Prostyle, Power 105
10. T-Roy, 93.3 The Beat
11. Big Boy’s Neighborhood, Power 106
12. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Syndication One Syndicated
13. The Ryan Cameron Morning Show, V-103
14. Devi Dev, The Beat
15. The Mad Hatta Morning Show, 97.9 The Box
16. UB Rodriguez, 107.5 WGCI
17. Angie Ang, 93.9 WKYS
18. Nessa, Wild 94.9
19. Philly’s Morning Show, Hot 107.9
20. Big Von, KMEL
21. Shorty Da Prince, 93.9 WKYS
22. The Bushman, FM 98 WJLB
23. Konan, 92Q
24. Brian Dawson, K 97.5
25. TT Torrez, I-POWER 92
26. K Foxx, The Beat
27. DJ Flexx, WPGC
28. Devin Steel, K 97.1
29. Wild Wayne, Q 93
30. Paigion, 101.1 The Wiz