#Source360 – Day 1: Waka Madness, Power Panels & More The Source September 18, 2015 featured, Hip Hop News | Trending Hip Hop Stories Yesterday, the 2nd Annual #Source360 kicked off with a bang, featuring a couple of the hottest rappers, brands, and industry personnel in the game. Here’s a brief rundown of everything that you missed–that is, if you weren’t there. ROULETTE BROOKLYN Some incredible minds–Courtney Lowery of Epic Records, Joe Budden, Comic Con co-founder Gareb Shamus, international community manager and brand developer Roget Romain, and legendary producer and DJ DMC of Run DMC–got together for the first activation of #Source360 weekend, bringing us an engaging panel on the widespread influence of Hip-Hop culture, from when it began in the basements to how it translates today, given technology, and how it’s made its way into corporations and classrooms. Needless to say, jewels were dropped. “As man thinketh, he become. I picked up the mic and pretended to be a superhero on the microphone. And it came true.” — @THEKINGDMC — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 17, 2015 From L to R: @CourtneyCL of Epic Rec., @THEKINGDMC, the international @ramj, Comic Con founder @gareb, & @JoeBudden pic.twitter.com/hYo0fRbWH1 — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 17, 2015 “Artists are storytellers. God gave us two eyes/ears, so we can use those twice as much as we speak.” – @CourtneyCL pic.twitter.com/PgkS7N3otm — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 17, 2015 “For me, it’s simple. I came into this game with the intentions of being true to myself.” – @JoeBudden #SOURCE360 pic.twitter.com/ADtOwphBsC — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 17, 2015 “I don’t like to give advice. I just like to tell the truth.” — Roget Romaine, A&R #Source360 pic.twitter.com/huTKEzmJ8w — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 17, 2015 “I’m not mad at the guy who shot & killed [Jam Master] Jay. I’m mad at that mentality.” – @THEKINGDMC #Source360 pic.twitter.com/BU7Pm3H00q — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 17, 2015 “Hip hop helped me NOT do drugs. Hip hop helped me kick an angel dust problem.” — @JoeBudden #source360 pic.twitter.com/TlYW9w8eCM — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 17, 2015 Educate & Elevate panel, which featured some brilliant minds, none of whom were born with a silver spoon. They delivered important narratives on what it was like to overcome adversity, and they didn’t spare details. The night would continue with our Opening Reception, presented by the good folks at Seagrams Gin, which transitioned seamlessly into our Kickoff Party, which was one for the ages. Waka Flocka and Maino performed great sets–hosted by the incomparable Jack Thriller–and we got a great surprise performance from Casey Veggies, who came out to support #Source360 before catching a flight to open up for Chris Brown. His debut album, Live & Grow, is out September 25. You’re going to want to get yourself a copy. Here are some photos and video clips of a pretty fun night in Brooklyn. Get here! Roulette. Atlantic Avenue. Brooklyn. @SeagramsGinUSA pic.twitter.com/z6M4ozYd1h — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 17, 2015 PULL UP. @CaseyVeggies, @WakaFlocka & @mainohustlehard. Roulette. Brooklyn. NOW. pic.twitter.com/ZU0vttBxE0 — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 18, 2015 “What’s your passion? Is your passion to be #1?” –@WakaFlocka x @BET #Source360 pic.twitter.com/sYt6ZJoi9w — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 18, 2015 .@Mysonne ?????? pic.twitter.com/tjMyrwZzzd — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 18, 2015 #SOURCE360 @mainohustlehard killed it. There’s still time to get here before @WakaFlocka ?????? pic.twitter.com/DZ3n9zxOjW — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 18, 2015 FLOCKA!! #Source360 pic.twitter.com/qlbhs5GFrx — The Source Magazine (@TheSource) September 18, 2015 #aboutlastnight watching at @WakaFlocka perform #source360 #BK #nohands pic.twitter.com/2cuPUmTNC2 — Brandi Kellam (@brandikellam) September 18, 2015 Nothing more turnt than a @WakaFlocka show. Last night @TheSource had it LIT ? #BETEverywhere pic.twitter.com/cnSZMJrtGD — BET (@BET) September 18, 2015 Today, we’ll be at BRIC House in Downtown Brooklyn, hosting engaging panels with guys from Genius, Def Jam Records, Roc Nation, Spotify, and some of the most brilliant minds in Hip-Hop culture. Not to mention, our 2nd Annual Unsigned Hype Competition will separate the pros and the cons, the platinum and the bronze, that butter-soft sh*t from that leather on the Fonz. Only the realest will emerge! Get your tickets here, and make sure you come out and check out our F R E E panels at BRIC today. That’s right, the game is free today Downtown Brooklyn. See you there.