While most folk are winding down, wrapping their gifts, hanging their stockings and OD’ing of homemade eggnog, The NorthStar Group and The Source wants you to remember the power of service and giving. Check out our annual recap of the 2018 SOURCE360 Conference and Festival.

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This four-day conference which took place September 6ththrough the 9ththis year, tapped into several areas of interest for The Source readers and supporters, crossing multiple generations and points of entry. Music, Art, Fashion, Beauty, Business, Policy and Health were all topics explored during our exclusive Conference and Speaker Series.

Music performances and tribute concerts showcased talent from every end of the spectrum. Our Unsigned Hype Open Mic and Showcase afford fresh new talent to rock the mic, while our 5thAnnual Block Party stage let fans see today’s hottest stars and influencers smashing for free in the historic cultural district of Downtown Brooklyn.  Closing out the conference and festival were Hip-Hop and R&B’s icons like Doug E. Fresh, Elle Varner and Renee Neufville paid tribute to The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.


Over the four-day event, producers welcomed thousands of Hip-Hop enthusiasts who understand that the culture is more than just rap music. It is about commerce, community and most of all fun. Like always, the event hit on 360° of Hip-Hop for all to enjoy. Please enjoy the following videos on Source TV at www.TheSource.com.

Friday, December 21st: Unsigned Hype Audition, Block Party Recap (starring Black Papi, Taylor Girlz, Brittne Babe, Mariahlyn, Mekka Don and more), Health Panel (Freeway, Roc Nation, Dr. Lewanza Harris, Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Arabia Mollette, Emergency Physician, Gessi Thompson, Fertility Coach/Author, Jeffrey Noble, Master Practitioner/ Trainer NLP and Sonya Davie, Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

Saturday, December 22nd: Unsigned Hype Showcase, The HerSOURCE Glam Factor Panel (Jessica White, supermodel, Africa Miranda, Beautypreneur/ actress, Misa Hylton, stylist/ life coach, Marc Baptiste, celebrity photographer and was moderated by Tasha Turner, Beauty Beat NYC)

Sunday, December 23rd: SOURCE360: Aretha Franklin Tribute – Hip Hop & RnB Live (starring Doug E. Fresh, Renee Neuvfille, Elle Varner, Ester Dean and Lean Janae)

Monday, December 24th: Cannabis Panel (Jim Jones, Dipset, Entrepreneur, Dasheeda Dawson, Founder/ CEO MJM Strategy, Leo Bridgewater, Activist/ Entrepreneur, Kassandra Frederique, New York State Drug Policy Alliance, and Joseph Bondy, Criminal Defense Attorney)