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Salvatore DiBenedetto (Better known as Sal) is a writer at The Source Magazine. With a strong background in History, International Studies, and Anthropology, you can expect some culturally fueled, sometimes controversial articles. Check him out on twitter (@SaysSal)

Lil Snupe: Stolen Youth

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 The untimely passing of Lil Snupe has sent shockwaves throughout the Hip Hop community. Though the details of his death remain hazy, The Source reflects and celebrates the life of Lil Snupe. One of the worst things in the world is when a bright light gets shut out before it really gets to shine. The […]

Kanye West: Music’s Divinity

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With the release of Yeezus rapidly approaching, Kanye West’s legacy has planted two firm feet in the realm of greatness. With superior production skills, lyrical ingenuity, and a string of controversial actions, Kanye West just may be the biggest Hip Hop superstar our generation will ever see. As fans worldwide anticipate the release of Kanye […]

Hip Hop’s Going Green!

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For a very long time now, Hip-Hop stars have been rapping about green. Unfortunately for the environment, their idea of greens consists of dollars bills or weed. But as we enter into a time of environmental conservation, some in Hip-Hop have begun to turn their direction to the Green Movement, and there is no better […]

Nicki Minaj: Breaking The Boundaries

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Nicki Minaj’s domination of the Hip Hop arena has established her as a living legend. Last night proved to be a rock star night for The Source’s 2012 Woman of the Year, Nicki Minaj and her barbz as she took home the Billboard Awards for Best Rap Album (Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded), Best Rap Artist […]

Artist vs. Entertainer: The Growing Divide

In a world where radio smashes and viral music videos determine the relevance of a Hip Hop musician, we find the growing divide between an artist and an entertainer. Simply put, we have grown accustom to the same messages put out by our favorite Hip Hop stars: they have more money than your whole life […]

Artist vs. Entertainer: The Growing Divide

In a world where radio smashes and viral music videos determine the relevance of a Hip Hop musician, we find the growing divide between an artist and an entertainer. Simply put, we have grown accustom to the same messages put out by our favorite Hip Hop stars: they have more money than your whole life […]

Azealia Banks “Fantasea” Mixtape Review

Ariel has some competition as the most musical mermaid and she goes by the name Azealia Banks. Don’t be mistaken though, this is no Disney princess. Azealia Banks is a Harlem bred woman on the road to Hip Hop stardom. Fantasea, her debut mixtape is 18 tracks with two features and is a follow up to […]

Why Nas Couldn’t Score Jay Z or Eminem On “Daughters” Remix

While Nas‘ 10th musical installment Life Is Good blows up nationwide, the God Son let his fans in on some interesting news. The Queens legend revealed that he had in fact tried to solidify a “Daughters” remix with both Eminem and Jay-Z. The three rappers are often compared by Hip Hop fans as some of the […]