The Source Magazine

Reality Check – Comic Legend Richard Pryor Stages Half-Hearted Comeback

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WORDS BY Keven L. Carter This article was originally published in The Source Magazine, April 1993 (Issue #43) Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Atlantic City—we in Jersey call it “Camden-by-the-Sea.” It is a place where old fighters go to get one last paycheck. If they can breathe and stand upright, someone will pay for them […]

Holding Court – Venus Williams has been labelled a “Bad Guy” by her competition. She doesn’t care – she’s just winning tennis matches.

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Words by Stacy Y. China This article was originally published in The Source Magazine, April 1998 (Issue #103) Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information   She Stands 6’2″ and has been labelled a “Bad Guy” by her competition. But VENUS WILLIAMS doesn’t care – she’s just winning tennis matches. Advertisement   The fans love her—they already stop […]

BANGIN’: For Life, Love & a Future – Ice-T relives his gangsta days

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Words by Sia Michel This article was originally published in The Source Magazine, April 1996 (Issue #79) Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information BANGIN’: For Life, Love & A Future Ice-T relives his gangsta days and looks into the future of peace in the war-torn street zones of the ‘hood’   Advertisement Ice-T has invaded the White […]

IN FROM THE COLD – Snoop Dogg, the rapper who helped make the ‘Death Row’ label a household name, bids for independence

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Interview by Neil Strauss Photo by Jay Blakesberg This article was originally published in The Source Magazine, April 1998 (Issue #103) Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information   There are no security gates, armed guards or electric fences at Snoop Doogy Dogg’s house in Claremont outside of Los Angeles, just a sweatsuit-clad Snoop, who pulls me […]

Cerebral Knievel – Eminem and the World of Slim Shady

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Words by Jerry Lawrence Barrow Photo by Annalisa This article was originally published in The Source Magazine, April 1999 (Issue #115) Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information   Imagine, if you will, a place where Natural Borne Killers meets Pee-Wee’s Play House in a demented lyrical orgy. A place where South Park’s Catman teaches at the […]

BREAKING THE CYCLE – Coolio takes a fantastic voyage to President Clinton’s backyard

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Words by Allen S. Gordon Photo by Suekwon This article was originally published in The Source Magazine, October 1994 (Issue #61) Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information   For those who have never been there, envisioning Little Rock, Arkansas, as a major metropolis is quite difficult. And rightly so, considering the misconceptions Hollywood has created over […]

You Go Guy! – At 27-years-old, Martin Lawrence has the world laughing to his naughty-but-nice brand of hip-hop humor

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Words by Eric D. Hatcher This article was originally published in The Source Magazine, April 1993 (Issue #43) Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information   Backstage at New York’s Academy Theater, I find comedian-actor Martin Lawrence maxin’ between tapings of “The Russel Simmons Def Comedy Jam”. He’s flanked by several tall, beefy brothers watching his back. We’re […]