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Juneteenth: 19 Essential Tracks

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This year, for the first time in American history, Juneteenth is celebrated as a federal holiday. The tradition, in honor of the abolition of slavery in the United States, however, has long been established as a marker of actual independence for Black Americans–complete with all the fixings of a celebration across the country: togetherness, food, […]

On The Rise: Unfoonk is YSL’s Resident Street Poet

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After serving just over a decade behind bars, it’s likely that there are some changes one may encounter upon release with new technology and ways of life among the most common phenomena. Coming home to a kid brother who has catalyzed into one of the world’s biggest stars, however, is a rare one. But, such […]

Lil Yachty Announces Nail Polish Line

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Talk about flipping the script. Visit for more information While he currently campaigns for his Michigan Boat Boy effort, Lil Yachty has also decided to turn the tables on his often-debated affinity for nail art. Monday (May 3rd), the Atlanta rapper announced his newest Crete brand, a line of nail paints geared toward all […]

On The Rise: Haviah Mighty on Battling the Barriers of Canadian Hip-Hop

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Words by: Remi Okoli Visit for more information While the masses have latched onto names like The Weeknd, Drake, & Justin Bieber, the Canadian Hip-Hop and R&B space offers much promise for those willing to take a deeper look. In particular, the past few years have proven to cultivate talented female artists within the […]

T-Pain Leaks DMs From Celebrities He Didn’t Realize He Missed

T-Pain Reveals He Was Depressed For Four Years After Usher Told Him He 'F*cked Up Music'

Ah, the pain. Visit for more information Many of us are all too familiar with the agony of a missed opportunity; money left on the table due to the simple act of missing a call, text, or—in the age of social media—a DM. T-Pain most recently became acquainted with this reality after discovering the […]

Moneybagg Yo Now Charging $200k Booking Fee

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Just a little over a week ago, Moneybagg Yo was caught up in the wonders of a $125,000 booking fee. Now, following the release of the Memphis rapper’s A Gangsta’s Pain–his most successful release to date, Bagg has already raised his prices, adding $75,000 to the fee. Visit for more information Chatting with TMZ […]

DJ Khaled Compares New Megan Thee Stallion ‘Anthem’ To ‘All I Do Is Win’

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Last summer, DJ Khaled first teased his forthcoming collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion while on the first promotional run for his 12th studio Khaled Khaled album. Visit for more information Now that the project is finally eyeing an official release on Friday (April 30th), Khaled is opening up more about the star-studded tracklist from […]

On The Rise: Erica Banks Talks “Buss It” Success & Post-COVID Plans

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Words By: Brittany Burton Visit for more information 1501 superstar femcee Erica Banks has become one of the hottest rising artists of 2021. After claiming a hit with her viral “Buss It” single, the Dallas native is reminding audiences at large that there’s still so much more left to say. With her first commercial […]

Rich The Kid Fined For Making It Rain On Rodeo Drive

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Rich The Kid is no stranger to overindulgence. His latest exercise in the trade, however, reportedly led to a minor run-in with the law when he decided to bless the streets of Rodeo Drive. Visit for more information This past Thursday (April 22), the “Richard Mille Patek” rapper showed up on Rodeo in front […]

Young Thug & YSL’s ‘Slime Language 2’ Poised for No. 1 Debut


In more news related to how water is wet, the projected numbers behind Young Thug and Young Stoner Life’s Slime Language 2 compilation are in and point towards an easy No. 1 nab for the set. Visit for more information Per Hits Daily Double, the album is expected to reel in somewhere between the […]

Logic & Madlib Are ‘MadGic’ on ‘Mars Only pt. 3’

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Logic warned us this would happen. Visit for more information Last year, after easing into retirement, the rapper told fans that producer Madlib would be the only one capable of getting him to come back out. While he teased our palates with his “Tired In Malibu” track earlier this month, it seems the prediction […]

Questlove Says He “Manifested” Oscars Musical Director Role

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This Sunday, the 93rd Academy Awards will take place and you may notice a slight change in pace as Questlove takes the helm of musical direction for the ceremonies this year. Visit for more information Questlove is now only the fifth Black musical director of the show, following in the footsteps of Quincy Jones, Harold […]

LeVar Burton Will Host ‘Jeopardy!’

'Jeopardy!' Execs Reportedly Never Considered Levar Burton For Permanent Hosting Gig

LeVar Burton is finally getting his shot at hosting Jeopardy! Visit for more information Following the death of longtime host Alex Trebek last November, showrunners have eased into a new era with a series of guest hosts rather than flat-out replacing Trebek. Hosts have included former champ Ken Jennings and even Aaron Rodgers. Fans […]

Young Thug & Unfoonk Drop Off “Real” Video

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Over this past weekend, Young Thug and the Young Stoner life set shared their Slime Language 2 compilation. On it, Thug made a case for his budding roster, highlighting each signee adequately for the audiences at home. Visit for more information Among them was Unfoonk, the rapper’s older brother whose “Real” collab with Thugger […]

Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue Reportedly in Critical Condition After Being Shot

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Baby Blue, of Pretty Ricky, was reportedly shot earlier this week by two armed robbers in Florida. Visit for more information Per new reports, Blue, born Diamond Blue Smith, was injured around midnight on Monday outside of a South Florida bowling alley and is now in critical condition. The Davie Police Department states that […]

Polo G Had the Biggest Streaming Week for a Male Artist in 2021

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Polo G’s “RAPSTAR” now has the biggest streaming week for a song by a male artist in eight months as he sits atop Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart. Visit for more information The track, which first arrived on April 9, claimed 53.6 million streams within the United States within its first full streaming week, making […]

YSL, Polo G & Conway The Machine Dominate This Week’s “Hit List” Playlist

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The past week bore witness to a strong set of showings from hip-hop’s heaviest-hitters with new arrivals from the likes of Young Thug and the Young Stoner Life crew, Griselda Records’ Conway The Machine, and Moneybagg Yo among others. Visit for more information With so much to mine, The Source staff took on the […]

Bad Bunny’s 2022 Tour Breaks Jay-Z & Beyonce’s Record


Bad Bunny’s El Último Tour del Mundo has become the fastest-selling tour since 2018. Visit for more information Ultimately selling out with over 600,000 tickets, the tour pushed 480,000 ticket pre-sales in less than a week, outpacing Jay-Z and Beyonce’s On The Run II Tour sales.  Per Billboard’s projection, the tour is set to […]

‘Ruff Ryder’s Anthem’ Now DMX’s Highest-Charting Single

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In the time that has gone by since the passing DMX, the inevitable has taken place with the legend’s catalog. Per initial reports, X’s music experienced a surge of over 900% in streaming activity. Now, the official numbers clock in to back it up. Visit for more information With the newly-updated Billboard Hot 100, […]

Lil Dicky’s ‘Dave’ to Feature Lil Yachty, Lil Nas X, Rae Sremmurd & More

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Lil Dicky’s FX show, Dave, is set to return to screens with its second season debuting on June 16th. Visit for more information The show, which can best be described as a comical and biographical dramatization of Dicky’s rise to stardom, made waves with its first season, introducing a wider audience to the cult […]