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The Obamas Not Just Getting Money… They Spending It Too

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Michelle  and Barack Obama continue to floss on their haters. After bringing a whole new flavor to The White House, painting it BLACK (as George Clinton once said), they have made the transition into very successful business people. From sports to publishing to film, according to Celebrity Net Worth The President’s net worth is estimated […]

Who Really Is Thanos? How Tay Roc Snatches The Glove From The Old Head Cassidy

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When Cassidy lost to Goodz (clearly), he went on a rampage… working hard to convince the rest of the Hip-Hop community that his perfect battle record remained unchallenged. He tried it. And he tried it in the most incredible way. He produced a song called “5002-0,” basically blasting Goodz and the battle rap community for […]

Black Men Still More Likely To Be Killed By Cops Over Other Races

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The Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences have discovered through their research, that over a Black man’s lifetime, he is more at risk than any other man of another race man of being killed by engagement of a police officer.  The rate is alarming. PNAS statistics state that one out of 1,000 Black men are at […]

[WATCH] Hip-Hop Dads Make Parenting Look Fun

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As Hip-Hop gets older and more mature, it seems like parents are getting younger and more cool. Check out these amazing fathers that use Hip-Hop methodologies to raise their children in the culture that helped raise them. Yup… We celebrate Hip-Hop dads all year round (not just in June)! Check out Richard Figueroa from Brooklyn, […]

K-Shine and Hitman Holla Lead Teams in Celeb Basketball Game

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Everyone is all abuzz for the battle of the decade, Summer Impact. And usually the pre-game attractions are the face-offs. But this time… the pre-game is a game, a celebrity basketball game if you will. On Friday, August 9th, Summer Impact Weekend presents Battle Rap All-Star Game. The teams are divided into two signature SMACK/URL […]

Yung Miami’s SUV Gets Shot Up, She and The Baby Are Safe

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Attention has been all on Yung Miami and her partner in crime, JT ever since they declared the reign go the City Girls. With attention comes fame, and with fame comes money. And like Biggie said, “Mo Money… Mo Problems.” Today, the Associated Press reports that a Mercedes-Benz SUV that she has been seen driving has […]

Lauryn Hill Announces a Performance This Fall With H.E.R.

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When it comes to rapping, singing and just being iconic, Lauryn Hill stands heads and shoulders above most. While only delivering a small body of original work throughout her career, she proves the old saying, “Quality is always better than quantity.” From her unique vocal styling, she has birthed a generation of singers and emcees […]

The World Mourns Our ‘Beloved’ Toni Morrison

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Our beloved Toni Morrison has transitioned at the age of 88. Few Black writers have articulated the Black experience with the same heart, compassion, honest and intellectual dexterity as Dr. Toni Morrison. Her works unapologetically unpacked the complicated existence of our people in America, while shining light on how transcendent we absolutely are. READ MORE: Pulitzer […]

Breaking: Seems Like Tsu Surf is Out of Jail

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Seems like rapper Tsu Surf is out of jail. Early this morning a mysterious tweet crept up on twitter from his official account. The tweet while cryptic, gave hope to millions of fans anxious about his release. He family….. ? — Devils grandSon (@Tsu_Surf) August 6, 2019 READ MORE: #FreeTheWave On The Anniversary of His Shooting, […]

NY1 Spotlights SOURCE360’s Annual Block Party, This Year On Biggie’s Block

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Every year, The Source Magazine and NorthStar Charities present their annual SOURCE360 Block Party on Saturday, August 18th from 11 am to 7 pm. This year, the fun festivities will take place in Biggie’s Brooklyn on the newly dubbed Christopher Wallace Way (St. James Place between Fulton and Gates Avenue) a.k.a Biggie’s Block. Kids, families, emerging artists and […]