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The Source Magazine’s 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2020

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Frankly, the year 2020 needs no summation. It’s the year in which the human experience has been connected more than ever before despite limitations in human contact. As such, music and entertainment took their places as rightful conduits, bridging six-foot gaps with TikTok challenges, protest music, and record-breaking Instagram live sessions. Scoring such a definitive […]

9 Times Michael Jackson Showed Us His Love for Hip-Hop

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Words by Keenan Higgins, Amber McKynzie and Shawn Grant Visit for more information Today marks nine years since we lost Michael Jackson, the undisputed King of Pop and arguably the King of Music altogether. The pioneering icon paved the way for each and every one of your faves, whether that be the number one […]

Source Exclusive: The John Bunn Interview, Part 2

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Words by Kyra Donahoo Visit for more information   John Bunn continues to make it known that being wrongfully convicted as an adolescent was not detrimental to his growth, despite being surrounded in a negative environment for 27 years. Being convicted was bittersweet for the Crown Heights native, but he continued to keep his […]

Source Exclusive: The John Bunn Interview, Part 1

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Words by Kyra Donahoo Visit for more information At the age of 14, John Bunn would have never expected to be convicted for murder, especially one he didn’t commit. But nothing was as it seemed for a teenaged Bunn, who was sentenced to 17 years in prison in 1991 because of the wrongdoings of […]

All You Need To Know About Hov’s ‘4:44’


In recent years, it’s been rare to hear a track with JAY-Z on it. So, when 4:44 dropped last night, many in the Hip-Hop world tuned in. Visit for more information Hov’s thirteenth studio album may be his last and it showcases some of his musical excellence. However, it’s an album that requires several listens to […]

Taraji P. Henson To Be Honored By Women In Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards

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Empire star Taraji P. Henson will be honored with the Lucy award for excellence in television, Women in Film announced on May 26. The organization’s annual Crystal + Lucy Awards fundraising gala, honors outstanding women in the entertainment industry. Empire is broadcast’s top-rated series in the 18 to 49 demographic. Visit for more information Game Of Thrones […]

All Eyes On Michigan: An Overview Of The Flint Water Crisis

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When we go through our day, there’s a necessity we use and at times don’t give much thought to. Waking up, we brush our teeth, take a shower, maybe have morning tea or coffee. All these activities require one important element: water. A substance we drink, bathe in and at times, take for granted. Visit […]

The Source Taps Simone “Boss Lady” Amelia As Content Director

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The Source Magazine has been one of the major pillars of Hip-Hop and popular culture for over 27 years. Recently, the iconic brand has expanded its media, content and marketing offerings well beyond the pages of what started out as a newsletter on the campus of Harvard University, then the streets and hoods domestically and […]

Police Release Dashcam Footage of Laquan McDonald Being Shot 16 Times

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Visit for more information Police have finally released official dashcam footage of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times by a police officer as he was walking away from a chaotic scene involving several police officers. Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder earlier today in regards to the incident, and a […]

Get Ready For Survivor Series With This Dope Infographic

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Survival Of The Fittest, Only The Dead Survive Visit for more information Survivor Series is usually all about 5-on-5 elimination matches, but this year comes with a bit of a twist.  Seth Rollins injured himself (for real) setting up a vacant WWE Championship which will be up for grabs on Sunday night. This awesome […]

Pusha T x adidas Originals EQT Running Guidance ’93 “Black”

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Untouchable. Visit for more information After revealing to the world the existence of a new follow up Pusha T x Adidas product through a quick video teaser and a series of Instagram hints, the head of G.O.O.D. music’s murdered out new take on the Adidas EQT Running Guidance ’93 is visually depicted in a set of detailed images.  Last year […]

MJ Recruits Lil Herb aka G Herbo For “Hear My Prayers”


As he gears up to release his full length LP “ChicagoParis,” MJ looks to up the ante by letting go of a cut from the project with “Hear My Prayers.” The track features a guest appearance by Chicago rising star G-Herbo f/k/a Lil Herb, which serves as his first musical release since his “Ballin Like I’m Kobe” […]

Graphic Footage of the Twin Peaks Biker Gang Shootout Has Been Released

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Visit for more information Police are expected to use recently surfaced surveillance footage from the May biker shootout at Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, in their ongoing investigation into just how an alleged meeting between biker gangs ended up in a dizzying firefight that left 9 people dead. The footage, which you can […]

New Music: Chicago’s PHENOM Drops “I DIDN’T COME I WAS SENT”

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Veteran Chicago Emcee/ national Spoken Word Poet releases his highly anticipated new album. PHENOM showcases his ability capture and communicate his version of Hip-Hop in thought provoking lyrics, infectious hooks, melodies and rhyme patterns. PHENOM is quoted “The slums of Cabrini Green, I came from the westside, I came from the south side, I came […]