Antonio "Ontoneyo" Valenzuela's years of work in the music scene, in Denver, Co, helped build him a reputation as a hard-working, opinionated personality. Ontoneyo's writing work and photography has been featured in Westword (Village Voice), Kush Magazine, Respect the Underground numerous other publications.

Tech N9ne New Album “The Storm” Is A Monsoon Of Content


Tech N9ne drops his 11th full-length album The Storm. He continues to flood the market with an unrelenting amount of music. While listeners may drown in the amount of music he pouring out, it will should only add to the flames being fanned by Tech and the whole Strange Music team. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information […]

Top Flite Empire Returns In New Video With A Twist

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We have long reported on the rising career of Top Flite Empire, most notably their first major release Bad Decisions this summer that featured the likes of Problem, AD, Trev Rich, Futuristic and many more. Dropping their new visual today for with a new single “Choose Up” featuring former NFL player Nathan “Napalm” Palmer. Visit […]

On The Rise: Scotty ATL Takes On Music With Business Savvy


Scotty ATL fell into music, almost on accident, when one of his best friends went to pursue a career in the Navy and left his production equipment with him. Little did his friend know this would turn his life into a career in music. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information While the average rap fan may […]

Vic Mensa Hits Jimmy Kimmel With Electric Performance of ’16 Shots’

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On the verge of the election Vic Mensa hit the Jimmy Kimmel Live with a performance of his defiant track “16 Shots.” With Blink 182 drummer Travis  Barker backing him, Mensa delivered a powerful performance dedicated to Laquan McDonald who was killed in Chicago last year at the hand of the police. Accompanied by dancers […]

J.Balvin Graces Cover Of Vogue Hombre and Hits 1 Billion Views


J.Balvin the Bachata superstar has ruled the Latin Pop Charts and his single “Ay Vamos” released in 2014 has bit over 1 billion hits on Vevo and YouTube. His recent single featuring Pharrell he dropped just months ago has hit 100 million views on both platforms as well. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information While most […]

Joe Budden Lands Billboard #1 With ‘Rage & The Machine’

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Holding down the number one spot on iTunes Rap Chart for the previous week, Joe Budden’s new album Rage & The Machine is now the #1 on Billboard’s Rap/Hip-Hop & Independent charts. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Well over a decade in the game Joe Budden has worked hard diversifying his talents appealing to an […]

California’s Stooie Bro Next to Use Donald Trump Sample

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Donald Trump’s quotes have served up a platter of audio material for musicians this election season. YouTube is flooded with songs dedicated and using Trump quotes as samples but Vallejo, California native Stooie Bro‘s latest single “Grab’Em By The Pus*y” takes a more hyphy approach. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In true Bay Area fashion […]

Termanology Returns to Rap with More Politics


Termanology has recruited all-star cast of luminaries to round out what promises to be one of 2016’s most diverse projects “More Politics” which drops Nov. 18th including features from Joey Bada$$, Bun B, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Saigon, KXNG Crooked, Bodega Bamz, Westside Gunn, Conway, Your Old Droog & Chris Rivers. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more […]

Ghostface Killah Stops to Help the Homeless for Halloween

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Last week before a free Budweiser sponsored event in Denver, Colorado, Ghostface showed up 10 to 20 minutes late but not for the reason you might think. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Ghostface made the promoter stop in downtown Denver so he could hand out $20 bills to every homeless person sleeping on the street. […]

Mickey Factz Set To Release Debut Album With Producer Nottz

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Veteran MC, Mickey Factz is set to drop his debut album The Achievement Circa 82, with Grammy nominated producer Nottz behind all the production. This week he released a second song from the upcoming album featuring Styles P “Vs”. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The D-Block general jumps off the track over a whiney organ […]

Tech N9ne Preps for ‘The Storm’ with Bonus Track

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December 9th Tech N9ne, the biggest independent rapper in the world, will release the album The Storm after spending the summer performing at sold at shows and continually leaking new music. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information This week he drops what is set to be a bonus jawn from the deluxe version of the album […]

Lil Flip Makes Special Visit For Injured Fan

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One of a parent’s worst fears is that their child is getting bullied at school. So imagine being the parents of  Kyler Davila when they found out he was not only bullied, but stabbed. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The middle-schooler was bullied months before because of his shoes. He began collecting different shoes for […]

KXNG Crooked Announces New Project ‘Good Vs Evil’

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KXNG Crooked of the group Slaughterhouse is fully aware of the police brutality ripping through the nation and aims to create a unifying anthem with his next project Good vs Evil which will feature the likes of Eminem, Tech N9ne, RZA and Xzibit. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The first single “Shoot Back (Dear Officer)” […]

Z-Ro Drops New Video From Drankin’ & Drivin’

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When we interviewed Z-Ro back in July about his project Drankin’ & Drivin’ we learned that the Texas MC is unapologetically brash. Although he has a good heart, he is not willing to get played in the process of the game just to get noticed. That theme runs through his latest single “New Shit”. Visit […]

On The Rise: Ray Reed the The Uberman Keeps It Real


It common practice for rappers to sensationalize their life to draw in fans, hell Ice Cube didn’t have a ’64 Impala when he wrote Boyz-N-the Hood, but the ones who keep it brutally honest are few and far between. For Ray Reed there really is no other choice because he chose rap to talk about […]

‘RiseUp As One’ Shows Cultural Unity and Launches Anti-Trump Themes

As we previously reported Oct 15th, Univsion aired the “RiseUp As ONE” concert on the border between Mexico and the US in San Diego. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The event which aired on over 126 tv and radio stations featured inspiring performances from Los Tigres Del Norte who kicked off the show with a […]

E-40 Prepares for New Album with Single “On One”


E-40 is not only a master of marketing new slang, he has also proven, over his 30 year stretch in the rap game, that he knows how to reinvent himself. It appears he will continue to remain relevant and once again carry the Bay area on his back. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Fans and […]

We Like The Cars: How Rappers Roll in Their Rhymes

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Flashy cars are as synonymous with rappers success as chips are to salsa, like peanut butter and jelly, like… (well you get the point) they really go together. Our friends over at Gocompare.com recently analyzed the lyrics from over 62,000 songs spanning the last decade of music, plus the top 100 MCs of all time, […]