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Behind The Beat: ‘TPAB’ Production Breakdown & Making Of The Album

In the mean time between time, televising the revolution, REVOLT has created a new mini-documentary called Entering the Cocoon.  In the new series, REVOLT interviews the eclectic minds behind the music of Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 statement, To Pimp a Butterfly.  Speaking with Terrace Martin, Tae Beast, Sounwave, and MixedByAli, REVOLT gains perspective on the events, and […]

Chart Watch: The Magna Carta Hangover

Jay Z has a big second week, J. Cole goes gold, and Hip-Hop continues to shine as we near the end of July. The perplexity surrounding the marketing of Magna Carta Holy Grail certainly makes it easier to sell. The album pretty much flies off the shelves on its own despite mixed reviews from fans, […]

Barclays Center Peaks As Highest Selling Venue

Brooklyn’s stellar arena tops ticket sales across the U.S. Opening with a string of concerts by then partial Nets owner Jay Z, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center became New York’s hottest attraction. Receiving great reviews from all corners of the world, it become a venue you have to book if you are an A-list performer. Home to […]

Murder Charges Looming Against Aaron Hernandez

The former New England Patriots tight end is due in court today at 2pm in what seems like a simple formality. It has not been an ideal offseason for the New England Patriots. Aaron Hernandez is not their problem anymore but he is still a nuisance for the NFL. Today at 2pm ET in Attleboro, […]

MGMT Releases Album Artwork & Tracklist

MGMT gears up for the release of their third studio album. With numerous EP’s and two studio albums in the rearview mirror, the indie pop/psychadelic rock band MGMT looks to release their third album this September. A gif on their website blithely displays the self-titled album’s artwork proving that MGMT is taking a rather different […]

Event Recap: Migos Invades New York City

The ATL’s very own Migos performs in New York City last night. “Versace Versace, Versace Versace”! Was continuously repeated outside of The Westway by eager fans who waited on line to enter the club where Migos was scheduled to perform. With a crowd that reached capacity by 10p.m in anticipation of the midnight performance, Migos […]

Businessweek Takes A Page From Forbes & Jay-Z To Calculate Net Worth

How much are they really worth? Inspired by Versus, Jay-Z’s boastful interlude on Magna Carta Holy Grail, Businessweek released a digital graph detailing rap’s highest paid artists and the fortunes they claim against their real net worth and annual earnings. Featuring names such as Nicki Minaj, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, and Diddy, the […]

Curren$y & Jet Life To Partner Up With BitTorrent

One of the modern day mixtape kings looks to expand his empire with torrent conglomerate BitTorrent. With a stout resume such as Curren$y’s, it is no surprise that Spitta looks to reinvent the digital rules alongside his Jet Life battery mates. The New Orleans rapper is known to deliver free project after free project, continuously […]

Chance The Rapper To Drop “LSD” Tomorrow

Chance turns to social media to channel news about a new song. Chicago’s latest phenom has caught the world by storm. His highly-acclaimed project Acid Rap has left fans and wary listeners wanting more. With plenty to look forward to, the young emcee plans to release more music in 2013 as he will emerge with […]

Check out the Playboy X A Bathing Ape Summer 2013 Collection

Two prominent brands connect for the Summer of 2013. Iconic brands A Bathing Ape and Playboy have collaborated for their Summer 2013 Collection. The collaboration includes 16 pieces which features two snapbacks, a crewneck sweater, a cardigan, a polo shirt, six graphic tee’s and out of the box accessories such as a bow tie, a […]

Jay-Z Reveals New Songs As MCHG’s Release Draws Closer

F.U.T.W., Picasso Baby, and Crown lyrics unveiled. With just two days away, Jay-Z’s relentless campaign continues. Rewriting the rules and convincingly changing the RIAA‘s policy adhering the digital sales of albums. In addition, Hov will add two new tracks to the album. That is right. After the release of the tracklist which featured 13 tracks, […]

New M.I.A. Song “Only 1 U”

M.I.A.’s new song is released on british airwaves. London’s NTS Radio station debuted what appeared to be a new M.I.A. track. They released a stream of guest DJ Ital‘s set on Open Deck, an NTS segment. At about the 2 minute mark you can hear M.I.A.’s new song, a quick paced tune with a catchy […]

The Source Presents: The Top 25 Songs Of 2013 (Thus Far)

The best of the best. It is halftime. We are halfway through the year and it has been a remarkable and exhilarating first half. Hip-Hop music has owned the first two quarters with the ladder part of six months to go. With all of the music we’ve been supplied with, it is no easy task […]

Kendrick Lamar Accepts ASCAP Award From Dr. Dre

Last night in Bevery Hills, Dr. Dre presents the Vanguard Award to K Dot. Leading the West Coast renaissance is Kendrick Lamar. Ever since Section 80 we have been all ears, rightfully so. The avid hip-hop fan waits with the utmost anticipation for anything new that Kendrick puts out or any track featuring a Kendrick […]

Jay-Z’s Barracade Of Midtown Approved By Bloomberg’s Office

July 8th is a go for Hov’s performance outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater. As he continues his proclamation of the new rules, Jay-Z refines his contrasting methods of branding and marketing with subtle yet exceptional product placement of his most recent project Magna Carta Holy Grail. What would be his 12th studio album, Jay-Z […]

Watch Da$h’s “Brighton Beach” Video

Catch Da$h cruising in the new visuals for his Brighton Beach track. The Thelonious Martin produced track will land on Da$h’s EP V.I.C.E.S. (Very Ignorant Content Exposing Success), which is set to drop this Sunday, June 30th. Following his work with Retch on La Cienega, Da$h trotted over a handful of songs on A$AP Mob’s […]

Riff Raff Drops “Dolce & Gabbana”

Listen to the new single from Riff Raff’s debut album Neon Icon The artist that many regard as a simple comedic act has been working diligently towards the debut of his first studio album. Riff Raff gives us just a glimpse with Dolce & Gabbana , where he “eats fried okra with Oprah”. This is […]

Michael Jackson’s 10 Biggest Moments

The King has left us but we will never forget. From the Jackson 5 to Thriller and timeless classics, Michael Joseph Jackson emerged into the limelight as a skinny 11 year-old kid from Gary, Indiana with an alluring voice and a smile that captivated a nation. As a member of one of the most notorious […]

Artists Inspire New Yeezus Covers

Fans submit their own Yeezus covers for a contests by 99designs. Kanye West’s minimalistic album cover inspires many of us to draw up mock album covers and fantasize about what could have been on the cover of Yeezus. 99designs launched a public poll where they chose the eight best cover designs for Yeezus. They diligently […]