Shawn Grant

Shawn Grant is a Chicago native and the Senior Editor of The Source Magazine. He can only be found on Instagram and Twitter at @shawnxgrant.

WATCH: Jeezy Brings ‘Thug Motivation’ to NPR’s Tiny Desk

Jeezy Brings 'Thug Motivation' to NPR's Tiny Desk

Jeezy has taken over NPR’s Tiny Desk to hold you down at your desk. Visit for more information Jeezy The Snowman hit the famed NPR desk with a band to perform in front of a crowd of Howard University students. During his set, Sno touched on Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, performing classics […]

Normani Announces Her Debut Albim ‘Dopamine’

Normani Announces Her Debut Albim 'Dopamine'

Normani is coming. Hitting social media, the fan favorite announced her solo debut album, Dopamine. Visit for more information The exact album release date is a bit of a mystery, but the RCA Records release is available for presave on your streaming service of choice. You can see the announcement below. cryingg typing this […]

Marvel Studios to Cut Kang Story Short, Expected to Move Away from Character

Jonathan Majors Dropped by Marvel Following Guilty Verdict

It’s a wrap on The Kang Dynasty at Marvel. In a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios decided to pivot away from Jonathan Majors’ Kang character, but the decision was long before his conviction Visit for more information In a lengthy examination of the Superhero film industry, Marvel is attempting to combat […]

Offset Calls for Cardi B to Drop New Album: ‘Stop Being Scary’

Cardi B Says Offset Will Address Social Media Rumors in His Forthcoming Album

Are we finally getting close to a Cardi B album? Offset hopes so. Hitting Instagram, Offset praised the sophomore effort from his wife and delivered a sharp message. Visit for more information “Stop being scary and drop the album, sh*t goes crazy,” Offset said. Offset via his Instagram story👀: “Stop being scary and drop […]

Floyd Mayweather Says He Won’t Speak Bad on Diddy: ‘Mistakes Happen’

Floyd Mayweather Says He Won't Speak Bad on Diddy: 'Mistakes Happen'

Floyd Mayweather is shooting Diddy some bail, revealing to The Pivot Podcast that he will not speak badly against the Hip-Hop mogul in light of recent accusations and lawsuits. Visit for more information “He still a Black man,” Mayweather said. “Mistakes happen. And I can’t say if it is or not a mistake, but […]

Drake’s “One Dance” Becomes 7th Song in History to Hit 3 Billion Streams on Spotify

Drake's "One Dance" Becomes 7th Song in History to Hit 3 Billion Streams on Spotify

“One Dance” is undoubtedly one of the biggest singles of Drake’s career. Hitting Instagram, Drake revealed the single has been streamed three billion times on Spotify. Visit for more information The message came from OVO President Mr. Mrogan, writing, “One Dance is officially your first 3 billion stream single, the 7th ever on Spotify.” […]

Beyoncé Makes History as She Tops Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart

Beyoncé Announces 'Act II' Album, Releases Two New Singles

Beyoncé made a No. 1 debut on the Hot Country Songs chart. Queen Bey took the top spot with “Texas Hold ‘Em” and No. 9 with “16 Carriages.” Visit for more information Those songs also debuted at No. 2 and No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100, capturing all genres. According to Luminate, “Texas […]

Justin Timberlake Previews New Single “Drown” on Instagram

Justin Timberlake Makes Top 20 Billboard Debut with "Selfish"

Justin Timberlake is getting ready to move into his second single from his forthcoming album. Hitting Instagram, Timberlake announced “Drown,” singing in a clip. Visit for more information “Made it out to London, still recovering from this flu,” Timberlake wrote on Instagram. “But trying to power through. So excited for new music and everything […]

Travis Scott Aims for ‘New Gear’ As He Announces Future Music Releases

WATCH: Travis Scott Delivers "I KNOW ?" Video

Travis Scott is getting ready to drop off some new music. Hitting his Instagram Story, La Flame revealed how much he loves music before making an annoucnement. Visit for more information “We will be backkkkkk,” Scott said. “I gotta kick a new gear since they think it’s play time.” Scott did not specify who […]

WATCH: Drake Hits ‘Fresh Prince’ Carlton Banks Dance on Stage in Nashville

Drake Becomes First Rapper to Earn $5 Million in a Single Arena Concert

Drake is truly living his raps. On “Too Much” he spit: “Moment I stop havin’ fun with it, I’ll be done with it.” His fun in Nashville was hitting the Carlton dance from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on stage. @baiyina4 Nashville Tennessee 2024 #drake#fyp#drakeconcert#2024 ♬ It's Not Unusual – Tom Jones (Tribute) – Studio […]

Jill Scott, Lil Wayne, Nas, Victoria Monét and More Set for Roots Picnic 2024

Jill Scott to Star in 'Mahalia!' Biopic Executive Produced by Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah

The acclaimed Roots Picnic festival, a beacon of musical excellence and cultural celebration, is back for its 2024 edition, promising an unforgettable two-day experience. Presented by GRAMMY® Award-winning hip-hop icons The Roots and Live Nation Urban, the event will occur at The Mann in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, on June 1-2, 2024. Visit for […]

Bob Marley ‘One Love’ Hits $80M in Opening Weekend

Bob Marley 'One Love' Hits $80M in Opening Weekend

Paramount’s highly anticipated biopic One Love, depicting the life and music of reggae legend Bob Marley, has exceeded expectations with a stellar $80 million global debut. Visit for more information The film’s portrayal of Marley’s journey has struck a chord with audiences worldwide, surpassing box office projections and affirming its status as a cultural […]

Fat Joe, Chuck D, and Foo Fighters Unite for Healthcare Price Transparency Event

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Hip-hop legend Fat Joe, iconic rapper Chuck D, and rock band Foo Fighters are joining forces for a special event on March 5 in Washington, D.C., advocating for more affordable, accessible, and equitable healthcare through true price transparency. Hosted by Power To The Patients and produced by Swift River Productions, the event aims to raise […]

Gunna Announces ‘The Bittersweet Tour’ with Special Guest Flo Milli

Gunna Announces 'The Bittersweet Tour' with Guest Flo Milli

Gunna is again hitting the road, this time with special guest Flo Milli in tow, for The Bittersweet Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 16-date tour kicks off on Saturday, May 4, at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, and includes stops in major cities across the U.S., such as Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, […]

Lola Brooke and 41 Release New Hit Video “Becky”

Lola Brooke and 41 Release New Hit Video "Becky"

Lola Brooke teams up with hip-hop collective 41, comprised of Jenn Carter, Kyle Richh, and TaTa, to unveil their latest song and video, “Becky.” Released via Team Eighty Productions/Artista Records, the drill-laced track immediately captivates listeners with its energy and commanding presence. Visit for more information Co-directed by STARR MAZi (known for work with […]

De La Soul Marks 35th Anniversary of ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ with Digital Release Celebration

De La Soul Marks 35th Anniversary of '3 Feet High and Rising' with Digital Release Celebration

De La Soul, the trailblazing hip-hop group renowned for their innovative sound and enduring influence, is set to commemorate the 35th anniversary of their groundbreaking album, 3 Feet High and Rising, with a digital release on March 1 across all major platforms. Visit for more information The special release will feature the original tracks […]

Asian Doll Is Back With 2 New Tracks “Love Me” & “F*cked Who“

Asian Doll Is Back With 2 New Tracks “Love Me” & “F*cked Who“

Asian Doll, a native of Dallas, Texas, has been setting the music scene ablaze since the start of her career. With a recent string of viral YouTube releases including “Talk My Sh*t” and “Beef With Me,” fans have eagerly welcomed back the self-proclaimed “Queen Of Drill” as she delves back into her passion for music.  […]

Usher Announces European Dates for ‘Past Present Future’ Tour

Usher Announces Nationwide 'Usher: Past Present Future' Tour

After a series of monumental performances, including a sensational Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime show and sold-out residencies, Usher is set to return to Europe in April 2025. Visit for more information These shows mark his first European tour since the 2015 ‘UR Tour’. Following the success of his 8-night residency at Paris’ […]

How Pocket FM is Winning the Audio Entertainment Space with Audio Series

How Pocket FM is Winning the Audio Entertainment Space with Audio Series

Edison Research’s 2023 Infinite Dial report showed that 87% of the US population age 12 or older listened to online audio in the past month, an increase over the 73% in 2022’s report. However, the nature of the online audio market is shifting away from the traditional forms of music and “talk show”-type podcasts toward […]