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.

Juvenile Questions Being Left Off Essence’s Southern Hip-Hop 50 Celebration Held in New Orleans

Juvenile Wants Lil Wayne and JAY-Z to Do a Verzuz Battle

What’s New Orleans Hip-Hop without Juvenile? That’s the NOLA legend’s question for Essence after being left off the Hip-Hop 50 celebration at this year’s Essence Festival. Visit for more information On online promotional graphics, Jermaine Dupri is leading a southern Hip-Hop set for Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary that includes Big Boi, Gucci Mane, T.I., Lil […]

State Property Reunites in Full at Roots Picnic 2023

State Property Reunites in Full at Roots Picnic 2023

The Fugees were not the only iconic rap unit to reunite at Roots Picnic. The festival in Philadelphia also brought together State Property in full. Visit for more information Power 99 Philly captured footage of the full crew of Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Young Gunz, Peedi Crack, and Oschino & Sparks on stage with Roc […]

Boosie Badazz Says 6ix9ine ‘Manned It Out’ During Gym Beating

Boosie Badazz Says 6ix9ine 'Manned It Out' During Gym Beating

Can you believe it, Boosie Badazz has praise for a “rat.” Speaking on Tekashi 6ix9ine’s gym attack, Boosie feels the world needs more people like his attackers but got some kudos for how 6ix9ine took the beating. Visit for more information “I like how 6ix9ine took it, bro,” Boosie said. “I ain’t lying. I […]

Act Bad Advice: Yung Miami Has Fun Weekend in the Streets with Diddy

Yung Miami Has Fun Weekend in the Streets with Diddy

Yung Miami was actin’ bad over the weekend. Hitting Instagram, Yung Miami shared a collection of images under the caption, “Imma give y’all act bad advice.” Included in the slides was Yung Miami kissing Diddy, with a top full of money, twerkin, getting her butt grabbed by Puff, and more. View this post on Instagram […]

The Fugees Reunite at Roots Picnic for What May Be Their Last Performance

Fugees Announce World Tour to Celebrate 25 Years of 'The Score'

The Roots Picnic went down in Philadelphia over the weekend and featured Lauryn Hill performing the 25th anniversary of her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Fans in attendance were treated to a surprise: The Fugees’ reunion. Visit for more information Addressing the crowd, Hill revealed that the 25th anniversary of The Fugees […]

Boosie Badazz Speaks on Gunna: ‘I Hope He Never Sell a Record Again’

Gunna Makes Public Appearance, Sitting Courtside at HEAT/Celtics Game 6

Gunna is back outside, popping up at the Miami HEAT game and seemingly enjoying his freedom, but everybody isn’t happy for him. Among that group is Boosie Badazz. Visit for more information Appearing on an upcoming episode of The Big Facts Podcast, Boosie suggests the rapper moves to another country if he hopes to […]

Worst Take: Joe Budden and Stephen A. Smith Agree to Debate LeBron vs. Jordan

Joe Budden and Stephen A. Smith Agree to Debate LeBron vs. Jordan

Get ready for the debate of all debates: Stephen A. Smith vs. Joe Budden. The franchise player at ESPN and the Podfather are prepared to embrace debate over one of the Internet’s favorite topics, Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James. Visit for more information Let’s catch you up. Budden has long believed James has passed […]

Sun, Sand, and Saweetie: YG Goes on Baecation Amid Dating Rumors


YG and Saweetie have kept the rumor mill churning about a potential romance between the two. On Tuesday (May 30), the two were spotted in Cabo, coupled up, enjoying a baecation. Visit for more information The Shade Room spotted the two in a pool, cuddling up and kissing. YG had a fitted-on hugging Saweetie […]

Tina Turner’s Hometown to Build Statue in Her Honor

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Chuck D, & More Remember Tina Turner

Tina Turner will soon be commemorated in her hometown of Brownsville, TN. According to TMZ, Brownsville is set to build a statue of the late Queen of Rock N’ Roll. Visit for more information Bill Rawls Jr., the mayor of Brownsville, announced plans to display the statue, revealing he has received support for the […]

Trey Songz Facing Sexual Assault Suit After Exposing Woman at Pool Party

Fans React To Trey Songz's Alleged Nudes Leaking

Trey Songz was sued for sexual assault for exposing a woman’s breast at a pool party in 2013. His production company, Kevin Liles, and Atlantic Records are named in the lawsuit with Songz. Visit for more information According to TMZ, the woman, identifying solely as Jane Doe, states Songz pulled her breast out of […]

Naomi Osaka and Cordae Expecting a Baby Girl, Share Baby Shower Photos

Naomi Osaka and Cordae Expecting a Baby Girl, Share Baby Shower Photos

Cordae and Naomi Osaka have shared images from their baby shower. The couple have confirmed they are having a girl. Visit for more information Images shared online show the words “A little princess is on the way.” Cordae hit his Instagram Story to show images and write “#GirlDad” View this post on Instagram A […]

Moneybagg Yo Delivers New Mixtape ‘Hard to Love’

Moneybagg Yo Delivers New Mixtape 'Hard to Love'

Moneybagg Yo has returned with his new mixtape, Hard to Love. The release comes two years after his last album, A Gangsta’s Pain. Visit for more information The new release comes with the new video for “Where Ya Bih @,” recalling moments from the classic film, Hustle & Flow. In the new whipalo-directed video, […]

Remy Ma Celebrates Birthday With Star-Studded Prohibition-Themed Party

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Remy Ma celebrated her birthday with a surprise Prohibition-themed party sponsored by Hennessy at Casa De Lobo in Jersey City, NJ. Dripped out in a shiny, sparkling gown, the Bronx legend lit up the entire room upon entry. She was surprised by many long-time friends and fellow New York rap icons Fabolous, Maino, her husband, […]