Shirley Ju

Shirley Ju is a Journalist & On-Camera Host based in Los Angeles. she's been writing and interviewing artists in the entertainment industry for over 12 years. she started her own show called Shirley's Temple, with a focus on mental health. Shirley lives, breathes, and sleeps music, and if there’s a show in LA, you can find her there. Born in the Bay Area, the Hyphy movement is in her blood. Follow her at @shirju on both Instagram and Twitter.

Track of the Week: Kalan.FrFr & Tay B’s “Don’t Move”

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Life doesn’t get any better than the flossy grandeur on display in Kalan.FrFr’s latest visual drop to the single, “Don’t Move” featuring Detroit’s own, Tay B. The Roc Nation rapper’s big dawg status is emphasized in every frame: from a fleet of exotic cars, models and dancers, to icy drip, stacks of cash and celebrity […]

How The Sugarhill Gang’s Lives Changed After “Rapper’s Delight”

How The Sugarhill Gang’s Lives Changed After “Rapper’s Delight”

You can’t have a conversation about Hip-Hop without mentioning The Sugarhill Gang.  Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Forming in Englewood, New Jersey back in August 1979, The Sugarhill Gang is named after their neighborhood in Harlem named Sugar Hill. Originally composed of members Michael “Wonder Mike” Wright, Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson, and Guy “Master […]

Essence Atkins Raps Public Enemy Bars When Asked About Hip-Hop 50

Essence Atkins Raps Public Enemy Bars When Asked About Hip-Hop 50

In the movie One Night Stay, Marcus (Stephen Bishop) seemingly has it all — money, a mansion, a beautiful wife — until a one-night stand with Jessica (Iyana Halley) goes horribly awry. Instead of leaving Marcus’ palatial mansion, obsessive Jessica finds herself a place to hide, making it her residence. Marcus and Milan (LeToya Luckett) go about […]

WATCH: Kevin Gates Gives Emotional Speech About Overcoming Trauma At Album Release Party In LA

Kevin Gates Gives Emotional Speech About Overcoming Trauma At Album Release Party In LA

Kevin Gates is gearing up to release his highly-anticipated forthcoming album titled The Ceremony, and he’s celebrating in a major way.  Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information On Friday, Jan. 19th, the Louisiana native hosted an exclusive, invite-only album release party in downtown Los Angeles, taking over Savanna rooftop for an evening for the books. The […]

Track of the Week: R3 Da Chilliman Taps OhGeesy In “To Da Face” 

R3 Da Chilliman Taps OhGeesy In "To Da Face" 

If Ohgeesy is on the song, you know it’s a banger. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information California rapper R3 Da Chilliman returns with his newest song and visual called “To Da Face,” this time tapping Los Angeles’ own Ohgeesy. The record is a West Coast bop, showing the undeniable chemistry between the two recording artists.  […]

NBA Youngboy Reveals Why He Won’t Do A Joint Album w/ Rod Wave

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NBA Youngboy might be one of the biggest streaming artists of our generation, but he’s also extremely low key. This means he’s very conscious of who he collaborates with. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Most recently, YB sat down with Bootleg Kev at Grave Digger Mountain for an exclusive interview. During the conversation, YB was […]

will.i.am Announces Radio Show w/ AI Co-Host Named qd.pi

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In 2024, AI continues to take over. Now, will.i.am is the latest artist to dabble into artificial intelligence. Which makes perfect sense, given will has always been on the pulse of innovation and technology across all industries, beyond just music.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by FYI – Focus Your Ideas (@fyi.ai) […]

Dave Chappelle Raps Biggie’s “Big Poppa” At 1500 Or Nothin’ Day In Inglewood

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Dave Chappelle doing a surprise set in Los Angeles? We are not worthy! Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information On Monday, January 15th, 1500 or Nothin’ hosted their annual 1500 or Nothin’ Day, throwing a huge benefit concert at their 1500 Sound Academy in Inglewood, California. The mayor of Inglewood appointed Jan. 15th as the designated […]

LISTEN: Does Ice Spice Channel J. Cole In New Snippet?

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Ice Spice continues to prove why she’s one of the hottest female rappers out, even deemed one of The Source’s Top 5 Breakout Artists of last year. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Now, the “Munch” rapper has released a new snippet of a unreleasing song, seemingly putting her own spin on J. Cole’s standout fart […]

Yung Bleu Invests $2.6 Million Into Moon Boy University

Yung Bleu Invests $2.6 Million Into Moon Boy University

Yung Bleu has always proved successful as an independent artist, boasting catastrophic numbers on his hit records on YouTube and streaming. Now, he’s bossing up even more. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The Alabama rapper recently announced the opening of Moon Boy University, his new content development facility, recording studio, and creative hub. Based in […]

Pete Rock On Hip-Hop: ‘We Lost Our Integrity Chasing The Money’

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As we celebrate 50 years of Hip-Hop, we always remember to pay homage to the GOATs that came before us. This includes Pete Rock, who recently shared his sentiments on the current state of Hip-Hop as a whole. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Sharing to his one million followers on Instagram, Pete Rock posted a […]

T.I. Honored With Prestigious Phoenix Award from Mayor Andre Dickens & City of Atlanta

T.I. Honored With Prestigious Phoenix Award from Mayor Andre Dickens & City of Atlanta

If there’s one person who deserves an award from the City of Atlanta, it’s none other than T.I. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information A few days ago, the 43-year-old was honored with the prestigious Phoenix Award from the City of Atlanta for his contributions to both philanthropy and entertainment, presented by Mayor Andre Dickens, former […]

DJ Paul Honors Gangsta Boo On Her 1st Death Anniversary

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It’s officially 2024 and everyone is ready to put 2023 behind them. As we celebrate New Year’s Day, it’s hard to forget the terrible news that plagued the start of last year: the legendary Gangsta Boo from Three 6 Mafia had passed away. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information This year, DJ Paul took the time […]

Zaytoven Fell In Love w/ Hip-Hop Via Snoop & Dr. Dre’s “Dre Day”

Zaytoven Fell In Love w/ Hip-Hop Via Snoop & Dr. Dre's "Dre Day"

When you hear Zaytoven’s “producer tag,” you automatically know that song’s going to be a hit. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Currently based in Atlanta, Zaytoven will forever go down in history as one of the best producers in the rap game. Best known for fostering a new sound alongside Gucci Mane, Zaytoven is deemed […]

Cam’Ron Says Master P Inspired The Making Of Dipset

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Dipset! The Diplomats will forever go down in history as one of the greatest rap groups of all time. Coming into fruition in 1997 by childhood friends Cam’ron and Jim Jones, The Diplomats sparked a whole movement in Harlem, most notably known for their viral smash “Dipset Anthem.” Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Most recently, […]