Alana is - among other things - a journalist, on-air host and Rutgers University graduate with a passion for the art of the English language in both its written and spoken forms. She fell in love with radio in college where she initially got involved at the university's station out of sheer boredom; after hearing how positively her peers received her performance, a vision for something bigger was born. Her mission is simple. For her voice to be heard, and for it to impact the world. Currently, you can hear her live on The One Day Show every Monday from 8-10pm on And, of course, you can keep up with her contributions to right here.

Crooked I Liberates His Ode To Insomnia

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Crooked I releases “No Sleep Gang” from ‘Apex Predator.’  The slaughterer who’s gearing up to drop his debut full-length solo LP ‘Apex Predator’ on July 30th has made it available for pre-order on iTunes today. To entice us to take advantage of the opportunity to be the first to buy, Crooked I released his Cardo-produced “No […]

Angel Haze Recreates Migos’ “Versace”

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Angel Haze does her dance on Migos’ “Versace.” Migos’ “Versace” seems to be everyone’s favorite track to remix these days. One of the latest to beat up the beat by Zaytoven is Angel Haze. The self-proclaimed rapper rockstar confidently flows over the track, spitting her usual smack, lettin the lames know they’ve been talking too much and that they […]

Knicks Sign Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest

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The former Lakers forward officially announced a deal with the Knicks.  In the aftermath of Metta World Peace being let go from the Lakers last Thursday, rumors of his next move circulated like wildfire. Talks of joining the Clippers, a possible move to China, and an alleged retirement were among the most popular stories under speculation, but […]

Pharoahe Monch Is Standing His Ground


Pharoahe Monch encourages you to “Stand Your Ground” on his latest track.  Motivated by the recent verdict of the Zimmerman trial, Pharoahe Monch prematurely releases “Stand Your Ground,” a track that was originally supposed to debut on his forthcoming ‘PTSD’ LP. Lee Stone, a frequent collaborator of Monch’s, worked the boards for the Pharoahe’s latest. Advertisement Monch ironically flips the […]

Rapsody Premieres “Dark Knights” Featuring Wale

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Rapsody liberates her Wale-assisted “Dark Knights.” The Queen of 9th Wonder’s musical militia hit us with the latest installment in The Summer of Jamla series today with the Billboard premiere of “Dark Knights.”  Over whimsical production by E. Jones For The Soul Council, Rapsody lays down indelible bars, and enlisted “the gifted” Wale to make a […]

B.o.B Puts His Spin On “Put On”


B.o.B puts his twist on Young Jeezy’s hit “Put On.”  B.o.B continues to tease Ray fans with freestyles prefacing the release of his forthcoming album, ‘Underground Luxury’ anticipated to drop later this summer. The Grand Hustler’s released a trilogy of recreated tracks within the past few weeks, the third of which he dropped just a little […]

3D Na’Tee Addresses Mr. Zimmerman


3D Na’Tee vocalizes her feelings over the Zimmerman verdict.     Mr. Zimmerman is the trending topic throughout the entire country. Artists all over are using their craft to express their personal sentiments over the recent verdict, and New Orleans femcee 3D Na’Tee is one of the latest to follow suit. She released a video […]

Jay-Z, JT And Rihanna Ran The Town At Wireless

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Jay-Z and JT closed out the Wireless Festival last night at Olympic Park.  The grand finale of the Wireless Festival kicked-off the summer tour that we’ve all been waiting for. After Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake individually headlined shows on Friday and Saturday, the two joined musical forces to close out the UK festival, officially launching their […]

Rosenberg Challenges Macklemore To Prove Wu-Tang Raised Him


Peter Rosenberg hosts a Real Late freestyle session with Macklemore.  Macklemore hit up Hot 97 to chop it up with Peter Rosenberg on his Real Late solo show. Before cracking the mic for his freestyle, Rosenberg couldn’t help but ask Macklemore if he got any backlash for his infamous line about R. Kelly on “Thrift Shop.” […]

She Did That Or Not: Fashion Recap Of The Essence Music Festival

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She Did That or Not: Celebs Spotted in Prints and Bold Colors over the weekend for The 2013 Essence Music Festival Over the weekend plenty of your favorite celebs headed to New Orleans for the 2013 Essence Music Festival, known as one of the largest annual events in celebration of African-American culture and music. Printed and BOLD […]

Cleveland Kidnap Victims Break Silence After Decade of Captivity

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The three women held captive in an Ohio home for a decade finally broke their silence. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have legitimately been through hell and back within the last 10 years. The three women who disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004 at ages 14, 16 and 20 were allegedly held captive in the home of Ariel […]

Hart’s “Let Me Explain” Hits Top 10 In First Week

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Kevin Hart turns all the way up to the top 10.  One of the most memorable quotations from Kevin Hart’s previous film, Laugh At My Pain was something to the effect of “everyone wants to be famous, but nobody wants to put in the work.” One of our favorite funny men is living, breathing proof of […]

Jim Jones And Jeremih Like Them A “Nasty Girl”


Jim Jones releases his Jeremih and DJ Spinking assisted single, “Nasty Girl.” It looks like Jim Jones’s formula for an ideal summer is getting money while accompanied by a “Nasty Girl”; or at least that’s what we can infer from the titles of two of his most recent cuts. Jimmy enlisted Jeremih to assist him with the hook […]

Kirko Bangz And Ace Hood Campaign For Reebok

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Reebok enlists Kirko Bangz and Ace Hood for its Classic campaign.  The international sports apparel manufacturer has put two of the currently most popular faces in the hip hop-sphere on its latest advertising campaign. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the debut of Reebok’s Classic leather silhouette sneaker. In celebration of its product becoming […]

Crooked I Reveals Cover Art And Tracklist For ‘Apex Predator’

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Crooked I liberates the album artwork and tracklist for his forthcoming ‘Apex Predator.’  It looks like this slaughterer’s got multitasking down pat. While Crooked I has been in the studio with the other 3/4 of Slaughterhouse recording their third collaborative studio album, he’s also been gearing up to release his very first full-length solo LP. Thus […]

Jim Jones Is Up All Night To Get Money


Jim Jones remakes one of this summer’s anthems.  Jim Jones recently hit the lab to lay it down over Daft Punk and Pharrell’s successful summer single, “Get Lucky.” In Jimmy’s version, however, he’s not looking to break dawn for a one night stand…he’d rather stay up to chase that cash money, and get it by […]

Emilio Rojas Would Give The World To You


Emilio Rojas drops visuals for “Give The World To You.” The Rochester-rhymesayer took to twitter today to share his latest Court Dunn-directed video with us for another cut off of his ‘No Shame, No Regrets’ LP. On “Give The World To You,” Emilio Rojas recounts pain points of his upbringing, touching on his father’s abandonment and […]

MC Lyte’s Got A “Cravin”

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The hip hop trailblazer drops her first single since 2007.  For those who have been fiending for a number to take you back to the golden days of hip hop, MC Lyte delivers just what you’ve been “Cravin.” The Natives-produced soulful, summertime single is due to live on Lyte’s forthcoming LP. The currently untitled project will be released […]

FlashBack Friday: TLC’s ‘Red Light Special’


This FlashBack Friday, Her Source honors TLC. Considered by Billboard as one of the greatest musical trios between 1992-2003, idealistic girl group TLC (T-Boz, LeftEye, Chilli) ranked as the seventh most successful act of the 90’s. TLC was prominently noted for their playful yet seductive anthems characterized through their brightly colored videos and spontaneous costuming. […]

Nitty Scott, MC Gets Lured Into The Backroom

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Nitty Scott, MC takes her talents to BET’s The Backroom.  Introduced by Boombox Family-member and manager Jules DJ as “the beautiful beast of the east” Nitty Scott, MC was the latest rhymesayer to flaunt her flow a la freestyle on BET’s ‘The Backroom.’ Over beatsmith Messiaz’s “SpitFire” the self-proclaimed femcee “activist who rhymes” ignites poetic flames […]