Tiffany Hopkins

Does Big Data Hold the Key to Combating Media Diversity?

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Let’s  be honest, the era of #OscarsSoWhite is not over. But since 2015’s fiasco, progress has been made not only in Television and Film, but in media in general. With shows like Blackish, Scandal and Insecure, the public is getting a small glimpse into more diverse narratives. Visit for more information Now, with big […]

Up In The Source: Fatboy SSE Talks Working With Diddy, His Comedic Inspirations and What Made Him Really Pop Off


Fatboy SSE never would have thought getting a burger slapped out of his hand on Instagram would catapult him into internet stardom, but the rapper/comedian has grown over four million loyal followers before our eyes. Visit for more information The New Jersey-born funny man knew he made it when Diddy called his cell, telling […]

Record Report: ‘War & Leisure’, Miguel (Album Review)

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This article was originally published in The Source “Power 30” Issue #273 MIGUEL War & Leisure Visit for more information RCA/ByStorm Production: Miguel, Mark Pitts, and more   Advertisement   Since 2010, Miguel has consistently delivered solid projects. With the release of his fourth studio album, War & Leisure, he’s done it again. Although […]

Up in The Source: Blac Youngsta Ranks Lady Gaga Over Tupac, Yo Gotti and Lil Boosie


From outrageous music videos to “Booty” giveaways on Instagram, Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta can be considered one of 2018’s most entertaining MC’s. Apparently, Yo Gotti realized this before the rest of America, and signed him to Collective Music Group in 2015. Visit for more information Two years later, he signed to Epic Records, releasing […]

Bali Baby Shows Off Split Personalities in “Codeine Flower”


Atlanta sensation Bali Baby is back with yet another electric visual, as she shares the chromatic love story that is “Codeine Flower.” Visit for more information Codeine Flower is track four on her recent EP, Bali Blanco, and was self-produced by Ms. Blanco herself. After assisting with production on a another track, the “Banana […]

Newsday Journalist, Pulitzer Prize Winner Les Payne Dies at 76

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Longtime Newsday journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Les Payne has unexpectedly passed at the age of 76. According to reports, he suffered a heart attack at his home in Harlem. Visit for more information Payne’s family confirmed his death to Newsday, where he worked for nearly four decades. During his time at the publication, he […]

Submit Your Videos for The Source TV’s Rep Ya Hood!

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It’s time to Rep Ya Hood! The Source TV is calling out to all cities and neighborhoods that have some realness to offer the culture. What makes your neighborhood stand out, does it breed the country’s dopest artists? Have it’s people created movements that pushed the culture forward? Visit for more information We want […]

Lauryn Hill To Headline Pitchfork Festival With “Miseducation” Set

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The anticipated lineup for Pitchfork Festival is here and it has garnered a very special artist to fill out Sunday’s spot: Lauryn Hill. Visit for more information Linking Tame Impala as an announced headliner are Fleet Foxes and Hill, whose performance celebrates the 20th anniversary of her chart-topping album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. […]

Lil’ Yachty To Voice Green Lantern In Upcoming Teen Titans Movie

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Looks like Lil’ Yachty can add the title of “superhero” to his resume. Visit for more information The Atlanta rapper will be lending his voice as Green Lantern in the upcoming film version of Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans: Go! anime series, according to USA Today. He will be joining singer Halsey, who is signed […]

Rich The Kid Signs With Maverick/The Blueprint Group For Management Deal


Atlanta-based rapper Rich The Kid is preparing for the release of his debut album, The World Is Yours, that hits store shelves on March 30th. Before the new album’s display, up-and-coming Rich and his labelmate Jay Critch have addressed new management deals with The Blueprint Group set in place. Visit for more information The […]

Prince’s Father, John L. Nelson, Gets Posthumous Release Of His Timeless Jazz EP ‘Don’t Play with Love’

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To many, John L. Nelson is best known as the father of Prince, yet he was a jazz performer and a prolific composer in his own right. Today, a recording of his jazz compositions has been released within his Don’t Play with Love EP, produced by his daughter Sharon L. Nelson. Visit for more information The project captures not only […]

Remembering Reginald Lewis: First African-American Billion-Dollar Deal Maker

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Wall Street Lawyer and Business Mogul Reginald F. Lewis goes down in history as the richest African-American in the 80s. With his iconic acquisition of $985 million, it was the largest leveraged buyout in America, making Lewis the first Black billion-dollar deal maker. Visit for more information In 1987, the $1 billion deal led […]

Hip-Hop Valentines: 5 Best Hip-Hop Love Lyrics


Curating the perfect Valentine’s Day playlist is not something that should be taken lightly. These lists deserve the utmost dedication, in effort to create a combination of tracks to get everyone in the mood for love. That said, we gathered some of the best hip-hop love lyrics to help get you started. What’s your favorite […]

Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler Talks Bringing Wakanda to Life

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As the anticipation for Disney-Marvel’s Black Panther continues to grow, IMAX Theatres sits down with Production Designer Hannah Beachler to talk about the work behind bringing the world Wakanda to life. Visit for more information Being the first-ever mainstream superhero film set in Africa, Beachler did not shy away from representing cultures that are […]

Kylie Jenner Announces Birth of First Child with Travis Scott


The wait is over! The youngest Kardashian-Jenner sibling recently gave birth to her first child on February 1. The newborn is Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott‘s first child. Although they have yet to decide on a name, it has been confirmed she is a baby girl. Visit for more information Kylie took to Instagram to […]

People of Twitter Declare Super Bowl Sunday ‘Janet Jackson Appreciation Day’


Janet Jackson fans have not forgotten how Ms. Jackson was treated after the nipplegate scandal of Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. On Sunday morning, fans around the world took to Twitter to create the hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay, sharing Janet Jackson clips, videos and GIFs, as well as stories of her positive impact.  Visit for more information […]

The Source Magazine’s L. Londell McMillan Welcomes Essence Back to the Culture of Black-Owned Business


WELCOME BACK TO BLACK !!! Visit for more information On Wednesday, the independently Black-owned company Essence Ventures acquired Essence Communications from Time Inc., making the iconic brand 100 percent Black-owned for the first time in two decades. The magazine was purchased by the founder of Sundial Brands  and owner of Shea Moisture Richelieu Dennis, who seeks […]