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Happy 44th Birthday To DITC Founder, Lord Finesse!

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Being an advocate for true school Hip Hop, there is no way I can let this day end without showing respect to the legendary Lord Finesse on his 44th birthday. The DITC founder was born on this day in 1970, right as a wave of a culture representing new music and lifestyles was spawning; now […]

The Source Presents: Top 50 Lyricists (Preview 2)

The power of the word has always been golden in Hip-hop. Now in a age where lyricism is taking a back seat to celebrity, The Source bring you the Top 50 lyricists of all time in an effort to put some focus back on the art form.  Make no mistake. This is not your hottest […]

A$AP Rocky To Play JFK In New Lana Del Rey Video

While in Berlin, A$AP Rocky decided to shed a little bit of light on an upcoming new video. It’s not exactly his next video but he is starring in Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem” visual. During an interview he explains he plays the role of former President John F. Kennedy while Lana co-stars as Jackie […]

Acapulco Gold x Lafayette 9th Anniversary T-Shirt

  Lafayette partnered up with Acapulco Gold to produce a collaboration T-Shirt in honor of Lafayette’s 9th anniversary. The Big Lafayette T-Shirt pays homage to the legendary  Big L, by sampling the album cover of his last album. Two versions are available in black and white and is now available at Lafayette stores and online […]

Happy Birthday Big L

  Today we remember Harlem’s very own Big L. L, having founded the Children of the Corn and a member of Diggin’ in the Crates Crew. As a solo artist his work with Kid Capri, Craig Boogie, Buckwild, Showbiz, and Lord Finesse showed much promise. His first release Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous (1995) […]

Video: Ghostwridah – 1995 (Freestyle)

  Advertisement Miami emcee Ghostwridah revisits the classic 1995 Session from Harlem’s great Big L. Wridah never seems to disappoint with his 90’s rhyme scheme and grade A bars this lyricist should definitely be on your ipod or immediate playlist. Look out for his Downtown Lights LP due for release may 22 via Poeboy Music Group. Video shot […]

Harlem On The Rise: An Uptown Perspective

Harlem World has always been a home base for some of hip-hops biggest Emcees. From pioneers like Doug E Fresh and Kool Moe Dee to radio staples like Ma$e and Dipset. This year promises to have some big debuts and even bigger comebacks from some of Harlem’s finest, so before then we decided to take […]

The Source.com Talks to A-Mafia

A Mafia is making a name for himself as he puts out what seems like non-stop music. You can add “The Digital Hustler” to the growing list of up and coming MCs out of New York that is making waves in hip hop. Since coming home from prison, his work ethic has been relentless dropping […]

Mister Cee’s Big L Tribute On Hot 97

Mister Cee, as he always does, just ripped apart an awesome tribute to the late Big L on Hot 97. Nothing more needs to be said, if you have never been familiar with the Harlem legend, get familiar.   Advertisement   Download: Mister Cee’s Hot 97 Tribute For Big L 

Big L’s Hip-Hop Quotable March 1995

To close out the 12th anniversary of one of the best to rock a mic, The Source digs into the ‘Hip Hop Quotable’ archives. Check out Big L’s quotable for “Da Graveyard” off his Lifestyles Of Da Poor & Dangerous project.  R.I.P. Big L  – Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)   Advertisement