Happy 54th Birthday To Hip Hop Mogul Dr. Dre!

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Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip Hop. Not only was this man the first rap billionaire, he was an instrumental part (literally and figuratively) in the creation of a new sub genre of rap known as G-Funk. The living legend being described is none other than Dr. […]

Toker Of Eazy-E’s group Brownside Passed Away At 51

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Toker of 90’s gangster rap group Brownside has passed away. He was 51. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Toker, whose real name was Gilbert Izquierdo, helped create and pioneer the West Coast Chicano sound of Hip Hop in the mid-90s with Brownside. Brownside was founded in 1994 by Ruthless Records/N.W.A. founder the late Eazy-E. Eazy […]

Toker of Eazy E’s 90’s Hip-Hop Group Brownside Passes at Age 51

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Toker of the Eazy-E crated group Brownside has passed away in Mexico last Wednesday (October 10). Toker was born Gilbert Izquierdo and died suddenly. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Brownside was founded by the late Eazy-E in 1994. The group was developed to be a Chicano version of N.W.A. and was signed to Ruthless Records. […]

Today In Hip Hop History: N.W.A. Release Their Second Project ‘100 Miles And Runnin’ 28 Years Ago

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On this date in 1990, “the world’s most dangerous group” dropped their second album and only EP, 100 Miles And Runnin on the Ruthless/.Priority label. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information This was also the first release by N.W.A. sans their lead songwriter and most celebrated emcee O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson after a contract dispute forced […]

Eazy-E’s Widow Tomica Wright And Son Settle Their Lawsuit Over N.W.A. Name


Eazy-E’s wife and his son have finally settled their legal battle over the use of the N.W.A. name. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information According to reports, court documents show that Tomica Wright and Eric Wright have finally reached a settlement that will bring the case to a close after years of litigation. Eazy’s son agreed […]



Today on The Source Report, we salute one of the most classic records in the history of Hip-Hop. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Exactly 30 years ago on 8/8/88, N.W.A. dropped Straight Outta Compton, introducing to world what is now known as “gangsta rap’. Without a lot of radio promotion or marketing, this album caused a […]

Today In Hip Hop History: NWA Founder Eazy-E Dies From AIDS 23 Years Ago

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Many are able to embody the persona of gangsta rap. That’s thanks to the likes of Schooly D, Ice-T, and N.W.A. The difference between the two former when compared to the latter, is Eazy-E. A true entrepreneur, if it wasn’t the rap game, his money would’ve (as it has) been made regardless. Visit streaming.thesource.com for […]

BET’s Docu-series ‘Death Row Chronicles’ Episode 1 [REVIEW]


There is no doubt that the rise of Death Row Records and the artists signed to that monumental label can be attributed almost singlehandedly to Marion “Suge” Knight. His unorthodox methods of maintaining Death Row’s position at the top of the game may have contributed to the head of Death Row’s downfall. Visit streaming.thesource.com for […]

New BET Docuseries ‘Death Row Chronicles’ To Premiere In February

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Without a doubt, Death Row Records is one of the most notorious record labels in the history of hip-hop culture. Those who take heed to the narrative of one of the hip-hop genre’s most favored eras, the 90s, understand the magnitude behind elaborations about the treasured time frame. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information BET has […]

20 Hip-Hop Inspired Christmas Songs

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Christmas is today, and if you’re in the spirit, there might be holiday-themed music on your playlist. If you’re a Hip Hop fan, “Silent Night” or “Deck the Halls” might not be ideal tunes to get the house gathering lit. You might prefer listening to Master P and C Murda tell tales of “Christmas in […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Dr Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ Was Released 25 Years Ago

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The Chronic is the debut studio album by Hip Hop legend, Dr. Dre. It was his first solo project after parting ways with NWA over financial disputes. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information It was released on December 15, 1992 through Death Row Records, and distributed through Interscope Records and Priority Records. The album’s name was inspired […]

Happy Birthday To N.W.A./Ruthless Records Founder Eazy-E! (RIP)


Despite the fact that the Hip Hop community lost this giant in the game over two decades ago, the legacy of Eazy-E will always be seen, heard and celebrated by the culture of Hip Hop. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Eazy-E was born Eric Lynn Wright on this date in 1964 in Compton, California. As […]

Notorious B.I.G. Originally Wanted Tupac To Be His Manager

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Well, we all know that the B.I.G. vs. Tupac beef didn’t start off between enemies. According to author Ben Westhoff, the two even entertained the thought of being business partners. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In Westhoff’s book entitled Original Gangstas: The Untold Story Of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac and the Birth of […]

AAFCA Names “Straight Outta Compton” Best Film of 2015

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The African American Film Critics Association just named F. Gary Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton” the best movie of 2015. Despite a whirlwind of controversy, the movie has brought in over $200 million in the box office, making it the highest grossing music biopic of all time. In addition to winning best picture of 2015, the […]