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FROM THE ISSUE: NIPSEY HUSSLE, The Marathon Man

Jeezy Says He Tried to Bring Nipsey Hussle to Atlantic Records but Couldn't Due to Rick Ross Beef

Nipsey Hussle knew exactly what he was doing when he coined the phrase “The Marathon Continues.” Evidenced by his untimely death, the statement signifies a message, a rallying cry if you will, beyond the Crenshaw rapper’s own career.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ‘Rappers Are Never Going To Stop Talking About Drugs’

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On the cover of issue #276, our inaugural ‘Future Issue’, journalist Courtney Brown sat down with international superstar A Boogie With Da Hoodie to discuss his rise to stardom. During a revealing moment in the interview, the 23-year old rapper discusses the connection of this generation’s use of drugs and hip hop. Check out the […]

Record Report: ‘Freudian’, Daniel Caesar (Album Review)

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This article was originally published in The Source “Power 30” Issue #273 DANIEL CAESAR Freudian Golden Child Recordings Production: Alex Ernewein, Daniel Caesar, Jordan Evans, Matthew Burnett, & Riley Bell   Advertisement   Daniel Caesar took the R&B scene by storm. Just two years after the release of his debut EP, the 22-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter […]

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 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 it has never been his […]

The Crush: La La Land

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This article was originally published in The Source issue #271, Interview by Nyla Billups LaLa has been carving out her own path way before she became the wife of NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony. And, with a growing list of projects ranging from acting to producing, she continues to call her own shots. What made you […]

Soul Man: Ro James

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This article was originally published in The Source issue #271. Words: Angela Wilson The secret is out. Ro James, preacher’s son turned bad boy, has mastered retro soul with ease, packed with a suave charm and bodacious confidence. Insert audio magic; a concoction of musicianship, a fervid pen game and masterful flair. The German born, […]

The People’s Choice: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

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This article was originally published in The Source issue #271. Words: Rocko Rathon With the advent of the Internet, Hip-Hop has changed dramatically. Though the traditional platforms still have a lot of influence, independent artists have more opportunities to break through. Such is the case with 20-year-old New York native, A Boogie. His newfound success […]

Power Trip: The Interview with Rotimi

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This article was originally published in The Source issue #271, Interview by Shaheem Reid Since 50 Cent and Rotimi met on the set of Power—which 50 co-stars on and co-executive produces, they’ve hit it off and the Hip-Hop legend has taken the young New Jersey native (Rotimi grew up in Newark, Maplewood and the Oranges) […]

Stay The Course: Charlie Heat

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This article was originally published in The Source issue #271. Words: Rocko Rathon Charlie Heat is a man with a vision, all the more evidenced by the path he took as a youngster on his way to success. At six years old, the beatsmith learned to play the drums and piano, skills he fine-tuned throughout […]

#FromTheIssue: Swizz Beatz is the Renaissance Man

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With a plethora of musical accolades to his name, Swizz Beatz looks to revolutionize the world of art. Words: Khari Clarke “I’m not even finished in here, I’m changing all this stuff out,” Swizz Beatz says, surveying the room. “I’m going to make it even crazier in here, it’s too clean.” Swizz sits leisurely in his […]

No Longer a Luxury Good: Solar Panels Are on the Rise in Inner-City Communities

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With the cost of living consistently escalating it’s increasingly difficult for low-income families to survive, especially in expensive metropolitan areas. Cutting corners to meet the monthly budget is second nature to many families. Fortunately, there’s an eco-friendly way to decrease the monthly electric bill that may evade most: solar panels. Invented in 1839 by Alexandre […]