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Ohio Seeks To Legalize Marijuana Use

The way things are looking, weed smokers may be flocking to Ohio if NORML has anything to do with it. The Ohio and Local Cleveland chapters of NORML made two proposals on Saturday; one involving recreational use and the other involving medicinal purposes. The National Organization for Reformation of Marijuana Laws are seeking to change […]

Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch Passes Away At 47

  Adam Yauch, better known as MCA of the legendary Beastie Boys, dies today after a long battle with cancer. He was 47. Advertisement Along with Adam “King Ad Rock” Horowitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond, MCA sold millions of albums and helped revolutionize the culture of Hip Hop. The Beastie Boys are pillars of […]

Video: Chiddy Bang – Mind Your Manners

   Check out the new Chiddy Bang’s Mind Your Manners video, which premiered on VEVO this am Advertisement The video is directed by Tim Nackashi, whose credits include Maroon 5, OK Go, Death Cab For Cutie and Theophilus London. The duo had previously created a viral video for “Mind Your Manners” with famed professional skater […]

“The Class of 1990” Visits The Source

  Most of us can agree, Hip Hop just isn’t ain’t what it used to be. In the Golden Era of the 1990s, Brand Nubian, X Clan, and other socially aware artists monopolized Hip Hop’s direction. This Sunday, both X Clan and Brand Nubian will bring that energy to SOB’s in NYC for a “Class […]

Books From The Hood: Top 10 Urban Novels Of All Time

  Everybody has a story to tell, but the tales from the hood have by far cornered the market in being the most sought after and celebrated books in American Hip-Hop culture. Some of these authors have even put their lives on paper, which has served as a blueprint for some and a wise warning […]

Video: Think Like a Man #1 at the Box Office

“The Hunger Games” was knocked off the block by “Think Like a Man.” Based on Steve Harvey’s dating-advice best-seller, the movie’s weekend draw was $33 million. That’s almost double what studio executives had expected. Check out Jadakiss, who attended the premier in New York. Advertisement

George Zimmerman Released On $150K Bond

Sunday night George Zimmerman was released from a Florida jail on a $150K bond for the February 26 killing of unarmed 17 year old Trayvon Martin. He is awaiting trial on a charge of second degree murder for the shooting that left Martin dead at the hands of the Sanford, Florida neighborhood watch volunteer. The […]

All Cried Out: Rappers Who’ve Gotten Extra Emotional

Think DMX is the only rapper to let the tears flow while in public? Think again. Here’s a rundown of your favorite artists getting a little extra emotional.  Click the photos above to see who has cried.  Advertisement     -@JohnyB_TKND

R.I.P. Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal

One of the nicest MCs to ever touch the mic, Keith Elam aka Guru of the legendary duo GangStarr, succumbed to cancer on this date two years ago.   The Brooklyn via Boston representative was able to balance conscious lyrics with natural mic skill and evolved into an icon among emcees while making history alongside […]

Secret Service Prostitute Scandal In Colombia

11 Secret Service agents were placed on leave on Saturday and replaced by other agents in Cartegena, Colombia after it was revealed that President Obama’s security detail was involved with prostitutes during his diplomatic meeting with heads of 33 Latin American countries known as the “Summit of the Americas”. The agency did not disclose the […]

Obama Still Thinks Kanye Is A Jackass

President Obama dissed Chi-Town’s favorite MC again, this time in a press conference, stating that not only does he like Jay-Z more than Yeezy, but BO still thinks that ‘Ye is a jackass for his 2009 MTV Award antics. A reporter from The Atlantic recently asked Obama who he preferred between Jay-Z and Kanye and […]

Jay-Z’s Rocawear Links With The Bronx Bombers

Rocawear recently announced a sponsorship with 27 time World Series Champions, the New York Yankees. For the 2012 season, Rocawear will have branded signage in Yankee stadium and integrated promotions throughout the season. Jameel Spencer, EVP Marketing, men’s division, Iconix Brand Group, Inc., commented, “Jay-Z has been a long-time fan of the Yankees, regularly attends […]

The Weeknd U.S. Tour Dates Announced

  Toronto R&B Sensation The Weeknd will start touring the USA in the month of April after his scheduled Coachella performances. Check the tour dates below. The Weeknd: Advertisement 04-15 Indio, CA – Coachella 04-22 Indio, CA – Coachella 04-25 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg 04-26 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club 04-27 Boston, […]

Trayvon Martin Update: George Zimmerman Will Be Charged

After lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal  Uhrig announced that they no longer represented George Zimmerman, no one seems to know the whereabouts of the 28 year old that shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida on February 26.  Earlier this week Florida state attorney Angela Corey announced that there would not be a grand jury […]

George Zimmerman Arrested And Charged With Murder

In the latest development of the Trayvon Martin case, George Zimmerman has been arrested, charged with second degree murder, and is currently being held without bond. Special attorney Angela Corey announced that it would not be revealed where Zimmerman is being held, however, his arraignment will be within the next 24 hours.  Corey says that […]

DJ Premier’s Radio Show “Live From The HeadQCourterz” Cancelled?

  Sad news for Hip Hop heads all across the country. DJ Premier’s “Live From HeadQCourterz” show has been officially cancelled after 7 years of airing on Hip Hop Nation/Sirius XM. There is no word on why the show has been cancelled. Be sure to keep it tuned to TheSource.com, Premo salute!! Roger Krastz – @walldoe […]

Listen: Young Lace – BBGW

Fresh out the pin, Young Lace is not wasting no time to drop heat for his fans. The latest from Young Lace is titled BBGW (Bad Bitches and Good Weed), self-explanatory. Check it out and keep your ear open for Lace who will be dropping his next project soon.     Advertisement -Danny McLean (@uRightimWrong)

Havoc Goes In On Prodigy On Twitter Rant

After 20 years of what seemed like one of the most longstanding rap duos since Run-DMC, P and Hav revealed that everything ain’t all love in the Mobb camp. Havoc sent out some vicious tweets to his partner in rhyme, calling him a “fake Jay Z” and suggested that Prodigy engaged in homosexual activity while […]

Trayvon Martin Update: No Grand Jury

After six weeks of investigations, rallies, protests, and media fervor, the killing of unarmed 17 year old Trayvon Martin by self appointed Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman seems to be at a standstill. After it had been established that Zimmerman pursued the hooded Martin and the Stand Your Ground law could not be used as […]