The Source Remembers Big L on His 45th Birthday


The Source sends a birthday salute to a legend in the game whose life was cut short. Born on this day in 1974, Lamont Coleman aka “Big L” was born in Harlem and became one of the biggest artists to represent Harlem World in Hip Hop. One of the members of the original Diggin’ In […]

JAY-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Series is Now Available on Apple Music

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JAY-Z fans will be able to enjoy his Blueprint series on Apple Music now. Folks who didn’t make the switch to TIDAL were pleased to see Blueprint 1, 2, and 3 all available on the streaming service. “Jay Z put blueprint 1 and 3 on Apple Music today is definitely gonna be a good day,” […]

JAY-Z and Timbaland Sued Over Sample Used in 1998 Track

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Imagine being sued for a song you made over 20 years ago. That’s the reality for Jay-Z and Timbaland who have received a lawsuit from singer Ernie Hines. The Blast details Hov and Timbo received a new copyright infringement lawsuit over the 1998 single “Paper Chase.” The suit states the single contains the soul singer’s […]

Meek Mill Teases Project With JAY-Z and Eminem

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Meek Mill is cooking up something and it involves JAY-Z and Eminem. The Philadelphia rapper alluded that he was working with the two Hip Hop icons. “I’m making power moves wit jay & em #levels,” he tweeted. The Dream Chasers head honcho has been a part of Roc Nation’s management since 2012. Additionally, Hov has […]

The ‘Shaft’ Soundtrack to be Re-released as a Deluxe Issue

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Craft Recordings has announced a new deluxe reissue of Isaac Hayes’ Grammy Award-winning album Shaft. Set for a June 14th street date and limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, the two-CD collection will offer the newly remastered, classic soundtrack—originally released in 1971—plus all of the original music from the film, which did not appear on the […]

Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller Becomes the Lead Music Correspondent at MTV News

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MTV has tapped Brian “B. Dot” Miller as the new lead music correspondent for MTV News, as reported by Billboard. Miller will work with the network with music genres but with a focus on hip-hop. He will be responsible for developing new music franchises, covering live events and moderating one-on-one interviews with new digital series […]

Roc Nation and Meek Mill to Executive Produce ’40 Days’ Series With DAZN

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Meek Mill and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation are collaborating with streaming service DAZN on a documentary about heavyweight fighters Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. 40 Days: Joshua-Ruiz will be presented as multi-part short-form episodes and premiere May 21 on Mill’s YouTube channel. Episodes will debut each Tuesday and Thursday in the two weeks leading up […]

Representatives for Woodstock 50 Issue a Statement of Festival Cancellation

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The revival of Woodstock in the Woodstock 50 festival this summer was supposed to have a heavy Hip-Hop presence with headliners in JAY-Z and Chance the Rapper, but now it has been canceled. Earlier Monday (April 29), officials from Dentsu Aegis Network, which was providing the funding for the festival released a statement to Billboard […]

Billboard Nominations Spotlight Veteran and Newcomer Hip-Hop Artists


The nominations are out for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards and both veteran and emerging hip hop artists are vying for many of this year’s top awards. Cardi B is once again breaking records with 21 nominations in 18 categories, making her the most-nominated female artist in history. (The current record for most nominations is […]

Usher Joins JAY-Z as Investor for $8 Million Catering Start Up

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Usher is joining JAY-Z as one of the many investors for his mother, Jonetta Patton’s, partnership with a catering startup called Hungry. Patton has her own business, J’s Kitchen Culinary Incubator, which provides Atlanta chefs a place to work on their “craft and share resource.” But she needed help bringing in clientele. That’s where Nina […]

Meek Mill Responds to Bobby Shmurda Resistance to Help Prison Reform

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According to Meek Mill, Bobby Shmurda has no idea of the work that he’s trying to accomplish. Meek’s efforts concerning prison reform and the entire criminal justice system as a whole has been gaining momentum. Meek wants to keep it all the positive energy so he took the time to respond to Bobby Shmurda. In […]

Woodstock Co-Founder Defends Having Hip Hop Artists at 50th Anniversary

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Woodstock joined forces with JAY-Z, Chance The Rapper, and Common to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary and open the festival to a new audience. But apparently the line-up was met with opposition by festival purist and the co-founder, Michael Lang, isn’t here for it. Lang stands his ground in the TMZ interview above pointing […]

JAY-Z Sends Jordan Peele a Celebratory Message for the Success of ‘Us’


Have you seen Jordan Peele’s Us, yet? If you haven’t, make sure you get to movie theaters to enjoy then celebrate the number one film from the Get Out creator. That’s what Jay-Z did and issued a congratulatory message via all of Roc Nation’s social media channels. The image shared with the nod of victory […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Jay-Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ LP Added to the National Recording Registry Today


Another accolade for Hovito. In recognition of his sixth studio album, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s The Blueprint has been added to the National Recording Registry. To school you to the importance of the commemoration, according to the National Recording Registry, songs and records are archived that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect […]

Jay Electronica Hints at Joint Project With Jay-Z

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The ever-evasive New Orleans rap phenom Jay Electronica says it’s “possible” that he and Hov may have a collaborative project coming out in the near future. Yesterday on his IG, Jay-E decided to field some questions from his fans and one of the more enquiring minds asked what everyone else wanted to know about what’s […]