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Female Camaraderie: Missy Elliot’s Epic Tearful Speech

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Urban One Honors inducted the legend Missy Elliott as the Music Innovation Honoree for all her accolades throughout her career. During an emotional speech Missy paid tribute to the incredible women that impacted her life. In our recent issue #276 of The Source Magazine, I wrote a feature about female camaraderie and how it’s lacking […]

10 Songs Your Love… That You Didn’t Know Missy Elliot Wrote

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Words by Shurida Lundi The Source will be honoring women in the industry all month long!  However, it should be noted that through our HERSource platform, we honor women all year round… why? Because women (particularly in Hip-Hop) are amazing. Women continue to break barriers in every aspect of life but in Hip-Hop women continue […]

Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrating 10 Iconic Missy Elliot Music Videos

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For International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the legend’s artistic vision. When you think about which hip-hop artists have gifted the culture with the best music videos, Missy Elliot is at the top of the list. An innovative thinker, Missy Elliot has always been ahead of her time. Throughout her successful, decades long career, she’s created […]

Which Ads from Super Bowl 52 Left Us Wanting More?

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The Super Bowl is undoubtedly the biggest stage for advertisement. In the past, corporate brands such as Bud Light, GoDaddy.com, and Pepsi have consistently owned the commercial stage during the big game. But the staple jaw droppers where benched by some unlikely contenders. When ad rates are going for $5 million per 30 seconds, companies […]

The History Behind Hip-Hop Grammy Categories

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Hip-hop’s presence in what was once called the Gramophone Award now known as the exalted Grammy Award is one founded in an adventure. Presented by the Recording Academy in 1958, the Grammy Award honors musicians whose craft is primarily done in the English language and have achieved mass popular appeal. Such analysis appears to be […]

Is Hip Hop Ready to See More Than One Female MC On Top?

Is Hip Hop Ready to See More Than One Female MC On Top?

From our #264 issue Tonight, Church Street Boxing Gym’s ring will serve as the platform for upcoming females to exchange vicious rap verses. Former Bad Boy Records protégée Babs Bunny—along with partners Vague & Debo have created the first female battle league — ‘Queen Of The Ring’. ‘Q.O.T.R.’ has broken barriers in the new emerge […]

15 Hip Hop Songs Nia Long is Mentioned in


Nia Long is a timeless Hip Hop muse. She is consistently name dropped in songs since the 1990s. But can you blame these rappers? The actress turned 47 today and she looks just as good as she did in her film debut in Boyz n the Hood.  In 1993, A Tribe Called Quest’s late, great […]

Diddy Put Missy Elliott On Her First Track as a Solo Artist

Diddy and Missy Elliot both rose to stardom in the Golden Era of Hip Hop, the 1990s. Diddy left his print in Hip Hop forever with Bad Boy Entertainment, which is responsible for a lot of the best songs from that era that people still listen to today. Missy on the other hand has a […]

VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers 5 Memorable Moments

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If you didn’t know about the power of Hip Hop, especially in the 1990’s, then you know now after watching VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers on Monday, September 18th. Martin Lawrence, Hype Williams, and Mariah Carey were all honorees at the award ceremony. The night was filled with musical nostalgia from coast-to-coast and […]

Singer Tweet Hospitalized for Blood Clots Found in Both Lungs and Right Arm


Pastor Jamal Bryant posted on Instagram Tuesday night asking for prayers for singer Tweet. Tweet is best known for working with Missy Elliot and Timberland back in the early 2000’s. The pastor revealed that the angelic singer has been, “hospitalized for blood clots and doctors are having trouble finding the source”. ALERT!!! I need your […]

LA’s FYF FEST Is Back and Bigger Than Ever!


Los Angles’s own FYF FEST is back! This past week [March 21, 2017] the good people over at Goldenvoice released one of the best festival line up’s so far this year. Featuring a new three-day platform (July 21-23) and the return of a comedy segment, it seems that FYF has taken the gloves off for […]

Missy Elliot Releases A Video For Her New Single “I’m Better”


It has been some time since the legendary Missy Elliott released new music. Last year she dropped her single “Pep Rally,” now this banger from an anticipated forthcoming project hopefully. No word on what’s next for Missy, but this new single “I’m Better” is definitely a modern banger with a crazy visual – which is expected […]

Connie Diiamond Drops Official Video For ‘Goyard’ and Debuts Trap Elliot


New York is known for producing legendary emcees, so when it comes to Bronx-bred rapstress Connie Diiamond there is no exception. After giving fans a preview of her lyrical skills on the “Summer Sixteen Freestyle”, Diiamond and her crafty flows became an instant fan favorite and receiving more than 44,000 views; but she’s not done yet. Advertisement […]

VH1’s Hip Hop Honors Exceeds At Recognizing Legendary Female MCs


This year’s 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors focused on the legendary ladies of the game for the first live taping of the returned television special. Taking place at Lincoln Center in New York this past Monday [July 11], the venue was flooded with stars all in the name of celebrating the Hip Hop royalty honorees […]

Missy Elliot Joins Fall Out Boy On “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)”

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With the upcoming Ghostbusters remake starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, set to be released in July 15th, fans of the original are patiently awaiting. On the same day, the original soundtrack for the film will be made available as well. The project features contributions form G-Eazy, Jeremih, Elle King, 5 […]