Today on The Source Report, we salute one of the most classic records in the history of Hip-Hop. 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 huge stir around the nation. […]

Happy 49th Birthday Ice Cube! Check Out His Top Five Gangsta Roles

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Former NWA member Ice Cube was born June 15, 1969. He has set his own mark in gangsta rap music since leaving N.W.A in 89′ and has built a successful solo career in music and film. In celebration of his birthday, here are our 5 favorite gangsta roles played by Ice Cube in his substantial movie […]

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. In 1986 Eazy-E […]

According To Suge Knight, The Cops Have Been Wiretapping Phone Calls With His Lawyers

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Reports have surfaced stating Suge Knight has filed a motion accusing both prosecutors and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department for wiretapping the authorized phone calls between him and his lawyer. In the motion, Knight claims prosecutors and the Sheriff’s department “have secretly listened to every word” discussed between him and his lawyer during his current incarceration […]

30 Under 30: Kendrick Lamar Talks Hip-Hop Forefathers

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After a boasting year of success with his multi-platinum album DAMN gaining streams surpassing Beyonce and Bruno Mars over 2 billion alongside a Nike deal, Kendrick Lamar covers Forbes December issue as the “Hip-Hop Conscience” for their annual 30 Under 30 list. There is the common talk about the DAMN rapper being considered as the […]

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. Eazy-E was born Eric Lynn Wright on this date in 1964 in Compton, California. As most of his gang-infested Compton […]

‘Friday’ Was Released On This Day In 1995


Its been 20 years since the original stoner comedy Friday lit up the theaters. The film not only grossed $28 million in the box office, it became a timeless classic. Friday tells the story of two pals, Craig (Ice Cube) and Smokey (Chris Tucker), who are enjoying the start of their weekend while trying to avoid the neighborhood’s […]

N.W.A. ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Album Added To The Library Of Congress

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N.W.A.‘s controversial, but platinum-selling Straight Outta Compton was selected for the National Recording Registry today. Originally released in 1988, Straight Outta Compton served as the blueprint to West Coast rap and uncovered the LA/Cali gang culture to the rest of the world. The group’s most popular album was one of 25 other pieces of music […]

Dr .Dre Arrested At His Malibu Home After Road Rage Incident


Hip Hop mogul Andre Young aka Dr. Dre was arrested at his home in Malibu, California yesterday following an incident where a motorist claimed that the Beats By Dre founder pulled a gun on him. According to reports, a motorist stopped in front of the 47 year old multi-millionaire’s Malibu home, blocking the driveway, which […]

Ice Cube Reunites N.W.A at Coachella, Brings Out Snoop Dogg

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Ice Cube might just win the award for bringing out the best special guests this year at Coachella. The N.W.A legend brought out former members MC Ren and DJ Yella, as well as Snoop Dogg and Common to an unassuming crowd. Cube started his set with “Straight Outta Compton” as Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., graced the stage […]

Kendrick Lamar Rumored To Induct N.W.A. Into Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame

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Last year it was announced that “the world’s most dangerous rap group”, N.W.A., would be joining the ranks of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy as the next Hip Hip group to be inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame. It has just been announced that […]