notorious b.i.g.

Yes, All Of This Fly Stuff Is Rocawear

They’ve been around for a while, but Rocawear is still at the forefront of urban fashion Just over a week ago, a few members of The Source were invited to get a sneak peek of some of the newest pieces that are on track for late summer, fall release from one of Iconix‘s most widely […]

A Brief Look At Baby Photos Used As Hip Hop Cover Art Since Illmatic

Illmatic is highly regarded as one of Hip Hop’s greatest and most influential albums of all time, with good reason. The album ushered in the trend of using multiple producers on a single project, featuring the likes of Large Professor, L.E.S., Q-Tip, and DJ Premier in the early stages of their respective careers. Aside from […]

Happy 69th Bob! 10 Hip-Hop Songs Mentioning the Reggae Legend

Bob Marley. The man. The myth. The habitual pot smoker. It was said that Mr. Marley smoked about a pound of  the peace plant every week. But other than being high, Bob was revolutionary. Bob was a musician. Bob IS and forever will be a monumental symbol of peace and love. Poets, athletes, and rappers […]

“LEGO Albums” Tumblr Re-Creates New & Classic Cover Art

The LEGO brand has been increasing in popularity as of late, from it’s timeless toy collection to video games and even to the silver screen with The LEGO Movie coming out this year. LEGOs have always forced us to push our creative limits and this new Tumblr page LEGO Albums proves that it’s not an obsolete canvas for […]

Barron Claiborne Imagemaker

Barron Claiborne’s Biggie Crown photograph is by far the most famous and most ripped off photo to appear in the game. If your not familliar with his work, Barron’s images evoke spirit and pay respect to his subject not often seen. One of the most gifted artists of our time Barron’s work transends the category […]

10 Rappers We’d Like To Hear On Khaled’s “I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie”

The hip-hop world blew up earlier this week with the release of DJ Khaled’s new single off his upcoming album, Suffering From Success. The intended dedication to the game’s legendary rappers, Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., featured contributions from Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, Meek Mill and T.I., Ma$e called out the track, saying that […]

Has Notorious B.I.G.’s Legacy Been Tainted? Ma$e Believes So

Ma$e,  a collaborator of  Notorious B.I.G.,  might have taken offence to DJ Khaled’s  new song “I Feel Like Pac, I Feel Like Biggie.” He took to Twitter to reflect on his late friend’s legacy and share in his disappointment with the entire situation. It is unclear at this time whether he was responding to the song, or […]

Uncle Murda Gives Suge Knight An Offer He Can’t Refuse

Uncle Murda threatens to kill Death Row CEO Suge Knight on “Do Sumthin”. Ever since he got knocked out Deebo style, Suge Knight just ain’t been the same. On the recently released banger “Do Sumthin” on Funk Flex’s new mix tape, Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself, NY underground star Uncle Murda let’s the […]

A History of Hip-Hop’s Sampling Lawsuits

Following Lord Finesse’s lawsuit against Mac Miller, The Source thought it would be appropriate to highlight the lawsuits that have arisen in hip-hop in the past over sampling and copyright infringements. Mac Miller is not alone in the present nor the past, as many of his contemporaries and predecessors have fought the same battle he […]

Happy 40th Birthday, Notorious B.I.G.: Ms. Wallace Talks About His Legacy

May 21, 2012 marks the day that the Notorious B.I.G. would have turned 40, if not for the tragic murder he fell victim to back in 1997. The Source recognizes the contributions that B.I.G. made to Hip-Hop, in life and in death. In an exclusive interview with The Source recently, Ms. Wallace talked about her […]