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Never On Schedule But Always On Time: Week of 5/9/14

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Never leave your phone with your girl… Dr. Dre is Hip-Hop’s first billionaire. Yes, you read that correctly. Although it’s unclear, yet probable, whether Apple is buying Beats by Dre, the West Coast legend has another thing to brag about if he ever steps to the mic again. What does that mean? Detox is definitely […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 5/2/14

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I’m sure that all of you are tired of hearing Donald Sterling’s name and all of the finger pointing in social media. So I’ll give that a break this week and instead address a pressing issue: the quality of music you submit to blogs. All too often, I see artists send their music and receive […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 4/25/14

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I’m rarer than a hypebeast to the death of me/sippin’ on that prometh-azine… Today’s cliche line stems from the obsession rappers have obtaining something hard to find or discontinued. Now that Actavis has ceased making and selling Promethazine Codeine, you can expect said rappers to brag about having the world’s last bottle starting yesterday. I […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 4/18/14

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We the best like DJ Khaled… It’s been a rough week for the Wu-Tang Clan. First news of possible associate of the Wu, Andre Johnson aka Christ Bearer, trying to kill himself in one of the weirder stories of the year, and now more statements between RZA and Raekwon regarding the Chef’s decision to avoid […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 4/11/14

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I’m Cassius Clay before he became Muhammad Ali… If your girlfriend hasn’t told you in tears yet, Big Sean and Naya Rivera are no longer tying the knot or jumping the broom or what have you. They’re not getting married. Some (mis)information floating around include a borrowed/stolen Rolex, cheating, acting too controlling, and jealousy. But […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 4/4/14

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Talk more game than Stephen A. Smith… So if you didn’t know, Diddy actually took an L recently. Jennifer Lopez, with the help of NuvoTV, outbid Diddy for Fuse TV from Madison Square Garden Inc. The price tag? A cool $200 million. NuvoTV is the “premiere English-language entertainment network created for modern Latinos.” So the […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 3/28/14

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Got more bars than a prison… Let’s talk about the Wu-Tang Clan. If you didn’t know, they’ll be releasing a one of a kind project, literally, that will tour the world with them. There will only be one copy made of the album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin and of course it is going […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 3/21/14

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This is na-cho cheese I really hope some rappers read this column every Friday and catch themselves when they read the corny line of the week that I’ve chosen to accompany the image to the right. It really is a problem when some lines are so cliche in Rap that I can call them out […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 3/14/14

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You don’t even know the struggle I really hope everyone else is just as excited for this Jimi Hendrix biopic as I am. I suppose the extent of Andre 3K’s acting career has really only included music videos and a corny Gillette commercial of every woman’s dream, so the expectations aren’t as high. Or maybe […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 2/28/14

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(insert cliche line of drug dealer turned rapper boasting his rates and sales for illegal substances) Now that February is almost over, Spring is coming right?! And that means music festivals and outdoor parties. The best part? No more conversations or complaining about the weather. Let’s fast forward to the warmer days with some music […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 2/21/14

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Crazier than Norman Bates 50 Cent is now a free agent who’s about to start playing for his own team. When I look at it, it took long enough! Curtis has built up a charitable empire in Street Kings and a promotional team along with it (we still remember, Joan Rivers). So what that The […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week Of 2/14/14

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Show up to the club with the roof missing. Once again, Drake is all up in the headlines like TV’s in Ma$e’s headrests. This time it’s his attempt to air his grievances with a certain publication. And this time, I’m not too mad at him. Okay, maybe he rashly expressed that he was partly upset […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 2/7/14

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Architect your nightmares like Freddy… The Winter Olympics kicked off last night with the opening ceremonies taking place tonight. Meanwhile, the disgraceful, walking spectacle that is George Zimmerman continues to make headlines for all of the wrong reasons. Well, let’s turn our attention to something else this weekend-fresh music. You know the drill: Sound off […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 1/31/14

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I put the city on my back There’s no doubt that the Super Bowl this year is a very big deal. Heck, it’s a big deal every year. It seems like a lot of people are pulling for the Seahawks. Let’s just hope the commercials bring the heat, seeing that they’ve been slacking in recent […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 1/24/14

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“My belt cost more than your outfit.” As the temperature continues to drop in the Northeast, my hate for everyone in Cali on Instagram doubles. But hey, at least we have a whole new batch of quality Hip-Hop. It’s a little something from us to you, to get your mind off of this last workday […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 1/17/14

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Travel the world like a Globetrotter Shout out to all the artists who continue to make dope music without a deal. And if you have a deal that’s not major, shout out to you as well. Basically, shout out to anyone continuing to stay true to their craft and making dope music that knows no […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 1/10/14

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“Your next girl is my ex girl… Your favorite part of the week to find some new music is here. Our collection today is a big larger than usual, but hey, we can’t help it if the talent is out there. Sound off on our Twitter (@TheSource). If you can do better yourself, submit a […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 1/3/14

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@GenericRapper: “2014 is my year! #NewRules” The only thing I see more of on Twitter than embarrassing photos from NYE is claims from just about every rapper that 2014 will be his or her year. I’m all for, “speaking your future into the world,” and all but I’m sure the fans would have loved it […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 11/22/13

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I’m fluent in money… I wonder why they never offered money as a foreign language class in high school. Maybe it’s because you’re supposed to learn that life skill outside of the classroom. Well, as most of you are about to become fluent in spending money this weekend, check out this week’s #NSBAT. I’m sure […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 9/6/13

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So much ice, my neck frozen… What can I say? This week was a strong one for non major artists. And let’s be clear. That doesn’t mean this music is “underground.” Underground Hip-Hop is not a genre. It simply indicates the level of fame an artist has reached. And some of these artists are just […]