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. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information 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 […]

Today In Hip Hop History: NWA Founder Eazy-E Dies From AIDS 24 Years Ago

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 and if it wasn’t the rap game, his money would’ve (as it has) been made regardless. Visit streaming.thesource.com […]

10 Scariest Rap Feuds in Hip-Hop History

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What’s beef? Well, it’s one of the most synonymous occurrences in Hip-Hop that, regardless of how much people try to protest it, gets factored into the culture on a level of near entertainment. Basically, we really can’t just all get along. Sometimes though, rap wars can get a little scary. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information […]

15 Groundbreaking Debut Rap Albums Since Hip-Hop Was Born

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Words by Keenan Higgins & Jasmine Johnson Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information   Today marks 45 years since the birth of Hip-Hop! Advertisement In the decades since it all began on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, the genre has went on to become the most powerful (and most lucrative!) in all of music. Of course, that […]

Is Meek Mill’s BET Performance a Preview of the Future of His Music?

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Meek Mill kept the promise of being an advocate for criminal justice and prison reform by highlighting issues during his thought-provoking performance on BET. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information After Meek Mill’s less than a spectacular bout with Drake and a recent run-in with the law, some may have questioned the future of the Philly […]

Police Forced to Listen to N.W.A’s “F*** Tha Police” on Repeat


After an illegal broadcast came through their radios, Police officers in Dunedin, New Zealand were forced to listen to N.W.A.’s classic “F*** Tha Police” on repeat. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information F*** Tha Police is one of the most controversial, but iconic protest anthems against police brutality and racial profiling. This isn’t the first incident […]

Mariah Carey and N.W.A. Nominated For The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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Two legendary and respected hit makers, Mariah Carey and N.W.A., might soon be awarded for their respective marks on music history. Nominated for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame, both acts may be set to receive well deserved distinctions. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information N.W.A. could be the second rap act ever to make it […]

Mariah Carey, N.W.A., Jermaine Dupri Snag Nods For Songwriters Hall of Fame


By Ime Ekpo Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information When your hit song is still being praised after 20 years, it only proves the potency of your lyrical skill set. Next year on June 14th, the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala will take place in New York City where six songwriters or songwriting groups will […]

Music Matters: Does Misogyny Get An Unfair Pass In Hip-Hop Culture?

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Hip-hop started out as a cultivation of musical talents and experiences by underrepresented black youth in the 80s. As time progressed it became so much more. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information From art to fashion, hip-hop has left a mark on every industry it’s come in contact with. As a result, for the first time […]

Ice Cube Wants Us To Stop Comparing Kendrick Lamar To Tupac Shakur


Ahead of the release of All Eyez On Me, the highly anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic, Tupac has been a topic of many conversations. Including the ongoing comparison of Kendrick Lamar to the legendary rapper. But Ice Cube is over it, and thinks we should let them both be individuals. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The […]

Ice Cube Will Be Inducted Into Hollywood Walk of Fame


Ice Cube took to Instagram to give a toast to his day “riders”, who made it possible for him to get a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Toast to all my Day 1 Riders! If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ? A […]

Ice Cube Drops Reissue of 1991’s “Death Certificate”

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It’s already been 25 years since the release of Death Certificate, the fiery sophomore solo effort from rapper and actor Ice Cube. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The unapologetic delivery and storytelling was what cemented Ice Cube’s icon status, but also found the West Coast emcee simmering in a bit of controversy at the time. […]

Legendary N.W.A. Manager Jerry Heller Dead at 75

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A year after the release of the highly successful N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A’s original manager Jerry Heller has passed away at the age of 75. According to multiple reports, the cause of death was a heart attack. On Friday, September 2, he was rushed to Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, where he was pronounced […]

Which Classic Hip Hop Albums Still Sell Today In Australia?

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Many classic Hip Hop albums released in America decades ago continue to sell well in Australia today. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The top selling classic Hip Hop albums as per the Google Play Australia Overall Album Chart (the most expansive album chart in Australia) currently are: 32 – N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton (1988) […]

Today in Hip Hop History: NWA Releases ‘Straight Outta Compton’ 28 Years Ago


On this day in Hip Hop history music was changed forever as gangsta rap pioneers NWA released their debut LP, Straight Outta Compton. With this single album, NWA skyrocketed themselves, the West Coast, and gangsta rap to household name status, creating a wave that 28 years later is still going strong. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information […]

Ice Cube Hints At Possible N.W.A. Reunion

Ice Cube Hints At Possible N.W.A. Reunion

All it took was founding member of N.W.A., Ice Cube, to say, “I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve,” to get rumors circulating all over the Internet speculating at a N.W.A. reunion. Cube’s currently slated to perform this year’s Coachella festival as a solo artist, and he continued on in an interview with The Talk: […]