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Power 30 Recap: Top 5 Industry, Radio and Digital Leaders

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Every year, The Source counts down the 30 most important people in the three most important areas in Hip-Hop culture: behind the industry scenes, radio and the internet. Last month, our 18th Annual Power 30 issue hit stands, and before we dive into our last issue of 2015–it’s a big one, we promise–we’d like to revisit […]

2015 Source Power 30 Digital List

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With our annual Source Magazine Power 30 List for 2015 still on newsstands now, we’ve decided to bring the lists to life digitally. Purchase our current issue HERE. For the first time, we have opted to include notable print publications that have been shaking things up digitally. This includes our own TheSource.com, as well as […]

The Source Presents: The 2015 Industry, Radio and Digital Power 30 Lists

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Every year, The Source counts down the 30 most important people in the three most important areas in Hip-Hop culture: behind the industry scenes, radio and the internet. In September, our 18th Annual Power 30 issue hit stands, and before we dive into our last issue of 2015–it’s a big one, we promise–we’d like to revisit […]

2015 Power 30: #5, Puff Daddy

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Since he’s in the midst of working on No Way Out 2, it’s probably safe to call him Puff Daddy again. His perenially relevant catalog will always be a source of income, but Puff’s business portfolio is impressive. Ciroc has become ubiquitous and successful, and his media venture, Revolt TV, despite hitting some speed bumps, […]

2015 Power 30: #4, Kanye West

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He’s the definition of entertainment. Don’t get it twisted, Kanye West is expand- ing his business profile. He finally got past the fashion gate-keepers in the last year, launching his Yeezy Boost 750 and 350 shoes, and his Yeezy Season 1 fall line–all while fashion goddess Anna Wintour was front row. Do we need to […]

2015 Power 30: #3, Jay Z

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Aside from his obvious musical prowess, Jay Z is a major investor and entrepreneur. Roc Nation sports some of music’s biggest names, from Rihanna to Calvin Harris, and Roc Nation Sports has proved to be a force early on, brokering record-setting deals for Kevin Durant and Robinson Cano. Hov’s latest move, the much-talked about TIDAL, […]

2015 Power 30: #2, Floyd Mayweather

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There’s money, and then there’s Mayweather money. Floyd Mayweather, the undefeated Welterweight champion of the world, has continued his domi- nance in boxing this year, defeating Manny Pacquiao in one of the biggest fights in history, en route to what amounted to a $190 million haul, including pay-per-view totals and sponsorships. From June 1 of […]

2015 Power 30 List: #1, Dr. Dre

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What hasn’t the mogul not done in the world of Hip-Hop? Andre Romelle Young, also known as Dr. Dre, is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He has blessed the music world by producing for artists like Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, the Game, and Eminem to name a few, but he’s […]