Nas Proves ‘Life Is Good’ With Album Release Concert

Nas packed out a tight Tammany Hall last night for the release of his Life Is Good album release concert. The Queens MC arrived to an anxious crowd filled with industry and fans lucky enough to get in before they began turning people away. The Source got a sneak peak at the set list prior […]

R.I.P. Ms. Melodie

Hip-hop lost another pioneer today, Boogie Down Productions 1st lady and ex-wife of KRS-One, Ms. Melodie has passed away. Ms. Melodie was a pioneer for female MCs as she paved the way for most of the acts you see today, her cause of death is unknown at this point. Above you can hear the song […]

Life Is Good: 25 Bars From The Poet Himself decided to go track by track with Nas’ Life Is Good album.  Taking 25 bars from the deluxe edition of the project, these are 25 that captivate the art of storytelling. Equipped with his most powerful tool, lyricism, Nas takes us through his tenth album, Life Is Good.  Hit the slideshow to go track by […]

Hip Hop’s Tax Epidemic

Taxes have to be a rappers worst enemy. We have heard of several cases in the past and and as of recently on artist who have not paid their taxes. Not only do rappers go thru this, but am sure you have heard of actors, actresses, athletes and even more celebrities that go thru this. […]

Happy Birthday Guru!

Today is the born date of one-half of Gangstarr, Guru. Accompanied by DJ Premier’s skills on the one’s-and-two’s, Guru created a whole new wave of Hip-Hop as it took over the radio waves telling phony rappers to step in the arena, if they dared, to put up or shut up. Sadly, Guru passed away July […]

A Timeline Of Nas’ Ten Albums

Being dominate in the Hip Hop world since the early 90’s, Queensbridge’s Nas has been speaking to the street through his lyrics sending intelligent messages in each verse. Today, Nas’ 10th album dropped entitled “Life Is Good”. Take a look back to Nas’ first album to his most recent. – John Weber (@JohnPaulWeber) Advertisement

Video Premiere: Lil Reese – Bad

Newly signed to Def Jam Records, Chicago rapper, Lil Reese delivers his new video, “Bad.” The track is produced by Young Chop and appears on his mixtape which is available now. Advertisement   – Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)  

50 Cent Shares His Thoughts On Frank Ocean

50 Cent is one of today’s most outspoken voices in Hip-Hop. Sometimes its in a negative light.  Advertisement Recently MTV caught up with 50 Cent to get his thoughts on Frank Ocean. The G-Unit general spoke out in support of the OFWGKTA singer, “The choice of alternative lifestyle, people’s choices, are so much more visible now […]

Source TV: Ca$h Out Talks Signing With LA Reid

Ca$h Out recently stopped by The Source to speak on his top charting single “Cashin Out,” signing with L.A. Reid, what’s next and a whole lot more. He also decided to take a member of The Source staff and give them a little cashin out tutorial.  Advertisement   – Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)

Exclusive: Lola Monroe, aka “Queen Roe” Goldie RemiXX [Official] Video

The young, talented, and beautiful Lola Monroe, aka Queen Roe, gives @TheSource another exclusive video look into her life. Taylor Gang’s first lady shows off her Ethiopian-meets-American swag with the visuals to her remiXX of A.$.A.P. Rocky’s track “Goldie.” With her latest video, she remains true to herself and the DMV district, as she continues to flood The […]

Exclusive: Kendrick Lamar Talks Friendship With Lady GaGa

During Kendrick Lamar’s Pitchfork Music Festival set tonight there was a Lady GaGa sighting off stage. The two are recently linked through a few tweets a week ago where GaGa praised Kendrick Lamar and his music. Recently caught up on with K-Dot to get the inside scoop of what is going on with the […]

(Photos) Cam’ron & Flatbush Zombies Live At Whippin’ Work

Rappers Vinny Cha$e, Asaad, and Reese opened for Unsigned Hype alumni The Flatbush Zombies (Meech, Juice, Erick Ark Elliott) and Cam’ron at the Whippin’ Work show at The Well in Bk, NYC last night hosted by 40oz Van.  Flatbush Zombies’ set included performances from A$AP Ant, Remy Banks of World’s Fair and Bodega Bamz of […]

The Source Looks Back on Hip-Hop and the Blackout of ’77

From July 13th to July 14th of 1977, the City of New York was in complete darkness. The chaos began at 8:37 p.m., when the first streak of lightning tripped two Hudson River circuit breakers. After a slew of similar lightning strikes, electricity overloads and circuit trips, the entire Con Edison power system was shut […]

Beanie Sigel Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison

Beanie Sigel, along with other celebrities such as R.Kelly, refuse to pay their taxes and are now facing repercussions for doing so. Beanie has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for tax evasion up to $728,000 between 1999 and 2005. Beanie earned more than $3 million within those years and has only paid $10,000 […]

Yahoo Gets Hacked, Users Password’s Revealed!

According to reports from CNN, Yahoo was hacked and over 450,000 users’ login information was posted online. In a written statement, Yahoo stated that less than 5% of the breached Yahoo accounts had valid passwords. “At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users […]

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 […]

Hit-Boy Admits To Losing Nas & Frank Ocean Track

In an unfortunate case of events, a collaboration with Nas and Frank Ocean seems to be gone forever. It was first reported that the track was lost in a technological mishap. Today however, Hit-Boy announced it was him who lost the collaboration while traveling. Tweeting, “RIP my blue sea disc drive. I lost mad sessions.” Before clarifying […]

Lil Kim’s Fashion Over The Years

Lil Kim single handedly converted the image of the female rapper with her ever changing, eye-dropping style. Her unique, yet risque fashion and hairstyles certify her an international trendsetter. The Source wishes Kim a Happy Birthday as we anticipate just what the Queen will do next!   Advertisement -Courtney Brown  

Lord Finesse Sues Mac Miller For $10 Million Over Sample

  News broke late last night that Mac Miller is reportedly being sued by Hip-Hop legend, Lord Finesse for $10 million dollars. The lawsuit stems from Miller’s use of a “Hip 2 Da Game” sample. You may remember “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza,” off of his K.I.D.S mixtape. The lawsuit which was filed after Finesse […]

Chris Brown’s ‘Fortune’ Lands At Number 1

  Chris Brown’s latest effort, Fortune scores Breezy another album atop the Billboard charts. Moving roughly around 134K units in its first week, a far cry from F.A.M.E. which sold 230K plus units in it’s first week.  Advertisement Flo-Rida moved 31K units in his Wild Ones first week.   – Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)