DJ Nickiee Releases New Mixtape Featuring an Exclusive Feature From Benny the Butcher

DJ Nickiee Releases New Mixtape Featuring an Exclusive Feature From Benny the Butcher

Nickie Robinson, also known as DJ Nickiee, has certainly carved out a diverse and impressive career path. Her journey from academia to the world of music and public relations reflects a multifaceted talent. Let’s break it down!   Visit for more information Nickie Robinson’s academic achievements include a B.A. in Economics from New York […]

Controversial Radio Host Don Imus Dead at 79


Radio Personality Don Imus died in Texas on Friday. The 79-year-old shock jock’s cause of death has not been officially announced. Imus was hospitalized on Tuesday at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center. Visit for more information Imus became a radio legend with his controversial politically incorrect takes but in 2007 he was heavily […]

LL Cool J Files Lawsuit Against ‘Rock the Bells’ Festival

LL Cool J Files Lawsuit Against Rock the Bells Festival

LL Cool J filed a trademark lawsuit against the Rock the Bells Hip Hop festival founded by Chang Weisberg, as per The Blast. Visit for more information The Hip-Hop veteran claims that Weisberg and promoter Guerilla Union, Inc. tried to file the trademark two decades after he released the song of the same name. The suit says that […]

Hip-Hop Radio Host Jay Smooth Quits in Protest of Leonard Lopate

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Longtime radio host, Jay Smooth, has resigned from the non-commercial station WBAI after more than 20 years of being on the air. The underground hip-hop radio pioneer says that he resigned from WBAI’s The Underground Railroad after learning that controversial Radio Host Leonard Lopate was hired by the station. Visit for more information Lopate […]

10 Sneakers on Classic Rap Albums That You Can Still Cop Right Now

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Hip-hop and sneaker culture have gone hand-in-hand since Run-DMC first rapped about their adidas in 1986 — a move that led to a lucrative partnership between the Three Stripes and the three-man band, and ultimately created a lane others swiftly followed. From Jay-Z’s S. Carter deal with Reebok to Kanye’s current YEEZY deal with adidas, […]

Media Personality Devi Dev Shares Career Highlights, Lessons Learned & More

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Devon Anjelica Brown, also known as Devi Dev, is a Music Director and number one rated radio personality. She’s heard daily on iHeartMedia’s 93.7 The Beat and reports television pop culture for CBS affiliates KHOU11. Visit for more information Born and raised in California, Devi has worked all over the country—from co-hosting MTV’s Hip […]

World Wide Woman: Meet London Media Maven Tiffany Calver


Tiffany Calver is a DJ, broadcaster and music journalist based in London, England. The busy 21-year-old works alongside many acts and collectives, is the co-founder of online PR company Pressd, directs a music and events brand called Myself & Others and operates a show on Radar Radio. Visit for more information Through her efforts, Calver […]

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 […]

AJ Ramos Of La Mega Radio Is On His Way To The Top


AJ Ramos of La Mega Radio 97.9 Represents the Next Generation of Latin Power Executives Visit for more information Last week we caught up with Roberto Castillo, one of the quiet movers and shakers in the radio and entertainment industry.  We were talking about the political and buying power of the Latin population because […]

Street Soldiers: Are You Being Judged By The Color Of Your Skin?


This Sunday 2/23/14 on HOT 97 Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers, we’re talking about: THE COMPLEXION CONNECTION: Are you being judged by the color of your skin instead of who you really are? Here’s what we’re talking about at 9am this Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 on HOT 97 Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers…. THE COMPLEXION […]

Media Watch For The Week Of January 13-19

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“NEWS FOR YOU THAT’S HOT FOR REVIEW” Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher @HHSYC Visit for more information Hip-Hop Stars Working Super Hard During Super Bowl Weekend Advertisement . . . . . . . Seattle and Denver are the two teams that will battle it out at the Super Bowl on February […]

Pandora and Others Lobby for Radio Royalties

Visit for more information Last Wednesday, June 6th, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology met with representatives from the RIAA, NAB, NARAS, Pandora and other musical institutions to discuss pivotal changes to the radio industry: artist compensation for radio play and FM radio chips in cellphones. U.S. terrestrial radio plays music on its […]

SiriusXM Radio’s Town Hall With Usher

Visit for more information SiriusXM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Grammy Award-winning superstar Usher sat down for a live Q&A session with an audience of Sirius XM Radio listeners at the Sirius XM studios in New York City yesterday. The special was hosted by veteran television and radio personality Sway Calloway of SiriusXM’s Sway in the […]

Sway Talks About Revolutionizing Radio In The New Issue Of The Source

Visit for more information Radio veteran and MTV television personality Sway is featured in this month’s Source magazine! Sway talks about his “Sway In The Morning” radio show on Sirius’ Shade 45 satellite radio station, and radio’s current state in today’s digital age. Here is an excerpt from the story:   “In the tradition […]