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The Source Magazine Remembers The Beastie Boys’ MCA On His Birthday

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It has been eight years since the passing of Beastie Boys founding member Adam Yauch aka MCA, but his legacy stands as a testament to why he should be recognized on his born day. This year marks the eighth anniversary of the passing of the Beastie Boys co-founder, who passed on May 4th, 2012 after […]

Jadakiss Set to Drop New Album ‘Ignatius’ This Friday

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NYC rap legend Jadakiss is set to drop his fifth solo studio album Ignatius this Friday on Def Jam/Roc Nation/D-Block. The album is named after his former manager, Ruff Ryder producer/A&R and long-time friend Ignatius “Ice Pick Jay” Jackson who unfortunately passed away from cancer in June 2017 (RIP). This release is set to be […]

PETA Requests Aretha Franklin’s Estate to Donate her Fur Coats

PETA Requests Aretha Franklin's Estate to Donate her Fur Coats

Aretha Franklin’s memorial service doesn’t occur until Friday, August 31, yet officially, valuable bits of her $80 million estate—which Franklin left without a will set up— is at popular demand. Including her impressive fur coat collection. Last Friday, August 24, a little more than seven days after Franklin’s passing at 76 on August 16, the […]

Final Suspect in XXXTentacion’s Murder Pleads Not Guilty

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The fourth and last suspect in the murder of XXXTentacion isn’t going down without a battle. The Broward Sheriff’s Office uncovered that Trayvon Newsome, whom they believe to be one of the shooters engaged with the robbery and murder of the rapper on June 18, plead not guilty. This declaration comes only two days after […]

Happy Birthday DJ Screw! (RIP)

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Born on this day as Robert Earl Davis Jr., who is best known to the world as DJ Screw, morphed into a living legend in the city of Houston, Texas and beyond. His creativity will forever exist beyond the 29 years that he blessed his fans, family and friends with his music. Despite the unfortunate […]

XXXTentacion Memorial in Los Angeles Resulted in Chaos

XXXTentacion Memorial in Los Angeles Resulted in Chaos

Hundreds of XXXTentacion fans gathered around Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles for a tribute for the late rapper. Some fans were risking their lives by jumping off of buildings into crowds of people, scaling buildings, climbing on top of vehicles, and swarming the streets and sidewalks. The crowd began forming around 8 PM, but as […]

XXXTentacion Was Finishing His Dream Home in Florida Before Murder

XXXTentacion Was Finishing His Dream Home in Florida Before Murder

XXXTentacion cashed out $1.4 million in November on a Parkland, Florida mansion located 15 minutes from his fatal shooting. He was putting the finishing touches on his dream home before he was murdered on Monday afternoon. Neighbors reported that construction crews have been installing security fences on the perimeter. XXX’s neighbors said he moved in recently, […]

XXXTentacion 911 Call Audio Released, Police Asking Public for Tips

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Florida rapper XXXTentacion was pronounced dead just hours ago after a drive-by shooting took place at Riva Motorsports in Pompano Beach, F.L. First responders reported XXX as a comatose trauma 1 patient in transport to the hospital. Officials were hesitant to release his condition to the public, but the Broward County Sheriff’s Office eventually posted […]

RIP Bender: A Great Loss To Battle Rap And Beyond

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Much more than one of the best multi-syllable rhymers in battle rap over the last decade, Canada’s Bender helped to position King Of The Dot as one of the premiere battle rap leagues in the world. Often utilizing some of the rhyming techniques which made Big Pun the legend that he is today, the creative […]

Happy Birthday To Hip Hop’s Angel Aaliyah (RIP)

Today (January 16), the late beautiful songstress Aaliyah would have turned 39 years old. Although “Baby Girl’s” untimely death was during the peak of her music and acting career, Ms. Aaliyah Dana Haughton left an incredible mark on the lives of her family, loved ones and massive fan base across the world. Aaliyah once graced […]

RIP Human Rights Activist And Lawyer Lynne Stewart

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Rest in power to the freedom fighter and activist Lynne Irene Stewart (October 8, 1939 – March 7, 2017). Stewart was a defense attorney who was known for representing the poor and powerless. Along with William Kunstler, Stewart represented Larry Davis, who had been charged with the attempted murder of nine NYPD officers during a […]

‘Martin’ Actor Tommy Ford Dies at 52

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Tommy Mykhal Ford made his transition today after his family made the decision to take him off of life support. The actor most known for his role on the show Martin was recovering from knee replacement surgery. According to TMZ the complications started over the weekend. He was taken to the Hospital in Atlanta on Sunday […]

Ma Dukes Unveils New Children’s Book Chronicling Life of J Dilla

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It was during a sit down with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg that Maureen ‘Ma Dukes’ Yancey announced the pending arrival of The Life Story of James Dewitt Yancey, a children’s biography based on the life of her son, the late J Dilla. Honoring the legacy of one of hip-hop’s greatest producers, The Life Story of James Dewitt […]

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 […]

Beloved Director Garry Marshall Dead at 81

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Iconic television and film director Garry Marshall has passed away at the age of 81. News of Marshall’s death was first reported by Access Hollywood and was quickly confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. Marshall reportedly died from complications of pneumonia.Marshall is the mastermind behind two of America’s most cherished sitcoms, Happy Days and The Odd Couple. He’s also directed several blockbuster films, […]

Illustrious New York Times Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham Dead at 87

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According to The New York Times, iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham has passed away at the age of 87. Known for memorializing trends ranging from “fanny packs and Birkin bags to gingham shirts and fluorescent biker shorts,” the Boston native had been hospitalized recently after having a stroke. “In his nearly 40 years working for The Times, […]

Founding Member of Parliament-Funkadlic Bernie Worrell Passes Away at 72

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Legendary keyboardist Bernie Worrell, better known as “Dr. Woo” passed away Friday, June 24 from lung cancer at the age of 72. Known as one of the founding members of Parliament-Funkadelic, Worrell was a synthesizer pioneer. He was best-known for the innovative bass line he played on three connected Minimoog synthesizers in the 1978 Parliament song […]

Seven Years Too Long: Remembering Michael Jackson

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Seven years ago today [Saturday, June 25], we lost arguably the best pop artist to ever do it, Michael Jackson. Recently there’s been some obscene rumors circulating about the late singer and his legacy. In what appears to be a tweet related to those rumors and simple acknowledgment of the past seven years without M.J., his sister LaToya Jackson […]

Price Be of P.M. Dawn Passes Away at 46, Hip Hop Community Reacts

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Attrell Cordes, better known as Prince Be of P.M. Dawn, has passed away at the age of 46 from kidney disease due to his struggle with diabetes. The New Jersey native was half of the ’90s R&B group with brother Jarrett Cordes. After the introduction of the Nielsen SoundScan in 1991, P.M. Dawn earned the first #1 with “Set […]