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Today in Hip-Hop History: The Diplomats Released Their Debut Album ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ 18 Years Ago

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On this date in 2003, Cam’ron’s crew from Harlem, The Diplomats, dropped their debut album Diplomatic Immunity on the Roc A Fella Records/Def Jam imprint during the pivotal time when Dame Dash appointed Cam’ron as the President of Roc-A-Fella Records. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Coming on the heels of the release of Cam’s Come […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Jay-Z Drops Debut Album ‘Reasonable Doubt’ 24 Years Ago

On June 25, 1996, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Dame Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke embarked on a creative journey that has morphed into a billion-dollar movement today with the release of the Reasonable Doubt LP. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Released courtesy of their independent Roc-A-Fella imprint, Jay’s premier album was promoted and sanctioned by the […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: The Diplomats Released Their Debut Album ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ 17 Years Ago

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On this date in 2003, Cam’ron’s crew from Harlem, The Diplomats, dropped their debut album Diplomatic Immunity on the Roc A Fella Records/Def Jam imprint during the pivotal time when Dame Dash appointed Cam’ron as the President of Roc-A-Fella Records. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Coming on the heels of the release of Cam’s Come […]

Happy Birthday Beanie Sigel!

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Born on this date in 1974 in the City of Brotherly Love, Dwight Grant aka Beanie Sigel aka Beans morphed into a icon in the Philly Hip Hop scene as the leader of the now defunct Roc-A-Fella Records’ State Property. Even with all of his legal troubles and the untimely split of the Roc, Beanie […]

Dame Dash Turns Himself in Over 400K in Outstanding Child Support

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After three years of failing to stand before a judge for an outstanding child support warrant, former Roc-A-Fella Records exec Dame Dash turned himself into the NYPD today to face the authorities for any claim that they may have against him. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Dash alleges that he doesn’t owe the child support […]

Kanye West Sues Roc-A-Fella, EMI Over Masters and Publishing

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Following through on a rant he made last year regarding the ownership of the masters from early in his career, Kanye West has filed a lawsuit against his pal Jay-Z’s former label Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def Jam Records, and EMI Publishing. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In October, West posted a video alleging that Sony […]

[LISTEN] Former Roc-A-Fella Producer Says Dame Dash Took Aaliyah From Jay-Z

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According to Roc-A-Fella producer Choke No Joke, the Roc Dynasty came tumbling down due to issues over women and to let Choke tell the story, it all started with Aaliyah. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information To be fair, none of this has proven to be factual, but the pictures of Jay-Z with late songstress Aaliyah […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Cam’Ron Drops His ‘Purple Haze’ Album 14 Years Ago

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On this date in 2004, Cam’Ron released his fourth solo album entitled ‘Purple Haze’ released on the Diplomats, Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam imprints. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information This was the first solo album from the Dipset capo following the Dipset craze, where he switched from his obsession with the color pink to the more […]

Dame Dash Insists That Lyor Cohen is Still a Culture Vulture

Dame Dash Insists That Lyor Cohen is Still a Culture Vulture

On Wednesday (Aug. 1), previous head of Def Jam Recordings and current YouTube Global Head of Music, Lyor Cohen, showed up on The Breakfast Club for an interview and while being asked about signing an artist with a drug addiction, Dame Dash was brought up in the conversation. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information While Dash […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Cam’Ron Releases Third Solo Album ‘Come Home With Me’ 16 Years Ago

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On this date in 2002, Dipset General Cam’Ron kept the Harlem legacy rolling when he dropped his third solo album aptly entitled Come Home With Me on the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam imprint. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information This was the Harlem natives first release under the Roc-A-Fella banner and coincidentally, his most critically acclaimed full length […]

A Quick Look at Why Lil Wayne’s ‘Top 5 Rappers of All Time’ List Is Accurate AF

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In his prime, Lil Wayne arguably held the crown as “Best Rapper Alive”. His work ethic for releasing countless mixtapes throughout the years made the self-declaration a strong-yet-valid statement. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information From revolutionizing the way the world actually perceives mixtapes, to ushering Drake and Nicki Minaj into the spotlight as soon-to-be legends in their […]

Happy 44th Birthday To Beanie Sigel!

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Born on this date in 1974 in the City of Brotherly Love, Dwight Grant aka Beanie Sigel aka Beans morphed into a icon in the Philly Hip Hop scene as the leader of the now defunct Roc-A-Fella Records’ State Property. Even with all of his legal troubles and the untimely split of the Roc, Beanie […]

Dame Dash Has “Brutally Honest” TV Series About Roc-a-Fella In The Works

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Dame Dash has linked up with Preachers Of L.A. executive producer Lemuel Plummer to develop a TV series that will tell the story of Roc-A-Fella Records. The label co-founded in 1996 by Dash, Kareem Burke, and Jay Z, and by the 2000s featured an epic roster of artists including DJ Clue, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleak, Cam’ron, and Kanye West.  Visit streaming.thesource.com […]

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