Did You Know That Detroit Rapper Big Sean Is Nigerian?

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Hip-Hop started in the Bronx. Visit for more information But the African-American experience that birthed Hip-Hop started far beyond the borough. In fact, it started beyond the city, the state, the south or the country. It started beyond the belly of slave ships that brought over millions of enslaved Africans from the west coast […]

Reebok Unites Two Style Icons: The Workout Plus Sneaker And Lil Yachty


On Wednesday, global fitness lifestyle brand Reebok joined forces with international rapper and brand partner Lil Yachty to host an unforgettable fashion and music experience celebrating the iconic Reebok Workout Plus sneaker and Reebok’s ‘Always Classic’ campaign. The evening was a living representation of the eclectic culture upon which the Reebok Workout Plus was built, […]

Chris Brown, Cardi B and More Blaze The Stage at Hot for The Holidays

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The holidays typically bring about cold temperatures. Tell that to radio station, Hot 97 because they brought the heat. On a cold 30 degree night in Newark, NJ, some of music’s biggest stars lit up the Prudential Center. The performance line-up included: Chris Brown Cardi B Remy Ma and Fat Joe  Lil Kim Yo Gotti […]

Chris Brown’s “Pills and Automobiles” Remix to Feature Rotimi


Looks like a remix for Chris Brown’s “Pills and Automobiles” is in the works, as if there weren’t enough good features as is, however still exciting.  Actor/Singer Rotimi posted a clip on his Instagram on Nov. 12, of him singing his added verse and announcing that a remix in the works. He stated:“Pills and Automobiles […]

The Source Magazine Presents The Source HBCU [W]RAP UP 2017


There is nothing like an HBCU Homecoming. Visit for more information That could be the entirety of this re-cap but would that really be fair? ABSOLUTELY NOT!  Especially since this year, The Source was front and center of all the hot action during two historic homecomings at Howard University and Morehouse College— as they […]

Power Trip: The Interview with Rotimi

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This article was originally published in The Source issue #271, Interview by Shaheem Reid Visit for more information Since 50 Cent and Rotimi met on the set of Power—which 50 co-stars on and co-executive produces, they’ve hit it off and the Hip-Hop legend has taken the young New Jersey native (Rotimi grew up in […]

Before He Hits TV Screens In ‘Power,’ Listen To Rotimi’s ‘Summer Bangerz’


Power‘s Olurotimi Akinosho a.k.a. Rotimi for short liberates his new five-track project, Summer Bangerz.  Visit for more information Featuring production from Brandon B.A.M Hodge, Bongo, Corte Ellis and more, Summer Bangerz  takes fans back with samples from Mya‘s “Movin On,” LL Cool J‘s “Doin It” and Black Rob‘s “Whoa.” Listen to Rotimi’s new project below, and be sure to catch him […]