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Today in Hip-Hop History: Jadakiss Drops His Debut Album ‘Kiss Tha Game Goodbye’ 19 Years Ago

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On this date in Hip Hop history, Jason Phillips aka Jadakiss released his first full-length studio album Kiss Tha Game Goodbye on the Ruff Ryders/Interscope imprint. Regarded as one of the most anticipated releases within the month of the 9/11 tragedy(which also includes Jay-Z’s Blueprint and Fabolous’ debut Ghetto Fabolous), Jadakiss’ premiere project Kiss Tha […]

BET Premieres Upcoming Ruff Ryders Docu-Series Coming This Fall

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“What y’all really want?” The Ruff Ryders docu-series is coming soon. The BET Awards was more than a celebration of the network’s 40th birthday. It was a premiere for a number of future projects that Black Entertainment Television is set to produce, including the 5-part Ruff Ryders docu-series. The DMX-led group is one of Hip-Hop’s […]

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 […]

[WATCH] DMX Delivers First Post-Prison Performance

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Step aside, the dog is on the loose! Fresh off the heels of his prison release on Friday, DMX is back to doing what he does best. Dark Man X put on his first post-prison performance Saturday night at Mr. Ciao in Staten Island. The energy was through the roof as the Yonkers rapper took […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Jadakiss Drops His Debut Album ‘Kiss Tha Game Goodbye’ 17 Years Ago

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On this date in Hip Hop history, Jason Phillips aka Jadakiss released his first full-length studio album Kiss Tha Game Goodbye on the Ruff Ryders/Interscope imprint. Regarded as one of the most anticipated releases within the month of the 9/11 tragedy(which also includes Jay-Z’s Blueprint and Fabolous’ debut Ghetto Fabolous), Jadakiss’ premiere project Kiss Tha […]

DMX’s Lawyers Plan To Use His Music To Woo Judge At Next Sentencing

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Last November, DMX pleaded guilty to one count of tax fraud at a Manhattan court and is now facing five years in prison. The Ruff Ryder rapper was accused of masking the earnings from his spawned hits which include “X Gon’ Give it to Ya” and “Where the Hood At,” owing $1.7 million back in […]

Did You Know DMX Had a Verse on Kanye West’s “Real Friends?”

“Real Friends” featuring Ty Dolla Sign was one of the most standout songs on Kanye West’s latest album, The Life of Pablo. Swizz Beatz took to Instagram to announce that his real friend, DMX, was hopping on the remix. But the super producer never specified when it will be released, or if it will be […]

Eve Recalls the Time She Had a Beef With a Female Emcee

Eve Recalls the Time She Had a Beef With a Female Emcee

Competition is intensified amongst the women of Hip Hop. Femcee and newly dubbed talk show host Eve reminisced on her early days when an unnamed female rapper tried to upstage her at an early concert. “Coming up in this business, it’s obviously very competitive,” she said on The Talk. “I had like two songs out, my first […]

Swizz Beatz Officially Graduates From Harvard Business School

Swizz Beatz Officially Graduates From Harvard Business School

Today, Nov. 16th marks the day Swizz Beatz officially becomes a graduate from an Ivy League school, Harvard Business School. Back in 2014, the Ruff Ryders producer was accepted into the Owner/Executive Management executive program at Harvard Business School. As described by the university, the course is “focused on corporate growth, leadership expertise, and financial success,” […]

Hood Environment’s Drag-On Releases New Solo Single ‘ChoppaTree’

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Drag-On, one of the original members of the iconic Ruff Ryders hip hop collective, has released a new solo effort called “ChopaTree”.   The Bronx native’s new single marks his re-entry into the hip hop scene, promising deliver music that will take hip hop back to it’s roots. Advertisement   With “ChopaTree”, Drag-On does just […]

DMX Granted Permission To Travel While On House Arrest Under One Condition

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DMX was placed on house arrest earlier this month, and recently submitted a travel request to a New York federal judge. The request states that the rapper needs to travel in order to work and support his children. His request was approved, but only under one condition: A round-the-clock sober coach must accompany him. The […]

DMX Checked Himself Into Rehab

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DMX seems to be having a rough ride.  Following the cancellation of a few scheduled shows in California due to a “medical emergency”, the legendary rapper has checked himself into rehab. X has been struggling with addiction throughout his career, and many fans were concerned for his health after an “erratic” performance at the Brooklyn […]

DMX Cancels Concerts Due To Medical Emergency

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DMX has cancelled a number of scheduled performances in California. According to a report from TMZ, the rapper’s show in Santa Ana was canceled due to a “medical emergency.” Additionally, the Los Angeles and San Diego dates have been postponed, reportedly due to the same medical issue. Though no one knows what the “medical emergency” is, […]

DMX Performs at B.B. Kings

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DMX strikes again…. Looking fit, strong and focused, Dark Man X tore the roof off of one of his favorite New York City locations this past Friday when he performed at BB Kings, co-sponsored by us here at The Source Magazine.   The Hip-Hop legend has frequented the venue for his loyal followers.  As he’s known, […]

The Ruff Ryders Announce a Reunion Show

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DMX, Swizz Beatz, Eve, and The LOX announce a Ruff Ryders reunion show The Ruff Ryders are about to shut down the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with a reunion show. In celebration of the imprint’s 20th anniversary, DMX, Swizz Beatz, Eve, The LOX and Drag-On are all on board for the Ruff Ryders reunion show […]