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Slick Rick Pops Up at Staten Island Gala Envoyed by Ghostface Killah

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Slick Rick recently made his presence known for a noble cause. On Thursday night (September 30), Slick Rick popped up at the 1st Annual K Woods Foundation Community Center Fundraiser and Auction in Staten Island with a surprise performance. The hip-hop icon swiftly breezed through his collection of classics including “The Show” and “Children’s Story.”  […]

Ashanti, Ja Rule, Wu-Tang Clan, and Redman Make History at Staten Island Peace and Unity Festival

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On Saturday, July 10, hip-hop made an illustrious impact on Staten Island, one of New York City’s most underestimated boroughs. The inaugural Staten Island Peace and Unity Festival took place this Saturday with Ashanti and Ja Rule as headliners alongside Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, and Redman. Sponsored by community organizations The Water […]

Method Man Surprises Fan Suffering From Life-Threatening Illness


Method Man is more than just a great rapper and esteemed actor. Last week, after he found out there is a patient at Staten Island University Hospital suffering from a life-threatening illness who happens to be a dedicated fan of the Wu-Tang Clan, Meth decided to cheer them up. Visit for more information According to […]

[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. Visit for more information Dark Man X put on his first post-prison performance Saturday night at Mr. Ciao in Staten Island. The energy was through the roof […]

Staten Island Declares November 9 ‘Wu-Tang Clan Day’


The borough of Staten Island in NYC has formally recognized November 9 as “Wu-Tang Clan Day” in honor of the pioneering hip-hop group. Visit for more information The Wu celebrated the 25th anniversary of their classic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) today, with the group appearing on the US breakfast show Good […]

Wu-Tang Clan Released Their Smash Single ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ On This Day, 24 Years Ago

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On January 31st, 1994, The Wu-Tang Clan released one of their most beloved singles in the course of the collective’s career, “C.R.E.A.M.” from their groundbreaking debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Visit for more information Setting off the tone, Raekwon‘s opening verse gave birth to one of the most renowned lines in the history […]

Mob Wives’ “Big Ang” Raiola Mural Unveiled In Staten Island


Staten Island has memorialized Angela Raiola in a “Big” way. Visit for more information A giant mural of the late Mob Wives star, known as “Big Ang”, was unveiled Sunday on the side of her sister’s baby clothing boutique, Country Mouse, on Forest Avenue. “I’m not here for a long time, just for a […]

Mob Wives’ Drita D’Avanzo Arrested In NYC For Assault


Hot-headed Mob Wives star Drita D’Avanzo was arrested late Tuesday afternoon following an argument that turned violent. Visit for more information The reality star allegedly threw punches at another woman in Staten Island after a verbal altercation between the ladies escalated, said police. The video below shows the 40 year old reality star punched […]

NYC Bridges And Highways Closed Due To Protests Over Eric Garner Verdict


the citizens of the Big Apple and other cities around the country showed their dissatisfaction in our justice system last night by it to the streets Visit for more information Last night, protesters took to the streets of NYC and crippled the city, shutting down bridges and major highways and streets, primarily in Manhattan […]

Jury Nears Decision On NYPD Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner

A panel in New York City is quietly nearing its own conclusion about another combustible case involving the death of an unarmed man at the hands of police Visit for more information Amid the fallout from a grand jury’s decision in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, the grand jury […]


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metroPCS Celebrates Staten Island Bay Street Grand Opening with the Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Project, Power 105.1,and  the Source Magazine To Improve Public Safety And Empower Local Youth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HIP-HOP SUMMIT YOUTH COUNCIL (HHSYC) AND THEIR HIP-HOP AGAINST GUN & GANG VIOLENCE PROJECT, WITH METRO PCS, POWER 105.1, THE SOURCE MAGAZINE […]

METROPCS Supports Project To End Gun And Gang Violence In NYC And NJ

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METROPCS Hosts A Grand Opening BBQ With The 7 E’s 4 Power Tour Created To Provide Jobs And Help End Gun & Gang Violence In an all out effort to reduce gun and gang violence during the hot summer months the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council has partnered with metroPCS and Power 105.1, with support from […]

Stream & Download Chise’s “Almost There: Visions, Vices, Vulnerabilities”

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After releasing several videos and singles, Staten  Island’s native, Chise, rises to the scene with his debut project titled Almost There: Visions, Vices, Vulnerabilities. Channeling the message of ambition, life challenges, and the ills of everyday struggles, Chise delivers each subject in this smooth 17 track tape. The 21 year old carefully selects unorthodox 808 based productions […]

Introducing…Staten Island’s Own Chise. Listen To His New Song, “I Want It All”


Visit for more information Fresh talent from the 5th boro. Every once in a while here at The Source, we introduce you guys to some fresh talent that’s come across either or speakers or inboxes, and today, we’re here to remind you that Wu-Tang and Mack Wilds isn’t the entire Staten Island story. Everyone, […]

Wu-Tang Affiliate Shyheim Jailed After Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident

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Visit for more information Shyheim Franklin, 36, the Wu-Tang Affiliate rapper who is also known as Manchild, Golden Hands, Little Shyheim and The Rugged Child, recently surrendered himself to police on Wednesday in relationship to an early New Year’s Day crash which killed Felipe Avila of Staten Island, police sources   Shyheim is facing a charge […]