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Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates The Birth of Hip-Hop

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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates an essential nugget of Hip-Hop history. The backstory of August 11, 1973 is that it marks the day the legendary DJ Kool Herc invented the concept of the “break” during a back-to-school party he threw in New York City’s Bronx borough. Instead of playing a record in full, Herc created a […]

Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’ Canceled After Season One

Bad news for all fans of Netflix’s The Get Down. The show will not be returning for second season. Directed by Baz Luhrman, The Get Down was described as “a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to Hip-Hop, punk and disco” and was set in the Bronx in the late ’70s. The […]

Gucci Mane, SZA Announce Albums Release Dates | Source News Flash

Today in Source News Flash: Gucci Mane revealed in an Instagram post, that he will be dropping an album Drop Top Wop on the one year anniversary of his release from prison – the project is dropping tomorrow (May 26th). Also in music news, SZA will be dropping her possibly final album Ctrl on June 9th. Netflix […]

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Words by: Khari Clarke From The Source Magazine Issue #269 | 2016   With the advent of series like The Get Down and The Breaks, we take a look at the history of Hip Hop on the small screen. Advertisement During Hip Hop’s genesis in the 1970s, the genre encompassed several facets of New York City […]

Migos Drop New Video, AABA Releases Tomorrow | Source News Flash

Today in Source News Flash: Joey Bada$$ is set for release of his sophomore album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ tomorrow. Migos release video for “Get Right Witcha.” Tomorrow  is coming to Netflix for season two. A$AP Bari previewed on Instagram his upcoming VLONE x Tupac Shakur project. Take a look at the Public School x Air Jordan 12 ‘Bordeaux’ […]


Anyone who loves Hip Hop culture was aware that last week Netflix released The Get Down, a slightly fictionalized yet entertaining and informative look at the early years surrounding the birth of the culture. It offers a look at how the first seeds were planted and its growth into the multi-billion dollar industry we know it to […]

Watch The Official Trailer For Netflix’s New Series ‘The Get Down’

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From Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators including four-time Oscar® winner and fellow executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis; and expert collaborators, including Hip Hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George, The Get Down is a […]

Nas Writes Songs For Upcoming Netflix Series ‘The Get Down’

Baz Luhrmann‘s highly anticipated show The Get Down makes its debut this summer on Netflix, and the Hip Hop drama has gotten a creative boost from Hip Hop veteran Nas.  Luhrmann attended a panel discussion at the Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend and announced the Queens rapper is serving as a producer for The Get Down, and will pen […]

Major News Announcement From Netflix At CES® 2016

The world’s leading Internet television network, Netflix, announced that its service is now available in more than 190 countries. The company made the announcement — and the service went live — during a keynote by Co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings at CES 2016. Hastings said: “Today you are witnessing the birth of a new […]

The 15 New Netflix Original Series to Be on The Look Out For in 2016

We’ve given you a rundown of the new titles to expect from Netflix this month — but what can we expect from the streaming service this year? According to CBS News Netflix will roll out 15 new original series in addition to new seasons of series we already know and love. The new titles are: 3% […]