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[WATCH] Benzino: ‘Andre 3K’s 1995 Source Awards Speech Was Meant For Me’

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On one of the the more recent episodes of Ray Daniels’ Goats and Underdogs podcast, former Source Magazine owner Ray Benzino claimed that Outkast’s Andre 3000 and his “The South got something to say” speech at the 1995 Source Awards was aimed directly at him. Visit for more information Benzino said, “The reason why […]

How The Source Awards Started A Trend In Hip Hop

How The Source Awards Started A Trend In Hip Hop

Back in 1995, it wasn’t the Grammys, The Oscars or The Billboard Awards that the culture wanted to attend—everyone wanted a ticket to the coveted Source Awards. The newly established event started a trend of realizing we can reward, honor and OWN the rewards of our talents. We can also dedicate a show to our […]

Five Reasons Why Hip-Hop Needs The SOURCE Awards Back

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This evening, with the airing of BET’s Hip Hop Awards, we reflect on the most legendary cultural awards show of all time in Hip Hop.  Concluding a lengthy hiatus, The SOURCE AWARDS is planning to mount a strong comeback. The last SOURCE Awards show was in 2005, unfortunately leaving a profound impact and void on the culture. Despite […]

L. Londell Mcmillan and The Source Announced 2022 Return for Source Awards

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After the recent announcement of The Source Streaming, chairman and owner-publisher of The Northstar Group, which publishes The Source Magazine, L. Londell McMillan, has announced the iconic Source Awards will return in 2022 ending a 17-year hiatus. Visit for more information “Hip-hop needs its premiere awards show back,” McMillian said in an exclusive to […]

Beyonce Re-Creates Lil Kim’s 1999 Source Awards Look


Halloween isn’t over until Beyonce says so. Visit for more information The Queen Bey channelled her inner Lil Kim vibes and re-created a few of the Queen Bee’s most iconic looks. She re-did Kim’s Source Awards 1999 red carpet outfit, her “Crush On You” video look, the blue chanel bang hair-do, as well as […]

#FlashbackFriday: Eminem at the 2001 Source Awards

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Visit for more information In 2001, Eminem was one of the hottest young artists in the game, and after breaking into the mainstream with his multi-platinum Slim Shady LP in 1999, he released the Marshall Mathers LP the very next year, solidifying his place as one of the best-selling and most popular rappers in the game. […]