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The Source Announces Programming and Docuseries Chronicling Hip-Hop 50

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The Source has announced a new docuseries exploring 50 years of Hip-Hop through two iconic luminaries of Hip-Hop culture. Titled How It Started/How It’s Going, the new series will pair a member of the new generation with one of the classic era. Visit for more information Together, the two titans will share their thoughts, […]

Iconic Moment In Hip Hop: Lil Kim And Foxy Brown Cover The Source Magazine

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Who remembers waiting for that Thelma & Louise album from rappers Lil Kim and Foxy Brown back in 1996? Visit for more information While the album was one of the most anticipated albums of that year, it would never see the light of day after the two Brooklyn femcees dissolved their personal and work […]

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 […]

Former The Source Editors Revisit How Mag Covered 1992 LA Riots

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In 2020, we are witnessing an uprising from Black America in the form of Black Lives Matter protests and riots as the country gripes with the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Visit for more information The outpour of anger for many became reminiscent […]

Exclusive: A Boogie wit da Hoodie Represents New York City on the Cover of The Source’s Inaugural ‘The Future’ Issue

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Throughout The Source’s 30 year history, we have consistently created a platform that recognizes and honors the pioneers of the culture while simultaneously engaging talent discovery like no other media outlet. Celebrating the pioneers and spotlighting new artists has been our mission since the late 80s and has been intricately woven into each issue.  This issue […]

Former Source EIC, Carlito Rodriguez To Write For Chance The Rapper’s New Film

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The Source is not only “The Bible of Hip-Hop,” but clearly a launching pad for numerous Hollywood big wigs.  One of the most successful alum from this distinguished school of Hip-Hop journalism is screenwriter Carlito Rodriguez. Rodriguez was not just any writer, but one that rose through the ranks from contributor to become the Editor […]

[WATCH NOW] ‘A Hip-Hop Carnival of Fun,’ SOURCE360 2018 Block Party Recap

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On Saturday, Sept. 9, 2018, The Source and NorthStar Charities presented its Annual SOURCE360 Block Party in downtown Brooklyn. Visit for more information Kids, families, emerging artists and the general public were treated to a wonderful a day of outdoor activities and live performances at the Annual SOURCE360 Block Party. Starting off the medley […]

ROAD TO SOURCE360: Labor Day Weekend Madness With The Source

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Next up on The Road to SOURCE360 is the 2018 West Indian Day Parade. Visit for more information Every year, during Labor Day weekend, thousands of islanders descend on the streets of Brooklyn to celebrate Caribbean culture and this year, The Source Magazine was in full effect.  Our team popped out on Eastern Parkway, […]

Designer LaQuan Smith to Partner with ASOS on Mass Market Collaboration


Words by Shatay Speights Visit for more information LaQuan Smith, whose designs are favored by Cardi B, Beyonce, and Rihanna, is bringing his sexy garments to the mass market to dress millions of 20-somethings in a partnership with mega online retailer ASOS. The announcement of this collaboration between the Queens, New York native and […]

Join The Team! The Source Celebrates 30 Year & Wants You To Be Down

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Over the last 30 years, some of the entertainment industry’s greatest journalists, editors, authors, cartoonists, comic book creators, screenwriters and filmmakers have come through these pages. By committing ourselves to excellence, we continue to be the launching pad for those interested in crafting their skills in publishing and the home base for those who love […]

Take a Look at What You Can Expect from the Debut Collection from Playboy White Label


Words by Shatay Speights Visit for more information The famous lifestyle and entertainment magazine Playboy is widely known not only for its provocateur but also for its work with social justice, activism and sexual expression and liberation. Playboy is now gearing up to take a dive deeper into the fashion industry with the launch of […]