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Flashback Friday: Wiz Khalifa in ‘Uncovered’ with The Source Magazine

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Wiz Khalifa rose out of a crop of internet stars in 2010 and became the biggest one, practically breaking the internet with the release of his Kush & OJ mixtape and developing a cult fan-base made up of Chuck Taylor and camouflage short-wearing weed enthusiasts. They would eventually help his debut album’s lead single, “Black & Yellow,” peak […]

[Video] #FBF Big Sean Covers 16th Annual Power30 Issue (2013)

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Armed with lessons learned from the process surrounding his lukewarmly-received debut album, Finally Famous, Big Sean embarked on album journey #2 during the summer of 2013. Having successfully placed his stamp on 2012 with his scene-stealing contributions to the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, Cruel Summer, Sean looked to mature both his persona and his music […]

[Video] UnCovered with Jadakiss: The Source Holiday Issue Cover Shoot

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Jadakiss just returned from a 6-year album drought to release his long-awaited Top 5 Dead or Alive album, which featured versatile singles featuring everyone from Swizz Beatz and Ne-Yo to Nipsey Hussle and Future. The hiatus did little to kill Jadakiss’s hype–he’s remained relevant through mixtapes and features, and remains one of the best rappers […]

[Video] UnCovered with Jeezy: The Source Holiday Issue Cover Shoot

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After an extended hiatus following his emotionally and politically charged The Recession album, Jeezy has returned for the second leg of his career with a renewed fervor, and Church In These Streets makes the third album he’s released since 2011, each of them selling at least 100,000 copies in their respective first weeks, an incredible […]

[Video] UnCovered with Rick Ross for Man of The Year 2010

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Rick Ross is back with a new album, Black Market, his third in two years, so we decided to flashback to when he was first named The Source’s Man of the Year, in 2010, alongside Rookie of the Year Wiz Khalifa. It was a huge year for Ross. He released what’s widely regarded as his […]

[Video] UnCovered with Chance The Rapper as Rookie Of The Year 2013

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Picking the Rookie of the Year can sometimes be a daunting task, and require weeks to months of conversation and debate. Back in 2013, the conversation was brief. From the moment his free Acid Rap mixtape-album was so hotly coveted it leaked on the internet prior to its release–have you ever heard of a mixtape […]

[VIDEO] UnCovered with Rick Ross: The Source Holiday Issue Cover Shoot

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The Black Market is now open. Rick Ross’s eighth album is now officially in stores and available online—much like our 2015 Holiday Issue, which features the “Bawse” himself on the cover. The Source was invited to shoot the MMG head honcho at his mansion in Atlanta. We captured exclusive behind the scenes video with “Renzel,” […]

#TBT: UnCovered with Ice Cube

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Ice Cube graced our first cover of 2014 after having a record breaking January, and if history repeats itself, two years later, he could be poised to do it again. His blockbuster comedy, Ride Along, in which he co-stars with Kevin Hart, broke the January weekend box office record upon its release, and if you’ve […]

#FBF UnCovered with Wale

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Just after apparently being on the phone with Drake for an hour, Wale chatted with The Source during his Comeback Artist of the Year photo shoot about being the “guinea pig” for internet artists, as far as being one of the first to have an actual retail album in stores. It was an awkward time […]

UnCovered with Pusha T

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The recently announced G.O.O.D. Music President hit our Midtown offices back in 2013 to shoot his first ever solo print cover, in commemoration of his solo debut, My Name Is My Name. Just like Pusha’s albums, this was nothing you’d expect, complete with a snake that we managed to drape over the coke rap pioneer’s […]

UnCovered with J. Cole

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In case you didn’t know, we were the first to put J. Cole, a young kid from Fayetteville, North Carolina that scored a deal with Jay Z in New York City and had the support of an entire generation, on a magazine cover. Just before his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, hit stores, […]

UnCovered with Rick Ross

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You may have heard that Rick Ross is a pretty interesting guy. We captured his larger-than-life personality back towards the end of 2013, as he prepared to release his 6th album, Mastermind. He posed for our cameras in Williamsburg, New York City graced the cover of our October issue, donning several furs, including the infamous […]