City of Chicago to Release 100 Video and Audio Recordings of Police Shootings

According to a memo obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) is preparing to release recordings of about 100 Chicago Police shootings and uses of stun guns next week. The recordings are “tentatively scheduled” for a June 2 release and include police shootings, uses of stun guns, as well as incidents […]

Compton’s Own YG and AD Connect for “Thug” Track + Video

California stays active with the state’s young stars constantly collaborating, as seen recently with YG and Nipsey Hussle combining forces to produce the “FDT” video. YG is at it again, hooking up with Compton’s AD, who got the “Juice” in the last year, a buzz track produced by Sorry Jaynari, who also produced this new collaborative […]

It’s Official: #RunningManChallenge Has Gone Viral

Set to Inoj‘s 1999 hit single “I Want To Be Your Lady,” two Maryland college basketball players, Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley, have ignited a new trend with multiple videos of their version of the running man. Their videos have prompted others to share their interpretations on the internet, causing its hashtag to go viral on Twitter. […]

On the Rise: Meet Emerging “Color Theorist” Film Director, Nef Film

Nef Film is a one of the kind female director on the rise who embodies her fascination with motion pictures. Passionate about her interests, she eventually moved from her hometown in Maryland to New York for film school. Once established in the city and introduced to other talented filmmakers, Nef decided to partake in a […]

Retrospective: Phife Dawg and A Tribe Called Quest

Plenty of millennials were late to the party when it came to A Tribe Called Quest. By the mid-90s, when they had albums like Midnight Marauders on rotation and were playing go-to feel good tracks like “Award Tour” on repeat, the group had already been around for almost a decade (which is especially astounding considering their official formation was in […]

Mavis Staples Performs at Premiere of HBO’s “MAVIS!”

Last night, HBO hosted the red carpet premiere of the new HBO Documentary Film “MAVIS!”, including an exciting a surprise performance by the legendary soul singer herself, Mavis Staples. Following a red carpet and cocktail hour guests gathered at Florence Gould Hall theatre for an exclusive screening of the film – which follows the 60-year career of the 2016 Grammy winner and […]

Photo Recap: JBL Host Private Screening of Damian Lillard Music Video

Bigger than Us…..   Last Thursday night, music fans and basketball enthusiasts gathered for the JBL In Studio private screening of NBA All-Star Damian Lillard’s at new music video “Bigger Than Us” at the Harman Store (JBL’s parent company) in New York City. Hosted by iconic radio personality and hip-hop journalist Miss Info, the invite-only event […]

[Video] Throwback Interview With Casey Veggies

Casey Veggies stopped by our offices over the summer to play some unreleased records and chat with us on the eve of the release of his debut album, Live & Grow, his first project since his critically-acclaimed Life Changes impact in the winter of 2013. The Inglewood native and inaugural signee of Sylvia Rhone’s Vested […]

[Video] Throwback BTS at Rick Ross’ Photoshoot

In 2010, Ross was experiencing one of the great ascensions of all the rappers whose careers were launched in the 2000’s, thanks in large part to a steady output (Port of Miami, Trilla, Deeper Than Rap) that had him in position to make 2010 the most pivotal year of his career, as his relationships, fanbase […]

Sa-Roc Sheds Light On Police Brutality In “Heaven On Earth” Video

With smooth and conscious flows, Sa-Roc takes on police brutality in her latest song to get a visual treatment, “Heaven On Earth.” The video features news clips and footage from around the United States that shine light on the tense relationship between law enforcement and citizens, as well as the grim realities that currently exist […]

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

Big Sean 1st Quarter

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

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

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] Throwback Interview with Just Blaze

Is Just Blaze in your top 5? After the ridiculous mix we watched him put together at Bacardi’s Mango Fusion event in 2014, it would certainly be justifiable if he was. Before Just took the stage at the Chelsea party and paid tribute to Illmatic, we asked him his thoughts on it as the 20th […]

[Video] Londell McMillan Discusses The Source Power30 Issue at The Breakfast Club

The Source’s 18th Annual Power 30 issue was released earlier this year in September, and naturally, the debates have been ongoing ever since. From industry power players to radio DJs and personalities to websites and blogs, we diligently ranked the 30 best contributors to each of those important Hip-Hop culture platforms. Like he always does […]

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

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 […]