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The Source magazine used to be considered the Hip-Hop Bible, and it wasn't hyperbole. At the height of its influence, The Source Awards was a mainstay, and the ceremony honoring the accomplishments of rappers and the culture is set to return next year after a hiatus of almost two decades.

Today Nas’ debut LP Illmatic is regarded as an unadulterated Rap classic and is arguably the greatest Hip-Hop album ever recorded. Nasty Nas was considered the second coming of Rakim and his album was declared a classic months before it ever even surfaced by leading Rap publications like The Source and Rap Pages.

Ice Cube has matured since his days of being a highly revered MC who was known for his honesty and social commentary. Now a power player in Hollywood, the successful legend spoke on his production company, Cube Vision, Ride Along, his forthcoming Everythang’s Corrupt LP and more in the cover story for The Source Magazine’s April/May issue.

With a number one album in Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q proceeds with the proceedings this evening as TDE’s next up by covering The Source Magazine’s April/May 2014 issue.

In the Hip-Hop community, the elephant in the room in this year’s Grammy discussion is whether Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ The Heist will oust Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city for Best Rap Album and Album of the Year categories. Macklemore just happens to cover The Source‘s “Man of the Year” issue, and spoke with the magazine about […]

Chance The Rapper, who became an overnight favorite due to his critically acclaimed mixtape Acid Rap, caps off a stellar year with a cover appearance on The Source magazine’s “Rookie of the Year” issue.

The Source magazine’s annual Power 30 issue dates back 16 years, and like each before, this year’s edition was the topic of conversation throughout the blogosphere. Expect that to continue with today’s announcement of the top five picks on their digital list.

Big Sean released his sophomore album, Hall of Fame, yesterday (August 27) and commemorated the occasion by treating a fans to a free concert at Terminal 5 in New York City.

Juicy J and Big Sean have something in common other than sharing an August 27 release date. Yesterday, The Source magazine announced that the Three 6 Mafia rapper will also grace the cover of their annual “Power 30” issue, hitting new stands this week.

Big Sean has a lot to celebrate, including the release of his sophomore album Hall of Fame. With less than 12 hours to go before the project is available for purchase, we discover that the Detroit native will also cover one of two covers of The Source magazine’s annual “Power 30” issue.

Fabolous dug a grave for himself when he tweeted “Any studios open yet?,” after Kendrick Lamar shook up the world (more particularly New York City) with his “Control (HOF)” verse. The Brooklyn rapper has yet to respond, opening up the forum for jokes, slander, and the like.

We’re posting this for archival purposes only and because it’s sort of a slow news day. Benzino, the Boston rapper turned founder of The Source magazine and now active participant on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has been exposed. We’re not talking about his alleged shenanigans at The Source, we mean a selfie showing off […]