AHH STRAY NEWS: The Source's New Chief, Chopper's Pork Skins, Justo's Awards

The Source Magazine has named a new Editor-In-Chief in Joshua "Fahiym" Ratcliffe. For the past two years, Ratcliffe has moved up the ranks in the magazine relatively fast. He began his tour of duty at The Source as the Cultural Editor and was eventually promoted to Deputy Editor. As the EIC, Ratcliffe replaces Kim Osorio, who made history as the first female head of the magazine. Osorio hasn't announced any future plans.

Bad Boy's Chopper (a.k.a. Young City) was made famous through P.Diddy's "Making The Band," but now he’s pushing Rap Snacks' Pork Skins and Cracklins as the spokesperson for the brand. Instead of the television, the rapper's image will appear on the packaging of the snacks along with positive messages like “be who you are without shame" and "seize every opportunity." Chopper is still signed to Bad Boy South and expects to drop a single this spring. After selling 3 million bags last year, Rap Snacks with Chopper's mug are coming to a hood near you.

Yesterday, Justo's 9th Annual Mixtape Awards came off without a hitch at B.B. King's Bar & Grill in midtown Manhattan. The invitation-only gala was hosted by Rap City’s Mad Linx and featured the likes of Rah Digga, Common, Stat Quo, The Game and a number of other rap luminaries. Sean “P. Diddy” Combs won Best Mixtape Top Exec & Lifetime Achievement Award and veteran Lovebug Starski took home the Mixtape Legends Award.

Below are the winners at Justo's 9th Annual Mixtape Awards

Best Mixtape of the Year

Big Mike & Green Lantern: The Champ Is Here (Jadakiss)

Best Mixtape Top Exec & Lifetime Achievement Award

P. Diddy

Best Personality on a Mixtape

Kay Slay

Best Mid-West Mixtape Artist

Bump J

Best Underground Artist On a Mixtape


Best Mixtape DJ

Green Lantern

Rookie of the Year

DJ Radio

Best Female Mixtape DJ of the Year

Lazy K

Best Dirty South

DJ Ron C

Best Mixtape Team


Best Mixtape Producer

Green Lantern

Mixtape Legends Award

Lovebug Starski

The DJ Pinkhouse Award

Greg Street

DJ Threat Award

Smooth Denali

Best DVD Magazine


Best Mixtape Duo

Big Mike & Green Lantern

Best Underground Mixtape DJ


The Red Alert Award

Ron G.

West Coast DJ of the Year

DJ Warrior

Mid-West DJ of the Year

DJ G-Spot