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The Source’s Editor-In-Chief Resigns

Joshua “Fahiym” Ratcliffe resigned his position as Editor-in-Chief of “Hip-Hop Bible” The Source Magazine today (Aug. 16). According to Ratcliffe, the reason for his abrupt departure is a difference of opinion between himself, Chief Brand Executive Raymond “Benzino” Scott and CEO Dave Mays. Ratcliffe said Little Brother’s album,The Minstrel Show, was to receive a rating […]

Murder Charges Against Cassidy Lowered

Murder charges against Philadelphia rapper Cassidy were lowered today (August 16) in court. The charges against the rapper were dropped from first-degree murder to third-degree murder, stemming from a shooting behind his Philadelphia row home. The shooting came on the heels of the rapper’s highly anticipated sophomore album, I’m A Hustla, on Swizz Beats’ Full […]

Hiero Imperium Signs O.C.

D.I.T.C. member O.C. has signed with the indie label Hiero Imperium and plans to release his fifth solo album Smoke & Mirrors later this year. Described as a concept album about conflict and hypocrisy in the entertainment industry, Smoke & Mirrors is intended to finally launch O.C.’s rap career, after numerous fruitless attempts. "Knowing my […]

Melyssa Ford Says ‘Superhead’ A Bad Influence On Young Women

Hip-Hop/R&B video models Melyssa Ford and Karrine “Superhead” Steffans have both been able to gain mass recognition and transition that success into other careers, but Ford says the similarities end there. Ford, a Canadian-born model and host on Black Entertainment Television, said that Steffans’ best-seller “Confessions of a Video Vixen,” was sending a negative message […]

Mystikal Hit With Tax Charges

Rapper Mystikal, who is currently incarcerated for sexual battery, has been hit with another charge for allegedly failing to file his federal income tax returns, according to officials at the IRS field office in New Orleans. The New Orleans rapper, whose real name is Michael Tyler, is charged with two counts of not filing his […]

Mayor Of Minneapolis, MN Declares ‘Hip-Hop Weekend’; Slick Rick, Slum Village On Board

The Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota has been declared August 19-21 a “Hip-Hop weekend,” complete with performances from Slick Rick, Slum Village and others. The 4th Annual Twin Cities Celebration of Hip-Hop celebrates the power of community through Hip-Hop culture and education. The theme this year is “Be Healthy” and workshops, MC’s, DJ’s, Breakdancers, Beatboxers and […]

Pharrell Tops Esquire’s Best Dressed List, Opening 10 Fat Burger Restaurants

Pharrell Williams has landed on top of Esquire magazine’s annual “Best Dressed Men in the World” edition. Esquire chose Williams for "injecting dressed-up luxury into hip-hop style and thereby influencing a new generation of guys to consider more than just a pair of baggy jeans a reflection of their youthful vitality." Twenty other men made […]

Killer Mike Talks Hip-Hop ‘Boxes’

Killer Mike’s moniker is certainly suggestive of aggressive activity, but in the Atlanta rapper’s opinion, Hip-Hop artists have isolated themselves from each other in a way that stagnates diversity. “We put ourselves in our own little box. [People say,] ‘Well, I’m art so I’m going to stay in this box’ and ‘I’m conscious so I’m […]