Category Archives: Music

Tupac Shakur: “God Has Cursed Me To See What Life Should Be Like”

In 1994 Tupac had an interview with Ed Gordon, about legend’s conviction, ideals, and unapologetic stance. The award-winning journalist sat down with the rapper/actor/activist to dive into his ever-controversial persona. In the interview, Tupac defends the rap game, citing his peers as the ones responsible for bringing widespread attention to violence in the ghettos of […]

Yo! MTV Raps: From beginning to end

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In 1988 the hip hop revolution began to be televised when MTV debuted Yo! MTV Raps Yo! MTV Raps (also known as Yo!) is a two-hour television music video program and the first hip hop music show on the network. It was MTV’s first large attempt at incorporating rap music videos into its format, enabling […]

Wu-Tang: An America Saga premiers September 4 on Hulu

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Wu-Tang: An America Saga stars Joey Bada$$ as Inspectah Deck and Dave East as Method Man. The series is based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in the early ’90s, it captures the forming of the Wu-Tang Clan, the vision of Bobby Diggs aka RZA, who unites the men torn between music […]

Best hip hop debut albums from the ’90s (in my opinion)

Best hip hop debut albums from the '90s

Today I’m taking you back to ’90s hip hop and the best debut albums, in my opinion. Dr. Dre: The Chronic (1992) The first one on my list of best debut hip hop albums is The Chronic. Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, released in 1992, redefined the West Coast sound. Above all, the album illustrates Dre’s […]

Hip hop artists that have a ’90s flow to their music

There’s a reason why the golden decade of hip hop was the ’90s. Golden age hip hop is characterized by its diversity, quality, innovation, and influence on the genre. The music was experimental and the sampling from old records was eclectic. So it’s no surprise that the ’90s are making a come back in today’s […]

The best Rap T-Shirts spotted at Coachella 2019

The annual Coachella Festival is one of the greatest live music events of the year, and The Sourcewas on grounds for Weekend 1 to take in all that three days of rap, rock, R&B and everything in between had to offer. Since Coachella does festival style like no other, we had to test the Hip-Hop knowledge […]

Eminem reissues breakout album ‘The Slim Shady LP’ 20 years after

“Hi! My name is!” – many introductions in the history have been started with this famous opening line, that rocket the Slim Shady into the rap history, bringing Eminem aka Marshall Mathers along for the ride. “The Slim Shady LP” was released 20 years ago, and, the singer says, he’s marking the anniversary by reissuing the […]

Novella based on Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” video

The Beastie Boys’s video for “Sabotage” is one of the all-time greats. Not only is the song itself one of the best from the group’s stacked catalog, but Spike Jonze directing MCA, Ad-Rock, and Mike D as they run around in thick mustaches and aviators, playing pretend ‘70s cops, is an eternal delight. A quarter-century after “Sabotage” […]

Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

25 years ago, the Wu-Tang Clan released their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. Today, or more precisely this spring, we’ll be watching a four-hour Showtime documentary about the most influential hip-hop groups of all time and how it all came to be. How did it all start? Wu-Tang Clan was formed in the […]

Nas: Nasir album review

Two years after claiming he’d finished his album, Nas’ Nasir finally came out back in June of 2018. Mixed reviews Race discrimination, police brutality, conspiracy theories, these are all classic Nas subjects. Yet, upon its release, the album received mixed reviews. You could say that the worst part about Nas’ latest album is Nas himself. […]

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