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  2. The Thursday Night Football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns was all but wrapped up as a win for the Browns and then it took a sharp left and got violent. The post SOURCE SPORTS: Myles Garrett Hits Steelers’ Mason Rudolph With Helmet, Sparks Calls For Suspension appeared first on The Source | The Magazine of Hip Hop Music,Culture and Politics.
  3. By: Amira Lawson Happy 37th Birthday to Boosie Badazz! The Baton Rouge rapper released his new album titled, Talk Dat Shit. Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, made a name for himself in the Hip-Hop industry with his high pitched voice and Southern influence. Boosie’s last project was Badazz 3.5 which dropped in March. The album comprised of 15 tracks, yet due to only selling 300 copies, the singer took to Instagram live to address fans. “If you did not support ‘Badazz 3.5’ can you please exit my live. That’s all I’m asking, I only want to see 300 people on this live,” The rapper stated. Boosie needed to talk just to his actual fans, getting out those that fake the support of his music career but tune in to watch Boosie’s usual wild antics. The Baton Rouge rapper has a history of getting the crowd hyped with hits like “Wipe Me Down,” “Set it Off,” “Trust Nobody,” and “Mind of Maniac.” The new album ​Talk Dat Shit​ consists of 18 tracks, with only a feature from The Rap Game’s Miss Mulatto. Happy Birthday to one of Hip-Hop’s veterans! The album is available below. The post Boosie Badazz Drops Album in Celebration of His Birthday appeared first on The Source | The Magazine of Hip Hop Music,Culture and Politics.
  4. By: Amira Lawson Singer Ciara seems ready to “Level Up” as she is set to host the 2019 American Music Awards. The American Music Awards is an annual music awards show and has been formally hosted by greats in the industry like Tracee Ellis Ross, Jimmy Kimmel, and Pitbull. This is not Ciara’s first hosting gig, in 2016 she hosted the Billboard Music Awards alongside Ludacris. Ciara stole the heart of her fans in 2004 when she released her debut album titled Goodies. The album included some of the singer’s greatest hits including, “Oh,” “1, 2 Step,” “And I,” and “Goodies.” Ciara came out at a time that rhythm and crunk became very popular replacing girly introvertive energy with her seductive dancehall charm. This year, Big Freedia, Kesha, Lizzo, and Camila Cabello, are amongst the confirmed artists set to perform in the show. Maybe the “Level Up” singer will be amongst the lineup in a surprise performance. The show will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Turn your TVs to ABC Network on November 24th to enjoy the show. The post Ciara Will Be Hosting 2019 American Music Awards appeared first on The Source | The Magazine of Hip Hop Music,Culture and Politics.
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  6. As Kanye West continues to promote his newest album Jesus is King, he’s still going to church on Sunday- and this time it will be one of his biggest Sunday Services yet as he has officially announced that he has accepted prominent pastor Joel Osteen’s invitation to perform at his Lakewood megachurch in Houston on Sunday, November 17. Unlike many of his prior services, the event will take place on Sunday evening due to a prescheduled service at the church in the morning. However, Osteen will reportedly be conducting a 15- to 20-minute “conversation” with West at the 11 a.m. service as part of his sermon. (Osteen’s team has remained mum about what the conversation will entail although the theme is reportedly about Kanye’s journey to finding God.) In an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Ye said that “God is using me as a human being, as humbly as I can put it, he’s using me to show off.” Kanye will then return for the 7 p.m. service to perform with his choir. Seating will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis for the 11 a.m. service while the evening service will require advance tickets. Tickets for the evening performance are free to the first 45,000 customers and will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Friday. The event comes after weeks of speculation and an invitation from Osteen. Several reputable sources confirm that the rapper and pastor do speak on the phone occasionally. For those who can’t make it to the actual Sunday Service in Texas, the event will be streamed on SiriusXM. It will also be reportedly streamed on Facebook Live, YouTube, the Lakewood Church website, and the Lakewood Church app. The post Kanye West Confirms Sunday Service at Joel Osteen’s Church appeared first on The Source | The Magazine of Hip Hop Music,Culture and Politics.
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  8. Kodak Black was sentenced to 46 months in prison on Wednesday. Kodak was hit with Federal weapons charges and in August pleaded guilty to lying on a background form to purchase the weapon. During his sentencing, Judge Federico Moreno told the 22-year-old South Florida rapper “Young people do stupid things and I normally give them a break for that, the problem is that you have been doing stupid things since 15.” The “Tunnel Vision” performer does, in fact, have a long criminal history despite his young age. In 2016, Kodak was indicted on first-degree sexual assault charges in South Carolina, and just a year ago was sentenced to a year in jail for gun and marijuana possession. Aside from his criminal record, Kodak hasn’t been making a lot of friends in the music industry. Yes, Kodak has worked with some of the rap game’s brightest like Travis Scott, French Montana and Young Thug, but he potentially burned a lot of bridges after his comments on Lauren London following Nipsey Hussle’s death. On Instagram live, Kodak is heard saying, “I’ll be the best man I can be for [Lauren London]. I’ll give her a whole year, she might need a whole year to be crying and s–t for him.” This comment sparked immediate backlash online and prompted Dave East to remove Kodak Black from his latest LP Survival out of respect for Nipsey. Kodak has also taken shots at legendary Atlanta rapper T.I. and Philadelphia rapper Gillie Da Kid in the diss track “Expeditiously.” One other rapper comes to mind when you see this level of discourse in hip-hop and that’s Gucci Mane. Gucci himself admits that he became the “boogeyman” of Atlanta based on his reputation in Hip-Hop. Gucci served several stints in prison, created a large amount of industry beef but eventually made a life change that turned the boogeyman of Atlanta into the Godfather of Atlanta. Putting Gucci’s arrest to the side, the rapper had no trouble creating enemies in the industry. It wasn’t his beef with Jeezy that turned deadly in 2005 that gave Gucci a bad reputation, but it was a tweetstorm in 2013 when Gucci aired out a laundry list of industry people for no apparent reason. During his regrettable tweet session, the Alabama born rapper insinuated that he and Waka Flocka Flame ran a train on Nicki Minaj, said he wanted to smash T.I.’s wife, Tiny, named T.I., Yo Gotti and Jeezy on his top 3 p—y a– rappers list, and so much more that kept Gucci isolated from the industry similar to how Kodak’s comments on Lauren London have damaged his reputation. Turning back to Gucci’s legal troubles, in a timeline created by DJ Booth, from 2005-2013 the “Lemonade” rapper was in and out of jail for different charges like aggravated assault, probation violation, damage to government property, battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the last of which landed Gucci in prison and eventually forced his life change. Gucci credits his wife Keyshia Ka’oir for his life change from prison, but Gucci has also said that being in prison with lifers and getting clean helped change his perspective on life. Following his release, Gucci remained clean, got in shape physically, married Ka’oir and got back to making music and mending fractured relationships including with Nicki Minaj who collaborated with Guwop on the song “Make Love” in 2017. Aside from making music, Gucci also was able to detail his life story in his book The Autobiography of Gucci Mane where he breaks down when he was first exposed to using drugs, selling drugs, and presents stories that any reader would assume that Wop was dealing with some form of paranoia and PTSD. Gucci and Kodak share similar stories in similar parts of the map. Kodak Black is the self-proclaimed “Project Baby” who has struggled with staying out of trouble just like Gucci. Fortunately, Kodak is only 22 and has plenty of time to make the turn. He’ll get another chance but he first has to admit his mistakes. For the next 3 years and 8 months, Kodak has an opportunity to “pull a Gucci Mane” and right his wrongs not just with the law but with the industry. It’s going to be difficult for artists to work with Kodak after he disrespected the late Nipsey Hussle and the mother of his child Lauren London as already shown by Dave East. More importantly, if Kodak doesn’t work through his issues with the law whether the solution is therapy, sobriety, or a good woman, two of which Gucci credits for his shift, Kodak will not have a career in music. There will always be a bag for Kodak when he gets out, no question. There are artists who haven’t had a popular record in a decade who are still making money in music. But if Kodak really wants the bag that he had the potential to get when he first took off, he has to make that life change. The post Kodak Black’s Career is Over Unless He Has a “Gucci Mane” Revelation appeared first on The Source | The Magazine of Hip Hop Music,Culture and Politics.
  9. Former pro football player Spice Adams’ social media alter ego, Cream E. Biggums, is a viral sensation known as an oblivious recreation league basketball player who wears goggles and out-of-date gear, with dreams of making it to the pros. To elevate his game, Cream recently partnered with Samsung to release his latest short film, a self-styled workout video capturing his latest signature moves for pro scouts. The new video gives fans a never-before-seen look at the secrets behind his hilarious fancy footwork and how he uses the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 (an ultra-slim 2-in-1 tablet with PC power), to bring Cream to life on the screen. Samsung provides creators, thinkers, and doers with the tools they need to do more and be more, and nowhere is that clearer than with the Galaxy Tab S6. For years, football fans knew Adams for his skills on the field, but now, fans know him for his alter-ego: Cream E. Biggums, a man on a journey to make it as a professional basketball player. To help Cream grab the attention of professional basketball scouts, we paired him up with the Galaxy Tab S6, an ultra-slim 2-in-1 tablet to help take his character—and his game—to the next level. The post SOURCE SPORTS: Former NFL Player Spice Adams Teams Up With Samsung to Release His Latest Short Film Showcasing the Galaxy Tab S6 appeared first on The Source | The Magazine of Hip Hop Music,Culture and Politics.
  10. After a very long summer and a couple of weeks of NBA ball played, Carmelo Anthony is finally back in the NBA. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN dropped one of his trademark Woj Bombs Thursday night revealing Melo’s return to the league will align him next to Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and the Portland Trailblazers. Woj states Melo will ink a non-guaranteed deal with the Blazers. The non-guaranteed contract is currently what Dwight Howard is playing under for the Los Angeles Lakers, essentially allowing for the team to easily cut ties if the arrangement is tanking. The post SOURCE SPORTS: Carmelo Anthony Signs with the Portland Trailblazers appeared first on The Source | The Magazine of Hip Hop Music,Culture and Politics.
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  12. Here is a brand new Tory Lanez track called “Thoughts” featuring Lil Wayne and Lloyd. The Play-produced song, which samples Lloyd and Wayne‘s classic single “You“, appears on Tory‘s Chixtape 5 album, available on streaming platforms now. You can listen to “Thoughts” after the jump below! What are your thoughts on the collaboration?
  13. On this date in 1986, Adam Horowitz (Ad Rock), Adam Yauch (MCA) and Michael Diamond (Mike D) aka The Beastie Boys, dropped their sophomore LP Licensed To Ill on the Def Jam Imprint under Columbia Records. On the heels of the successful LL Cool J Radio album and the cult classic flick Krush Groove, Def Jam head honcho Russell Simmons decided to head in the most unconventional direction with the quasi-punk rock/Hip-Hop trio for Def Jam’s follow up to those monumental releases. The original title of this release was Don’t Be A Faggot, but Columbia Records pushed Simmons to change the homophobic title. Rated as one of The Source Magazine‘s Top 100 Best Albums, Licensed To Ill received the coveted five-mic status, a precedent for Jewish Hip Hop artists. In less than six months after its release, this critically acclaimed project earned the Beastie Boys a platinum plaque, lead by the singles “Brass Monkey,” “No Sleep Til Brooklyn,” “Hold It Now, Hit It” and the storytelling smash “Paul Revere.” Unfortunately, crew member MCA lost his battle with cancer in 2012, which actually caused a resurgence in the album’s popularity and sales. Salute to Def Jam, Russell Simmons, Ad Rock, Mike D and the continued legacy of MCA for creating such a timeless Hip Hop classic! The post Today in Hip-Hop History: The Beastie Boys Dropped Their ‘Licensed To Ill’ LP 33 Years Ago appeared first on The Source | The Magazine of Hip Hop Music,Culture and Politics.
  14. On this day in Hip-Hop history, Method Man released his debut solo LP Tical. Sticking to RZA’s plan on industry domination, Method was the first to roll out his solo LP after the ridiculous success group debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In the early years of the Wu, Method Man had grown become the public face of the group. His larger than life persona and a multitude of styles won over the hearts and ears of fans after the groups first single “Protect Ya Neck” had “Method Man” on it’s B-side. Tical delves deeper into the sinister villainous style previewed on 36 Chambers. Method Man creates a dark anti-hero on this album who hungers for the career of wack rappers and perpetrators. It was truly a violent introduction to one of the most outrageous members of the Wu, second only to ODB in theatrical personality. Considered a “two-man show” by critics, the album was almost entirely produced by RZA. As the Wu’s architect, RZA created specific sounds for each member. Method unique sonic was the most film inspired. Meth continued to build a character likened to the many crime bosses and master villains that starred in his beloved Kung-Fu flicks. Aside from the image, lyrically the album is on another level. Method Man flawlessly juggles synonyms and metaphors with a flow that weaves in and out of the beat to create a hardcore symphony of Shaolin style. Commercially, the album was a hit and only added on to the cipher of success revolving around the Wu-Tang Clan. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart selling a million copies within a year of its release. It kick-started a wave of successful solo albums and keep afloat RZA’s five-year plan to becoming the greatest rap group in history. The post Today in Hip-Hop History: Method Man’s Debut Album ‘Tical’ Turns 25 Years Old! appeared first on The Source | The Magazine of Hip Hop Music,Culture and Politics.
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  18. The wait is over. After much anticipation, Tory Lanez unleashes Chixtape 5, the fifth installment in his popular throwback series. And this time he’s not playing around. Not only did he remake some of his favorite R&B hits from the early 2000s, but he also got the original artists to appear on them. Ashanti revisits her 2002 smash “Foolish” on “A Fool’s Tale” (and also appears on the cover), Lil Wayne and Lloyd remake “You” on “Thoughts,” and Chris Brown turns up on “The Take,” a 2019 update of “Take You Down.” “When me and Chris work, we just work mad fast,” Tory told Rap-Up. “I didn’t think he would do it honestly and he just came out the clutch and sent it one day.” Other guests on the nostalgic 18-track set include Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Jagged Edge, Jermaine Dupri, The-Dream, Mýa, Trey Songz, Fabolous, and more. This marks the first time Tory has released a Chixtape to streaming services. The first mixtape dropped in 2011 and quickly became a fan favorite, leading to three more in 2014, 2015, and the latest, Chixtape 4, in 2017. “The Chixtape series is something that has a cult following. The Chixtape series is bigger than Tory Lanez,” said the 27-year-old singer-rapper. “I know that this means a lot to [my fans], bringing it back, because they thought that it was gonna end at 4. It’s a way more important experience this time.” And could Chixtape 6 be in the future? “I definitely got enough material to keep going if I wanted to, and hopefully I will,” teased Tory.
  19. Jhené Aiko and Big Sean’s relationship keeps inspiring more music. After lending her vocals to Sean’s “Single Again,” the former couple reunites on “None of Your Concern,” which also features vocals from Ty Dolla $ign. The two address the aftermath of their breakup and where it all went wrong. “The audacity to question me like you ain’t leave me out here on my own / I was traumatized and suicidal / Sick and tired, I am not to blame,” sings a heartbroken Jhené. “Now I can say / Get your bitch ass off my phone / Please leave me alone / I am not your girl anymore / You need to watch your tone.” Sean comes in at the end to share his side of the story. “No there’s not a day in these modern times you haven’t crossed my mind / We both crossed the line / Seems like I needed you more than I needed myself / Just like I always felt like cheating on you would be cheating myself.” But he still has feelings for his ex. “But every time I lay down I think about you naked,” he sings before adding, “I made you cum nine times in one day.” Jhené and Sean broke up last year, but remain friends. In May, Jhené dropped her “Triggered (freestyle),” which many believed was about her ex. “I know you all love the drama and would like to think everything i do or say is about him, but i’ve been through plenty of other things and situations that i pull inspiration from when i sit down to create a song,” she said. Both artists have new projects on the way. Jhené is working on the follow-up to 2017’s Trip, while Sean is readying Don Life, his first solo album since 2017’s I Decided.
  20. Gunna keeps the hits coming. Hot off collaborations with Travis Scott, Roddy Rich, and Blueface, the YSL rapper teams up with producer NGHTMRE on “Cash Cow.” Gunna adds his luxe flow over NGHTMRE’s synth melodies and percussive notes, boasting about his penthouse suite, designer drip, and millions of fans. “Ni**a take care like cash cow / Penthouse sweet at the top of the mound,” he raps. Along with the song, the two have debuted the cinematic video, which follows a chaotic heist through the streets of Los Angeles. Best known for his electronic music, NGHTMRE is no stranger to hip-hop with a growing résumé that includes collaborations with A$AP Ferg, PnB Rock, and Wiz Khalifa, plus remixes for Ice Cube and Smokepurpp.
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