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SHHHHHH – Somebody Disses Jay-Z…That Should Just Shut Up.

AllHipHop Feed - 2 hours 12 min ago

TELL DUDE HE'S A VISITOR!

3D Na’Tee Remixes Jay-Z’s “The Story of OJ”

AllHipHop Feed - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:35pm

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS REMIX?

Jada Pinkett Smith Denies She’s A “Swinger” With Will Smith

AllHipHop Feed - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:13pm

JADA DENIES THE SEX TALK! READ MORE!

Queen Latifah Searching for the Perfect Broadway Role

AllHipHop Feed - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 5:13pm

THE QUEEN NEEDS THE PERFECT ROLE! READ MORE!

Roy Woods Releases Mid-Summer Anthem “What Are You On?”

TheSource Feed - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 3:35pm

OVO artist Roy Woods has been going off with new music and videos. He recently released a video with MadeInTYO for one of his standout tracks off Nocturnal, “Instinct”. Now, he’s back with a brand new record titled “What Are You On?” with a much broader style and diverse range of production. The dance tune sports a contemporary and simple hook that has a weird way of getting stuck in your head. It follows a triumphant OVO gang anthem “Say Less Freestyle” that premiered on OVO Sound Radio episode 47.

The Brampton, Ontario native is on the verge of dropping his debut album, Say Less . Although there isn’t any clear confirmation on the release date, we imagine it will be sooner than later. “What Are You On?” is the lead single from the forthcoming studio effort. Produced by Stwo.

In other news, the young musician will be taking the stage with his OVO honcho Drake later this summer for the 8th Annual OVO Fest.

Listen to the new record below and tell us what you think.

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The-Dream To Be A Dad For The Eighth Time

AllHipHop Feed - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 3:02pm

THE-DREAM TO BECOME A FATHER OF EIGHT READ MORE!

Rick Ross To Pay Restitution In Kidnapping Case

AllHipHop Feed - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 1:07pm

ROZAY WILL PAY UP READ MORE!

Meek Mill Takes Shots At Nicki Minaj On New Album

AllHipHop Feed - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:09am

IS MEEK IN HIS FEELINGS? READ MORE!

R. Kelly Is Hugh Hefner!

AllHipHop Feed - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:52am

STOP THE HYPOCRISY!

Common Donates $10,000 to Arts School in Harlem

TheSource Feed - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 9:04am

Rapper Common most recently displayed his generosity after donating $10,000 to Harlem’s Renaissance School of the Arts in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org.

The money will be aid the institution in purchasing more art supplies and science instruments.

“I always felt like one of my biggest duties and purposes is to hit the youth with something that’s inspiring,” he told the Associated Press.“Hit young people with something that can motivate them to be in their greatness.”

To present the students with their surprise, the rapper appeared at the Renaissance School to speak on the importance of honing your talents and persevering.

His mother, Dr. Mahalia Hines, a teacher and member of Chicago’s Board of Education also spoke at the school, touching on the lack of resources that teachers often face.

“A lot of the materials you needed to teach, we weren’t given the money to do it so you just went out and bought your own,” she noted. “If you had to have notebooks … you bought them because there were many lessons you definitely would have not been able to do without them,” she said.

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Hear The Roar Of Jagwa | Is Jagwa The Jamaican Jay Z?

TheSource Feed - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:57pm

Jagwa lives his life in verse, and in particular, his brand of poetry in motion resonates in many forms. He extends listeners a refreshing opportunity for self reflection, while also eliciting a response from them. By leaving room for contemplation with an ode to culture and integrity that is hard to come by his ability to engage listeners and becomes a subtle call to action to fully take in the world that surrounds them.

Recently, Jagwa’s single “Chinese Food” put forth a mix of elements that combine to find steady footing with a hip hop slant. There is a message hidden within a catchy tune that reveals some hidden underlying harmonies. The original video, and remix featuring Dblock/The Lox member Styles P, drew a great deal of attention with viewership in the millions within weeks of their release. There is something to be said for an artist that can come on strong with a battle cry to make a point or slip in a easy serenade for consideration.

Present day Jagwa is worlds away from where he started. His narrative starts in Jamaica, where as a youth he struggled to stay alive on the mean streets. In what is very much a rags to riches story, the artist who’s given name is Vernon Spencer, found a way out by way of words. Jagwa carved out a name for himself by lending his gift to others as a ghostwriter for top reggae and dancehall acts. On the path to popularity he flexed his muscles to get the attention of the right people, and needless to say he pulled out all the stops to impress.

More than a decade and a half ago the up and coming talent crossed paths with rhythm producer Cordel ’Skatta’ Burrell who recognized his ability to steadily tap into meaningfulness and interpret vernacular. This introduction would eventually launch Jagwa into the exclusive songwriter arena as he worked to provide ballads for a who’s who of artists including Elephant Man,Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, Merciless, Harry Toddler, Cecile and many more. It was at this time that Jagwa’s skill set was recruited by Bounty Killer who brought him into the fold with ‘Grung Gaad’ via the Alliance family.

Soon thereafter he released the hit “Guinness by the Case” propelled him into the picture in terms of mainstream appreciation. He would later make his way to the U.S. and fall into work with notable producers and international labels. Take for instance the success of his collaborations such as ‘Feeling Something’ with French Beats International and the rendition of “Move It” he did with DJ Snake. He’s proven that coming together for a greater purpose elevates all parties as seen in a multitude of configurations including “Gang War Medley” with Mavado, Bounty Killer, Dr Evil, Elephant Man ft Wayne Marshall, Sizzla, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, and Jagwa. He draws inspiration from others including Spragga Benz, Mad Cobra, Papa San, Lt. Stitch, and Shinehead to name a few.

Jagwa’s ability to transition from songwriter, performer, and promoter brings the vibe into an entrepreneurial orbit. Thriving at this level requires more than just a knack for making music and working long hours, it’s knowing how to balance intentions and accomplishments. It’s not about basking in star status for this mega talent, drive and hustle lead the way for this a mogul in the making. He’s branched out, even taking on multiple roles as an investor. From mentorship to production and even signing on to high caliber entertainment events like Fyre Fest, and noticeably this is to the extent that people have likened him
to the Jamaican Jay-Z.

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On The Rise: IAmStylezMusic “Hey Mama Africa” Video

TheSource Feed - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:42pm

IamStylezMusic has got something super hot happening with “Hey Mama Africa” in both terms of sound and also visual appeal to really drive home the desired vibe of the song.

The exclusive world premiere of the single “Hey Mama Africa” is available by digital download on the artist’s website iamstylezmusic.com

Preview the full visual HERE!

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Expect The Unexpected: Happenstance

TheSource Feed - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 5:15pm

From working in venture capital to being the person responsible for connecting Skullcandy Headphones and Stance Socks with some of the biggest names and brands in the culture, Clarke Miyasaki, the Executive VP of Business Development shares his journey and tells how hard work, social relationships and applied skills can create successful career opportunities.

INTERVIEW By MICHAEL LASALLE

This article was originally published in The SOURCE Magazine, May issue #272

Can you describe your role at Stance Socks? I identify companies or influencers to put deals together that introduce Stance to new customers and drive revenue while fitting within our brand ethos. Stance has several “Punks & Poets” ambassadors from the worlds of Sport, Art and Music. These partnerships bring millions of new eyeballs to Stance and account for a significant portion of the company’s revenue.

Explain how Hip-Hop helped develop business growth. Hip-Hop culture is driven by authenticity. A brand can’t fake its way into acceptance. At Skullcandy, we partnered with Roc Nation and Jordan Brand to name a few. At Stance, we have many Hip-Hop inspired socks. My favorite Stance sock of all time is a Tupac sock, where you actually tie his bandana over your shin.

Tell us about your career journey. My first consumer brand was Skullcandy. Founder Rick Alden wanted me to work there to close deals with rappers, cool brands and athletes. I told him “I’m a Mormon kid from Sugar City, Idaho, you definitely have the wrong guy!” Thankfully, he was persistent and talked me into giving it a shot. My “big break” came as an intern before my senior year at BYU, where I worked with Jeff Kearl, the founder of Stance. This is the fifth time Jeff and I worked together since that summer internship.

Who are your inspirations? I am inspired by my Pops who taught me to care about others first. I also have a rock star wife, who keeps the trains moving with our four children when I’m spending too much time working and traveling.

What is your advice on achieving success? Success is a big dose of luck mixed with hard work and talent. You never know when your career break is going to happen, so treat everyone with love and respect, and work your butt off every chance you get.

What is your favorite part of the job? Closing deals. I love negotiating and making things work for both parties. The other rewarding part is seeing your product on customers. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Stance logo on the NBA court. As a lifelong NBA fan, that moment will be hard to top.

What’s the worst part of the industry? Early on I had no idea what I was doing at Skullcandy. It was hard to figure out who was legit. People claim they have a connection to certain artists or athletes, but they really don’t. Luckily, I had people in the industry to help navigate my way.

What can we expect from Stance this year? There are great things coming! It is our first full year as the on-field sock of MLB, so I’m excited to see Stance add its style to classic MLB team uniforms. I’m also excited to see the Rihanna collection each season.

Follow @ClarkeMiyasaki @STANCESOCKS

 

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New single “Gold” by EROCK features Tory Lanez

TheSource Feed - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:54pm

Brooklyns own Erock has just released his new single “Gold,” which features Toronto’s very best Tory Lanez. The Brownsville native tapped Lanez for the second single off of his debut mixtape “16,” which released earlier this year.

Before the thought of being a working model entered his mind—Sutton began making beats and recording at the age of 16. Signifying the birth of his passion “16” brings a fresh yet classic sound to the current climate of the Hip-Hop/Rap scene.Compromised of records that tell his story from the beginning to the self-created lane he has made today. The16 track list features guest appearances from Tory Lanez, Mr.Papers, and a few #GBM affiliates from his own camp of fellow emerging artists.  The mixtape opens with the numerology definition of the number 16 before the first track “ The Runner”, which sets the tone for the refreshing sound from the NY lyricist.

Shawn “EROCK” Sutton, got his start in the industry as a model in the fashion world. Growing up in Brooklyn, in the Brownsville projects in New York City gave Sutton the instinctive skills to beat any odds thrown his way. Now going by his alias Shawn Sutton he has become one of the most sought after black male models in the industry period. Working with celebrated brands such as Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, Ted Baker, Target, Macy’s as well as Rihanna’s River Island and celebrities like Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, J. LO, and R. Kelly.

With almost a decade of working in fashion and entertainment as “the face” for several brands, Sutton is diversifying his own brand and getting back to his first love, music. EROCK has been crafting his musical sound and stretching his artistic reach growing into the raw, unfiltered, poetic-classic Hip-Hop representation, which is an authentic mirror of his truest self.

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Jay-Z Releases Visuals For “Kill Jay Z” Off ‘4:44’ Album (VIDEO)

AllHipHop Feed - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:51pm

WATCH HOV'S LATEST ARTISTIC ACCOMPANIMENT TO HIS NEW ALBUM

HERSource: ‘Power’ Actress Naturi Naughton Welcomes First Child

TheSource Feed - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:18pm

Naturi Naughton has welcomed her first child with longtime boyfriend, Ben, news reports confirm. The new mom gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, July 19.

The Power actress confirmed to Us in March that she was expecting. The former 3LW singer found out she was pregnant in the midst of shooting season 4 of her Brooklyn-based STARZ original series.

Earlier this month, the actress looked stunning in a white lace dress, showing off her baby bump with the hashtags “#StillPregnant” and “#AnyDayNow.” In June, the couple did a stunning maternity shoot with Essence magazine.

“I feel really happy; pregnancy has been good to me,” the actress told the magazine at the time. “I’m in love, I’m looking forward to just sharing this next level of life. My whole life has been about working and being in the girl group and being on stage and being an actress, but now I get to really enjoy a bigger purpose, which is motherhood, so I’m really excited.”

Power is currently in its fourth season and airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.

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The Alchemist Pays Homage To Prodigy With Release Of Mobb Deep’s “Try My Hand”

TheSource Feed - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:01pm

One by one, more and more big names in Hip-Hop are coming forward to honor the legacy of Prodigy. Today brings us previously unreleased Mobb Deep track “Try My Hand.” Alchemist, Mobb Deep’s longtime producer, dropped off the track as part of his The Good Book Vol. 2 collection with UK producer Budgie.

The song is nothing short of what Mobb Deep typically brings, with a smooth beat, captivating sample, and narrative carried throughout the bars. Prodigy handles the hook and adds a verse of his own. It’s a great piece to hold onto as we mourn and celebrate the New York legend. You can stream “Try My Hand” below through Soundcloud.

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Tory Lanez Taps Trey Songz For “Wild Thoughts” Remix

TheSource Feed - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:00pm

Tory Lanez has made it his thing to take popular songs and make them his own. Last summer, it was Drake‘s “Controlla” and DJ Khaled‘s “I Got The Keys.” Recently he tried his hand at Khaled’s “Shining” and Playboi Carti‘s Magnolia.” Today, Lanez brought back Fargo Friday with a remix to Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” ft. Trey Songz.

Lanez uses his high-pitched autotune to sell himself to whatever lady he’s trying to get on. Trigga Trey does what he does best, laying out some very sensual lyrics. This will be sure to find itself into most DJ’s playlists, following up Carlos Santana’s “Maria Maria,” the original “Wild Thoughts,” and Fabolous and A Boogie’s “Wild Thots.”

Tory Lanez reported that his sophomore album is nearly done and will not have any samples, which is unique as people feel he can only make good music when it is sampled. There is no set release date or title for the album, but you can check out his “Wild Thoughts” remix below in the meantime.

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