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Common, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Freeway join DJ Aktive to Celebrate The City

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Diddy, Alicia Keys, Nas, and Janet Jackson tapped as their tour DJ because DJ Aktive has his finger on what various cities are feeling— what moves them and what makes them special! Now, here is time for him to capture that spirit on one track. He does that masterfully with his new single, “The City” […]

HBD: Five Hip-Hop Songs That Samples Gladys Knight

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Gladys Maria Knight, born May 28, 1944, known as the “Empress of Soul,” is a singer, actress, businesswoman, and author. Knight is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner, who is known for the hits she recorded in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s with her music group, Gladys Knight and the Pips, consisting of her brother, Merald “Bubba” […]

‘Tis The Season of A 360 Give Back: SOURCE360 Recap Video Series

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While most folk are winding down, wrapping their gifts, hanging their stockings and OD’ing of homemade eggnog, The NorthStar Group and The Source wants you to remember the power of service and giving. Check out our annual recap of the 2018 SOURCE360 Conference and Festival. This four-day conference which took place September 6ththrough the 9ththis […]

The Source Presents The 5th Annual SOURCE360 Conference and Festival

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SEPTEMBER 6-9, THE 5TH ANNUAL SOURCE360 CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL TO BRING TOGETHER HIP-HOP ICONS, NEW & EMERGING MUSICAL TALENT & INDUSTRY ACTIVISTS TO CELEBRATE HIP-HOP & PROMOTE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SOURCE360 HONORS ARETHA FRANKLIN WITH A HIP-HOP & R&B LIVE TRIBUTE In the Wake of Cultural Shifts in the Country, Hip-Hop Has Overtaken Other Genres as […]

Philly Freeway Needs Immediate Kidney Transplant

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Former Roc-A-Fella Records and current Roc Nation signee Freeway was diagnosed with kidney failure almost three years, but this past week, the Philly rapper, whose given name is Leslie Edward Pridgen, updated his fans on his condition via Instagram from Baltimore’s John Hopkins Hospital. They say a person needs just three things to be truly […]

Kool G Rap Releases “Wise Guys” Featuring Freeway And Fame(M.O.P.)

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Hip Hop’s golden era constituent, Queens’ native, the godfather of Mafioso rap, legendary and influential emcee, Kool G Rap, broke out in the late 80s and early 90s as one half of the duo with DJ Polo. Together, Kool G Rap and DJ Polo released three undisputed classic albums; beginning with their debut album, Road […]

Listen to Freeway’s New Single, “Hot As Ice”

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It’s been a couple of years since we officially heard from Freeway. In 2014 we saw him release Highway Robbery with the late The Jacka, and Broken Ankles with Girl Talk, and his last solo studio album was in 2012 with Diamond In The Ruff. Still, there’s nothing like a new joint from one of […]

Why “Live At The BBQ” Was One Of SXSW’s Livest Events

Music festivals and Hip Hop have always had an interesting relationship. Hip Hop only festivals such as A3C in Atlanta and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival present a different formula, but mainstream festivals by nature typically only feature a sprinkling of rap’s finest on top of their indie rock and electronic infused schedules. While this […]

HASEEB, Curtiss King & Freeway Link for “Deep Gritty”

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When the old school wisdom of a street-savvy survivalist meets the ever-ambitious hunger of new talent, an undeniable chemistry will emerge. Listen as Southern California emcee HASEEB and producer Curtiss King team up with Philly’s own Freeway to bring you the second single, “Deep Gritty,” from their upcoming EP, The Daisy Chain. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/215810035″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] -Savannah Britt […]

#NewFuego | Freeway & Scholito Remix Yeezy & Vic Mensa’s “U Mad”

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Freeway, alongside his artist, Scholito hop on one of the most popular records out right now.  This is the first time I’ve heard Scholito, and I’m diggin the kid’s flow and voice.  It actually sounds like he should have rocked on the original version.  Respect to Freeway as well, it’s good to hear him still […]

Beanie Sigel Talks about Possible Roc-A-Fella Reunion & More

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Freeway Ricky Ross, Freeway and Beanie Sigel recently visited Monie Love on BOOM 107.9 in Philadelphia where they discussed the Roc-A-Fella reunion at Jay Z’s Tidal B-Sides show in New York City last weekend. Monie asked if there will be a State Property reunion and if there would possibly be a Jay Z collaboration in the future and […]

Rest in Peace: The Jacka Shot & Killed in Oakland Last Night

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Rest in peace, homie.   Bay Area rapper The Jacka, real name Dominic Newton, was gunned down in East Oakland sometime last night.  The rapper, whose music was influential in the West Coast rap scene spanning more than two decades, was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head at 94th Ave. and MacArthur Blvd. […]