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Dis Tew Much! Hazel-E, Yung Miami & Joseline Go At It Over City Girls Diss Track “Add It Up”

Like something straight out of a Love & Hip-Hop storyline, Hazel-E and Yung Miami are currently at war on social media, with special guest appearances by Joseline, Masika Kalysha, G Herbo and even Trina. Let’s hope this all works itself out sooner than later, but before you dive into this completely WTF beef listen to the song that started it all below:



Deemed as a diss track towards City Girls, “Add It Up” by Hazel-E was sparked by her feelings that Yung Miami and JT ripped off her 2017 song “Actin’ Up” for the duo’s hit 2019 single “Act Up.” See if you agree:

This led to Yung Miami responding with “We never heard a song by the ugly ass bitch!” and also stating, “That surgery going to that hoe head!” Jump back to “Add It Up,” which includes lines like “Copy my brand, bitch y’all just the teacher/Caresha [Yung Miami] you gotta problem, now you need a feature,” as well as mentioning Yung Miami’s son and the health of her mom. After the song got a shady co-sign by Joseline, Yung Miami responded with the following:



….oh, and this too, which led to Masika and G Herbo joining in with their opinions:



Joseline of course had to add her response, which led to an even bigger drama:



…oh, and now Joseline has a diss track of her own:


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…and that led to even more back & forth:



Then, out of nowhere, Trina stepped into it to defend City Girls:



The support we guess gave Yung Miami even more courage to continue her drag session, meanwhile Hazel-E went at G-Herbo directly:



This one could probably go on all night, so we’ll keep you all updated if more jabs are thrown between these ladies. Of course, we’re hoping that someone comes and settles all this so there can be peace in the sisterhood of Hip-Hop.

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Up In The Source: Looking Back at The Notorious B.I.G.’s Covers of ‘The Source Magazine’

Happy would-be 47th birthday, Biggie!

On May 21, 1972, Voletta Wallace gave birth to Christopher George Latore Wallace, the future Hip-Hop icon that we’d all go on to know and love by many aka’s — The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, Biggie or the undisputed King of New York are usually thrown around most frequently.

On what would’ve been his 47th birthday today, it’s not hard to imagine all the things the Brooklyn-born MC would’ve achieved had his life not been ended just two-and-a-half months short of his 25th birthday. However, what he was able to accomplish in just 24 years will always be considered astounding to say the least. Two multiplatinum albums — the latter, Life After Death, even went on to achieve Diamond certification — managing a successful crew of MCs with Junior M.A.F.I.A., jumpstarting the career of a pioneering female rap solo star with Lil’ Kim, making Bad Boy the Hip-Hop record label of the ’90s alongside Puff Daddy and ultimately putting on Brooklyn in a way that still resonates from Canarsie to his beginnings in Bed-Stuy.

Biggie had an amazing relationship with The Source during his lifetime, from that notorious shoutout on “Juicy” to appearing on our cover twice before he died and multiple times in the years that followed. Today we look back on our old pal B.I.G., who by now would’ve for sure been sitting comfortably on the throne as a Hip-Hop king alongside guys like Jay-Z, Nas and Dr. Dre to name a few.

Take a look at all the times The Notorious B.I.G. was “up in” The Source. We’re sure Ms. Wallace is still smiling:


Original “The Last Word” artwork by Andre LeRoy Davis for Biggie’s first cover of The Source (Issue #70; July ’95).


JULY 1995 – The Notorious B.I.G. lands his first cover of The Source and is officially deemed “The King of New York”

Looking larger than life and standing in-between the Twin Towers, making for a photo that has now become an eerie coincidence, Biggie was at the top of his game when this cover dropped in summer 1995. The “Young, Rich & Deadly” story was helmed by OG Source writer Bönz Malone with imagery spearheaded by equally legendary photographer Chi Modu, and it’s still an extremely proud moment for us as a brand and Hip-Hop culture in general.


The Source Issue #70 (July 1995)


APRIL 1997 – The Notorious B.I.G. lands his last cover of The Source while alive

Jeff “Chairman” Mao got one of the last interviews with Biggie before he was killed on March 9, 1997, making this cover story both a profound piece of rap history and a somber memory as well. The story focused on his place at the top of the rap world after helping to bring Hip-Hop mainstream, which at the time was both a gift and curse. Many felt that although he was giving the genre some well-deserved attention on a mass level, it still was at the expense of abandoning that core street element. Life After Death was going to be his answer to the haters by proving he could do it all, commercial and hood hits alike, and we just wish he’d lived to see it all come to fruition.


The Source Issue #91 (April 1997)


MAY 1997 – The Notorious B.I.G. covers The Source again, this time way more bittersweet.

Tribute covers will never truly be something to celebrate. Sure, paying homage and giving a recently-deceased person the attention they deserve is beautiful in its intentions, but it honestly just shouldn’t have gone down this way. From a well-deserved Five Mics review for Life After Death to an unforgettable Hip-Hop Quotable from “Kick In The Door,” the whole issue was in honor of a guy who was supposed to be our future. This one will forever be a sore spot for our staff and the Hip-Hop community overall.


The Source Issue #92 (May 1997)


JANUARY 2006 – The Notorious B.I.G. continues to lives on.

Anytime you start a new year, reflections of the past will always come rushing back. To jumpstart that year, we gave the cover to Biggie and three other rap icons we’d lost at that point, including 2Pac, Eazy-E and Big Pun. Stylized in the form of stained glass figures, each man paved a way for rap to become the juggernaut that it grew into by 2006. A fitting tribute, for sure.


The Source Issue #195 (January 2006)


FEBRUARY 2007 – Biggie’s presence is still felt 10 years after his passing for a special Collectors Edition Issue.

After losing this icon a full decade prior, The Source felt necessary to give him the ultimate honor with a full tribute issue dedicated to his memory and contributions to rap. Even though it’s been an additional 10 years or so since this issue dropped, the feeling remains the same: we’ll always love Big Poppa.


The Source Issue #207 (February 2007)


DECEMBER 2008 – Biggie’s life story hits the B.I.G. screen in our special Notorious biopic issue.

Biggie had become such an icon to the world by this point, even surpassing the realms of rap, that his life story was long overdue for a biographical film. Notorious was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in January 2009, and this special Collectors Issue was there to editorialize the story with background info to the stories told throughout the film. Give this movie a watch today to see why his memory, just like he raps on “Nasty Boy,” goes on and on and on and…


The Source Issue #228 (December 2008)


Happy would-be birthday B.I.G.! Let us know what track you guys are spinning by hitting us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Exclusive: The Cast of Netflix’s ‘See You Yesterday’ Break Down How They Intertwined Black Culture Into a Sci-Fi Flick

Spike Lee has another joint for us, and this one takes us into the world of sci-fi with a cast of strong Black leads and a setting that takes place in the heart of Brooklyn. Starting today, we urge you all to expand your minds, explore the impossible and get into Netflix’s newest time traveling epic that is See You Yesterday.



Directed by rising filmmaker Stefon Bristol and starring Eden Duncan-Smith, Danté Crichlow and rapper Stro — all four of them young and ready to take Hollywood by storm — See You Yesterday centers around a plot that’ll make you laugh, cry and probably want to go study quantum physics. The film takes us into the lives of two Black teens from Brooklyn that discover time travel and use it to reverse the outcome of police brutality stemming from the death of a family member. However, they soon find out that going back in time to change the past can cause some serious problems in present time, which creates an even bigger dilemma overall. The entire story arc is told with great detail that proves this film wasn’t pulled off overnight; actually, it originally started as a short film released in 2017 before Spike linked with Stefon to give it a big-budget makeover under his legendary production company 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks. Outside of a charming cast, great storytelling and even a meta cameo by Back To The Future star Michael J. Fox, the film tackles many issues that affect the Black community on all levels.

We wanted to dig deeper to get a breakdown of how it all comes together straight from the stars themselves, and thankfully The Source got to see an early screening of See You Yesterday during Tribeca Film Festival in New York City earlier this month. We spoke with Stefon, Eden, Danté and Stro to see how each of them viewed the topics and themes depicted in the film.

Keep scrolling to see what the stars of See You Yesterday had to say about making a sci-fi film that puts Black culture at the forefront of the future on multiple levels:


“I love Black people — that’s all I can say honestly [Laughs]. When I was working on making the film, I’d never seen young Black kids do STEM [Education] before onscreen. It’s funny, because I was trying to figure out how to do the time travel — should they go through a portal? Should someone else build the machine for them? — and it happened to where it just made sense for them to be the ones who invented it; you’ve never seen brilliant kids like this before. Often in movies Black children are always [depicted as] in a gang, selling drugs, being rappers or being ball players, and I felt there was more to us than that. I needed to see that onscreen, but I didn’t know there was such a need when writing [See You Yesterday]. I was seeing comments like, “This is a need!” and “I’m so glad this came out!” [The absence] was very bothersome, so I was happy to make it.

[Making See You Yesterday] required a lot of tone balance plus trial and error. I really needed to create a story about a family, and people love this family so much that you hope to see them win. When the inevitable happens, you just want to feel sorry for them and love them. Often when we see Black people being killed by police, the media will try to find blemishes in the wrongful killing with stuff like, “He was smoking weed in his apartment” or “He robbed a store before” to warrant his or her death. I made sure there weren’t any blemishes on these kids besides their own flaws in personality. That’s a very strong component in screenwriting — Make sure your characters have flaws, please! [Laughs] I wanted to make sure that when the inevitable happens, you ultimately love them for them.”

— Stefon Bristol, director



“When we started the short in 2015, I think the most important thing was to show police brutality in a very upfront way. I think the film does a really great job at showing the spectrum of police brutality, from harassing kids on the street who are just talking to their little sisters to literally killing them in cold blood. I think that’s a very important aspect of the movie that people should take from it. Other than that, there’s the aspect of Black teenage scientists. It’s something you don’t see often. The teenagers in this film go to The Bronx High School of Science, which is a crazy hard school to get into [Laughs]! People like Neil deGrasse Tyson went there, and it’s just a really great school. It’s so important to show Black teens doing really great things like inventing time travel. I think it’s definitely time to show these two aspects in the same light so we can see the fullness of Black life. We see a lot of movies of Black life at home or just socially, but we’re showing how we have to handle ourselves around the police and also us doing more than music, sports or any of the occupations apposed on us daily. We strip away at those stereotypes and it’s just important to be showing that, especially now at this time in life.

I think Stefon’s goal with [my character] CJ was that not all female Black nerds are quiet; they can be outspoken and bold. From the colors she was wearing down to the braids, it was very important to show Black culture in that way. It’s not just curly hair or a weave, because we have so many different hairstyles that we go in and out of on a daily basis. Even the variations of the way I wore my braids in the film was conscious as well. With how loud she might be or even “rough” as Eduardo’s grandmother puts it [Laughs], CJ is still very smart. It’s never a question of whether or not she is, and I hope I brought that to the character of CJ. I hope people take away that you can be big and bold yet very focused on the things you want to do in life.”

— Eden Duncan-Smith, Claudette ‘CJ’ Walker



“For this movie in general, we were trying to tackle stereotypes of African Americans in our society and the way they’re perceived due to the lifestyles they live. Having [the lead characters] be teenagers at a predominately scientific institution, being STEM students, and being sophomores in high school wasn’t a mistake; that was intentional. It was so important to have representation for younger kids to look at this movie and feel like they could aspire to be that. For adults who have been living this life already, they now have something to relate to. For me, what I wanted to bring to [my character] Sebastian was this sense of being three-dimensional in a human sense. He’s not just a Black scientist; he’s a human being trying to get into college, he’s someone who gets frustrated with his best friend and he’s just someone trying to stop bad things from happening. I wanted all those different dynamics to be there so that when you look at Sebastian Thomas, you don’t just look at him as a Black face or a number on a screen. You ultimately see him as a human being.

[Working on set] honestly felt like I was working from home [Laughs]! The first scene that has the police encounter with Calvin, his friend, CJ and Sebastian, and the guy walks by and he’s like, “Bun a fyah! BUN A FYAH!” is so accurate! I feel like I see that everyday [Laughs]. I thought those little instances and moments that aren’t necessarily dialogue are what make Stefon a genius as a director. For me, one aspect was loving feeling at home on set and the other was being part of a great piece of art. While this has aspects of police brutality, keeping the childlike relationship between CJ and Sebastian was so important. We really wanted to show that these are children and teenagers going through something they shouldn’t have to. They’re just trying to live their lives and get into college, yet there’s something in society that isn’t allowing that. Regardless of if it’s sci-fi, fantasy or fan fiction, keeping that element of reality in there shows their drive to keep pushing back. That undertone message of keep pushing back, no matter how hard the fight gets, is integral to this movie.”

— Danté Crichlow, Sebastian J. Thomas



“Making this film was surreal for me because I’m from East Flatbush. Just watching it from an outside perspective was dope because it felt like I was home onscreen. We don’t see a lot of films being shot in those parts of Brooklyn either, especially right now. They’d prefer to go to the parts everybody frequents, or just go for the brownstone aesthetic. For Stefon to take East Flatbush and show the humanity and the everyday vibe was amazing to me. As far as what we’re trying to achieve with [See You Yesterday], we wanted to spark the conversation around police brutality and the idea of a Black sci-fi film. Someone said they hadn’t seen something like this in their generation, and to be part of this is a blessing and very special to me.

My family is West Indian, so growing up in East Flatbush you see a lot of the stuff depicted in this film. It has a very homely vibe too, because even the guy with the cart in the alley gives off a vibe like that’s his spot. There’s a lot of that in Flatbush — those characters really exist there and will not be moved. Seeing it onscreen was dope, but I witnessed that regularly in real-life growing up. That’s what you get when you go over there; that whole area is just Jamaicans [Laughs].”

When I first tried acting, the role I read for I got on my first shot. That was a blessing because I never took acting classes. I’ve sat down with an acting coach maybe once or twice, but other than that it’s been me going over roles with my management, building in the living room for the most part and sending in my audition tape. People would say things like, “You have a natural, real vibe onscreen,” and I just continued to tap into that. It was never my goal to be an actor, but after seeing this film I will say that it makes me feel like I want to pursue it further. After everyone telling me they liked what I did in this film and me watching it myself, I can see why they would say the positive things. It’s making me appreciate the art of acting way more. The difference between the film world and the music industry is a matter of weird versus fake. In Hollywood, you hear stories and it’s just like, “That’s what they do; they weird!” The music industry has a lot of people smiling but it’s hard to know who’s genuine. I’m not a big actor, but I believe that whoever sees this film will open doors up for not just me, but also for Eden and Dante. The talent always comes first.”

— Stro, Calvin Walker


You can watch See You Yesterday right now by streaming it on Netflix.

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Lil’ Nas X Signs With CAA for Global Representation

Lil’ Nas X ‘s hit single “Old Town Road” that is still No. 1 on the charts, and it was released in December of 2018. The rising star recently got signed with CAA for representation across the world according to Billboard.

Recently X was surrounded by the controversy of his country mixed with trap song was taken off the Billboard Country Charts because it wasn’t fully country. Billy Ray Cyrus came in to save the day by putting it back on the charts and making it single has been streamed more than 300 million times worldwide. Lil Nas X is currently signed to Columbia Records.

It has been at the No. 1 spot for six consecutive weeks and still counting. Nas X recently performed Rolling Loud and his fans were ready for him to perform the amazing hit single. Tomorrow we will be getting the anticipated visual to the song.

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Chris Brown Announces ‘Indigo’ Release Date During His Birthday Party

Chris Brown has already revealed he will go on tour with Nicki Minaj this summer and now you can anticipate new music to be performed. Breezy celebrated his 30th birthday party and told the crowd the album will drop on June 21.

Chris Brown’s new album is titled Indigo and is set to feature a host of stars ranging from Drake to Justin Bieber to Gunna to Tank. Giving more details, Breezy shared in a comment on Instagram he will be dropping off 30 new records to celebrate turning 30.

In the clip above you can hear a snippet of the track he worked on with the 6ix God. Details of the tour have not yet been released.

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WATCH: SZA, The Weeknd & Travis Scott Release ‘GoT’-Themed “Power Is Power” Music Video

Last night’s staggering Episode 4 of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones officially solidified that this will go down as one of the greatest television shows of all time, with the final two episodes guaranteed to send fans into a collective state of shock. However, yesterday’s airing of “The Last of the Starks” wasn’t the only premiere to come from the fantastical series, as the GoT-themed music video for “Power Is Power” by SZA, The Weeknd and Travis Scott has officially dropped.

Arriving off For the Throne: Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones, “Power is Power” sees all three hitmakers channeling a key character going for the Iron Throne in the series. The Weeknd starts things off with a homage to Jon Snow/Aegon Targaryen, in addition to the ominous Night King. While we saw the latter meet his fate by way of fan-favorite Arya Stark — a moment that will seriously go down in small-screen history — there’s still a very good chance that Jon will accept his destiny as the rightful king and rise into his true calling. Abel croons “I rise from my scars / Nothing hurts me now / ‘Cause power is power / Now watch me burn it down,” and you cen’t help but think its foreshadowing to a series finale where a resurrected male heir to the Targaryen dynasty takes the Throne.



SZA comes in next, and we see her channeling two queens actually: Daenerys Targaryen, the series’ underdog that fans have been rooting for to claim the royal ranking perceived to be rightfully hers, and also Queen Akasha, the vampire queen played by R&B icon Aaliyah in the 2002 film Queen of the Damned. The latter might be a bit of a stretch, but seeing as the crown Solana wears is almost identical to the one Akasha rocks in the campy flick that would unfortunately be Baby Girl’s last in her lifetime, it could be a slightly-veiled homage from one popular female chanteuse to another that inspired her career. The ode to Dany is quite obvious though, especially through lyrics that might even foreshadow the fate of our former Khaleesi. As she sings, “You wouldn’t take my place / Put me away / I’d die lookin’ up at your face,” and ends her verse with “Only love could kill me,” it’s not hard to assume that a battle between two certain lovers may be the deciding factor on who actually comes out on top.


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Travis closes the song with his signature ad-libs and digitized vocals, and he seems to be representing for Team Stark. Bars like “Lift the mask / They gon’ have to see what they can’t erase,” and “my lil baby, slay” are almost synonymous with Arya Stark, who killed the Night King during last week’s groundbreaking episode and also spent the better part of the series becoming a ruthless “masked” assassin known as the Faceless Men. At this point in the show, there’s no telling who will actually take the Throne, and after what has become of the Stark legacy it would be one amazing ending to give Ned, Catelyn and their entire lineage of loss family members a rightful form of vengeance.



Watch how it all ends these next two Sundays by tuning into the final season of Game of Throne at 9PM EST on HBO. Watch the music video for “Power is Power” in its entirety above, and stream For the Throne below:

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Questlove Admits He Stopped Making Music Following J Dilla’s Passing

Questlove spoke during the A.S.C.A.P.’s I Create Music Expo on Friday and dropped gems as well as provided some insightful information. He also opened up about a dark time in his life that may shock many fans.

The drummer revealed that he took an unofficial music hiatus following the passing of his close friend and legendary producer, J Dilla. When he passed away that really hit me super hard. I stopped making music. Unless it was a Roots album, I pretty much had stopped working and collaborating with other people,” he said.

On a lighter note, Questlove spoke about his friend’s genius music ability. He said, “the music god that music gods and music experts and music lovers worship,” praised Quest.

J Dilla was one of a kind had generated hits for the likes of Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu, Ghostface Killah during the span of his career. He’s missed dearly.

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Today In Hip Hop History: Gang Starr’s Critically Acclaimed LP ‘Daily Operation’ Dropped 27 Years Ago

Nothing beats a classic rap record, and few MCs were dropping them on the regular quite like legendary ’90s rap duo Gang Starr. The group, consisting of Guru holding things down on the mic and DJ Premier handling the head-bumping production, dropped six albums in their career before calling it quits in 2003. While a reunion album was reportedly planned, unfortunately Guru passed away on April 19, 2010 before the project could be completed or properly executed overall. While the Hip-Hop community definitely took a blow due to the loss, the work they did create while recording together influenced the genre in ways that we’re still seeing today. One LP that specifically represents Gang Starr’s influential legacy is their third album Daily Operation, which celebrates its 27th anniversary today.


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Comprised of jazz-tinged samples and lyrics that illustrated life in the streets of New York City during the early ’90s, Daily Operation saw Gang Starr striding smoothly towards the legendary status that we now place the group in today. The project is East Coast inspired through and through, from recording the LP entirely at the dearly missed D&D Studios on West 37th Street in Midtown Manhattan all the way to lamenting about Brooklyn on the opening track “The Place We Dwell.” Other standout cuts include “I’m The Man,” featuring the sole credited cameos by Group Home member Lil Dap and Jeru the Damaja, “B.Y.S.” — cleverly abbreviated for “Bust Yo’ Shit” — and the lead single “Ex Girl to Next Girl” that gave us one of the most 90s-looking music video ever created.



The key to Gang Starr is that, while none of their albums ever crossed Top 5 status on the Billboard 200 — their highest placement happened in 1998 when Moment of Truth hit #6 — sales were never the thing that represented their affect on the game; the music always came first and foremost. Daily Operation received all sorts of critical acclaim nonetheless, and we even included it on our “100 Best Rap Albums” list for The Source‘s 100th issue (January 1998). So, while it only reached #65 on the Billboard 200 and faired slightly better on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at #14, those numbers mean nothing when compared to the slick verses, smooth-yet-rugged instrumentals and thought-provoking bars that still makes this album a certified classic almost three decades after its original release.



Give Daily Operation by Gang Starr a spin today to celebrate the album’s 27th anniversary, and also read our original review of the album from The Source Issue #33 (June 1992) below:

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Bone Crusher Debuted 16 Years Ago With ‘AttenCHUN!’

“I ain’t never scared!”

Say that phrase to any longtime rap fan, and the response will either be “East Side!” if you’re anywhere near New York, “West Side!” if Cali vibes are your wave, “South Side!” for the ATLiens out there or “North Side!” if you’re, well, Drake. All jokes aside though, the term will forever be burned in our collective Hip-Hop conscience thanks to Wayne Hardnett Jr., better known to the world as Atlanta-bred rapper Bone Crusher.

Today we decided to take it back to 2003, as the early ’00s Hip-Hop star released his debut album AttenCHUN! 16 years ago today.


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The aforementioned Avery Johnson-produced lead single “Never Scared” is still a staple in locker rooms across the nation as a classic get-hype pregame song — the “Football Remix” was even featured in Madden 2004. It eventually would become a Top 4 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (#26), as well as a top 10 hit on the Rap chart at #6. The album has other gems featured on it as well though, including the equally hyphy “Lock & Load” intro, head-thumping “Sound The Horn” and the smooth deep cut “Peaches & Cream” among other tracks. The album, released under So So Def/Arista and produced entirely by Jermaine Dupri, also has a heavy list of heavy hitters featured throughout, including T.I., Killer Mike, David Banner, Goodie Mob and JD on an intro for the obvious standout song. Speaking of “Never Scared” (again), there’s also the fire “Takeover Remix” featuring an all-star roundup that includes Cam’ron, Jadakiss and Busta Rhymes — in that order — representing for the “EAST SIDE!!!”

The album proved to be a major success in 2003, peaking in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 charts at #11 and topping the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as well. Although many felt that the album was weighed down with too many interludes or that the production started to get repetitive — i.e. an album full of “Never Scared”-sounding b-sides — the album as a whole seamed together perfectly to make for one truly energy-inducing LP.

While AttenCHUN! proved to be Bone Crusher’s only hit album, releasing just two more albums before going silent in 2007, The Source along with everyone who’s ever played Def Jam: Fight for NY will always remember the guy who helped define crunk rap. Salute to the king!

Happy 16th anniversary to AttenCHUN! by Bone Crusher! Stream it today for a good ’03 throwback, and watch the classic music video for “Never scared” below:

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76ers’ Co-Owner Michael Rubin Calls Out Judge For Denying Meek Mill’s Travel to Canada For Game 1 of Eastern Conference Semifinals

Game 1 for tonight’s Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors will be missing one important supporter in the crowd: Philly native Meek Mill.

The reason behind his absence isn’t due to a double booking, nor is it a result of a commitment to a prior engagement or because he simply just didn’t want to take a trip across the border. No, the reasoning behind it is due to the fact that Judge Genece Brinkley has once again exercised her will to enforce Meek’s probation limitations by denying him the right to travel. Of course, many people aren’t taking the news lightly, one in particular being 76ers’ co-owner Michael Rubin.


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Judge Genece Brinkley – I know you have a vendetta against Meek Mill and are obsessed with trying to control every aspect of his life, but did you really NOT approve him to go to rep the sixers in Toronto for the game? As soon as the schedule came out, Meek asked probation for approval- they immediately approved! (FOR EVERYONE WHO DOESN’T UNDERSTAND, MEEK MUST STILL GET THE JUDGES APPROVAL PERSONALLY EVERYTIME HE LEAVES PA SINCE HE’S STILL ON PROBATION 12 YEARS LATER FOR A CRIME HE DIDN’T COMMIT) We filed w/your court as soon as the schedule came out since you need to approve travel to Canada! Since you didn’t respond to numerous phone calls and emails we even sent a lawyer to the courthouse today!! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IF THIS HAPPENS TO MEEK, WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENS TO THE AVG PERSON(WHO CANT AFFORD GREAT LAWYERS ETC)ON PROBATION??

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As he put it into words perfectly via his Instagram (seen above), Rubin is livid at the fact that Brinkley is once again doing something to Meek that, honestly, is just to be a pain in his ass. Read his unedited statement in full below:

“Judge Genece Brinkley – I know you have a vendetta against Meek Mill and are obsessed with trying to control every aspect of his life, but did you really NOT approve him to go to rep the sixers in Toronto for the game? As soon as the schedule came out, Meek asked probation for approval- they immediately approved! (YES FOR EVERYONE WHO DOESN’T UNDERSTAND, MEEK MUST STILL GET THE JUDGES APPROVAL PERSONALLY EVERYTIME HE LEAVES PA SINCE HE’S STILL ON PROBATION 12 YEARS LATER FOR A CRIME HE DIDN’T COMMIT) We filed w/your court as soon as the schedule came out since you need to approve travel to Canada! Since you didn’t respond to numerous phone calls and emails we even sent a lawyer to the courthouse today!! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IF THIS HAPPENS TO MEEK, WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENS TO THE AVG PERSON(WHO CANT AFFORD GREAT LAWYERS ETC)ON PROBATION??”

Even Drake, once rival on wax and now supporter of his brother in rhyme, had a few words to add since he’ll be in attendance to support his Raptors. Here’s what Drizzy had to say from the 6:

While Game 3 and Game 4 in the series will be hosted at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, let’s hope that all this backlash entourages the travel ban to be lifted so Meek can support his squad all week long.

Be sure to watch Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, where the Raptors will be taking on the 76ers, tonight at 7:30 PM EST. Let us know your thoughts about this story over on our Facebook and Twitter.

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