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Happy Birthday DJ Premier!

On this day in Hip Hop history, super producer and generational sound shaper DJ Premier was born in 1966. As a producer, DJ Premier has worked with Big L, Big Daddy Kane, Bun B, Common, D’Angelo, Dr. Dre, Game, Joey Bada$$, KRS-One, Ludacris, Mos Def, Nas, Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Immortal Technique and Busta Rhymes. As a founding member of Gang Starr, Premier along with emcee Guru helped get the New York boom bap movement get national acclaim and rise to be the standard of Hip Hop throughout the 90s.

Known for his smooth soul samples and steady drums, DJ Premier either worked with or influenced a majority of the more prominent and most respected names in Hip Hop. As Gang Starr, DJ Premier and Guru put out six studio albums; No More Mr. Nice Guy, Step in Arena, Daily Operation, Hard to Earn, Moment of Truth, and The Ownerz. Although the group never got any official critical acclaim or win any music awards, their influence can be heard almost anywhere Hip Hop is found.

DJ Premier is responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed tracks throughout Hip Hop history. In honor of his born day, below are some of his most popular songs that helped to define his career as a beat maker.

Gang Starr – Mass Appeal

Notorious B.I.G. – Kick in the Door

NasNas Is Like

Big L – Platinum Plus

KRS- One – MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know

From everyone at The Source Magazine, Happy Born Day DJ Premier. Thank you for all that you’ve done for this culture that we all love.

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‘Love And Hip Hop’ Star Tommie Lee Goes To Court Drunk, Gets Sent To Jail

Going to court for child abuse is bad, but going to court drunk for child abuse can only make things worse.

Love And Hip Hop’s Tommie Lee decided to show up in court for her pending child abuse case while intoxicated last week in Georgia. The judge had Lee tested and the results proved that the reality star was at least twice over Georgia’s legal limit.

Lee was jailed and is currently being being held without bond.

She was already facing prison time for child cruelty for a October 2018 incident where she slammed her daughter’s head into a locker. She was charged with battery, aggravated assault, and child cruelty charges and was eventually freed on a $27,000 bond.

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T.I. Presses Man Wearing Gucci

Although Gucci has officially announced their initiative to promote diversity and inclusivity in their company, T.I. is still boycotting them.

In the video below, the Atlanta rapper is seen schooling a young man who is reportedly wearing Gucci. “It’s what’s in you, not what’s on you,” Tip said to the man. “We make that sh*t fly.”

“Look at me, I’m fly as a muthafucka and I ain’t got that shit on,” he continued. “I look better than you as a matter of fact.”

The young man tried to make a point that T.I. used to rock Gucci before the boycott to which the vet responded, “Yeah, they showed me their disrespect and guess what, I can’t do it no more.”

The “Live Your Life” rapper was one of the many Black public figures to publicly denounce the luxury brand after the release of their wool balaclava sweater that closely resembles a person in blackface. “We ALL GOTTA Stop buying, wearing, and supporting this piece of shit company And ALL PIECE OF SHIT COMPANIES UNTIL THEY LEARN TO RESPECT OUR DOLLARS & VALUE OUR BUSINESS!!!! Our culture RUNS THIS SHIT!!!” Tip wrote on Instagram.

Gucci has since issued an apology and launched the their Gucci changemakers global campaign, which will donate $5 million to fund a scholarship program. Not sure if Tip didn’t get the memo, or he just cancelled Gucci forever.

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Rap Snacks Announces Partnership with Spencer’s to Bring Items in Stores

Rap Snacks can now be found in your local mall. The iconic snack brand has announced a partnership with retailer Spencer’s, which will place the chips inspired by your favorite Hip-Hop stars in 690 stores nationwide.

In addition to your favorite flavors, Rap Snacks will be placing a new line of t-shirts into Spencer’s, which will contribute to the work of the Rap Snacks Foundation’s Boss Up Program. The Boss Up Program was developed to provide entrepreneurship skills to youth from under-resourced communities. Those skills range from silk-screen printing to marketing and were instrumental in creating the hand designed t-shirts that will are now available.

“Rap Snacks’ cultural impact is a testament to our brand’s success. Our partnership with Spencer’s enables us to meet consumer demand, while also empowering our youth. Through the Rap Snacks Foundation’s Boss Up initiative, we are truly able to give young men and women the keys to achieve success through entrepreneurship,” said Rap Snacks CEO, James Lindsay.

Rap Snacks relaunched in 2017 and recently released new flavors featuring Cardi B and Migos. Those flavors, along with ones inspired by Fetty Wap, Lil Yachty, Boosie and Romeo, will be available in Spencer’s.

You can learn more about the Boss Up program below.

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Kylie Jenner on Being Self-Made: ‘There’s Really No Other Word to Use’

Kylie Jenner wants people to put some respect on her name because she agrees with Forbes that she is self-made.

The reality star was dubbed the “youngest self-made billionaire” thanks to the success of her Kylie Cosmetics empire. She opened up to the German edition of Interview Magazine and says she’s “very proud” of her success. “There’s really no other word to use other than self-made because that is the truth,” Jenner said in an interview published Thursday.” That is the category that I fall under.”

She did note that her popularity before launching her beauty line helped her out a lot but insists that she didn’t receive any financial support from her famous parents. “[I] am a special case because before I started Kylie Cosmetics, I had a huge platform and lots of fans.”

“I did not get money from my parents past the age of 15,” Kylie said. “I used 100 percent of my own money to start the company, not a dime in my bank account is inherited and I am very proud of that.”

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Bhad Bhabie Exposes Trippie Redd With Leaked Text Messages: ‘But 69 the one who likes lil girls’

The “Catch Me Outside” girl is airing out rappers now. How ’bout that?

Bhad Bhabie recently leaked old messages from Trippie Redd. Obviously, this was done with the intention to ruin Trippie Redd’s reputation. She chose to exclude a good majority of the conversation, while only leaving a couple of messages Trippie sent her, such as, “Come Over” and “Come alone.” To add flame to the fire, she captions the post saying, “Oh but 69 the one who likes lil girls,” taking a shot at Tekashi 6ix9ine’s sexual misconduct case. The 16-year-old social media star posted but quickly deleted the convo from her personal account.

It was rumored that Bhabie dated Trippie in the past, but he dispelled those rumors. Bhad Bhabie’s real name is Danielle Regoli, was 15 at the time of the message, while Trips is 19. She recently celebrated her 16th birthday and was gifted with a $40,000 Rolex watch. The “How You Feel” rapper has yet to respond to the incident, but is set to perform at the Rolling Loud Festival in May.

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Cliff Dixon Fatally Shot Outside of his Birthday Party

Cliff Dixon was shot and killed outside of an Atlanta club while his close friends were gathering to celebrate his 32nd birthday.

The shooting occurred outside of SL Lounge within the borders of the Chamblee strip mall in Atlanta. By the time paramedics arrived he was already in critical condition from gun shot wounds to the head. The former NBA player was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead moments later.

Authorities claim the gunman fled on foot and they were unable to catch him. There’s no telling if the situation stems from an altercation that started inside the venue.

If Cliff Dixon looks familiar to you, you may know him as Kevin Durant’s best friend or Erica Mena’s ex-boyfriend.

Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Dixon family.

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Chanel Dijon & DJ Mustard Host Baby Shower for Their Third Child

Grammy award-winning producer DJ Mustard and his wife to be Chanel “Dijon” Mc Farlane threw a quartz crystal theme baby shower called “Party Of Five” over the weekend for their third baby which happens to be their second boy. In an Instagram post, Chanel gave props to her man for being supportive through this latest pregnancy.

“My better half mustard has been really amazing through this pregnancy,” Chanel said. “Helping me tie my shoes, get out of bed, rubbing my back while I throw up, dealing with my mood swings, raging hormones, complaining nonstop, attitudes because I’m hungry, crying every day for no reason when I can’t fit something. He’s been a real trooper! Granted, this isn’t our first time around the rodeo none the less he stayed on track with his diet and worked out literally most of the pregnancy!”

The couple also shares a daughter.

 

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My better half ❤ @mustard has been really amazing through this pregnancy. Helping me tie my shoes, get out of bed, rubbing my back while I throw up, dealing with my mood swings, raging hormones, complaining non stop, attitudes because I’m hungry, crying everyday for no reason, crying when I can’t fit something 😂 he’s been a real trooper! Granted this isn’t our first time around the rodeo none the less he stayed on track with his diet and working out literally most of the pregnancy! Usually we gain weight together during pregnancy cause he eats with me😂😂 but he’s actually been super good at holding down his health during this process!! And trust me! I don’t make it easy at all lol pastrami sandwich’s, tacos, pizza, McDonald’s is always in the house😂😂 thanks babe for being so amazing to me! we are almost to the finish line 🥰

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Today In Hip Hop History: Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ LP Added To The National Recording Registry Today

Another accolade for Hovito.

in recognition of his sixth studio album The Blueprint, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s The Blueprint album has been added to the National Recording Registry.

To school you to the importance of the commemoration, according to the national Recording Registry, songs and records are archived that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States.”

Other Hip Hop songs that have been registered include Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five’s “The Message”, 2Pac’s “Dear Mama” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”.

Records by Nina Simone and Curtis Mayfield were also recognized alongside The Blueprint.

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Travis Scott Shares Pics Of Himself And Nas From New Issue Of Playboy

Hip Hop fans will be picking up the new issue of Playboy Magazine after seeing that Nad and Travis Scott will be featured in the Spring 2019 issue of Playboy.

The Houston rapper and Kylie Jenner’s baby posted pics of himself and the Queensbridge king from their photo shoot from the upcoming Sping issue of Playboy Magazine.

Is it a hint of a future project in the works? Maybe a show of solidarity between the generations. Regardless of whom or what, this will be one of the most illustrious issues of the prestigious publication since media went into the blogosphere.

Enough to be said, here’s the pics Scott posted on his IG timeline.

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@playboy @rayscorruptedmind

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