The Source is a United States-based monthly full-color magazine covering hip hop music, politics and culture. Founded in 1988, originally as a newsletter, it is the world's longest running rap periodical. While the magazine was undoubtedly the foundation, The Source has created 27 years of content with accomplishments stretching far beyond the pages of the magazine. With eyes and ears steadily to the street, The Source's wealth of content speaks volume to the double decade history of its coverage and legacy in the game.
Contributing Writer November 2015-September 2016.
Work published in The Source Digital Issue 001, Print Issue #269, Print Issue #270
Frank Ocean Is Paving A New Way For Creative Introverts To Thrive, TheSource.com, August 31, 2016.
On The Rise: Toronto’s Manny Rite Is Finding A Way Or Making One, TheSource.com, August 20, 2016.
On The Rise: HellaNames Is Making HellaMoves His First Year In The Game,
On This Rise: AirlineJay Is Fighting The Good Fight With His Brand Of Feel-Good Music,
On The Rise: Chris Stylez Is Putting His Heart On His Sleeve In The Realest Way, TheSource.com, August 18, 2016.
On The Rise: Pro Era’s HansSOLO Links With Sincere For An International Collaboration, TheSource.com, August 15, 2016.
On The Rise: Young Planet’s New EP ‘All Our Lives Dreaming’ Is Exactly What Experimental Hip Hop Needs, TheSource.com, August 12, 2016.
On The Rise: 21-Year-Old Malc Stewy Takes It To The Everglades On “Decisions”, TheSource.com, August 8, 2016.
On The Rise: Allen Poe Finds Clarity In New EP ‘Light Bulb Over My Head While I’m Thinking’, TheSource.com, August 8, 2016.
[Interview] 2 Chainz Talks Balancing Music With Business While Proving He And His Dog Trappy Are The Definition Of #FriendshipGoals, TheSource.com, August 6, 2016.
Get Hooked On HBO’s Latest Mini-Series Success: The Night Of, TheSource.com, July 31, 2016.
On The Rise: From The Military To The Music World, Intelligenz Is The Real Deal, TheSource.com, July 29, 2016.
On The Rise: Life From #TheWinners Circle With HusKingpin, TheSource.com, July 26, 2016.
Recap: Wu-Tang’s RZA And Interpol’s Paul Banks Are Really Onto Something, TheSource.com, July 23, 2016.
On The Rise: Young Scrap Finds His Own Lane With ‘Trill And B’, TheSource.com, July 23, 2016.
On The Rise: Get Lost In OBESØN’s R&B-Influenced Soundscapes, TheSource.com, July 20, 2016.
No Surprises Here, Nas And Hennessy Know How To Throw A Dope Party, TheSource.com, July 15, 2016.
On The Rise: After A Decade Behind The Scenes JAYLIEN Steps Into The Spotlight, TheSource.com, July 15, 2016.
Take The ‘Stairs’ To Dubai With Brooklyn’s G4SHi, TheSource.com, July 15, 2016.
On The Rise: Tef Wesley Is Fighting The Good Fight On New EP “Pens & Needles”, TheSource.com, July 8, 2016.
On The Rise: Flo Kennedy Is Living Out Her Destiny As A Lyricist, TheSource.com, July 4, 2016.
On The Rise: F. Virtue Is Soundtracking Hip Hop’s Big Hang-Up, TheSource.com, July 1, 2016.
On The Rise: Aaron Cohen Is In The Middle Of Seattle’s Grunginess And New York’s Grind, TheSource.com, June 27, 2016.
On The Rise: JSWISS Is Bringing The Focus Back To The Art Of Emceeing, TheSource.com, June 25, 2016.
DJ Drama Gives Los Angeles A Small Taste Of ‘Quality Street Music 2’, TheSource.com, June 24, 2016.
Curren$y Teases Dropping New Mixtape At Recent Los Angeles Show, TheSource.com, June 23, 2016.
On The Rise: Mic Lanny Celebrates Life’s Simple Pleasures On New EP ‘Sex And Breakfast’, TheSource.com, June 20, 2016.
New Rap Hope Dash Machete Might Just Kill You With Kindness, TheSource.com, June 10, 2016.
[Watch] Brooklyn’s G4SHi Invites You To Get Lost In His Visually Dynamic World, TheSource.com, May 27, 2016.
[Watch] London’s Nolay Discusses Turning To Music To Work Through Depression, TheSource.com, May 22, 2016.
[Interview] Nitty Scott MC Discusses New Album ‘Creature’ and Having a Solid Work Ethic, TheSource.com, May 22, 2016.
[Interview] The Cast of the ‘Lion King’ Breaks Down How Hip Hop Comes Into Play On Broadway, TheSource.com, May 21, 2016.
Get To Know: Houston’s Lyric Michelle Is Up To Somethin’, TheSource.com, May 18, 2016.
[Interview] Dizzee Rascal Returns To Williamsburg To Perform ‘Boy In Da Corner’, TheSource.com, May 11, 2016.
For Artists, On How To Use An Icon’s Legacy To Change The World, TheSource.com, April 22, 2016.
Coca Vango Turns His Ode To Vincent Van Gogh Into A Collection of Hustler Anthems, TheSource.com, April 20, 2016.
Event Recap: Cardi B, Karen Civil, Tracy G & More Celebrate Female Empowerment, March 31, 2016.
Royce Da 5’9” Teases New Album At Listening Party in NYC, March 25, 2016.
The First Ladies Of Rap: MC Lyte, TheSource.com, March 25, 2016.
Why “Live At The BBQ” Was One Of SXSW’s Livest Events, TheSource.com, March 23, 2016.
Here’s Why Anderson Paak Was The MVP Of SXSW This Year, TheSource.com, March 21, 2016.
[Interview]: Vans Celebrates 50 Years Of Sneaker Culture Around The Globe, TheSource.com, March 17, 2016.
Staff Picks: 15 Hip Hop Showcases To Roll Through This Year At SXSW, TheSource.com, March 16, 2016.
Foxy Brown Blasts Media For Falsely Reporting She’s A Trump Supporter, TheSource.com, March 16, 2016.
The First Ladies Of Rap: Missy Elliott, TheSource.com, March 16, 2016.
Kanye West To Lend His Talents To New Album Dedicated To Fighting Poverty, TheSource.com, March 15, 2016.
Syd Tha Kyd Talks About Her Decision To Leave Odd Future In Relation To Her Being Gay, TheSource.com, March 11, 2016.
First Ladies Of Rap: Salt-N-Pepa, TheSource.com, March 10, 2016.
10 Songs Produced By Women That Are Here To Soundtrack A Revolution, TheSource.com, March 9, 2016.
‘Fifth Beatle’ George Martin Passes Away at 90, TheSource.com, March 9, 2016.
World Wide Woman: Yemen’s First Female Rapper Recruits Other Rappers To Raise Awareness, TheSource.com, March 9, 2016.
Young Thug Announces New Tour While Riding Around Atlanta On Horseback, TheSource.com, March 8, 2016.
LeBron James Thanks Kendrick Lamar For Listening To Him, TheSource.com, March 7, 2016.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Cause Of Death Is Nearly Identical To Mother Whitney Houston, TheSource.com, March 4, 2016.
First Ladies Of Rap: Queen Latifah, TheSource.com, March 3, 2016.
World Wide Woman: Get Inspired By Eternia’s Legacy-Driven Mindset, TheSource.com, March 2, 2016.
TIDAL Faces Tough 24 Hours, Loses Two Key Players, TheSource.com, March 1, 2016.
Masta Ace Shares Behind-The-Scenes Documentary From 2001’s “Disposable Arts”, TheSource.com, February 29, 2016.
[Watch] Koncept & J57 Enlist The Talents Of 12-Year-Old Singer On “Crazy Is Beautiful”, TheSource.com, February 27, 2016.
Star of “Rocky” Franchise Tony Burton Passes Away At 78, TheSource.com, February 26, 2016
Puff Daddy’s Girl: New Clothing Line Inspired By His Three Daughters Now Available, TheSource.com, February 25, 2016.
World Wide Woman: Why You Should Be Getting Into Foxes, TheSource.com, February 24, 2016.
Tinashe Featured In New Commercial For Target, TheSource.com, February 23, 2016.
Taylor Swift Generously Donates $250K In Support Of Kesha, TheSource.com, February 22, 2016.
Rapper Dee-1 Has Something To Say To Sallie Mae, TheSource.com, February 22, 2016.
J Dilla Fans Rejoice: Check Out A Never-Before-Heard Track With More To Come This April, TheSource.com, February 18, 2016.
[Interview] Mike Rebel Readies His Experimental Debut With “Twisted & Laid Back”, TheSource.com, February 18, 2016.
Rakim Slated To Perform ‘Paid In’ Full In Entirety This Summer In NYC, TheSource.com, February 18, 2016.
About His Art And On His Grind: Tunji Ige Shares New Music Video, TheSource.com, February 18, 2016.
#ForTheLoveOfFlint: Join Justice League NYC In Raising Awareness And Attention, TheSource.com, February 15, 2016.
Tyra Banks Shares First Photo Of Her “Miracle Baby”, TheSource.com, February 15, 2016.
Catch A Feeling Post-Valentines Day With Young Planet’s New Track, TheSource.com, February 15, 2016.
[Watch] Philadelphia's Marv Mack Sees Life In Color, TheSource.com, February 12, 2016.
[Watch] Torae Shows Off What Coney Island Stylin’ Means To Him, TheSource.com, February 11, 2016.
Cool Nutz Teams Up With Slum Village And TOPE To Celebrate Dilla Month, TheSource.com, February 10, 2016.
World Wide Woman: Jess Glynne Is More Than Just A Powerful Voice, TheSource.com, February 10, 2016.
Awkword Takes Hip Hop Global With Collaborations Spanning 9 Countries, TheSource.com, February 9, 2016.
Get Lost In Darrein Safron’s Sultry New Track “Bad Gurl”, TheSource.com, February 9, 2016.
Exclusive Video: Naughty By Nature Thanks Fans For 25 Years Of Support, TheSource.com, February 8, 2016.
Newly Uncovered Audio Featuring Notorious B.I.G. Revealed On “The Jimmy Rosemond Tapes”, TheSource.com, February 5, 2016.
New “Voices” Come Together On Collaboration From Murda Mook, T-Rex And Dutch Brown, TheSource.com, February 5, 2016.
Event Recap: Pharoahe Monch Gets Live With PitchBlak Brass Band, TheSource.com, February 5, 2016.
[Interview] Get Inspired By Mike Two’s ‘Thoughts Of A Beautiful Dream’, TheSource.com, February 3, 2016.
Your Old Droog Plays A Breakdancing Elmo, A Homeless Veteran And Hot Dog Vendor In Goofy New Video, TheSource.com, February 3, 2016.
Listen Now: 10 Songs Soundtracking The #BlackLivesMatter Movement, TheSource.com, February 2, 2016.
‘ANTI’ Has Been Officially Certified Platinum, TheSource.com, January 29, 2016.
“Waves” Documentary From Max B To Drop Same Day As Kanye’s Album, TheSource.com, January 28, 2016.
A$AP Ferg: “This Hip Hop Game Is Not Guaranteed; It’s A Short Window”, TheSource.com, January 27, 2016.
[Recap] G-Eazy And A$AP Ferg Rock A Sold-Out Crowd In New York City, TheSource.com, January 26, 2016.
Naomi Campbell Photographed With A$AP Rocky For Magazine Spread, TheSource.com, January 25, 2016.
Lyric Michelle Searches For “Directions” In New Track With Fat Tony, TheSource.com, January 23, 2016.
[Interview] Meet New Haven’s Hip Hop Hope, JoeyAX, TheSource.com, January 22, 2016.
[Watch] Loaded Lux Recruits Dave East For “My Whole Life”, TheSource.com, January 22, 2016.
Check Out This Beautiful Cover Of Kendrick Lamar’s “No Make Up” From Andra Day, TheSource.com. January 21, 2016.
[Watch] A$AP Ferg Enlists Future On Track “New Level”, TheSource.com, January 20, 2016.
The Academy Responds to Blacklash From #OscarsSoWhite, TheSource.com, January 19, 2016.
Ice Cube Hints At Possible N.W.A. Reunion, TheSource.com, January 18, 2016.
[Interview] Torae Talks His First Solo Project In Four Years, ‘Entitled’, TheSource.com, January 15, 2016.
And The Oscar Nominees Are… TheSource.com, January 14, 2016.
Record-Breaking Powerball Numbers Announced, Back To Work For The Rest Of Us, TheSource.com, January 13, 2016.
Khloe Kardashian Speaks On Kanye West’s New Album, TheSource.com, January 13, 2016.
Pro Era Producer HansSOLO Teams Up With Flo Kennedy, TheSource.com, January 12, 2016.
ead The Full Text From Obama’s Final State Of The Union Address #POTUSBars, TheSource.com, January 12, 2016.
Latest Sex Toy Trend For Women Is A Stimulating One, TheSource.com, January 11, 2016.
Chelsea Reject Releases New Track Off Forthcoming EP, TheSource.com, January 11, 2016.
Channing Tatum and Beyonce’s Performance On ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Will Have You Cracking Up, TheSource.com, January 8, 2016.
Alyssa Milano Defends Breastfeeding Saying She’s Surprised ‘She Has To’, TheSource.com, January 7, 2016.
False Beyoncé Rumor Alert: Bey Is Not Working On Film About Saartjie Baartman, TheSource.com, January 7, 2016.
Look How Cute Big Sean’s 6-Year-Old Niece Is In Bape Clothing Campaign, TheSource.com, January 6, 2016.
Janet Jackson’s Health Scare Has Led To Reported Cancer Testing, TheSource.com, January 6, 2016.
Victoria Justice To Join Laverne Cox in “Rocky Horror”, TheSource.com, January 6, 2016.
Boosie Badazz On His Biopic: “This movie will be epic”, TheSource.com, January 5, 2016.
Faith Evans Wants The LAPD To Reopen Biggie’s Case File, TheSource.com, January 4, 2016.
“Ghost Producer” Maarten Vorwerk Creates Essential Guide For Producers, TheSource.com, January 3, 2016.
Tange Lomax Drops Video For “Black Models”, TheSource.com, January 3, 2016.
Dreezy Drops Second Visual Off Of ‘From Now On’ EP, TheSource.com, January 2, 2016.
Kendrick Lamar Shares Short Film ‘God Is Gangsta’, TheSource.com, January 2, 2016.
Jennifer Lopez To Kick Off 2016 Starring In NBC’s “Shades Of Blue”, TheSource.com, December 31, 2015.
Aaron Cohen Releases New Single “Superlow” To Round Out 2015, TheSource.com, December 31, 2015.
"Get Right Back To Love: This Year's Top 10 Tracks Dedicated To The Ladies", The Source Magazine Digital Issue 001, Available Online For Purchase December 30, 2015.
Taraji P. Henson Named ‘Entertainer Of The Year’, TheSource.com, December 29, 2015.
Mac Miller Flips Billy Joel's "Vienna", TheSource.com, December 28, 2015.
A Very Miley Christmas: Listen To New Track “My Sad Christmas Song”, TheSource.com, December 25, 2015.
El-P And Killer Mike Celebrate 12 Days Of RTJ Xmas, TheSource.com, December 25, 2015.
Mega Ran & Richie Branson Team Up On “Ghouls ‘N Ghosts 3: The Nightmare Before Christmas”, TheSource.com, December 25, 2015.
Dreezy And Dej Loaf Release Video For “Serena,” Stream ‘From Now On’ Here, TheSource.com, December 24, 2015.
Watch An Animated Imagining Of a Bill Murray/Wu-Tang Album Heist, TheSource.com, December 24, 2015.
Beyoncé Hits Mercedes-Benz Superdome To Film New Video, TheSource.com, December 24, 2015.
[Watch]: Kid Cudi Revisits His Former High School In Ted Talk, TheSource.com, December 23, 2015.
J.K. Rowling Defends Casting Of ‘Black Hermione’ In New Play, TheSource.com, December 22, 2015.
[Watch] Puff Daddy And The Family Share Visuals For “Facts”, TheSource.com, December 21, 2015.
Watch Alicia Keys’ “The Time Is Now” Video In Support Of Criminal Justice Reform, TheSource.com, December 21, 2015.
The Doppelgangaz Continue “Beats For Brothels” Series With Third Edition, TheSource.com, December 18, 2015.
Cupcake Mafia: Dope Threads For The Fashionable And Charitable, TheSource.com, December 18, 2015.
ICYMI: Salt-N-Pepa Debut New Cooking Show, TheSource.com, December 18, 2015.
Recap: Mac Miller Returns To New York For High Energy Performance, TheSource.com, December 17, 2015.
Review: Mean Joe Scheme Makes Strong Debut With “You Gotta Watch” LP, TheSource.com, December 17, 2015.
Melanie Fiona Shares New Visuals For “I Want It All”, TheSource.com, December 16, 2015.
ICYMI: Busta Rhymes Announces New Project To Be Released On Christmas, TheSource.com, December 15, 2015.
Sia Speaks On Hanging Out With Rihanna, TheSource.com, December 15, 2015.
Sa-Roc Sheds Light On Police Brutality In ‘Heaven On Earth’ Video, The Source.com, December 14, 20145.
[Interview] Sheek Louch Comes Correct With “Silverback Gorilla 2”, TheSource.com, December 14, 2015.
Nitty Scott, MC Returns With “Negrita” Off Forthcoming CREATURE! EP, TheSource.com, December 11, 2015.
Willow Smith Surprises Fans With Debut Album, TheSource.com, December 11, 2015.
Poet And Hip-Hop Artist Rebeca Lane Discusses Being A Feminist In Latin America, TheSource.com, December 10, 2015.
Anderson .Paak Releases New Track With Sonyae Elise And The Game, TheSource.com, December 9, 2015.
PRhyme Teams Up With Joey Bada$$ On New Track, TheSource.com, December 9, 2015.
Pharrell’s Latest Project Is A Charitable One In Detroit, TheSource.com, December 9, 2015.
Ava DuVernay Barbie Doll Sells Out In One Day, All Proceeds To Charity, TheSource.com, December 8, 2015.
Nas To Executive Produce New Movie From Erykah Badu, TheSource.com, December 7, 2015.
ICYMI: Ayesha Curry Goes Off On Twitter With Commentary About How Women Dress, TheSource.com, December 7, 2015.
Duck Down Music Celebrates 20 Years of Independence, TheSource.com, December 4, 2015.
Little Simz’ “Gratitude” Documents Recent Protests In South Africa, TheSource.com, December 4, 2015.
Watch: Run The Jewels’ Street Justice Inspired “Rubble Kings” Video, TheSource.com, December 4, 2015.
Event Review: Women In Music Celebrates 30 Years In Style, TheSource.com, December 3, 2015.
Method Man Shares Visuals For “The Purple Tape”, TheSource.com, December 2, 2015.
“Hotline Bling” and “Watch Me” Parodies Prove The Holiday Season Is Upon Us, TheSource.com, December 2, 2015.
Celebrating DJ Culture With New Documentary “Give It Up For The DJ”, TheSource.com, December 1, 2015.
Is An Official Remix With Drake And Adele Actually On Its Way?, TheSource.com, November 30, 2015.
ICYMI: Cut Chemist Releases “Funk Off Megamix” Limited Edition Vinyl, TheSource.com, November 30, 2015.
Review: “Diamond Mind” EP By Pearl Gates, TheSource.com, November 27, 2015.
M.I.A. Releases New Video For “Borders”, TheSource.com, November 27, 2015.
PRhyme Celebrates Anniversary of Self-Titled Album With Digital Deluxe Release, TheSource.com, November 26, 2015.
Charli XCX Sheds Light On Feminism In The Music Industry With New Documentary, TheSource.com, November 26, 2015.
Watch Rome Fortune’s New Video For “Dance”, TheSource.com, November 25, 2015.
Art Basel To Showcase First Exclusively Female-Run Fair, TheSource.com, November 25, 2015.
Future Becomes A Samurai In “Chosen One: Actavis Status” Comic, TheSource.com, November 24, 2015.
MC Lyte Gives Fetty Wap Props For Being A “Feminist” Rapper, TheSource.com, November 24, 2015.
Adele Wants In On An Official “Hotling Bling” Remix, TheSource.com, November 23, 2015.
Review: Koncept and J57 Release "The Fuel EP," TheSource.com, November 20, 2015.
Blue Ivy Carter Blesses Coldplay With Guest Feature, TheSource.com, November 20, 2015.
Monica Readies “Code Red” Album After Three Year Hiatus, TheSource.com, November 20, 2015.
Teyana Taylor Works With Chris Brown To "Bring R&B Back," TheSource.com, November 19, 2015.
Watch Puff Daddy's Full "MMM" Documentary, TheSource.com, November 19, 2015.
ICYMI: Tinashe Makes ‘Tonight Show’ Debut, TheSource.com, November 18, 2015.
Rick Ross Drops New Track, “One Of Us” [Featuring Nas], TheSource.com, November 17, 2015.
iStandard Hosts “Boot Camp” For Music Producers, TheSource.com, November 17, 2015.
Trina Drops New Track “F*ck Boy” [Listen], TheSource.com, November 17, 2015.
BET Chairman And CEO Debra Lee Honored At Annual Rhapsody Gala, TheSource.com, November 16, 2015.
Meek Mill’s Song With Nicki Minaj Is One Of His All Time Favorites, TheSource.com, November 13, 2015.
After A Year In Beta, YouTube Music Is Here, TheSource.com, November 13, 2015.
Tamar Braxton Forced To Leave Dancing With The Stars, TheSource.com, November 12, 2015.
Atmosphere Releases New Track In Advance of Rhymesayers 20th Anniversary, TheSource.com, November 11, 2015.
Waka Flocka Tries His Hand As A Weather Reporter, TheSource.com, November 10, 2015.
Erykah Badu Releases “Phone Down” Off Forthcoming Mixtape, TheSource.com, November 10, 2015.