The Source and Hip-Hop Salutes Barack Hussein Obama with Official Cover

Former President Obama was the Source of inclusion for Hip Hop, he inspired the nation and many around the world. In this issue, The Source and the Hip Hop community thanks and salutes Mr. Obama for all he has done despite tremendous opposition and prejudice. Barack Hussein Obama showcased culture and invited an unprecedented number of visitors to the White House, who created popular culture trends, quoted lyrics and wrote rhymes from the street.

Issue #271 of The Source dives into what Obama represented: a different kind of politician, who possessed charisma, soaring rhetoric, a unique bi-racial heritage, a telegenic family that symbolized the best of American culture, and of course, we can’t forget his swagger! Some of the top Hip Hop heavyweights chime in on the impact Obama has made for the culture and reflect on his legacy.

Not all people were thrilled with President Obama’s performance. Read the varied opinions and articles in this issue. There is no doubt, the Obama family and the former president will go down in history and made many proud.


For more on this story check out Issue #271 of The Source Magazine, due to hit stands this Friday.


AOC Obama ft. Young Dolph – “Damn Thang”

Having released his most recent mixtape Obamacare earlier this year, Grind & Stacc Ent CEO AOC Obama has been blazing his own trail on Atlanta’s independent rap scene and it has been paying dividends. His campaign has been making impact in locations such as Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and more.

Having worked with the likes of Boosie Badazz, E40, YFN Lucci and several others, he recently upped the ante and revealed the visual for “Damn Thang,” which features Memphis’ Young Dolph.

Twitter: @AocObama @YoungDolph


DJ Khaled Visits ‘The Angie Martinez Show’

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DJ Khaled stopped by The Angie Martinez Show just after the news broke about him being apart of Beyonce‘s The Formation World Tour. During the interview, the “Snapchat King” gave deets on when he got the call about the tour, being called to speak at The White House, a secret project in the works with Kim Kardashian, his upcoming album Major Key and much more.



Kennedy Center Honors 2015: Aretha Franklin & Cece Winans Tributes Carole King & Cicely Tyson with EPIC Performances [Video]


If you missed the Kennedy Center Honors 2015 televised ceremony then you’re in for a treat, as we have full coverage right here for you!

Honorees Cicely Tyson received a glorified performance from our favorite inspirational alto, Cece Winans as she performed the classic hymn “Blessed Assurance”. Carole King also was musically recognized by Aretha Franklin (with clutch and fur coat in tow) as she echoed the consistent soulful sounds of “(You Make Me Feel) A Natural Woman”, which King co-wrote.

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Usher, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington and more were completely moved by both performances. The entire arena was on their feet and practically in tears; a moment no one will every forget.


Kerry, Viola and Tyler Perry were also involved in Cicely’s tribute.


Check out both visual memories below:

Cece Winans & Terrance Blanchard Peformance

Aretha Franklin Performance

In case you missed the ceremony watch it in full HERE.

Photos: CBS


#TheInterview: Pulls In $1 Million At The Box Office On Christmas Day


The most-talked about controversial film from Sony Pictures almost didn’t make it to the theaters, after threats, repeated hacking and more.


[New Music] Wale – ‘Freedom Of Speech’ (Produced By. No Credit)

Wale features his new cut entitled “Freedom of Speech”, which is off his upcoming mixtape ‘Folarin’, dropping December 24th! Check it out below…

Music Videos

[New Video] Jeezy – “We Done It Again”

We brought you the music and now here is the visual! Peep Jeezy‘s new joint “We Done It Again”, in the honor of President Barack Obama.


[New Music] Mariah Carey – “Bring It On Home” (Obama Tribute Song)

In the midst of the celebratory re-election of Barack Obama, Mariah Carey releases her live version of “Bring It On Home”. The song plays a the role of a special tribute to our President, Barack Obama, which was performed at an NYC fundraiser event back in June. Peep Mariah’s special vocal dedication below…

Music Videos

[New Video] Brave (formally of Richgirl) – Break Me Down

It was merely a week ago that Obama fueled the 2012 campaign conversation when he announced his support of same-sex marriage. Artists all over have been expressing their views however one Brave MC happens to stand out among them all. Brave, a rapper and singer (formally of Richgirl), makes it clear that not only are we all in this together but all of us are equal and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, and ethnicity.

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[Video] ‘Slow Jam The News’ with Barack Obama: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

You have to love it when our President Barack Obama collabs with the hilarious Jimmy Fallon as they “Slow Jam The News”. This has to be the most funniest and creative idea ever!