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Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ‘Watch the Throne’ Drops July 4th

Since the end of last year, people have been talking about the release of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaboration album, titled Watch The Throne. According to The Source magazine, the album will be hitting shelves on Independence Day (July 4). Below is how The Source is reporting the story:

The Source has received a solid date for the release of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative and highly anticipated album Watch The Throne: July 4th.

The information was shared exclusively to The Source by a source very close to the Hov and Ye super project. Later on this evening there will be a G.O.O.D. Music event presented by Heineken and Kanye West held at a still undisclosed location in New York City. Rumors are speculating that at said event, Kanye and Jay-Z might be making an announcement about the July 4th release date.

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Chris Brown Cover The June/July “Summer Heat” Issue Of The Source Magazine

The multi-talented Chris Brown is covering the June/July “Summer Heat” issue of The Source magazine. In Breezy’s first magazine interview this year,  he opens up about his return to the top of the charts, what it is like being Chris Brown the superstar and his progression as an artist as he dabbles into rap. The interview was done by Author and former Source editor Aliya S. King. Below is an excerpt:

Source: What is the hardest part about being Chris Brown?

CB: The hardest thing about Chris Brown is understanding that you’re “Chris Brown”. I just noticed the value of my brand, and who I am as a person now.

The June/July “Summer Heat” issue of The Source will be on newsstands nationwide on June 20th.

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Gucci Mane Covers The Source Magazine

Rapper Gucci Mane is covering The Source magazine “Green Issue.” In the cover story, Gooch talks about how he made the Forbes list while incarcerate, his  ice cream cone facial tattoo and recent run-ins with the law to obtaining crossover success. The “Green Issue” will be available on news stands March 22. Read an excerpt below:

Source: You don’t make Forbes by being stupid. Do you feel like people doubt your intelligence?

Gucci: Yeah. The critics and bloggers ridicule and scrutinize [but] it fuels my fire. I can’t say I want to enjoy all the spoils of the game without being criticized. I actually welcome it as a part of success. I don’t want everybody to like me. So many people feel like I don’t deserve the things I got. I know I worked so hard for ‘em, so [criticism] makes me work even harder.”

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Dope Throwback: Def Squad On The Cover Of The Source Magazine

Def Squad (Redman, Eric Sermon and Keith Murry) graced the cover of The Source magazine back in 1998.

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Vado Turned Down XXL Freshmen Cover For The Cover Of The Source With Cam’ron & Jim Jones

In a recent interview with DJ Drama, Cam’ron revealed that his protegé Vado will not be appearing on XXL’s “2011 Freshmen” Cover. When DJ Drama said to Cam “Are you going to be mad Cam If Vado does not make it on the XXL’s Freshmen cover this year?”

Cam’ron replied by saying, “To be honest, he’s not going to be on there but it’s not definitely as or yet. I just spoke to Vanessa (EIC XXL magazine). This is what happened, straight up and down, what happened was this. She called me about doing it. You know they didn’t put him on last year. They wanted him on this year. So Allan Grunblatt (CEO at E1 Music). Me and Vado have an album coming out and Jim Jones has an album coming out. So I told the lady at XXL I’d get back to her because I was saying, if Vado does do the cover for XXL, I want him to be a main focus. I’m not trying to be an a**hole or be like, it’s us or nothing. I’m just trying to say, my man put a lot of work in the last year. So I’m not trying to say the other people that’s coming up shouldn’t be on the cover either. I’m not saying that, I’m saying just give him a little focus on the cover, and she said she didn’t know if she could do that, this that and the third — But what happened is, we got an album out — so the dude at Koch, Allan Grunblatt, he went to The Source and got us the cover — it doesn’t make sense for him to be behind seven people on the [XXL] cover and he’s gonna be front face on The Source cover with me and Jim. So, I told her that I couldn’t do it because she couldn’t give any guarantees on how his look was going to be. I still love the XXL and appreciate all the support they’ve given us.”-Cam’ron (Shade 45)

Basically, Cam wanted Vado to have some focus and be the center of attention on the cover. Cam told XXL that Vado can’t do the cover if he’s not the main focus.

Cam, Jim Jones and Vado are about to shoot the cover for The Source magazine.

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Diddy Covers The Feb/March Issue Of The Source Magazine

“Take that take that, its Bad Boy b***h,” Diddy is covering the Feb/March issue of The Source magazine. In the cover story, Diddy talked about the challenge and responsibility of being unequivocally one of the most influential African-Americans on Earth. In his interview, Diddy also discusses his drive to win, his Dirty Money “pelvic” music as well as his definition of “Black Power.” Read an excerpt from Diddy’s interview below.

Source: “What’s your assessment of President Obama thus far?”

Diddy:  “I love the president like most of us. I just want the president to do better. There’s a difference between us voting for somebody and us believing in somebody. He’s the person that we believed in so I pray night and day that he understands how God ordained his presidency. I feel there was a promise made to God to look after people that was less fortunate, and [many] of those people are African-American…”

The Feb/March issue of The Source will be on newsstands everywhere, January 25th.

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Rick Ross & Wiz Khalifa Cover The Source, Plus Ross Responds To Jeezy

Rick Ross “the man of the year” and Wiz Khalifa “the rookie of the year” Cover the Year-End Issue Of  The Source . In the December issue, The Source also recaps 2010’s biggest moments.

 It’s unexplainable. For me to commit my life and chase this dream for over a decade without making a penny, it’s no way to explain when you finally seeing the fruits of your labor.”- Rick Ross.

Ross also respond to Young Jeezy and briefly talked about the beef between the two over Ross’ song “B.M.F. (Blowing Money Fast):

Has the phone call between you and Young Jeezy take place yet?

Nah. That hasn’t happened. It’s nothing I’m looking forward to.

You guys have worked together before. It seemed the camaraderie between you two was genuine. The last summer he put out his own “B.M.F.” freestyle, but told me personally it wasn’t abbot you. Did you feel disrespected?

I’m not sure what was going on. [the freestyle] was most definitely [disrespectful], whatever it was. Then the explanations seemed sideways, less than G.

What’s more surprising; a diss records by somebody you were cool with or by somebody you don’t know?’

It’s most definitely when we always touching distance from each other. I’m right here. It’s not like I’m in Miami and you in New York. We see each other. That’s the only issue I had. It was sideways. So i made a record, “Summer’s Mine” just to [let him know], if we gonna play that sport, let’s put it on the table like men. If it was just a freestyle that the world took the wrong way, leave it alone. That’s how I took it.

An added twist is that you and Jeezy are both on Def Jam. Did you ever get a call from L.A Reid saying “Hey, let’s not let this get out of hand?”

Nah. I don’t accept those kinda calls. I think they know that would have been an exercise in futility. Whatever it’s gonna be, it’s gonna be. If we gonna get money, we gonna get money. If it’s pressure, just put it on the table. I feel no way. I had nothing but love for the homie, but if me getting money in the streets or making music offended you, I can’t help that.

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The Source Magazine Gives Bun B Album 5 Mics

Just a few minutes ago, The Source magazine announced that they gave Texas rapper Bun B new album Trill O.G. 5 Mics, which is the highest an artist could get. Lil Kim was the last artist and the only female artist to get 5 Mics back in 2005, with the released of The Naked Truth. Bun B album Trill O.G. is in stores and online now.

Honestly, I’m speechless because the Source don’t like to give artists 5 Mics. An artist could have the hottest album and the Source will still not give them 5 Mics.

Tune into BET’s 106th and Park today [August 4th] to watch the new cover revealed in front of the livest studio audience and see behind the scenes footage from Rosci and Terrence’s fashion shoot with the Source

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Rick Ross Covers The June/July Issue Of The Source [With Picture]

Miami rapper Rick Ross and ATL rapper Ludacris split the June/July 2010 issue of The Source. MTV has an excerpt from Ross’ feature where he speaks on his Southern roots.

“I always felt in touch with my black side riding by cotton fields at 5, 6 years old, seeing big mills of cotton balls,” Ross revealed.

“I was always in touch with slavery, when I could recognize a palm tree at the same age,” added the rapper, who was raised in Florida. “I always respected my culture, my people. Growing up in the streets of Miami, I saw different ways to escape a lot of conditions that I knew was around the corner in Mississippi. It always made me see the world from so many different aspects. I saw the fast life of Miami, but I also saw the slow countryside of a small, country town with a small population. I heard the struggles.”

Ross this is a dope cover, The June/July issue will be on news stands in a few weeks. Ross’ forthcoming LP Teflon Don will be in stores and online this summer.

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