Jay-Z Tops The Source Power 30 Issue
The Source magazine's Power 30 List was released this week. The annual list tops and bottoms the leading power players in hip-hop culture, business, politics, entertainment and lifestyle. Marcy's rap mogul Jay-Z ranks number one, despite Beyonce being the bread-winner for the Carters. Source stating he rules the roost because he's an industry leader and a top businessman – with ventures including Live Nation, his clothing line Rocawear, and his part-ownership of the New Jersey Nets.
President Barack Obama got his face up in the Source due to his strong influence on the new hip-hop class. Others included in the publication's top 30 are Diddy, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, will.i.am, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain and Kimora Lee Simmons.
"Smile everytime my face is up in The Source"
Cover: The Source 20th Anniversary (Part two)
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Cover: The Source 20th Anniversary With Nas & LL
20 years rolling for the The Source. Ups n downs, smiles n frowns, The Source has to always be respected for being one of the first to portray hip-hop in glossy pages. (The second longest running hip-hop periodical magazine.)
On the 20th, fittingly the oldest legend of the game, LL Cool J shares the four-cover issues with one of the finest emcees of the modern culture, Nas. Covers one and four here, two and three to follow.
The Source still doesn't have an active website, coming soon apparently. Step yo media game up! Big props to Dave Mays and Jon Shecter, good lookin' out on keeping me informed since 1991. - Ripnicholson [Ed.]