The Source Mag = Dead?

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  1. Temp_Guest2

    Temp_Guest2 Dope Lyricist/Producer

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    I stopped buying the Source a long time ago, maybe 3-5 years with the odd one here and there dependent on who's on the front cover (Obama). I flicked through the June/July issue yesterday (didn't buy it though) and it was really small. A few pages on album reviews.etc, I don't think I spotted an Unsigned Hype section. I remember this mag when there was graffiti at the back pages, but now it's like there's nothing really THAT relevant anymore
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    i dont think they ever recovered from the whole benzino thing
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    The Source magazine is about as relevant now as Thesaurus battling.
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    That's what I thought.
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  5. misterteenwolf

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    they lost a lot of credibility when all that stuff came out in the open. i remember when benzino and made men would get front page numerous times and plenty of full page ads. i've been a hiphop head my whole life and i remember thinking "damn i didn't know these dudes are big like that". i laughed my ass off once i found out they pretty much own the magazine
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    Yeah I remember seeing Benzino modelling in the Source for some clothing company. I started seeing a lot of him after that, he was in literally every issue.

    I wish it was owned by someone else. Maybe GrandMaster Flash or Jay-Z. Someone should buy the whole company from Jeremy Miller
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    lil' kim 5 mic rating. killed it dead with fire forever
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    lol @ benzino giving himself 4.5 mics and the quotable of the month, and the motherfuckin cover :funny:


    i let my subscription die after i seen that shit


    but yeah man, the shareholders fired benzino from the source, he's got a mag out now called Hip Hop Weekly
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    The fact that there was an equal hip hop mag in XXL without the politics and no longer the war with Eminem. THe Source was buried. They still do unsigned hype for what I know Id still want to be in the magazine but its not the same as before
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    It'd be good to get featured in there but yeah XXL is pretty much bigger now. I used to get both mags but I stopped
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    kEwL !!!
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    i never bought one.
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    I stopped reading the source since they ignored Eminem's Slim Shady LP, and didn't give Onyx's Shut em down 98 at least 4 and a half mic, that made them loose al credibillity imo..
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    I didn't know they ignored that LP. How much did they give Onyx?

    To me it seems like the magazine has turned hypocritical
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    They never ever ever reviewed The Slim Shady LP, cuz they knew they had to give it 5 mics hands down.

    They gave Onyx's Shut em down album 3 and a half mic, a damn shame i listen to that album till this day, sooooomany sick joints on that, too much to mention

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    Eminem killed The Source :)
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    yeah I fucks with XXL, never even bought a source
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    To be real, the Source didn't even mean much by the time that record came out. Ask anyone in the know. The Mic system was so arbitrary sometimes and they got so stingy with it after like 95 or so. I mean, Rolling Stone used to get criticized for giving nearly everything 3 1/2 stars because it's such a noncommittal, inoffensive ranking the same way The Source gave everything 3 1/2- 4 mics.

    And come on, the Slim Shady LP is not 5 mics. 4 mics def, but you're not going to say if you played it next to Cuban Linx or De La Soul is Dead that it touches anything with more depth.
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