The Source Magazine (www.thesource.com), the leading authority in Hip Hop news, music, lifestyle and culture, debuts today its powerful “Culture, Sports, and Women In Hip Hop” issue with two separate covers.
Taking a bold stand in the current Oscars debate, The Source‘s cover story Hip Hop & Hollywood (sub-titled “Real Recognizes Reel”) delves into how the Academy have been embarrassed to take small steps in the wake of the backlash to the Oscar nominee whiteout, but is it too little, too late, and too unlikely to sway the Oscar members who vote?
With a powerful and provocative cover image and a feature titled “Time For Some Action,” in the spirit of Hip Hop and honoring those films inspired by the mainstream Hip Hop community, The Source announces its picks for the nods missing from 2016’s Academy Award nominations.
“The Source‘s cover spread recognizes Hip Hop’s great year in Hollywood and continues the brand’s tradition of using the platform to reflect the important issues of our time,” says famed attorney L. Londell McMillan, The Source‘s owner/publisher.
For the magazine’s alternate cover, Memphis rapper Yo Gotti sits for his first ever The Source cover, speaking on his career reaching new heights and his colorful family history. Add to these cover stories an in-depth look at Colorado’s billion-dollar legal cannabis industry, a feature on the history of Hip Hop on the small screen, interviews with tenured actress Debi Mazar and new R&B star BJ The Chicago Kid, a profile of sport’s newest superstars (Steph Curry, Cam Newton and Bryce Harper) and the rising Midwest ladies in Hip Hop.
The Source is on newsstands nationwide and internationally Thursday, February 25.