The Source

United States-based, monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture

The Source is an American music and entertainment news website and magazine. Created in 1988 by David Mays, it is the world's oldest rap publication.[1][2]. In 1995, The Source became the ultimate reference magazine for rap music[3]. The magazine was often referred to as the Hip-Hop Bible[4] · [5]. In 1999, it was the best-selling music magazine in America.[6] But in 2009, the magazine began to lose readership and started to make less money.[7]

The Source
Frequency1–2 per year
Circulation175K
First issue1988; 36 years ago (1988)
CompanyThe NorthStar Group
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, New York, U.S.
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.thesource.com
ISSN1063-2085

History

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The magazine's website began in 1998.[8] It was celebrating its 100th issue.[9][10]

References

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  1. Hedges, Chris (February 20, 2001). "Public Lives: His Beat Goes On, as a Hip-Hop Empire". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 5, 2023. Retrieved March 6, 2023.
  2. printed by using a copying machine: Josh Tyrangiel (January 5, 2004). "A Source of Discomfort". Time.
  3. Aurélien Chapuis. "On vous raconte l'histoire des Sources Awards de 1995, l'apogée de la guerre East Coast / West Coast". Konbini (in French).
  4. J-23. "The Source Magazine (Early 90's) Part 1: The Greatest Story Never Told". hiphopdx.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. Kim Osorio. "Straight from the Source: An Expose from the Former Editor in Chief of the Hip-Hop Bible". nextory.com.
  6. Emory Holmes II (August 20, 1999). "Hip-Hop Goes Prime Time With Source Music Awards". The Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on September 5, 2023. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  7. Heather Fletcher (September 1, 2009). "Finding Success at The Source". AdWeek. Retrieved December 30, 2022.
  8. "JamTV brings hip-hop online with The Source". Advertising Age. August 26, 1998. Archived from the original on September 5, 2023. Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  9. "Jann Wenner is among Hot Music Title's Biggest Fans". Advertising Age. February 23, 1998. Archived from the original on September 5, 2023. Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  10. Seth Colter Walls (August 12, 2010). "Bun B's 'Trill O.G.' Inspires a Hip-Hop Debate". Newsweek. Retrieved January 1, 2023.