The Source Magazine Interviews Karen Civil About Branding, Kanye, Oprah Comparisons, & More

Karen Civil

Recently Karen Civil was able to sit down with The Source and share her thoughts on branding, Oprah comparisons, her influence, and more.

Karen Civil is a jack of all trades, as she has gone from managing artists like Mary J. Blige, Young Jeezy, and Lil Wayne, to running her own business called Always Civil Enterprise, she is a very well-rounded woman.

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(Video) Ryan Leslie Reveals How Much He Made Off Cassie’s ‘Me & U’ On Ebro In The Morning

Ryan Leslie x Ebro in the Morning

The musical genius, Ryan Leslie, passed by 395 Hudson Street to chop it up with the Ebro in the Morning crew over at Hot 97. R. Les explained the stolen laptop situation (the one he offered $1 million dollars for) and revealed that although he didn’t have to pay the $1 mil, he still had to pay so many legal fees because it was returned empty. The Harvard graduate also revealed how much money he made off of Cassie’s Me & U song, which he has 100% ownership over, amongst a bunch of other things. Check out Ryan’s Hot 97 interview below (and check out my interview I did with him a few weeks ago #ShamelessPlug.)

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(Video) Childish Gambino Talks Ferguson & Kicks A Freestyle On Hot 97


Childish Gambino hit up the Hot 97 studios to chop it up with Peter Rosennberg. He spoke out about the racial issues going on in Ferguson, his latest projects and he even dropped a freestyle for us over HS87’s Grindin’ My Whole Life beat. Check it out below.

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Did You Know? THIS Famous Rapper Auditioned For The Role Of Tupac On Broadway!

Jeezy x Tupac

It’s that time of year again for The Source’s annual ‘Power 30′ issue, and Tha Snowman takes the honors of gracing 1 of the 2 covers in promotion of his new album, Seen It All: The Autobiography. Though the issue hasn’t hit newsstands quite yet, excerpts from the interview are available online, and they include an interesting piece of information!

“I came to New York, auditioned and everything,” Jeezy revealed to The Source about trying out for the role of Tupac in the now-shuttered Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me. “Snowman was going to be on Broadway, man.”

That’s kind of crazy! Can you picture Jeezy on Broadway?! He didn’t reveal how far along he got in the audition process and whether he got the role and turned it down or just didn’t make the cut, but I guess it worked out in his favor either way…considering the play totally tanked. Holler If Ya Hear Me, based on Pac‘s music and poetry, opened on Broadway on June 19, and closed exactly one month later after just 17 previews and 38 performances.

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(Photo) Chris Brown Gives His First Interview To Billboard Magazine Since Being Released From Jail!

Chris Brown

It’s obvious that Chris Brown has had it tough for the past couple of years since the incident between him and Rihanna back in ’09. He has had to deal with the repercussions since. After violating his probation and spending 108 days in prison. Chris gave his first interview to Billboard magazine laying it all out.
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IFWT EXCLUSIVE: G-Unit Funk Flex Hot 97 Freestyle


Check out new freestyle with 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck & Kidd Kidd after the jump.

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Pharrell Williams Covers WSJ’s Mens Fashion Magazine And Discusses His Early Music


Don’t forget. Pharrell didn’t just appear out of thin air with “Happy,” it took years for the high-selling producer to create the sound we hear now. Before now, he mentions to WSJ’s men’s style issue of their magazine, he felt that he had to feel like Jay Z or Puff Daddy — two artists that held the top of the charts at the time. However, in his interview, Williams mentioned that that feeling alone is how he came into his own artist. More after the jump.

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(Video) iLoveMakonnen Talks Drake’s “Tuesday” Remix, OVO & More With Miss Info

iLoveMakonnen x Miss Info

L.A. native/Atlanta resident iLoveMakonnen’s life has been a whirlwind for the last month, ever since Drake stumbled upon his underground hit “Tuesday,” remixed it, then signed him to his OVO Sound imprint. Best month ever? I’m going to go with “hell yes!” Hot 97’s Miss Info recently caught up with the singer/songwriter/rapper for quite a long chat, and in part one below, he discusses Drake’s life-changing verse, working with producers Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin (who co-produced “Tuesday” together) and Mike WiLL Made It, and more.

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Oh? This Is Why DJ Mustard Doesn’t F*ck With Iggy Azalea!

DJ Mustard

There’s no denying that Iggy Azalea’s chart-topping single “Fancy” has a beat very reminiscent of DJ Mustard’s signature sound, and naturally, he’s none too pleased about the biting. During his “CRWN: A Conversation With Elliott Wilson & DJ Mustard” interview earlier this week, the super-producer broke down exactly what he’s mad at Iggy for it.

“At first I was like, ‘Yeah, you trippin,’” Mustard told YN. “I know Iggy. We know her. She used to be chillin’ with me, [Ty Dolla $ign], YG. She used to be chillin’ with us. She knows the sound. She knows how hard we was working to make that sound and for you to go to somebody else or for you to do whatever you did, whatever they did and just be like, ‘Oh this is new and I don’t know why Mustard dissed…’ No. You know why.”

The song is produced by London-based trio, The Invisible Men. Do you think Iggy and Mustard will work it out so they can come together for a hit of their own?!

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(Video) Kevin Gates Talks Eating Booty, His Time In Prison & More With Cipha Sounds

Hot 97 x Kevin Gates

Rapper Kevin Gates dropped by Hot 97 recently and chopped it up with Cipha Sounds and DJ Enuff on the afternoon drive. During the interview, the XXL Freshman discussed his now-infamous booty eating declaration, his time in prison throughout the course of his life and more. Check it out below.

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