The Source magazine is still here, despite years of internal business squabbles, bankruptcy issues and other problems with some of the industry.
BallerStatus.com was leaked the cover of their upcoming June issue. One of them at least. It’s a dual cover — one cover featuring eclectic duo Gnarls Barkley, which was leaked to Bossip earlier this week, and the other is of the Pharrell-led trio known as N.E.R.D. who is prepping a new album titled Seeing Sounds.
In the magazine’s cover story, Pharrell talks about several things, such as the new music, his inspirations, and what inspires the average hip-hop head.
“The average hip-hop head is inspired by different things too, which is a huge issue I have. We allow media to think we’re for us, by us and only us and that’s not true,” the super producer tells The Source. “The average hip-hop head watches ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘The Price Is Right’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants.’ None of these have any hip-hop innuendos. We’re human beings, capable of being entertained and inspired by many different things. That’s one of the things I fight for.”
In addition to cover stories with N.E.R.D. and Gnarls Barkley, the June issue also gives readers a rundown of The Source’s legendary list of artists who’ve made their Unsigned Hype column over the years. Some of them include Pitbull, Saigon, Common, DMX, Mobb Deep, Eminem and the late great Notorious B.I.G.
You’ve got to admit, they’ve predicted beforehand some major hip-hop stars.
The magazine’s June issue is expected to hit newsstands in the coming weeks.