Dr.Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige & Kendrick Lamar Assemble for Super Bowl | Billboard News

Like a hip-hop Voltron, the superstar crew slated to take the field on Feb. 13 for the Super Bowl LVI halftime show came together on Thursday morning (Jan. 20) in a sneak preview short of their eagerly anticipated performance dubbed,”The Call.” The nearly four-minute short was shot by director F. Gary Gray (‘The Fate of the Furious,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton’) and it follows Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar as they assemble for the big day.

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Dave Mays on Launching & Losing The Source, Benzino, Eminem, Suge Knight, Snoop (Full Interview)

Founder of The Source Magazine, Dave Mays, sat down with VladTV to detail his life and career. Mays talked about his upbringing before making the decision to enroll at Harvard University. He also described how he got into Hip Hop and the early beginnings of The Source. Mays explained how he and Benzino formed a partnership as well as their quest to make The Source a national publication. He talked about his role at the publication and its popularity within the rap world before offering his thoughts on Suge Knight’s infamous speech at the 1995 Source Awards.

Despite experiencing a peak in the early 2000s, the dot-com bubble caused the magazine to start losing money and the publication was being investigated by the FBI. Mays also described how Benzino’s beef with Eminem damaged the credibility of The Source and broke down Kim Osario’s lawsuit against the company. Mays explained why he and Benzino were forced out of the magazine and why it was ultimately sold. Check out the above clip to interview to hear about Dave Mays’ current projects.

Interview by Shawn Prez
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Dave Mays: The Whole Music Industry Turned On The Source After Eminem Beef (Part 9)

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Part 8: https://youtu.be/gFHNmIYsTZc
Part 1: https://youtu.be/5Fla3tOilFE
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In the latest clip, Dave Mays responded to The Source’s COO claiming that the magazine went from selling 380,000 copies per month to 270,000 copies during its feud with Eminem. Mays disputed the numbers and claimed The Source’s downfall was due to the company’s failure to adjust to the dotcom era more than Benzino’s beef with Eminem and Universal Music. However, The Source’s co-founder did admit that the industry was scared to openly support The Source because Universal controlled nearly 80 percent of the Hip Hop being sold at the time. To hear more, check out the clip above.

Interview by Shawn Prez
Check out his youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/PowerMoveMakers

Dave Mays on “Unsigned Hype” Launching Eminem, Biggie, DMX, Mobb Deep & Common’s Careers (Part 3)

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Part 2: https://youtu.be/ZrtVanjmhU0
Part 1: https://youtu.be/5Fla3tOilFE
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In the latest clip, Dave Mays explained how The Source magazine got its name. The magazine’s co-founder admitted that KRS-One’s "you wanna hear a fresh rhyme, you’ve come to the source" line from the Boogie Down Productions track, "Ya Slippin’" inspired the publication’s name. Mays also explained how The Source developed its legendary five-mic rating system before listing some of the notable acts who were among the first to receive perfect ratings.

Mays also talked about The Source’s Unsigned Hype column becoming the most influential column in Hip Hop history. Mays listed Biggie Smalls, DMX, Mobb Deep, Eminem, Common, and many others as notable alumni before claiming many artists got their record deals after being featured in the column. After responding to Tyson Beckford admitting that his modeling career started with The Source, Mays also pointed out that "The Boondocks" creator, Aaron McGruder, and author Ta-Nehisi Coates jump started their careers with the publication. To hear more, view the clip above.

Interview by Shawn Prez
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Fredro Starr on Eminem, 2Pac, Suge Knight, Jam Master Jay, Three 6, Bone Thugs (Full Interview)

Fredro Starr came through for yet another VladTV interview, and this time around, he started out by speaking about the recent Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs Verzuz battle, for which he said he was present. After sharing his thoughts on the battle, Fredro spoke about his work, including producing Onyx’s “Last Dayz,” which was used in the movie “8 Mile.” From there, Fredro spoke about being at the 1995 Source Awards and the East Coast/West Coast beef, and he went on to speak about more recent topics, including Alec Baldwin’s shooting incident on set of his movie. He also reacted to recent deaths in the entertainment industry, including Michael K. Williams, DMX, and Young Dolph. Fredro also spoke about Jam Master Jay’s killers being arrested, and he addressed rumors that Jay was dealing drugs to pay off debts, which he said is false. To hear more, including working on an Onyx biopic and other new projects, hit the full interview above.

Fredro Starr on Eminem Rapping on His Beat in ‘8 Mile’, Still Gets Royalties (Part 2)

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Part 1: https://youtu.be/4qWAra5zzxU
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In this clip, Fredro Starr opened up to Shirley Ju about getting back into producing, which led to him speaking about producing Onyx’s 1995 hit "Last Dayz." Fredro then spoke about being surprised at the "8 Mile" premiere, which he attended with Dr. Dre, when he realized the song was sampled. Fredro then thanked Eminem for including the beat in the movie, as he revealed that he’s still getting royalties.

Faizon Love on Eminem Doing Super Bowl Halftime After Calling Tyler the Creator F-Word (Part 32)

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Part 31: https://youtu.be/o6ClWT6QD8w
Part 1: https://youtu.be/Aet8i_JH4eA
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Faizon Love and Vlad discussed a former Raiders coach being fired following negative comments, with Faizon pointing out what he was actually fired for. From there, Faizon and Vlad discussed cancel culture, using Eminem performing at the NFL Halftime show as an example.

Benzino on Eminem & Vlad Beef, Lox Brawl, Coi Leray Diss, Suge vs Puffy (Full Interview)

Benzino came through for yet another VladTV interview, and after some years have passed, he started out sharing his story with Shawn Prez, including becoming business partners with Dave Mays, the founder of The Source magazine. He went on to address his beef with The Lox and Eminem, along with a lawsuit against him while he was running The Source. Moving along, Benzino addressed other legal issues, including a federal case and a video of his arrest, which went viral. Benzino then spoke about his daughter, Coi Leray, being one of the biggest breakout artists of the year, and he also addressed Coi dissing him in public. To hear more, including Benzino speaking about being on “Love and Hip Hop” and calling out Lamar Odom to box, hit the full interview above.

Benzino on If He Regrets Releasing Racist Eminem Tapes, Which Brought Down The Source (Part 8)

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Part 7: https://youtu.be/w8dJY0BTY7Y
Part 1: https://youtu.be/ohple7vitoQ
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In this clip, Benzino spoke on the Eminem tapes that surfaced of him calling Black women out of their name. Benzino was candid about the tapes, and spoke on the outcome of acquiring the tapes for $15,000.

Interview by Shawn Prez
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Benzino on Buying Racist Eminem Tapes for $15K, Seller Killed Himself After (Part 7)

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Part 6: https://youtu.be/eyJGy9cFdvs
Part 1: https://youtu.be/ohple7vitoQ
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In this clip, Benzino told Shawn Prez about the infamous Eminem tapes where the Detroit rapper was heard spewing racist tropes throughout his freestyle. Benzino revealed that The Source paid $15,000 for the tapes and said he doesn’t regret releasing them despite the financial repercussions.

Interview by Shawn Prez
Check out his youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/PowerMoveMakers