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Slacker And The Source Magazine Team Up To Bring You The Best In Hip Hop Music

By Bla1ze on 4 Mar 2010 09:52 am EST
Slacker And The Source Team Up To Bring You The Best In Hip Hop

Slacker today announced a new partnership with The Source magazine in an effort to bring hip hop music lover the best the scene has to offer. The all new Source Digital Radio station is now available on mobile phones, in-home devices and on the web through Slacker Radio. The Source digital radio will cover the past two decades of hip hop music, covering such artists as Run DMC, Lil Wayne, Jay Z as well as cover the popular "Unsigned Artists" portion of the The Source magazine articles. You can check out the channel under the "Slacker Spotlight" section online. Full press release after the jump and Slacker Radio Launch The Source Digital Radio

Slacker Radio and The Source Magazine Partner to Provide Music Fans with the Latest in Hip-Hop Music for Free

SAN DIEGO – March 4, 2010 – Slacker, Inc. ( and The Source Magazine ( today announced The Source Digital Radio, a free Hip-Hop station programmed by the tastemakers at The Source and powered by Slacker Personal Radio available on The Source's new website. The Source Digital Radio offers a definitive Hip-Hop collection ranging from industry icons to groundbreaking newcomers and is available today on mobile phones, in-home devices and on the web through Slacker Radio.

The Source Digital Radio consists of handpicked songs representing two decades of influential Hip-Hop music as well as current breaking tracks. The new station is a musical counterpart to The Source’s print magazine and online presence. It plays music from classic artists such as Run-D.M.C., today’s hit makers including Lil’ Wayne and Jay-Z, as well music from “Unsigned Hype,” a roundup from The Source editors of the best unsigned artists.

The Source Digital Radio can be accessed at, in the Slacker Spotlight section from the Slacker mobile application or on the web at To get the Slacker mobile application, direct your mobile web browser to

“As the trusted authority in Hip-Hop for two decades, we are excited to be partnering with Slacker Radio to provide our audience with an industry first and showcase our creative music experience,” said L. Londell McMillan, publisher of The Source. “The Source Digital Radio station opens up a new opportunity to provide our audience with a 360 media approach and drive viewers to our newly designed site.”

Whether listening on the web, webOS smartphones, BlackBerry smartphones, iPhone and iPod touch, Android-powered smartphones, a Slacker-enabled TV or Blu-ray player, The Source Digital Radio listeners have instant access to the station along with artist profiles, album reviews and album cover art.  Listeners also have the ability to personalize the station, fine tuning to their own tastes in Hip-Hop music.

“The Source has been the leading international voice for Hip-Hop music, culture and politics for over 21 years,” said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. “We are honored to be working with The Source editors to offer the millions of Slacker listeners a personal radio experience that is representative of the legacy and future of The Source magazine.”

About is the first overall marketing tool being utilized in the Source's re-branding initiatives for 2010. The new site features The Source Digital Radio, a free Hip-Hop station programmed by the tastemakers at The Source and powered by Slacker Personal Radio; The Source Archives, the web's largest collection of content [i.e. cover stories, unsigned hype articles, original photos, hard to find first-ever record reviews] from the pages of Hip-Hop's only historical reference tool; The Buyers Guide, the ultimate product destination highlighting the latest in fashion, cars, dvds, lifestyle items and technology; and The Source TV, exclusive video content dedicated to music and entertainment.

About Slacker, Inc.

Slacker is the world's first Personal Radio company offering “Your Radio Everywhere.” Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site or on the go with Slacker Personal Radio players and mobile phones. Slacker mobile applications are currently available for Palm webOS, Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. For more information visit

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Can't get my Kool Moe Dee from the 80's? Sheeeeet. lol


I'm interested in seeing what variety they will actually have! Sounds like a good partnership though!


if it's the source i guarantee it won't be the best in hip hop.


Hip Hop and you don't stop


i dont want to pay to listen to the radio or mp3's i already own


They forgot the C before the word rap. Total garbage. 0 talent. Computer generated drums and bass. No singing. Rhyming! Give me a break. They even have to steal samples of real songs to give their garbage validity. This garbage is a slap in the face to all of the great R&B acts of the past. And to top it off they get into turf wars and start shooting each other. Just stupid garbage that never deserved to get where it is today.



you kids and your gosh darn hippity hop!!

btw R&B past, present, future (and a lot of music)
has computer generated drums and bass


Seriously?? C'mon, I hope you're not a grown man, because that's the way a 5 year old thinks. I'm not expecting you to see the beauty in hip hop culture, and especially the music. But please keep an open mind. If you don't understand something, then don't say anything about it. Thick headed thinking doesn't belong on this website.


I'm not sure this will work out the way that consumers will want it to work. I get the feeling that it will be old songs that people don't want to hear anymore. But if it is new material then it has a chance to work. Only time will tell


The station is not coming up on my ? Anyone else have this problem


"The best in hip hop...", so basically it's just dead air....


Cant find the station on my 9630? Anyone know where to find it, its not in spotlight, or in the search results

Shay D. Life

I had to go to the site on my computer and make it a favorite there first.


I don't if they should consider lil wayne the best of anything? ... lol


My blackberry is on its last leg and the screen is half cracked so I can barely even read my texts or e-mails. Unfortunately my contract isn't up for another 6 months. This would be great if you guys could hook me up. Happy Birthday Crackberry and here's to another 3 years!