Stephen Monica out here in Santa Monica #cali (at Santa Monica Beach)

In the early days of The Source’s Unsigned Hype, circa 1991-2, we would receive about 10-20 cassettes a day. 99.8% of them were GARBAGE.

I appointed @MatteoGlen as the man to listen to each tape and pick contenders for that month’s winner. He was the best cat for the job.

So he comes running…

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Tonight it’s only fair that we discuss the other Fallen Icon of rap, Tupac Shakur.

I want to say right up front that for the longest time I was NOT A FAN. I thought he was wack actually.

I mean, the first time I saw him was in that Digital Underground video, being carried around on a…

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Ok my friends, for tonight’s TRUE HIP-HOP STORY we will once again take a trip back to 1992.

Those that were around back then will remember that hip-hop movie soundtracks were all the rage.

Often the CD would be more popular than the movie. Such was the case with Zebrahead, a 1992 movie…

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#tbt ATV riding on the big island in Hawaii six years ago #pictureofapicture

#tbt ATV riding on the big island in Hawaii six years ago #pictureofapicture

It took me a second but this made me laugh

It took me a second but this made me laugh

Do what you #love in life

Do what you #love in life

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This was the @majorlazer stage set up today, show was nuts! Co2 came out of the guns on either side of the stage #vegas  (at Encore Beach Club)

This was the @majorlazer stage set up today, show was nuts! Co2 came out of the guns on either side of the stage #vegas (at Encore Beach Club)

I had another crazy night in Vegas with @liljon! He was celebrating “Turn Down For What” getting certified Platinum, congrats brother!  (at Surrender Nightclub)

I had another crazy night in Vegas with @liljon! He was celebrating “Turn Down For What” getting certified Platinum, congrats brother! (at Surrender Nightclub)

The best part of my tour was meeting this little guy Mason McBride yesterday. He entered the world 11 days ahead of schedule but it worked out perfect because I was able to see him before I left town. Congrats again @patricemcbride & @eva_loayza!

The best part of my tour was meeting this little guy Mason McBride yesterday. He entered the world 11 days ahead of schedule but it worked out perfect because I was able to see him before I left town. Congrats again @patricemcbride & @eva_loayza!

#lastnight #dusk #caesars #tour #remixjunkie #vegas

#lastnight #dusk #caesars #tour #remixjunkie #vegas

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It’s goin down here tonight! I’ll be spinning at Dusk inside Caesars w/ @djsatone! AC who’s ready?!

It’s goin down here tonight! I’ll be spinning at Dusk inside Caesars w/ @djsatone! AC who’s ready?!

Cooking up something w/ @patricemcbride #studiotime #oldassoven

Cooking up something w/ @patricemcbride #studiotime #oldassoven

Mannn I just killed this burger! From now on when I come to Philly I will be making a stop @ PYT. Pic doesn’t do it justice, burger & a Philly cheesesteak on a pretzel bun 🍔😁 (at PYT)

Mannn I just killed this burger! From now on when I come to Philly I will be making a stop @ PYT. Pic doesn’t do it justice, burger & a Philly cheesesteak on a pretzel bun 🍔😁 (at PYT)