Posted by: vincentlopez | March 1, 2009

The Source May 1996 issue featuring Ice Cube


Ice Cube on the cover again? It’s just 1996 and Cube was making his 4th (?) Source cover appearance and about to release his 6th (?) post-NWA platinum album already. Say what you will about some of his less than stellar movies but Cube knew how to make albums in the 90’s and keep a media buzz. And while I wasn’t the biggest fan of Westside Connection, I knew that Cube was using that as just another vehicle to make money and further his plans. Of all the successful people in the world of hip-hop, he’s the one I’d like to see teaching a course or two on the business, marketing and psychology of creating music and movies at the local university.


Record Report:


The Geto BoysThe Resurrection (4 mics)

Busta RhymezThe Coming (4 mics)

PudgeeThe King of New York (2.5 mics)

Chino XLHere to Save You All (3.5 mics)

MC RenDa Villain in Black (3 mics)

Too ShortGettin’ It (Album Number 10) (3.5 mics)

Rappin’ 4-TayOff Parole (3.5 mics)

NonchalantUntil the Day (2.5 mics)

Mac MallUntouchable (3.5 mics)


Source May 1996 issue


May 1996 Fat Tape






  1. Thank you. Cube was dope in the 90’s

  2. Like i said before, from ’90-’91 Ice Cube was that MC. He was king during that time, its a known fact.
    The stuff he was talkin about was much needed at that time & straight to the point.

    Now how in the world can u give Busta’s 1st LP 4 mics? are u kidding me? thats 4.5-5 mics easy with no hesitation! When that LP came out it was very anticipated!!

  3. Once again it’s on! Great issue!

  4. Pudgee – The King of New York??? Never released, right?

  5. The Westside Connection record was a really good record. At least the first one was. Maybe you should revisit it. It was the last classic West Coast gangsta rap album and really the swan song of the West Coast’s reign in Hip-Hop.

    It was all shiny suits after this

  6. Busta Rhymes-The Coming: This could have been 5/5 instead of 4/5.
    Chino XL-Here to Save You All: This could have been 5/5 instead of 3.5/5.

  7. Been looking for this magazine along time would you be interested in selling it?

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