Hip-Hop Bible’s Unfinished Business
All in all, it’s been rough going lately for our friends downstairs; last Wednesday, Source Editor-in-Chief Dasun Allah turned himself in to police after he was caught tagging a Jehovah’s Witness Assembly Hall in Harlem. But even more troubling for his loyalists must be seeing November cover-target G-Unit’s posh new fashion label headquarters downstairs in the same building. Produced in partnership with Marc Ecko’s Ecko Unlimited street-style empire, the outfit’s sleek offices are chock full of chrome, black leather Barcelona chairs and flat-screen TVs.
The temperature in the building has dropped a few degrees since the latest issue of The Source hit stands with a cover story headlined “G-Unot!”—a shout-out to 50-Cent rival The Game’s t-shirt campaign that, according to the mag, is burning up the streets of Queens. A no-holds-barred attack on 50, his rhyming crew, and the “plantation owners” at Interscope, the article claims that “corporate rap’s top unit” is “fading fast.”
A rep for The Source did not return calls for comment, and a spokeswoman for G-Unit declined to discuss the article or our fellow neighbors.