Dave Mayes, the founder of The Source magazine, has recently set down with DJVLAD where he talked about his plans of releasing “Unsigned Hype” documentary series, featuring stories about Eminem, Notorious B.I.G., DMX, Common, Mobb Deep and more.
“We are actually doing the first documentary series right now on Unsigned Hype and how it originated and all the impact it had. It’s eight part documentary podcast series that I’m doing for my new network Break Beat. We are already in the middle of production. It’s gonna come out probably on top of the year. We are gonna tell whole backstory of that column, where it came from, you mentioned few: Biggie, DMX, Eminem, Common, Mobb Deep, Capone NORE, David Banner, Juelz Santana, Jay Electronica…All these artists got the start in The Source’s Unsigned Hype and many of them we got their record deals.” said Dave Mayes.
Eminem first appeared on The Source in March of 1998. Riggs Morales, who was a writer at The Source and is now vice president of A&R at Atlantic Records, penned an article about a dope new rapper from Detroit.
There was The Record Report section in The Source magazine in which the magazine’s staff rated Hip-Hop albums, using a range from one to five mics. Both The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show got a four mic rating, but Em felt his albums deserved five mics. And the rest…I’m sure you all know the history.
Listen to the new interview below: