Straight from the Source: An Expose from the Former Editor in Chief of the Hip-Hop Bible

Straight from the Source: An Expose from the Former Editor in Chief of the Hip-Hop Bible

by Kim Osorio
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Straight from the Source: An Expose from the Former Editor in Chief of the Hip-Hop Bible by Kim Osorio

Kim Osorio had a front-row seat for the biggest beefs, battles, and blow-ups in hip-hop. As the first female editor-in-chief of The Source, she had come up.

From her corner office, Kim got the goods on hip-hop's hottest names: Jay-Z, Nas, 50 Cent, Lil' Kim. She developed close -- sometimes intimate -- relationships with the artists she exposed to the public. But The Source couldn't hide its own dirty laundry for long.

Behind the scenes, the magazine's volatile owners puppeteered every issue -- even coveted honors like the 5-mic album rating and the Power 30 list of industry heavy-hitters. Then The Source declared war on Eminem and began the notorious assault that would send the magazine into swift decline.
In a culture dominated by men, Kim rose to the top, and after years in the magazine's pressure cooker, she hit "send" on a two-sentence e-mail that would thrust her from the sidelines of the scandalous world she reported on to the center of one of the most explosive scandals in hip-hop history. Straight From the Source is the Book of Kim, the tell-all memoir only she could write about her influential years at the Bible of Hip-Hop.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416559801
Publisher: MTV Books
Publication date: 09/09/2008
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 435 KB

About the Author

Kim Osorio, a native of the Bronx, New York, was the first female editor-in-chief of The Source magazine. She led the publication to some of its highest-selling issues ever before suing for sexual harassment. She lives in New Jersey with her fiancé and two daughters.

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