Kim Osorio has had her fair share of reality as a woman in the hip-hop industry. Osorio oversaw The Source’s highest-selling issues as editor-in-chief and endured gender discrimination from former owners Ray Benzino and Dave Mays. In 2005, she filed filed a lawsuit against The Source alleging sexual harassment, gender discrimination, defamation, retaliatory discharge, and maintaining a hostile work environment and later won. In 2008, the wife and mother of three released her memoir, Straight From The Source: An Expose From The Former Editor In Chief of the Hip-Hop Bible , which detailed one of the most challenging periods of her career. The veteran hip-hop journalist has since returned to the legendary magazine and has made her reality TV debut this season on “The Gossip Game.”
In this exclusive BlackEnterprise.com interview, Osorio talks building her brand, her role as “matriarch” on the Vh1 show, and life after The Source.
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