Benzino stepped down from his position yesterday (08APR05), also blaming politics and other nearby business partnerships.
He tells website ALLHIPHOP.COM in a statement, "I want to step down from the magazine and sell my stock effective immediately.
Continue reading: Eminem's Arch-Rival Benzino Resigns From The Source
Rap mogul Russell Simmons has come under fire from the owners of hip-hop magazine THE SOURCE, after he pulled out of speaking at an event.
The publication's co-owners DAVE MAYS and Ray Benzino are upset Simmons pulled out of speaking at the magazine's JOIN THE SIPHA: HIP-HOP VOTER EDUCATION RALLY.
Mays and Benzino say in a statement: "Russell Simmons has been exploiting hip-hop for years. We invited and expected him to participate in the largest annual hip-hop weekend of the year (04), and he bailed from the event because he is afraid of the authenticity and influence of The Source magazine."
Continue reading: Simmons Attacked After Pulling Out Of Event
Benzino believes that 8 MILE star Eminem is taking away sales from black rappers and it is easier for him to get on the radio because he is white.
The pair have had a long-running feud. Benzino recorded the song PULL YOUR SKIRT UP to insult Eminem and his rival responded with NAIL IN THE COFFIN and I DON'T WANNA.
Continue reading: Ray Benzino Slams The State Of Hip Hop
The album is the first in history to chart without selling a single copy.
The musician passed away while performing with his band OHM in LA.
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