Former Source publishers David Mays and Ray "Benzino" Scott, who were ousted from the magazine six months ago over alleged mismanagement and bad behavior, are starting a new rap rag tentatively titled The Truth. The duo have teamed up with former Vibe editor in chief and radio personality Wendy Williams to launch the periodical, which is being described as an urban version of In Touch.
Many say Benzino is one of the reasons the once-on-top hip hop bible has fallen over the years. The rapper (once leader of Boston’s Almighty RSO) often used the magazine to promote his own music, clubs and career, sticking himself on the cover, running big articles on himself, championing his rapping skills, making sure his albums got reviewed positively, and appearing in the mag on just about every other page. In fact, he was so despised within the ranks of the mag, that the first issue after his firing featured the cover line "100% Benzino Free." At one point, Benzino even started running a cartoon in the magazine where he was a superhero saving hip hop, fighting real life enemy Eminem and beheading him!
Wanna bet that the first issue of The Truth finds Mays and Benzino slinging mud at The Source? Should be a fun fight…
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