April 8: Benzino Resigns From The Source. (2005)

April 8, 2005 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Benzino resigned from The Source. “If me leaving The Source is gonna help the magazine then I’ll do it,” the rapper said.

Citing his beef with Eminem and industry politics as some of his reasons for leaving, Benzino would sell all of his stock in the company with the promise of creating a new Hip-Hop publication.

He did that and in 2006 he and Dave Mays founded Hip-Hop Weekly.

ABOVE: Benzino on The Rise and Fall of The Source

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  1. Benzino continued to carry the culture. I hate that he allowed himself to get mixed up in LHH slick tarnishing his legacy to the outside world. This man really carried the culture on his back.