The Source

September 20, 2013 - 6:13pm
Kim Osorio, editor-in-chief of the hip-hop magazine, The Source, spoke to students on Thursday about hip-hop, her past, and the future of journalism.

Before Kendrick Lamar performed at this year’s Juice Jam, he was featured on a 2012 cover of the historic hip-hop magazine The Source. Editor-in-chief of the magazine Kim Osorio said that she was skeptical when her interns and young employees first told her that they wanted to feature Lamar.

“[They wanted] to put a crown on his head like Biggie and I was like ‘blasphemy!’” Osorio said.

Eventually, in her interns’ excitement, Osorio remembered the passion that she had as a young writer for up-and-coming hip-hop artists, and she ultimately decided to feature Lamar.