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Dave Mays on Launching & Losing The Source, Benzino, Eminem, Suge Knight, Snoop (Full Interview)

Founder of The Source Magazine, Dave Mays, sat down with VladTV to detail his life and career. Mays talked about his upbringing before making the decision to enroll at Harvard University. He also described how he got into Hip Hop and the early beginnings of The Source. Mays explained how he and Benzino formed a partnership as well as their quest to make The Source a national publication. He talked about his role at the publication and its popularity within the rap world before offering his thoughts on Suge Knight’s infamous speech at the 1995 Source Awards.

Despite experiencing a peak in the early 2000s, the dot-com bubble caused the magazine to start losing money and the publication was being investigated by the FBI. Mays also described how Benzino’s beef with Eminem damaged the credibility of The Source and broke down Kim Osario’s lawsuit against the company. Mays explained why he and Benzino were forced out of the magazine and why it was ultimately sold. Check out the above clip to interview to hear about Dave Mays’ current projects.

Interview by Shawn Prez
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