Karen Civil Hustles Hard – XXL Issue 152

Hustle Hard Karen Civil started as a blogger. Now she's a power player. Words Jeff Weiss Images Dove Shore Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the December/January 2014 issue of XXL Magazine. At 29 years old, Oprah Winfrey left a local talk show in Baltimore to take over a low-rated morning TV program called AM Chicago. The syndication deal, television channel and vehicular giveaways remained years or decades away. By the time she celebrated her 29th birthday in November, Karen Civil already had a mini-empire in digital hip-hop media and strategic marketing. If the rap game off ered a “Most likely to become the ...

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