First Aid With Kelly Kinkaid: Karen Hunter Explains How Writing Hip-Hop Articles Transitioned Into Book Writing, Lack of Empowerment in Current Music & Thoughts On Amber Rose's Book Title 'How To Be A Bad Bitch'

Celebrating March Women’s History Month, Karen Hunter joins First Aid With Kelly Kinkaid on Sway In The Morning to speak on her success as a writer, publisher, teacher and so much more as well as her input on some current issues involving women.

With her own show on Sirius XM Karen Hunter has inspired many through the radio waves as well as through her writing and teaching.  We hear the story behind Hunter’s rise through the ranks of entrepreneurial success and how writing hip-hop editorials lead to writing books with LL Cool J and Queen Latifah.

We also hear how Hunter inspires the younger generations through her teaching at Hunter College and the work her former students have gone on to do.  Hunter candidly discusses her opinion of women in hip-hop as well as the title of Amber Rose’s forthcoming book, check out the full interview below for the full rundown.


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