Elliott Wilson has helmed the most respected hip-hop publications, from ego trip to XXL to the Source

In our new episode of Blueprint with Complex's Editor-in-Chief Noah Callahan-Bever, Wilson takes us on his journey from his early journalistic influences to a tense standoff with Benzino as editor-in-chief of XXL to reinventing himself as the founder of Rap Radar and his newest job, editorial director of hip-hop culture and content for Tidal.

Watch the full interview above and subscribe to Complex to catch upcoming episodes of Blueprint