The end of VIBE

I guess in some ways I'm part of the problem. I haven't bought Vibe magazine for years now. Sadly it will be no more. I have enjoyed the covers over the years. Even the years I didn't buy the mag. I remember great articles and even better photography. I want nothing else to die this month! This is the most dying ass month ever! Good bye June 2009!

Statements from Vibe's editor, and a staff memo from the CEO. From editor Danyel Smith:

On behalf the VIBE CONTENT staff (the best in this business), it is with great sadness, and with heads held high, that we leave the building today. We were assigning and editing a Michael Jackson tribute issue when we got the news. It's a tragic week in overall, but as the doors of VIBE Media Group close, on the eve of the magazine's sixteenth anniversary, it's a sad day for music, for hip hop in particular, and for the millions of readers and users who have loved and who continue to love the VIBE brand. We thank you, we have served you with joy, pride and excellence, and we will miss you.

Danyel Smith
the former Chief Content Officer VIBE Media Group
& Editor in Chief, VIBE

Quincy Jones announces plans to buy it back

By Adrienne Samuels Gibbs
(June 30, 2009) Vibe magazine founder Quincy Jones is distraught over the news that the famous hip-hop publication shuttered its doors today. Though no longer the owner, he did not anticipate this sudden demise, and he says he's going to bring it back to life � albeit in a slightly different way.
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