So as you may have heard by now, VIBE magazine has shut down its print and online operations. RapRadar did alot of the breaking of this story. You know, I expected this to happen, but not so soon. I thought they had atleast another year or two left. Unfortunately they didn’t. The entire staff was huddled up for an afternoon meeting and they were all given the bad news. Fortunately, atleast the last issue with The Dream and Christina Milian on the cover, will still come out and will be th final VIBE to hit the newsstands. Oh yeah and this T.I. cover pictured on the right, is actually a cover that was shot down here in Miami Beach at The Shore Club hotel.
Well, shortly after the announcement, Quincy Jones had a thing or two to say about the downfall of the magazine he started and founded back in 1993. He said he’s in talks to buyback the magazine and make it exclusively online and in the midst of telling Reuters this, he took a couple shots at a couple newspapers, including the Herald. Here’s what he said:
“Print and all that stuff is over, we gotta remember that. The Chicago Tribune,Â the Seattle Post Intelligencer,Â the Miami Herald. They’re over the same way as the record business. We have got to get into this century”
Wow, not a good look. Spotted that over at the New Times. Oh yeah and the last point I wanted to make. Like seriously,Â Quincy’s daughter, Rashida Jones (of The Office fame) is hot. Like really hot. Yeah…that’s allÂ I got.Â Click here for the results Google Images gathers up. Chuuuurch!