VIBE Magazine Folds

Rumors have been swirling for months about the demise of VIBE magazine:

Vibe magazine, the urban-music magazine founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones, is the latest victim of the media recession. Multiple sources both within and outside the magazine confirmed that it is shutting down.

Reached for comment, chief financial officer Angela Zucconi said, “We will be making a statement by the end of the day. That’s all I can say at this point.” She referred further questions to CEO Steve Aaron, who was not immediately available. Messages left for editor in chief Danyel Smith and publishers Edgar Hernandez were not immediately returned.

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69 Responses to “VIBE Magazine Folds”

  1. 1
    jazi65 says:

    Another one bites the dust!

  2. 2
    Alana says:

    RIP VIBE. I used to get VIBE when I was younger, before it became just a magazine full of advertisements.

  3. 3
    Charles says:

    Seriously when was vibe ever relevant?? When are “black” magazines ever succesful, they aren’t this isn’t a surprise and im finding it uber hard to care

    Hey sandraaaaaa *wave*

  4. 4
    wiggy2272003 says:

    well I’ll be and I just got a two year subscription for $5 no wonder it was so cheap. Doah!

  5. 5
    spongebobfan says:

    Hope you get your 5 dolars back……..

  6. 6
    spongebobfan says:

    @ Charles, JET is still alive and kicking every black person over 40 have a jet sub… or so it seems

  7. 7
    Krysi J says:

    so does that mean the magazines that I have are officially collector’s items??

  8. 8
    Daisy says:

    We need to do a 20 question tribute to VIBE that was the BEST part of the magazine.

    I will start..

    Why is Mase rapping again?

  9. 9
    Charles says:

    @6

    Is jet that small asa magazine that’s the size of my sidekick why the fukc would anyone buy that shti ??

    Black people are a trillion dollar industry that loves to buy the wrong things

  10. 10
    Charles says:

    @7

    Are you high? No one wants that **** you my as well throw them in the trash

  11. 11
    Charles says:

    @7

    Are you high? No one wants that **** you my as well throw them in the trash

    @8

    Why does diddy think he can rap

    Why won’t cassie admit to ****ing for tracks

    Why can ciara still not sing

    When will rocko marry atl hoodrat monica

    How long is beyonces real hair

    We will never know

  12. 12
    Shauny says:

    Charles maybe you need to pick up a Black Enterprise. It’s not the size or your sidekick either.

  13. 13
    Alana says:

    MJ has on a lacefront wig on the cover of that VIBE. He was the only man who could get away with wearing lacefront wigs…

  14. 14
    lovejoy1 says:

    MIKE ALREADY TOLD YALL NICCAS TO LEAVE HIM ALONE YEAH JUST LEAVE ME ALONE ON ON – LEAVE ME ALONEEE THAT IS THE SONG THEY SHOULD BE PLAYING FOR REAL…

  15. 15
    spongebobfan says:

    @11
    Why is lil wayne so popular?

    Will REAL hiphop ever make a comeback

    who will make a album first, Jodeci(all of them ) Dru Hill Jagged edge, or 112

    Will Jayz and Beyonce EVER have kids?

    Why does Diddy only allow his artist to have one video per album (come on diddy give day 26 another vid)

    If the south didnt kill hiphop what did?

  16. 16
    Charles says:

    @12

    BLACK ENTERPRISE IS FOR BOOJIE(SIC) BLACK PEOPLE WHO STILL CAN’T MAKE 6 FIGURES AND THAT’S THE GETCHA GOTCHA!

    HBCU ARE NOT GOOD SCHOOLS TO GRADUATE FROM BLACK PEOPLE, GET IT TOGETHER!

  17. 17
    spongebobfan says:

    Essesce is a good mag….

  18. 18
    ELove says:

    WHY would anyone want to have kids by Jay-z or Lil Wayne that are actually serious about starting-n-maintaining a family?

  19. 19
    ELove says:

    WHY did Brandy insist on a FAKE-AZZ marriage to boost-n-maintain her ALREADY fading career???

  20. 20
    Charles says:

    @19

    DEATH**

    SIS DON’T WORRY ABOUT QUEEN BRANDY SHE HAS SOLD 25 MILLION MORE THAN FLOPICA KEYSHIA AND HARA COMBINED!

    SO IF HER CAREER IS FADING THEN YOUR FAVS MUST HAVE NEVER BEEN!

  21. 21
    Shauny says:

    I read and enjoy Black Enterprise Charles but for you it sounds like anything that isn’t White isn’t right so we differ.

  22. 22
    spongebobfan says:

    is brandy your cousin? you be stanning HARD for ol girl…. I miss old brandy, her last album was ****…

  23. 23
    ELove says:

    @20
    I COUNT Janet, J-Lo, Whitney and Toni Braxton amongst my favorite(s) since the mid-80′s … And btw I’m A BRO

    And TRUST Brandy ISN’T in their league AT ALL !!!!!
    :wink:

  24. 24
    Daisy says:

    HBCU graduate!!!!!!!!!! Say it loud im BLACK and im PROUD!!!!

  25. 25
    spongebobfan says:

    J-LO tho ELOVE??? i would but brandy b4 jlo

  26. 26
    Charles says:

    YOUR RIGHT SHE’S ABOVE THEM WHEN’S THE LAST TIME JANET OR TONI WAS RELEVANT??

    AND JLO EVERYONE KNOWS THAT BITCH CAN’T SING SO YOU CAN FALL BACK…

    WHEN ANY OF UR FLOPS GONNA GET A 14 WEEK #1 HIT THAT’S WILL PUT THEM IN GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS ??

    Never

    BRANDY BEING A COVER GIRL RICH NEVER FILING BANKRUPTCY NOT GETTING ASS IMPLANTS WRITING TONI BRAXTONS SONGS STILL BEING RELEVANT >>> YOUR FLOPS NEVER DOING IT

  27. 27
    Krysi J says:

    @7

    Are you high? No one wants that **** you my as well throw them in the trash

    ——————————————–

    you betta get da fukk on wit dat.

  28. 28
    Krysi J says:

    If the south didnt kill hiphop what did?
    ——————————————-

    u know what……i shouldn’t even respond, but I had to at least say FUKK YALL.

    carry on…

  29. 29
    spongebobfan says:

    Charles is Ray J yall…. real talk…….. Brandy cool and all but come on…brandy Flopped her last 2 albums, Janet flopped on her last album, JLO flopped her last album, toni have not a album come out in awhile so she dont count

    Janet has more records sold than Brandy…..

    im just being the referree lol

  30. 30
    ELove says:

    @sponge
    I actually LIKE Brandy but I LUV ME SOME Janet & J-LO
    Brandy’s career-n-talent ISN’T ENOUGH to wipe away a couple of MY ALL-TIME Crushes EVER !!!!!
    LOL

  31. 31
    spongebobfan says:

    lmao, Word Krysi?!? meant no harm, it was a sincere question

  32. 32
    ELove says:

    I’m sorry I MUST’VE missed the memo but…
    When did ICONS become Flops-n-Irrelevant ???
    :shrug:

  33. 33
    Charles says:

    @29

    OK AND JANET HAS BEEN IN THE GAME SINCE 1232 BC WHAT’S UR POINT BRANDY AINT EVEN HIT 20 AND JANET BEEN HERE SINCE ANCIENT ROME SO WHAT’S THE LOGIÇ?

    FACE IT BRANDYS TALENTS LOOKS MONEY FAME RELEVANCY >>> J HO, TRANET, TONI BANKRUPTON

    AND THAT’S THE GETCHA GOTCHA

    AND WHO CARES EVEN WITH THE FLOPS BRANDY HAS SOLD MORE THAN BEYONCE, CIARA, KEYSHIA, MONICA SO WHAT’S THE LOGIÇ

  34. 34
    spongebobfan says:

    im refering to the last albums they put out Elove.. i love janet, for example but her last album flopped(numbers wise) does that make her any less than a icon..not at all…
    and Charles’ Sister Brandy last album flopped as well. that was my point…….

  35. 35
    Daisy says:

    @Elove TEAM J LO! :wink:

  36. 36
    Shauny says:

    When is the last time Brandy was relevant if we’re keeping it real? Her last CD good or bad WAS A FLOP! I love me some Brandy too but come on now real talk. Brandy hasn’t been and wouldn’t be relevant had that unfortunate accident happened. People always try to put down Janet but she’s been in the game since she was what…18?

    Give me the name of another chick who will have her longevity before falling off. People use to say C Error was better and we all know how that’s turning out.

  37. 37
    spongebobfan says:

    Charles love, even though i agree that Brandy is a better vocalist than JLO , JLO has sold 48 mill records to brandys 20…and beyonce has sold 50 mill

  38. 38
    spongebobfan says:

    nobody touching my girl mariah numbers…….

  39. 39
    starr says:

    Charles go hard for brandy lol

    I”m not even mad lol

  40. 40
    starr says:

    JLO sold 48 million records?!…I don’t believe it!!!! Her last few albums comletely bombed…how is that possible

  41. 41
    Charles says:

    @32

    in 1994 when brandy punched them out the game and they started begging her for songs and she wrote them thats WHEN

    @36

    Well clearly her name must taste good cuz its in everyones mouth thats how we know queen rbandy is relevant she dont have to shake her ass or leak nude pics and still stay on poeples minds and on their ITUNES

    TONI, TRANET, J HO NEVER DOING IT

    @37

    J LO isnt R&B she appeals to the white girls im here for the black girls not a fake white girl with a big A$$ and sis j lo could never hit the notes QUEEN BRANDY COULD!!!!!!!!

    Also do some reserach beyonce has sold 15 million not 50 and don tdare bring up DC3 the group aint called BEYONCE FEAT KELLY AND MICHELLE, you bring up DC3 illl bring up Soundtracks adn writing material and you can watch brandy PUNCH all the other hos in sales

    SIS wheres MARIAHS VOICE NOW???? She cant do it anymore?? I KNOW brandy can

  42. 42
    Krysi J says:

    @33

    Are you high? Ain nobody buying Brandy shyt…she might as well throw her career in the trash!

    how ya luv dat!

  43. 43
    Shauny says:

    Charles says
    Well clearly her name must taste good cuz its in everyones mouth thats how we know queen rbandy is relevant she dont have to shake her ass or leak nude pics and still stay on poeples minds and on their ITUNES
    **********************************************
    Same thing Monica, Keshia, Toni, and Janet must be saying.

    Oh and another let keep it 100 moment. You’re calling Janet “tranet” but I’m willing to bet if you do a poll for men between Janet at 29-30 and Brandy at 29-30 there would be a clear winner and Brandy would be…….lonely…broken hearted…lol

    Dangit (still love you though Brandy)

  44. 44
    ELove says:

    @sponge
    LEGACY out-trumps current standings (sales, airplay, etc.)
    EVERY DAMN TIME and I’m glad you mentioned Mariah

    To the BRANDY STAN of ALL STANS

    Is Brandy MORE RELEVANT than EITHER of the following…

    Janet
    Whitney
    Toni Braxton
    (I’ll put HER debut against ANYTHING Brandy has done…)
    J-Lo
    And YES (Dare I say…) Beyonce

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!

  45. 45
    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    spongebobfan Says:

    nobody touching my girl mariah numbers…….
    You are right but, not because of lack of talent. No one is selling CDs like that anymore. Have anyone seen the HDD list?

    — 1 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 106,956 —
    THRILLER
    – 2 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 105,648 —
    ESSENTIAL
    – 3 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 104,163 —
    NUMBER ONES
    – 14 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 34,225 —
    OFF THE WALL
    – 25 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 18,929 —
    BAD
    – 26 JACKSON 5 MOTOWN 17,677 —
    ULTIMATE COLLECTION
    – 32 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 14,351 —
    DANGEROUS
    – 35 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 13,951 —
    ULTIMATE COLLECTION
    – 39 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 12,150 —
    HISTORY: GREATEST HITS, VOL. 1

    HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT BEFORE?

  46. 46
    Charles says:

    @42

    Dont matter she stilll sold 25 million albums, no SUPSERTAR like brandy can maintain the super sales forver, not michael jackson not madonna not barbra streisand so your logic is FLAWED

    @43

    No one talks about flopica, TONI BROKETON, OFFKEYshia COle or tranet, and after janet flashed her breast to the world i wouldnt be surprised of the results either but lets keep it 100

    REAL TALENT>>>>>>>>BEING A HO

    and the getcha gotcha is when she gonna be able to sing like QUEEN BRANDY???

    @44

    JANET – YES EASiLY
    WHITNEY – WHO?? her last album dropped when????
    TONI – You have tobe ****tin gme
    J-LO – Didnt her clothing line go bankrupt and her albums fllop no one mentions this ho

    BEYONCE – is this decades BRANDY

    CASE CLOSED

    BRANDY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> YOUR FAV FLOPS!

  47. 47
    Charles says:

    @45

    Yes when andy gibb died ??? and when aaliyah died

    Your logic is once again FLAWED!!!!!!!

  48. 48
    spongebobfan says:

    @36

    Well clearly her name must taste good cuz its in everyones mouth thats how we know queen rbandy is relevant she dont have to shake her ass or leak nude pics and still stay on poeples minds and on their ITUNES

    ***************************************
    LMAO just cause we debating brandy now dont make Brandy “in everyones mouth”

    SIS wheres MARIAHS VOICE NOW???? She cant do it anymore?? I KNOW brandy can

    *****************************************************
    Mariah can sing the telephone book with a dyck in her throat and she will sell more records than ya girl Brandy

    Also do some reserach beyonce has sold 15 million not 50 and don tdare bring up DC3 the group aint called BEYONCE FEAT KELLY AND MICHELLE, you bring up DC3 illl bring up Soundtracks adn writing material and you can watch brandy PUNCH all the other hos in sales

    ***********************************************
    Beyonce sold 15 million copies od Dangerously In Love ALONE….. come on man

  49. 49
    ELove says:

    @much
    IMAGINE how many more would’ve been sold if they actually had ENOUGH IN STOCK to satisfy the consumers wanting MJ-Albums

  50. 50
    candycane says:

    Is that why I didnt get my last two mags in the mail. I’m such a procrastinator. I’ve been meaning to call Vibe since last month when I didnt get my Emninem(sp) Vibe.

    Dayyyyyyyyyum sorry to see them go. I’ve been reading it since the beginning

  51. 51
    Charles says:

    @48

    PROOF???

    Dont telll me you quoting from WIKIPEDIA

    *DIES*

    IF its true why hasnt RIAA CERTIFIED your girl then =[ but they ceritfied brandy as one of the top selling in the country, you letting matthew knowles article on wikipedia get to you???

    MANriah sales SEX and thats about it

  52. 52
    Charles says:

    @49

    what are you talking about?

  53. 53
    spongebobfan says:

    @MUNCHOSGIRL

    I’m not touching Michael Jackson i was only doing FEMALE artists…. NOONE will touch Mike….

    But to mariah credit she has sold 200 million records to date

  54. 54
    iscream says:

    DIZZZZZAMMMM MUNCH!!!!!

    That’s what the fvck I’m talking bout. Do it Mike.

    I’m going to have to copy & paste that in that big mouth reporter post Sandra just put up.

    Oh & this post had me :rofl:

  55. 55
    Krysi J says:

    Dont matter she stilll sold 25 million albums, no SUPSERTAR like brandy can maintain the super sales forver, not michael jackson not madonna not barbra streisand so your logic is FLAWED
    ——————————————————-

    NO BYTCH, yO MF opinion, and lame azz loyalty to Brandy’s wack, hit n ran ah MF OVER to further kill her already FLAWED azz career after she got on MTV sporting a FLAWED AZZ “SPIRITUAL” MARRIAGE to a ugly azz niccah dat didn’t even want her AZZ!! …sit yo aZZ down Charles and get the FUKK OVER IT!

  56. 56
    Krysi J says:

    Mariah can sing the telephone book with a dyck in her throat and she will sell more records than ya girl Brandy
    ——————————————————-

    *chokes*………….*SCREAMS*….. :rofl:

  57. 57
    Daisy says:

    Brandy wishes she could see MCs star power MC still making hits can’t say the same for Brandy whom I like as well

  58. 58
    iscream says:

    Krysi you are getting the crack me the f up award for the day

    :rofl:

    The more comments I read from a certain poster the more I wonder… man/woman or :gay:

  59. 59
    Charles says:

    @55

    YOU MAD?

    YOU MAD BRANDY >>> YO FLOPS

    GET OVER IT

    BRANDY = BLACK
    MARIAH = WHITE

    I AM NOT HERE FOR THE WHITE GIRLS

  60. 60
    spongebobfan says:

    thats your rebuttal? lol cause mariah white, though she’s been a R&B artist since she came out, GTFOH ha ha..if i really wanted to pull some white girls on you i can say how Brittany spears sold more than yo girl, its not a race thing its a Genre thing…Mariah is in same Genre as brandy

  61. 61
    Krysi J says:

    Yea….bytch….but you read what da fukk I said….I see yo azz ain gotta explaination for da shyt either :coffe:

    have dat……..I ain gotta say shyt else that was ALL that needed to be said

    now folks, can we politely ignore this CLOWN, and move forward with MJ numbers convo??

    1.8 mill…..thats da shyt for how many days??? You think Brandy would have CNN, ABC, and WORLD NEWS EVERYWHERE ON LOCK…………never bytch. You think Brandy could bring life to an economy in a COMA….NEVER………how long would the majority of the people in this fukking blog family would mourn for Brandy like they are grieving for MJ…….*show of hands*

    NEVER.

  62. 62
    Shauny says:

    Charles says
    I AM NOT HERE FOR THE WHITE GIRLS
    ************************************
    Could’ve fooled me

    Last time I checked MC had a black father. Mi Mi is more R&B than Brandy when you think about it.

  63. 63
  64. 64
    aqtpie says:

    @Charles,
    I like Brandy but according to you, she is what is wrong with black people. She is a single unwed mother raising a heathen or a hoodrat?

  65. 65
    ELove says:

    Y’all KILLING ME … :rofl:
    And Y’all ARE KILLING The Brandy STAN as well !!!

    @aqtpie
    YOUR statement rings of … Take Dat, Take Dat
    LMAO

  66. 66
    iscream says:

    CODE 10 SHOTS FIRED! SHOTS FIRED! all over the place

    Charles you need a bulletproof vest icon.

    :bulletproof:
    :proteckyoneck:

    wait this one might work

    :punksjumpuptogetbeatdown:

  67. 67
    Charles says:

    @krysi

    Girl stay on topic and STOP USING EBONICS THAT TOOK ME HOURS TO TRANSLATE, BRANDY DOESN’T NEED UR $ SHE ALREADY HAS MORE THAN 1 MANSION AND A PRIVATE PLANE

    WHEN YOU GAWN DO IT?

  68. 68
    Krysi J says:

    Yea, long as you don’t get Brandy confused wit Mike or any other ICON…don’t wURRR bout what da fukk Im doing, cuz YOU don’t do shyt for me and BRANDY neither bytch.

  69. 69

    VIBE magazine has always been my fave mag. Its the only one I routinely purchased. I used to have a subscription, but then I moved so I just bought them randomly every month. It has been getting a bit too much with the ads and each month the magazine got slimmer and slimmer. But it was still my favourite. I always dreamed I would write for Vibe one day…I’m sad to see it go.

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