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Vibe Magazine Bought by SpinMedia, Stops Print Edition

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Vibe Magazine is gone (again). The influential magazine--the first to address hip-hop as generation rather than a genre--has been purchased by SpinMedia and will apparently be halting print editions. SpinMedia, previously known as BuzzMedia, bought Spin Magazine last year and owns over 40 pop-culture websites. Like Spin, Vibe will continue on the web. Steve Hansen of SpinMedia said:

"It’s really exciting to add this to SpinMedia’s collection of music properties and bring more digital DNA to the team and see what they can do.”

shouts to NYT