A week after VIBE magazine shut down officially, XXL magazine is set to follow.
The hip-hop magazine has been around for 17 years. It made sure that fans received all the news on rap music the old fashioned way, before the internet/blogosphere took over. With technology taking over this generation’s attention, young readers find online publications more attractive than the print ones. Therefore, XXL was bought out by Townsquare Media.
The October/November edition of XXL, currently at the printers, will be the final edition of the magazine. Ben Harris, the president of Harris Publications, which began publishing XXL in 1997, said, “We incubated something digitally, but the Townsquare people can take it to the next level with their digital expertise.”
Although most buy-outs lead to layoffs, Bill Wilson, the chief content officer of Townsquare says that “11 XXL editorial and digital ad sales team employees will be offered jobs.”
Wilson also added that it is possible that the publication will return to print for rare, special issues. “We think XXL has strong potential in both the digital and live events market,” he added.
Is there a possibility that all media will eventually discontinue printed publications? With XXL being around for so many years, is it fair to the audience to just discontinue the magazine? What’s your opinion?
After several months of gossip that the Love & Hip Hop series is adding another franchise to its stock, it was finally confirmed that the hit show will be headed to the west coast for Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood this fall.
The series will feature a brand new cast of celebrities and musicians including Ray J, Soulja Boy, Omarion, Lil Fizz, Young Berg, Teairra Marie, Hazel E, Yesi Ortiz, Sincere, Nikki Mudarris and many more.
As we all know, Love & Hip Hop has already taken over the east coast in New York and the dirty south in Atlanta, but will the show be able to handle the pressure and take over the West Coast? Or Hollywood to be exact? What is your opinion on the show?
Also, don’t forget to catch the Season Premiere on Monday, September 15.
As DJ Khaled begins the promo for an upcoming album titled “I Changed A Lot” fans start seeing a lot more of him on the blogs. Khaled recently spoke with The Breakfast Club about the album and the singles he is working on. Khaled includes Remy Ma, and many more.
Although nothing is finalized, Khaled announced his plans to sign Remy Ma to his “We The Best” imprint. Remy Ma’s interest for Khaled seems to be the same, Khaled said that Remy went straight to him when she was released and laid down her first verse for him.
“She came by the studio with some fly boots on and her hair did, chains. Like she ain’t never left…” said DJ Khaled. “Obviously, the [first] thing I was talking about is like ‘Yo, I want you to be on We The Best.’ Absolutely. I’m not hiding it. It ain’t no secret. I’m on my job to try to sign her. It ain’t been done. I’m trying… I’m sure she’s weighing out her options and stuff.”
What do you think about this? Should Remy go ahead and sign with DJ Khaled? Or do you think she has better options?
ScHoolboy Q and Footaction’s “Own The Summer” campaign has given fans an opportunity to be immortalized in a new visual for his hit single, “Man of the Year,” by one Vine submission at a time.
“A lot of people liked it,” ScHoolboy said as he talked about the initial fun-filled video for his Oxymoron single; “some people wanted to be a part of it, because it was a fun video,” he continued.
With only a week left for Vine and Instagram submissions, ScHoolboy Q chooses his favorite ones and informs fans to tune-in mid-August to see if they made it into the final mix video of his hit song ‘Man of the Year’.
What do you think about the campaign? Is it a good idea for him to involve his fans? Also, if you want the opportunity to be starred in the latest video, make sure that you hashtag your videos and photos with #OwnTheSummer.
As Nicki Minaj continues to advance to the top of the music charts worldwide, Lil Kim refuses to let the artist move on and continues the (one-sided) beef with Nicki.
Is it possible that Nicki stole Kim’s steez?
Kim claims that motherhood is not going to slow her down, although; recently releasing a new remix of ‘Flawless’ where she goes IN on Nicki Minaj wasn’t enough.
It looks like Lil Kim is back with a new diss song named ‘Identity Theft,’ it’s clear that it’s intended directly towards the Queen of Barbz, Kim also featured Nicki on the art work claiming she stole her identity.
What do you think? Is it time Nicki responds to Kim or nah?
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