Now, the long-running R&B/hip-hop monthly is rising from the ashes with a brand new issue with Chris Brown on the cover.
According to Advertising Age magazine, Vibe will begin with a December issue with split-covers — one with rising rapper Drake and the other with the aforementioned Chris Brown.
The Brown cover is likely to get the most attention, simply because the singer has only done a few interviews since getting off light since his Rihanna assault case.
However, what the singer will speak on in the feature is currently unknown. But, you’ll find out soon enough. The issue is slated to hit newsstands on December 8th.
Here’s what Advertising Age said about the new issue, and the future of the mag:
If the choice [of Brown] succeeds in generating the buzz that’s intended, Vibe’s cover will show off the power that print can still wield. Putting a feature about the tarnished pop star online alone, by contrast, probably wouldn’t stand to get the same attention.
The new Vibe will print just four times a year; Vibe.com, the new owners insist, is the hub. “Whether it’s the magazine, or we decide to do some kind of TV programming down the line,” editor-in-chief Jermaine Hall told Advertising Age, “everything needs to come back to Vibe.com.”