Vibe Readies Re-Launch Issue For December With Chris Brown on the Cover

2009-11-05-vibeAfter over 15 years in the magazine business, Vibe shocked many when it closed its doors in June, but only to be purchased and set for a relaunch just months later.

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.”

11 comments
  1. Are they joking? They are trying to save a magazine and they put ChrisBeatHerDown on the cover? HAHA That is the dumbest move.

  2. YO CHRIS JUST THROW A FEW FREE CONCERTS LADIES ONLY AND GIVE OUT 1000 BACKSTAGE PASSES WITH COMPLIMENTRY CHAMPAGNE,ROSES & FREE MIXTAPES WITH A BUNCH OF SONGS ABOUT TRICKIN,MAKIN IT RAIN,AUTOTUNE & A WHOLE BUNCH OF APOLOGIZE’N AND THE HOES & THEYRE MAMAs’LL LOVE YOU AGAIN.. THEN DROP THE NEW ALBUM ENTITLED “Your Right Im Wrong” THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY

  3. See, look at the Chris Brown-lovin’ chick above…some women only care about a guy’s looks, not whether or not he’ll beat your ass like you had a penis.

  4. Every one always sides with the female rihanna said herself chris was driving during the fight was she not strikng him and remember she took his cell phone in order to see a girl had text him where I come from self defense is just that. She’s not as innocent as people are making her out to be. But no one should strike another unless its self diffence

  5. The relaunch issue with Chris Brown will most likely sell well, due to the controversy factor. However, what of the next issues? Has Vibe learnt it’s lesson? Does it have enough to offer the public that it can survive another 15 years? This will only be answered over time.

    Peace.

  6. @ fabolous, i feel u dude. shes not as innocent as she plays. it was said she has hit him numerous times, slapped him up etc etc. shes an island girl u know how they do. he shouldnt have fucked her up like that, but be real rihanna. better yet go away we dont care anymore

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