Q TO BUY BACK ‘VIBE’

Vibe magazine hit the deadpool today, but if Quincy Jones has his way, the music magazine he founded nearly two decades ago will thrive again—albeit online-only. Jones sold Vibe to Wicks Group in 2006; he told EbonyJet.com that he’d already begun the process of trying to buy it back. The caveat is that print is no longer an option: “Print and all that stuff is over, we gotta remember that,” Jones said. “The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Post Intelligencer. The Miami Herald. They’re over the same way as the record business. We have got to get into this century.” Vibe CEO Steve Aaron said that the website was profitable.

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