Vibe stealing ideas from an underground magazine?

RWD, the UK's underground hip-hop magazine is wondering if Vibe stole their cover photo idea. Judge for yourself:

RWD stops short of accusing Vibe, but asks the question:

"Did they like our January cover so much, that the ideas team at Vibe decided to steal it? Or was it just a coincidence that they shot 50 Cent as Tony Montana on the cover of their April issue, only a few weeks after RWD’s editor Matt Mason went to meet them and showed them what we did with Kano, in a bid to try and (unsuccessfully) convince them they needed to come to the UK and write about grime?"

I hope Vibe responds, though I doubt they care what any small mag thinks about them.

Related: SOHH interviews Mimi Valdez, Vibe's editor-in-cheif for Women's history Month. 

(link tip via Chantelle Fiddy)

Posted by SOHH Hashim at March 15, 2005 11:59 AM


That's CRAZY!!!!

Posted by: KeNYC at March 15, 2005 5:18 PM

RWD a small magazine?! HA HA HA

more heads read that in the uk than vibe by a about 50 to 1, small magazine in the states, but BIG BIGLE on road(in the streets) of the uk...


Posted by: Grimehead at March 24, 2005 2:28 PM

Vibe mag is shit.The only u.s mag I think is heavy is xxl.Source can suck a dick for all I care.Fuckin' copycats!!!

Posted by: dreel at July 20, 2005 8:48 AM