Saturday, November 27, 2004

NEXT YEAR: BACK, WITH MORE BOUNCERS: The publisher of Vibe, Kenard Gibbs, has said that despite the unpleasant attempted murderness at this year's Viber awards, they'll be back again next year, on the basis that, you know, it's a "brand" and brands must do what brands do:

"We're doing the awards show next year," Gibbs says. "If we don't, it will be counter to all the things we have been able to do with the brand and the culture."

Having said that, Gibbs then set about attacking the culture:

Calling such violence "sickening," Gibbs says we have to ponder the hip-hop culture's mentality. "Violence has unfortunately been associated with hip-hop since its beginnings."