Datwon Thomas, Editorial Director of KING, is the new Editor-in-chief of XXL and he’s got quite a job ahead:
"I won’t take the job lightly. The game is in a tough spot. Lagging sales, declining buzz, warring factions, creative slump and various other factors make the details of my job tougher than expected. I’m here though, ready to grip up and bust some for a culture that’s slipping into uncharted territory that looks a little grim. The fact that a lot of good hip-hop is still out there helps make my job that much easier. I, with your help, will find that hip-hop and give it the platform that it rightly deserves. Wish me luck, I’m going in."
Best of luck, Datwon, sounds like you’re going to need it.
But there’s hope. I hear Eminem’s got a new album on the way! Maybe you could put him on the cover?
Via Nah Right Lite.