Episode 91 of Real Black News features the Editor-in-Chief of VIBE Magazine, Datwon Thomas, on Nick Cannon’s drama, the dying state of Black media, Covid-19, and the top 5 empowering Black news stories of the week. Topics include reparations, The March on Washington, Zimbabwe business growth, ongoing protests, and the Black med student teaching doctors how to spot symptoms of illness on Black skin.
HIP HOP CULTURE CURATOR - DATWON THOMAS, EXECUTIVE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, VIBE MAGAZINE
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Known as Hip Hop's culture curator, Brooklyn native Datwon Thomas, currently Vice President of Cultural Media at Vibe, takes the audience through his journey from an Intern at Vibe, to VP, and all his accomplishments in-between. King Magazine, XXL Freshman Class, and the iconic "A Great Day in Harlem" photo with over 270 rappers were all the brainchild of Datwon Thomas. His perspective and approach to business and life, are the clear reasons why he's a PowerMove Maker. LISTEN to POWERMOVE MAKERS on iTunes, Spotify, Gooogle Podcast YOUTUBE | www.PowerMovesPrez.com/youtube INSTAGRAM | www.PowerMovesPrez.com/instagram FACEBOOK | www.PowerMovesPrez.com/facebook LINKEDIN | www.PowerMovesPrez.com/linkedin TWITTER | www.PowerMovesPrez.com/twitter WEBSITE | www.PowerMovesPrez.com
24: King For a Day Ft. Datwon Thomas, Adell Henderson and Shaka Senghor
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Have you ever met someone who, after speaking to them, you’ve realized it was almost predestined for you to meet? That your lives have seemingly been running a parallel course for years up until that moment? Intersectionality is a common theme in all of our lives and on today’s episode, Melyssa walks down memory lane with the editors of King Magazine and discusses the cultural impact the magazine had on young black men and the world. Joining them is Shaka Senghor, who speaks from the perspective of a young man in prison during King’s heyday, and how for black and brown men like him in prison, it was one of their only lifelines to the outside world. Promos: Stamps: Get a 4-week trial, FREE postage AND a digital scale without any long-term commitment by visiting www.stamps.com. Simply click microphone at the top of the homepage and type in FOOD Policy Genius: Compare insurance quotes side by side to find the best option - and save money doing it by visiting www.policygenius.com.
EP12: Meet Datwon Thomas l The silent giant behind Vibe Magazine
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Hey Guys!First, I want to say thank you all so much for all your support. You all are f*ckin' rockstars. I want to apologize for the lack of consistent sound quality. This is an issue I am currently addressing and I want to thank you all for sticking with me!Much love,Corey CambridgeNow on to our regular scheduled programming....In this episode we sit down with Vibe Magazine's Editor in Chief, Datwon Thomas. Datwon chats his career as a journalist, founding King Magazine and tells amazing stories about some of your favorite artists in music.THANK YOU SO MUCH to the silent giant behind this week's episode of Silent Giant's, Lomar Brown for mixing this episode. You're the man bro.ENJOY!SUBSCRIBE!Follow us on INSTAGRAM!Follow COREY and listen to his music on SPOTIFY or APPLEThis episode has been mixed by MARK BYRD of MBM Studios See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome the Editor in Chief of Vibe, and Brooklyn's own Datwon Thomas to the Upper West Side! Day discusses growing up on Air Force bases in Japan and New Mexico before finishing high school back in Brooklyn alongside Junior M.A.F.I.A., trying to pass off instrumentals to Puff Daddy in the club, and interning at Vibe Magazine during their first website's infancy. Day shares stories about how XXL announced their launch to their competition, getting thrown in the deep end at XXL when most of the staff left to go to over to Vibe, the legendary photo shoot for the Great Day in Harlem cover, finally working for Puff, returning to Harris Publications to start KING Magazine, being tapped to replace Elliott Wilson after he left XXL, taking a gig working with Russell Simmons, and all these years later, returning to an internet-focused Vibe. All that, plus the most amazing stories including bringing Kanye West to meet Elliott Wilson, meeting Miss Info, reactions to the infamous KING cover with Brandy, where he was when Big L passed away, writing the XXL cover story on Jay-Z, Ja Rule and DMX, going to the club with Barack Obama and Chris Tucker, and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week Pete and Lissa sit down with Datwon Thomas. Datwon discusses his childhood influences, his journey into the industry, how he went from being an intern at Vibe Magazine to becoming the Editor in Chief. Creating King magazine, what it takes to succeed and more. This episode is filled with so much wisdom from a 20 year vet...Plus, we got more #IDontTrustPplInternets, lock in and vibe out!The Premium Pete Show Live 1 Year Anniversary Celebration Show Is going down May 4th in NYC!RSVP at - PPSRSVP@GMAIL.comWe look forward to seeing y'all, CHEA!
You Must Pursue Your Dreams with Reckless Abandon: A Talk with Datwon Thomas
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At 21 years old I discovered Datwon Thomas as the Editor in Chief of a magazine I found in my friend's backseat - KING Magazine. He became my "friend in my head" - I loved EVERYTHING he did. EVERYTHING. He's the current editor in chief of VIBE magazine. I was a long time fan and after years of admiring him I MET him and now we are talking LIFE and he's even answering your questions. He was my idol back then. Enjoy this.
King of All Kings - A Double XXL Exclusive on Liquid Lace: Datwon Thomas - Man on Fire
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is payola poppin off behind the scenes at the hottest hip-hop mag? what really goes down at a king photo shoot? Liquid Lace and Datwon Thomas go in. www.liquidlaceonlineradio.ning (join us) www.myspace.com/liquidlaceonlineradioshow