Bad Vibes: Magazine Latest Victim Of Lousy EconomyDodai Stewart6/30/09 1:20pmFiled to: Mag HagVibe closingDanyel SmithVibemaghag25EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkDaily Finance is reporting that after 16 years of publication, Vibe magazine is shutting down. Unlike other "urban" music magazines — The Source, XXL — the editor-in-chief, Danyel Smith, is female.AdvertisementVibe was founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones; Smith was a music editor from 1994-96; became the editor-in-chief in 1997; left in 1999 and had recently returned. Smith married a former co-worker, Elliot Wilson, who ended up becoming the editor-in chief of XXL — meaning a husband-and-wife team were competing for magazine covers. Though Vibe was very successful in the late '90s and early '00s — even branching out with a title aimed specifically towards women, Vibe Vixen — lately, it had reduced its circulation and cut salaries, suffering in the recession. We suspect that this also means there won't be any more new issues of Vibe offshoot The Most!.