News came yesterday from MC Sage Francis
, Byron Crawford
and (eventually) Gawker
that after the near demise of Vibe Magazine, URB Magazine
, another, less glossy, more rap-focused "urban" music publication, is going online-only "for now."
Confirmation came today via the Urb Blog
, which explains: "URB Magazine will be taking a few month hiatus from our print publication to focus on our digital adventures and re-group to offer a new print incarnation in 2010." Right, well, good luck with that whole re-grouping
thing (seriously URB
is great, I hope it survives).