Townsquare Media, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the iconic hip hop brand XXL, along with King and Antenna from Harris Publications, a special interest media company. Further, as part of this transaction, Townsquare is acquiring and re-launching the King brand as a digital-only property. Following the October edition of XXL magazine, due to hit newsstands in early October, the magazine will cease regular publication in order to focus exclusively on digital operations as well as special editions of the publication in the future.
With the new digital age taking over running a print publication becomes harder and harder. Salute to XXL for all the great covers and stories they have given us in their magazines over the years.