datwon2.pngYou may have heard that Datwon Thomas, formerly editor-in-chief of XXL magazine, has jumped ship from print to web. Well, it’s true. Thomas left XXL to become the new editor in chief and COO of GlobalGrind.com, a hip hop news site backed by Russel Simmons. As COO and EIC, he’ll be focusing on both editorial as well as finding ways to generate money for the site.

Thomas told us he’s excited to be coming back to the Web, and despite his many years in print, he’s no stranger to the digital platform. Why’s that? Find out after the jump.

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