Brooklyn, NY, June 08, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Hip-HopTV24/7.org Incorporated (HT2O) spokesperson Datwon Thomas starts a new venture as COO and editor-in-chief of Russell Simmons' web platform Global Grind. He will add to his already full resume of accomplishments. Thomas says this "opens up the door for a new beginning" and is "extremely excited to be part of the Global Grind team." Thomas started as an intern at VIBE magazine and worked for XXL Magazine since it's inception in 1997. He recently resigned from his post at XXL. He enjoyed much success as editor-in-chief of XXL Magazine and as founder and editorial director of KING and RIDES magazines. With plenty of interviews on radio and televised media Thomas has lent his voice to several topics spanning from music to celebrity lifestyle on various outlets like VH1, MTV and BET. He is seen as not only a leading journalist but also a music and cultural aficionado. Russell Simmons calls Thomas "the most talented editor of his generation, coming from the leading magazine in our space."