The job of keeping a brand relevant issue after issue is tough. KING's 50th issue was an especially ambitious undertaking, and I'm proud of the outcome. Naturally, we needed a party to match the issue's swag. The magazine's 50th celebration did just that. Past and present industry tastemakers, celebs and beautiful women celebrated while swiggin' Nuvo and two-stepping, house party style (and you know industry folks don't dance). My highlights: Dawn Richard sang a heartfelt anniversary song, and Busta and Ron Browz torched the stage with "Arab Money.” I want to thank John Singleton, DJ Drama, Maino, Fabolous, Alesha Renee and our best-selling cover model, Free, for celebrating KING's big 5-0.

Rock with us for the next 50, y'all.

Jermaine Hall
Editor in Chief

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KING 50th Issue Celebration
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Die Fabrik, NYC
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Photos by Harry Pluviose, Kenya Smith

Special thanks to The Purple Agency, Fresh Youth Initiatives, Sly Art vs Robot City, Baby Phat, Kiss Nails, SoBe Lifewater