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

KING 50th Issue Celebration
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Die Fabrik, NYC








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