Trymaine Lee writes a long case history on the rise and fall of now-defunct KING
magazine, "an urban answer to mainstream lad mags like Maxim, FHM
, and... the closest thing there had ever been to a hip-hop equivalent of GQ.
Interesting stuff, especially this quote from the pub's founder, Datwon Thomas: "If you saw the covers, you'd be like, 'All they want to do is look at this girl's ass.' But if you opened it, you'd be like, 'Wow, it's so much more than that.'"
Read the whole story at Huffington Post »