T.I. works with King and gets Political

T.I. works with King and gets Political

The self proclaimed King himself T.I. will get a chance to at least work with King. As he becomes a guest editor for the mens magazine ‘King’ for the November issue.

“It’s only right that King would indeed have a King as editor in chief,” T.I. said in a statement. “I guess this is, indeed, my magazine. Understand that. … Keep it pimpin’.”

“We always intended to work with Tip on a bigger level,” King’s regular Editor In Chief, Jermaine Hall said. “He had done [the fashion section] Tag for us in the past and other sections of the magazine and always did a really good job. He was always thorough with it. So when we started the discussion for this issue, we saw he was taking it seriously. He really wanted to run the magazine for an issue. That was the deciding factor.”

The King issue with Reagan Gomez-Preston, the co-star from Tip’s current video Whatever you Like [watch video], as the cover girl — has a political theme. Besides his guest editing, some of T.I.’s thoughts show up in print, such as a dream collaboration with T-Pain and blunders made by President Bush over the past eight years. One of the mag’s highlights is a roundtable discussion moderated by the Parker Report’s Erik Parker. Tip and other notables, such as Kevin Powell and Yung Berg, discuss a myriad of topics, including voting.

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The self proclaimed King himself T.I. will get a chance to at least work with King. As he becomes a guest editor for the mens magazine ‘King’ for the November issue.

“It’s only right that King would indeed have a King as editor in chief,” T.I. said in a statement. “I guess this is, indeed, my magazine. Understand that. … Keep it pimpin’.”

“We always intended to work with Tip on a bigger level,” King’s regular Editor In Chief, Jermaine Hall said. “He had done [the fashion section] Tag for us in the past and other sections of the magazine and always did a really good job. He was always thorough with it. So when we started the discussion for this issue, we saw he was taking it seriously. He really wanted to run the magazine for an issue. That was the deciding factor.”

The King issue with Reagan Gomez-Preston, the co-star from Tip’s current video Whatever you Like [watch video], as the cover girl — has a political theme. Besides his guest editing, some of T.I.’s thoughts show up in print, such as a dream collaboration with T-Pain and blunders made by President Bush over the past eight years. One of the mag’s highlights is a roundtable discussion moderated by the Parker Report’s Erik Parker. Tip and other notables, such as Kevin Powell and Yung Berg, discuss a myriad of topics, including voting.

“When I’m speaking to young people,” T.I. said, “and they say, ‘Who you voting for?’ I say, ‘Well, what you think’s wrong with the country? What problems do you need to be fixed? OK, then cut your PlayStation off and turn to CNN and listen to these people. Listen to each of the candidates’ platforms, and whoever you think is speaking passionately and intelligently and will do the things you think need changed, that’s who you vote for.’ It ain’t as easy as saying, ‘T.I., OK, tell me who to vote for.’ ”

“I got a phone call on my cell from Tip saying, ‘Yo, I’m at the roundtable,’ ” Hall recalled. ” ‘I’m gonna hit this point, that point. What else do you need me to take care of for the issue?’ It was his suggestion to grab Reagan for the cover. He went far and beyond really doing his job for the magazine. It reminded me when Bono had the guest-editor spot for Vanity Fair — dude went in. It was very important for me with this issue to be able to really reach the 18-, 19-, 20-, 21-year-olds, those people who weren’t so politically aware in the past. With his reach and influence, it was really a no-brainer.”

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