Grammy Award winning artist and actor, T.I., celebrated the launch of the new coffee table book, Book of Kings Vol. 1 presented by AKOO Clothing Co. at Pillars 38 in New York City on Wednesday night. The King brought out many of his celebrity friends to celebrate the book release including Tyson Beckford, Yo Gotti, Gloria Govan of Basketball Wives LA, Sway, Maino, Bow Wow, Angela Yee, Rico Love, Emily B, Raheem Devaughn, Bun B, Amazin Amie, Jonathan Mannion, Sue Tsai, Sharon Carpenter and Problem.
The private reception for press, celebrities and tastemakers only, was a fully integrated art/fashion gallery where invited guests experienced this exclusive book, which is being heralded as a collector’s item, and saw it come to life with the soundtrack provided by Ms. Nix. Hors d’oeuvres by Evelyn’s Kitchen and Hennessy VS cocktails were served as guests were treated to an exclusive look into fashion and art through this momentous collaboration that as TI said, “Celebrated Swag!”
T.I. and Rico Love
Gloria Govan of Basketball Wives LA and Tyson Beckford
T.I., Problem and Bow Wow
J Alexander and Keith Perrin of FUBU
T.I and Bun B.
Gloria Govan of Basketball Wives LA
Mel Testamark of AKOO Clothing Co.
PHOTO CREDITS –
Johnny Nunez and Shareif Z.
Book of Kings Vol. 1. features T.I., Pharrell, Melody Ehsani, 40 Oz Van, Jonathan Mannion, Iggy Azalea, Lil Duval, Karen Civil, Pusha T, D-Nice, Eva Bleu, Sue Tsai and Amazin Amie. This coffee table book, shot exclusively by photographer Mark Atkinson, was designed to celebrate fashion, art, photography, music and lifestyle through trailblazers leaving their mark in pop culture and fashion.