is a monthly men's magazine
geared toward African-American
audiences. It features articles about Hip-Hop
, as well as articles covering sports and fashion. The magazine is mainly characterised by its lavish photoshoots
, which usually feature scantily-clad women, often complete with an interview from the featured model. The subjects of these shoots range from professional models to well known musicians and actresses. The magazine is known for its disdain for the "Stick-figured" women used as models in other men's magazines, and often promotes the buxom and curvaceous figures of its models. The magazine almost exclusively uses pictures from these photoshoots as the cover of the magazine. It also features its cover with rappers sometimes, but mostly women from models to female rappers, including Trina
, Keyshia Cole
and former video vixen Melyssa Ford
. It also features interviews from models, and rappers.
The magazine is sometimes called "The black Maxim" The Lycos 50 Daily Report noted the magazine received more online searches than Newsweek or Reader's Digest.
It is published by Harris Publications.
Model Toccara Jones has appeared on the cover of King three times, more than anybody else.