NEW YORK, NY—On December 1, 2011, men’s lifestyle fashion brand AKOO Clothing hosted a celebrity-studded celebration in New York City for AKOO’s Co-founder, Grammy award winning artist, novelist, actor, and producer, Clifford “T.I.” Harris to premiere VH1’s new series, “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.” Distinguished guests from music, sports, fashion and the entertainment industry came out to support the couple’s screening event held inside the StudiYo of the ultra posh Yotel Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
Celebrity friends in attendance including Producer/Rapper and Entrepreneur Swizz Beatz, Rapper Bu, Ben Gordon of the Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Rapper Knight, Nole Marin, America’s Next Top Model judge, Malan Breton fashion designer and TV personality, Loris Diran, fashion designer and TV personality and actor Rotimi Akinosoho of STARZ Original Series “Boss” and many more.
“I am thrilled that so many people came out to support my wife and I last night. Our new show not only gives viewers the real deal about our life as lovers and parents but also as business people. Fans will gain more insight into all my “hustles” which include music, publishing, film and of course the fashion. I want to keep growing, entertaining and inspiring others and I hope to show the public all of this and more in my new VH1 show,” says T.I.
“It goes without saying that we’re very proud of T.I. and Tiny’s latest project. The show is a 100 percent true depiction of their everyday lives. T.I. is truly a positive individual and motivating leader who balances family, career and business with passion and conviction,” states Jeff Belizaire, Director of Marketing for AKOO Clothing.
AKOO Clothing is the new Americana fashion go-to brand for top fashion and innovation nationally and internationally. Global trendsetting celebrities, athletes, musicians, and actors have become fans of the brand including Larry King. Some of these prominent fans have even taken it a step further by aligning themselves and their projects with AKOO such as B.o.B, Curtis Granderson, Carl Crawford, Hosea Chanchez, Travis Porter, Tristan Wilds, Meek Mill, and Mickey Factz to name a few. AKOO has been featured in national print publications including VIBE Magazine and GQ, who also named AKOO’s founder T.I., one of the “10 Most Stylish Men in America” in their magazine issue.
ABOUT AKOO CLOTHING
AKOO, an acronym for A KING OF ONESELF, is a men’s contemporary clothing line that exudes a unique sense of elusive style that is versatile to one’s own lifestyle. The brand offers the highest quality of materials and craftsmanship including distinctive prints and fabrics that are unmatched from comfortable denim with custom embroidery, stylish leather jackets, detailed sweaters and durable lightweight tees as well as button downs and polos. AKOO, was founded by Grammy award winning artist, music and film producer, song writer and actor, T.I., and his business partner and Grand Hustle Entertainment CEO, Jason Geter. AKOO is manufactured and distributed by RP55 Group. AKOO is donned by celebrities including actors, musicians and athletes. The brand has been featured on TV, in videos, online, and in print media from around the world. The AKOO Clothing showroom is located at 230 W. 39th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10018. For more information on AKOO Clothing, visit www.akooclothingbrand.com and Facebook via www.facebook.com/akooclothing and Twitter via www.twitter.com/akooclothing.