New York, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2011
Many celebrities, professional athletes and tastemakers are showing their support for Clifford “T.I.” Harris. Men’s lifestyle fashion brand AKOO Clothing partnered with Grand Hustle to launch the Salute The King Campaign, which is aimed at providing fans with a creative outlet to express their appreciation for the Atlantic recording artist T.I., by recording and uploading video testimonials to http://www.salutetheking.com. Droves of fans and celebrity friends from Rick Ross, Diddy, Nelly, Big Sean, Lex Luger, Playboy Tre, Young Dro, Killer Mike, Travis Porter, B.o.B, Curtis Granderson, Carl Crawford and Hollywood TV actor Hosea Chanchez have all sent personal video messages of support and encouraging words to the Grammy award-winning artist, actor, and producer.
Salutetheking.com offers fans a complete timeline of T.I.’s career, free downloads of exclusive content and a video gallery to browse submissions. The campaign is not only viral but continues to rollout to retail stores nationally with participating retailers hosting fan appreciation events and special promotions. “We’re pleased to see the overwhelming response of so many people from all over the world. People love him not only because he’s a great artist but because he’s a great humanitarian. Just recently T.I. sponsored a bus trip for 46 family members to visit 14 fellow inmates,” states Jeff Belizaire, Director of Marketing for AKOO Clothing.
T.I. recently told MTV News: “I’ve been blessed to receive tons of mail from my fans, family and friends, as well as get visits on a regular basis. Unfortunately some guys aren’t as fortunate. There are a lot of good dudes in here that haven’t been able to see there loved ones in years. Their families can’t afford the trip so I wanted to help out.” To further support T.I.’s humanitarian efforts, AKOO Clothing plans to donate clothing to the family members of the inmates.
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 http://www.akooclothingbrand.com and Facebook via http://www.facebook.com/akooclothing and Twitter via twitter.com/akooclothing.
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