The 51st Chapter, marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the culture magazine Steve and Mike Malbon started over a decade ago in the ATL. A quarterly book, that up until now was given away free at some of the dopest high end retailers that service the hiphop community worldwide. Barnes & Noble has recently worked out a distribution deal which put Frank 151’s latest edition “Leaders” in every Barnes & Noble April 5th 2013… Go get it.
Steve Malbon hosted a release party Wednesday April 3rd in New York City which accommodated some of the biggest supporters of the Urban Hip Hop Culture phenomenon. This edition / Chapter interviewed and featured numerous underground leaders who are at times overlooked and off the radar from the outer world, but have created some of the most influential brands, images and styles that make up trends that are still being absorbed today. The hip hop culture alone branches into so many directions, and has roots that stem close to the seventies it’s a lot of work to capture and catalogue everything that has made it what it is! You can practically find all aspects of what visually and handmakes this global culture in every book.
While Raised on a hog farm in Virginia Beach, Malbon started the quarterly lifestyle publication FRANK in 1999 while studying at The Art Institute of Atlanta. He’s came a long way from a hog farm, now currently residing in Los Angeles and doing release parties across the country in New York. Malbon draws upon his extensive network of artists, designers, influencers and trendsetters to create authentic, street-savvy content for each chapter of FRANK gaining a cult following among the youth market. Frank’s headquarters in California are now home to three separate divisions of The Malbon Group, which Steve is the CEO of. A global content development and marketing company comprised of: a creative content agency; the quarterly publication FRANK, and The League, a creative community.
A true leader is someone who helps others get to where they want to be. That “where” can be a geo-graphical location, a state of mind, or a more abstract goal. Whether acting as chief executive officer, head of state, or spiritual guru, leaders are empowered after demonstrating that they possess the vision and drive to help their followers’ progress. The FRANK Book Chapter 51 covers not only those whose success is measured by their following and financial statements, but also the men and women who lead in less easily quantified ways. Featuring a range of influencers from all walks of life, “Leaders” portrays both the mainstream and underground culture of our generation bringing together dynamic interviews and eye-opening artwork. That’s where the content is built upon Photographers such as Jonathan Mannion who have brought you images that have branded the perception you get of Jay-Z into you head, clothing designers who don’t sleep to get they’re next garment perfect, and different culture brands like The Diamond Supply Co. ran by Nick Diamond who’s start up company’s now rule their lane of genre. Basically you want to get schooled and act like you know what your talkin about when conversation breaks about any history of hip hop or world news that impacts us as a culture, keep the latest edition of Frank and you’ll be ok! Here’s some images of the party goers last wednesday having dinner with features and long time supporters of Steve Malbon’s empire.
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