Soft porn hip-hop magazines like King, Smooth, Feugo, Black Tail, Eye Candy and others have gotten a lot of attention lately. Now that we've thrown out the thin European-style model from our music videos, and have embraced the thicky-thick girl as our standard of beauty we can now have men's mags that differentiate themselves from the general competition.
While I'm glad these magazines celebrate Black beauty as our communities define it, I wish that we could borrow some of the editorial standards of a Playboy and Maxim. It's an old joke, but people do read Playboy for the articles. The mag has a long tradition of having top writing talent break down the most important issues of our day.