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    Essential Designer Frames: 2019 Spring Shades Collection!

    King Ice Designer Shades

    Sunglasses are a necessity.

    There’s no denying that, especially when it’s the middle of Summer, the sun is beaming down on your face, and it feels like the whole world is looking at you. Whether you’re rocking a pair to look like a star walking down Hollywood Blvd, or you just need a dope essential to subtly hype your fit, a pair of shades is a fundamental necessity.

    This season, King Ice unveils the Spring 2019 Shades collection - a complimentary piece to match your jewelry and outfits. Casual, or dressed up, our Greek Key Shades with Glossy Black Frame, is a must-have. We’ve styled our one-of-a-kind shades with gold detailing and tinted polarized lenses (available in black, blue, and red). Additionally, we’ve chosen to go with large set lenses and frames for a more modern look that will complete any look.

    Greek Key Shades

    Gold Link Shades with Glossy Black FrameIn hip-hop culture, designer frames is just as important as a nice watch, or a nice pair of shoes when you’re trying to make a fashion statement. Let’s take a look at how sunglasses have evolved over the years.

     

    DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith

    In the late 80's, large clear frames was the style! DJ "Jazzy" Jeff and the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" Will Smith.

     

    Eric "Eazy E" Wright

    In the 1990's, smaller frames defined by pitch black lenses, was the wave - You had to keep a fresh pair of all "Black Locs" as seen here on the late Eazy-E, Notorious B.I.G., and Puff Daddy. 

     

     

    Circa '05: Lil Kim colored sunglasses on the GRAMMY's red carpet. 

     

    Kanye West MTV Awards in White Aviator Shades
    Circa '08 Kanye West "Shutter Shades"

    lil Wayne and Birdman

    Circa '10 Lil Wayne and Birdman were known for having a fresh pair of "Stunna Shades"

    In the 2000 - 2010 era, guys like 'Ye, Wayne, and others introduced a whole new vibe with sunglasses - they were iconic and truly expressed culture.

    As the fashion trends got bolder, so did the sunglasses. Oversized frames bedazzled with gems, took over - as seen here on Rihanna. 

     

    Today, artist like the Migo's, 21 Savage, Lil Pump, Lil Wayne, Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, T.I., and others continue to push the trend forward but none more forward than King Ice. 

    21 Savage shades

    Lil Pump

    Lil uzi vert Sunglasses

    Migos Shades

    Lil Wayne sunglasses

     

    As you can see, regardless of how they've evolved throughout the years, sunglasses remain an integral part of fashion, and culture. Drawing inspiration from Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” we spotlight our latest Men’s Designer Shades in our latest video with former NBA star Larry Drew Jr. Watch below. 

     

    Tyga Got Us Saying “GODDAMN” On His Latest Banger

    Tyga Got Us Saying “GODDAMN” On His Latest Banger

    Tyga is gearing up for all the Summer vibes, unveiling his latest banger produced by D.A. Doman - who is credited for “Taste.” Following “Girls Have Fun,” and “Floss in the Bank,” T-Raww delivers, “GODDAMN.” Guaranteed to make all the ladies shake a lil somethin’ in their best Summer ‘fits, the bouncy single sets the tone for what’s to come.

    GODDAMN.

    You a bad b*tch, come and get your rent paid. Ain’t got no time for drama, but today the day. And my watch gotta be presidente. You coming with me, I don’t care what your friend say.

    This past weekend, Tyga made a surprise appearance as a guest feature on YG’s Coachella set, and he also performed at the REVOLVE Festival. As for collaborations, expect a Chris Brown and Marshmallo assisted single to drop soon.

    On the cover art for “GODDAMN,” we see Tyga showing off some new ice and some killer shades, as well.

    Tyga Goddamn cover art

    With sunny weather ahead of us, King Ice is offering stylish eyewear for the sunny days ahead. Our all Black Lion Head Shades comes with polarized black lenses with a gold 3D King Ice lion head logo plated with 14K Gold.

    King Ice Lion Head Shades

     

    Drake is Working on New Album!

    DRAKE OVO CHAIN

    The 6 God is back in the studio!

    Drake’s “Scorpion” was released nearly a year ago, and we’ve all been wondering he’d hit us off with some new new. Well, wonder no longer! During his tour Assignation Vacation Tour stop in London, Tuesday night, Drake made a special announcement:

    “This is one of my favorite places to be in the world. So I think that what I’ma do - I kinda actually started last night to be honest with you. But I think what I’ma do after this, is I’ma go home and I’ma make a new album so I can come back to London next year and we can do this again.”

    As you can imagine, the crowd went ballistic. New Drake music? Who wouldn’t want that, fan or not. In addition to his new solo album, Drake is apparently cooking up with Future, once again, for “What a Time to Be Alive 2.” So in honor of all this new music we can expect, we take a look at some of the 6 God's coldest pieces. 

    Drake OVO Chain

    GQ Magazine made a bold claim in an article they released last Spring that stated Drake has (one of) the best jewelry collections in the world. They highlighted, in particular, Drake’s staple OVO owl necklace that’s custom-made by renowned jeweler, Ben Baller. The gold chain is covered in 40 carats of ice-blue, canary-yellow, and white VVS diamonds.

    Drake may have been inspired by our 14K Gold CZ Great Horned Owl Necklace - which makes quite a statement with its AAA handset stones and 2.5mm 26” Franco chain.

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    Drake is a proud Scorpio, who even named one of his albums, “Scorpion.” So it was only right that jewelry designer, Jason Arasheben, crafted this circular pendant laden with seven carat diamonds and a gold scorpion - which is placed in the center as the other zodiac signs circle around it.

     Drake Wearing Rolex

     When it comes to his wrist game, Drake has been loyal to one “team” since raking in millions throughout his career. The Rolex brand is his obvious favorite, as he’s seen quite often with one, or two, 18 carat gold time pieces. A photo from his Instagram page read “Time heals all” in one of captions, as he showed off a few time pieces.

    Looking to let time pass so you, too, can heal from your personal ailments? King Ice provides a classical look with the LX Watch studded with AAA, handset stones, plated in real 14K gold with a solid stainless steel chain.

     Drake Cartier Love Bracelet

     Following the trend, Drake also hearts his Cartier “Love” bracelet, which has been seen on many celebrities including Kylie Jenner and Kanye West. Apparently he owns three of these diamond-encrusted bracelets - because one just isn’t enough.

     

    I done walked in here
    Lookin' like the mothaf*ckin' man of the year
    My shades so dark
    And my ICE so bright

     

     

     

     

    Lil Yachty & DC Young Fly Show Us "How High" They Can Get In Trailer to Sequel

    DC Young Fly and Lil Yachty

    It’s coming!

    The sequel to Method Man and Redman’s, “How High,” is coming. Lil Yachty and DC Young Fly have some big shoes to fill as the sequel is slated for a 4/20 release (of course). In the first official trailer for “How High 2,” we find Yachty (who plays the part of Roger), and DC (Calvin) as two friends who find a “Weed Bible” in the wall of their basement. Following the “holy” instructions” written in the book, the two end up growing a supernatural plant - which gets stolen. This is where the adventure begins as Yachty and DC embark on a hilarious mission to get their plant back.

    Deray Davis, NeNe Leakes, Lil Baby, and Mike Epps (who returns as Baby Powder), all make appearances in the film as well. “How High 2” was written by Family Guy’s, Shawn Ries, and Artie Johann, “Workaholics” Alex Blagg, and “Powerless’” Neel Shah.

    Obviously, the story plot has changed since the 2001 original release - which followed Method Mad and Redman as two stoners who got into Harvard University. So, when the OG’s heard about the sequel, they had some thoughts: “Long story short is that me and Meth was not aware that they were doing this transaction with the movie. But my thing is when you have a brand, like Red and Meth, that kind of helped built and created this entity of How High and shooting a movie on marijuana and being in college - those were all our ideas. And when the deal came about, we wasn’t involved in it.”

    Without blessings from Meth and Red, is How High 2 even worth a watch? We shall wait and see. In the meantime, get lifted with some of our 4/20 friendly pieces, seen below. 

    Snoop Dogg, himself, helped us design this "Weed Leaf" necklace dipped in 18K gold plating with colored CZ gems (red, white, green). 

    Looking to embark on your own green journey, and chronicle your own adventures? Do so in style with our Cannabis Chronicles necklace. Each piece features AAA, handset stones, paired with a 26" stainless steel box chain. 

    Soulja Boy Disses Tyga Again, But Whose Ice Game Is Colder?

    Soulja Boy Disses Tyga Again, But Whose Ice Game Is Colder?

    Seems like there’s no end in sight for Soulja Boy when it comes to industry beef. Today, Drako continues his beef with Tyga, releasing a “Thotiana” diss video. Taking aim, once again, we find Drako accusing Tyga of being a liar, and gloats about his relationship with Blac Chyna, Tyga’s BM.

    “Word around town, I f*cked his baby mama. yeah, kaboom, boom. With your son in the other room.”

    He continues on the two-minute music onslaught with references of the February incident where Tyga was dragged out of Floyd Mayweather’s birthday party by security: “He got dragged out the club by the security, I know he big mad.

    We assume this release is a response to Tyga’s “Thotiana” Freestyle where he raps, “N**ga call me a goat, don’t call it a comeback. Seven million records, nine months, where Soulja at?” Check out Soulja Boy’s diss below. And then let us know who’s jewelry collection is colder! 

    Colorful ice is a bold statement. As if platinum, or gold wasn't fancy enough, a hint of colored gems in your jewelry definitely screams "FIRE!" Who wore it better, though? 

    Looking to add some color to your wardrobe? Accessorize with some of our colorful pieces such as this Multi-Colored Barrier Link Chain

     

    In Hip Hop, you gotta be able to rep your set properly. And by "properly," we mean encased in gold, platinum, and diamonds. Above, we see Soulja Boy with what appears to be a Gold Rolex Oyester with a customized VVS diamond encrusted bevel. Below, Tya is seen repping his Last Kings Records logo - the indie record label he founded in 2015. 

    Not a rapper and don't have your own brand or logo? Our Death Row Records 14K Gold Iced Necklace is a worthy alternative. 

     

    Time is money. And so is a nice watch. We all know your wrist game has to be on point, too, in Hip Hop. Above, we see Soulja Boy with what appears to be a Gold Rolex Oyester with a customized VVS diamond encrusted bevel - because, you know, a watch isn't just for telling time. Below, what's better than one iced out watch? Two gold watches, of course. And Tyga looks extra chic with the shades to match his all black 'fit. 

    As Lil Wayne once recited "Time heals all, and heels hurt to walk in..." I think that would suggest it's time to check out our collection of watches before your feet start hurting?