Hailing from the Zone 6 of Atlanta, Yung Mal is following in the footsteps of Gucci Mane, who he’s signed to. With the backing of 1017 Eskimo/Alamo Records, the “Fresh” rapper prides himself in freestyling off the dome, writing absolutely nothing down. While he came up alongside fellow Zone 6 native Lil Quill, he recently decided to focus on his own craft and independence.
On the heels of the release of his debut solo mixtape Iceburg — with features from Guwop, Gunna, Lil GotIt, and Pi'erre Bourne — Yung Mal arrives in Los Angeles dripped out per usual from head to toe. If you love Atlanta trap, you’ll love Yung Mal. King Ice caught up with the 23-year-old to discuss his drip and his jewelry preferences.
What’s the most expensive jewelry you’ve ever purchased?
My Rolex, it was a couple houses. I don’t want to make that… because I know it’s kids who want a Rollie, but that shouldn’t be their main focus. A watch. Because you can get a watch for $7,000, you can get a watch for $17,000, or you can get a watch for $170,000.
What’s something everyone should have in their jewelry collection?
I’m not really a big jewelry person like that. I got a couple chains and pieces or whatever, but I’m not tryna go spend all my money on jewelry. You know how some rappers got a jewelry fetish? I ain’t really too much into it like that.
What record label had the most iconic chain in your opinion?
Mines, Alamo Records. 1017. Because that’s all I know, I don’t know nothing else. The 1-5 chain, that’s where I’m from: Candler, Atlanta.
How often are you shopping?
I don’t go to the mall like that. I only go to the mall if I see something that I want. I don’t really buy my clothes from the mall because all my clothes be getting made for me. The shoes, I didn’t go to the mall. I ordered them online. But sometimes I might go in there and grab a pair. The majority of the time, I’ll just grab or order it online.
Talk about your drip though.
Drip to the heel. I used to didn’t have drip. I just be putting it together. I just be putting that shit together. Definitely plan on putting out my own merch. Start my own clothing line.