Giveon: "Young Money was Running Everything"💸

Giveon: "Young Money was Running Everything"💸

Giveon is the newest baritone singer on the block, and actually the only one with his sound and style. Originality is key when it comes to contemporary R&B, and the Long Beach native delivers on all fronts.

You may have first heard his voice on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle” (the voice everyone thought was Sampha), but Giveon has more tricks up his sleeve. Most recently, he unleashed his de but EP titled TAKE TIME via Epic Records, proving he’s got what it takes to be one of the biggest artists in the industry. Each of the 8 tracks is a vibe, helping you get through quarantine on a brighter note.

King Ice caught up with Giveon over the phone to chat about who he thinks had the most iconic chain in hip-hop.

In your opinion, what hip-hop label had the most iconic chain? 

I’m younger so whenever I came home from high school and turned on 106 & Park, Young Money was running everything. So for me, my generation was Young Money/Cash Money. At this time now, Atlanta and YSL are having a moment. It keeps switching every 5 to 8 years. My lifetime, I’d say Young Money/Cash Money, YSL and the whole Atlanta scene. 

Anything else you want to let us know?

If anyone hasn’t heard it yet, TAKE TIME is out now. Listen to it, show your friends, let me know what you think. 



June 12, 2020 — Shirley Ju
Childish Major: Cash Money Over Roc-A-Fella😬

Childish Major: Cash Money Over Roc-A-Fella😬

Childish Major is a man of many talents, from R&B to producing to composing. The South Carolina native may have dedicated his last project DIRT ROAD DIAMOND to the sand roads in his hometown, but Atlanta is what raised him. In fact, hit single “Supply Luh” was even featured on the HBO hit series Insecure.

The only thing greater than Childish’s music is his personality — a lover above all else. King Ice caught up with the Grammy-nominated recording artist to discuss jewelry preferences, his most expensive watch, and why Roc-A-Fella is still the GOAT.

What’s the most expensive piece of jewelry you own?

Jewelry, I’m not crazy on  jewelry. I mean, I have this [shows chain]. A little angel with some yellow diamonds in it. Maybe $3,000 or $4,000. 

Slight flex.

Yeah slightly. I’m more of clothes and shoes. Those are my materialistic vices. 

You don’t really like to accessorize with any jewelry?

My accessories don’t have to be crazy. I’m cool with a hat and some glasses. I have some pretty expensive glasses.

What’s the most expensive pair?

It’s this Japanese company, I don’t even know how to fucking pronounce the name of the glasses it’s crazy. I paid $400 for them. 

Who in your opinion had the most iconic hip-hop chain?

Honestly, The Roc-A-Fella chain. It’s gotta be out of Roc-A-Fella or Cash Money honestly, to me. Cash Money because they have the simple rectangle with the black background with the diamonds in it, that shit was cold. But who has the illest chain game period? It has to be Pharrell for sure.

Which chain of his?

Literally every fucking chain Pharrell has ever had. Then on top of that how he started his shit off, he had the ill ass gold plated Blackberry, had the fucking ruby gold Rubik’s cube. He’s the goat. 



What do you want your legacy to be?

I want to be remembered as the guy who inspired everybody.