King Ice presents a collaboration with NLE Choppa! A Memphis super star known for his animated vocals, energetic raps and heavy beats.
Each piece was designed directly with Choppa, customizing the look and feel of each design to represent No Love Entertainment to the fullest.
Every design will be also be available in 14K gold and diamonds paired with a 14K chain.
The collection drops 8/20, see a quick preview of the pieces below.
Listen to Choppa's latest album "Top Shotta":
Thaddeus Dixon wants to be known as one of the greatest producers and songwriters to ever do it. Getting his start producing Meghan Trainor’s "Better When I'm Dancin'", which was featured in the Peanuts movie, the Detroit native would go on to work with big names such as Brent Faiyaz and Bryson Tiller. Having toured with both as a music director and drummer, Thaddeus loves music down to the core.
Now based in Los Angeles, Thaddeus prides himself in staying locked in the lab. Most recently, he unleashed his new single “Addiction,” an ode to living your best life.
King Ice caught up with Thaddeus at his A-list studio in downtown Los Angeles, who gives his take on if artists should wear jewelry.
What are your go-to pieces for jewelry?
I’m not really a jewelry person. My ex bought me this chain, I still got it on. It’s 14K gold, it’s real shit. You gon’ take a picture of my lil ass chain. [laughs]
Do you feel as an artist, you have to wear jewelry?
As an artist, I’m embracing different shit. I got my first tattoo today. Different things are happening because of where I’m going and what I'm doing. I don’t feel like you have to wear a chain. The type of n*gga I am too, I’m a Kanye/Pharrell-ish guy where you don’t see me wearing a bunch of ice or watches. I’m more chill. I might bust out a couple pieces when I get that bread to do it. You always say what you’re not going to do but when you get the money to do it, you never know.
V. Bozeman is your favorite singer and actress, all in one. Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, V describes herself as your regular, down-to-earth homegirl around the way — only she wants to impact the entire world. You may recognize her as her character Veronika on Fox’ hit television show, Empire, but she’s also been singing her entire life.
Growing up in the church would give V the knowledge she needed to learn how to perform, connecting with people, and reating great music. Most recently, she released her new single “Juicy,” the perfect bop for the summer.
King Ice caught up with V to discuss her jewelry preferences, who had on a burgundy top hat, hoop earrings, and layered necklaces.
I love all the drip you got on. What’s your go-to pieces for jewelry?I follow this queen @msdmichelle. She makes all my earrings you see me wearing. Right now, these are my favorites. I’ve been wearing these for days and weeks now, I love them. She’s so bomb when it comes to making earrings. Every time she posts an earring, I’m like “I want that!” [laughs] She sends me earrings, they’re so dainty and so custom! My personality, and they’re bomb for the summertime. I like her whole aesthetic. If y’all want some dope earrings and little pieces, @msdmichelle is bomb. She’s all up in my comments and I’ll be all up in hers. You’ll definitely see her.
Desiigner 2015 viral hit “Panda” will forever go down in history as one of the most explosive songs to grace the rap game. Fast forward to 2020, the Brooklyn, New York recently celebrated his 23rd birthday in Malibu (amidst quarantine). Beyond his constant celebration of life, he recently also was freed from his former label, G.O.O.D. Music.
Now, he releases his new single “SURVIVOR,” with a cinematic visual to match. The song itself is a reminder that we will all get through these dark times, no matter what. King Ie,
I see you have your rings on. What kind of watch is that?
Yeah, I’m cool. An AP (watch). I got the diamond bracelets, a little something. I’m not bringing out too much. [laughs]. I have a chain, but I haven’t put it on. I didn’t want to wear it right now. I wear it sometimes, but I just came out the barber chair,
Do you use your watch to tell time?
Nah. [laughs] You dig man. Every time’s the right time for me. Time is sand man, I’m just flowing in it. I don’t really believe in it.
Bankrol Hayden is here to put on for Modesto. The 18-year-old has been through hell and back, and you can hear it in his music. After surviving a near fatal car accident two years prior where Hayden was in the back seat and his two friends had passed, the “29” recording artist is determined to go crazy, thanks to the second chance God had gifted him.
Most recently, he tapped Kid Laroi for the “Costa Rica” remix and released his new single “Rich Bitch.” The latter he describes as something small for the fans, to hold them over until the release of his forthcoming project Pain Is Temporary.
King Ice caught up with Bankrol Hayden to discuss his Rolex which was stationed upstairs in the house in Malibu he was temporarily recording at.
How’s that Atlantic Records bag looking?
It’s cool, I fuck with Atlantic tough. They’re going hard for me.
What did you do with your first advance?
Shit, the first thing I bought was a Rollie. It’s upstairs [shows the light-up box]. Really clothes. I don’t really spend my money like that, I be chillin’.
How often do you wear the Rollie?
I try not to wear it too much all the time. I’ve been wearing it recently. I got it in Atlanta, Atlanta’s dope. It feels good, it's like a little trophy for me.
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TeeFLii is low key a Los Angeles staple in the rap game. Coming up during the good old days of West Coast turn up, it was hit singles “24 Hours” featuring 2 Chainz and “This D” that would take over radio airwaves and clubs all over the world. Beyond that, he’s had the beautiful opportunity of working very closely with the late Nipsey Hussle, both representing South Central Los Angeles where they’re from.
Most recently, TeeFLii released his joint EP with Dom Kennedy, self-titled to highlight his growth. In any case, he has his eyes set on the one award that matters: that Grammy.
King Ice caught up with the Los Angeles artist to discuss how big chains and jewelry can hurt you in the long run.
Do you feel like as an artist you have to wear jewelry?
Nope. Certain artists that haven’t been in the game for a long time, don’t realize that the outcomes of really doing that and spending the money on that type of jugg can have an effect on longevity. Of course they want to do it because that’s the generation’s style right now. Always been in the entertainment business. For entertainers, it’s always been jewelry. If you do it, make sure you have a stable condition after that.
Lido is in his own lane, on his own terms, living his own truth. Hailing all the way from Norway, real name Peder Losnegård produces, sings, songwrites, and plays multiple instruments — his two favorites being the piano and drums. At two years old, his parents gave him a drum kit… the rest was history.
Fast forward to 2020, Lido has collaborated closely with the likes of Chance The Rapper, Diplo, Jaden Smith, and of course, Halsey. But now, he’s focused on his own artistry. After a string of singles, fans can look forward to his forthcoming project titled Peder, which is his birth name.
King Ice caught up with Lido at Soho House West Hollywood to discuss his opinions on artists wearing jewelry.
Do you feel like you should wear jewelry as an artist?
I like jewelry. I’ll wear it sometimes, but I don’t have any right now. It depends on your artistic expression. I don't think you have to wear jewelry. I have stronger feelings about people who hide behind their jewelry, because I think that's the case very often.
You mean the big chains?
Or however people are doing it. I’m more intrigued with people who do it in a classy way, rather than people who feel they need external things to get seen. Jewelry is dope, unless you’re compensating with it.
What can we expect next?
I’m definitely going to be touring a bunch. Since there’s such a specific story to the album, there’s a million things I want to do. I’m writing a book right now about that story (Peder), I’m doing an additional album that's happening on the side. I’m doing a ton of videos, so I’m focusing on trying to get everything right. Then when the album comes out, I’ll figure out everything else after.
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It’s not everyday you become Boosie’s favorite rapper. Insert Mo3 from Dallas, who actually looked up to Boosie when he was coming up as a teenager. Real name Melvin Noble comes from humble beginnings, experiencing the streets and falling victim to being a product of his environment.
With music, Mo3 is able to vent and convey his deepest thoughts and feelings, giving hope to all aspiring rappers to follow suit. Last year, he released his album Osama — his nickname in the streets. Rather than focusing on the internet and social media, Mo3 physically makes it a point to show face in neighborhoods in every state.
King Ice caught up with Mo3 to discuss his very expensive chains, and his opinions on having to wear chains as an artist.
I see your drip. How much you got on?
I don’t have all of it on right now. I just have my boy Roy Lee with me, he’s one of my dead homies.
He’s on the back of your chain?
Yeah, I wear him. I don't put him on no shirts. I wear him. I got another chain from Johnny Dang, that's $75,000. Got my AP on. All-white Cuban, but this isn’t all of them.
Do you always wear your chains?
Usually, I wear them all. But see, we have to be in so many places. All these airports, I get tired of taking all of it off. I got $270K worth of jewelry on me. If you go through my Instagram pictures, you'll see where I'm wearing all of them.
Do you feel like you have to wear jewelry as an artist? Especially in LA.
It depends on what kind of artist you are. If you rap that lifestyle and you came from nothing, that person who looks up to you wants to see that. It gives them motivation. I remember when I had the fake ass chain on. So when they see me hop out with a real chain, you give them hope.
Your fans are looking at you like “you bought a necklace, they bought a necklace.” They’re like "hell yeah, he just went to Johnny!" They’re happy like they got it. But certain artists like J. Cole, they don't have on a chain. Drake’s another one. Drake doesn't worry about it, he doesn't rap about it. Coming from that lifestyle to where I have to go get ice and the bussdown Roll-E, of course he can do it. But I wear every single chain even when I'm in the house because I started from the bottom, and now I'm here.
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Fat Meech views music as a coping mechanism, an opportunity to tell his stories of growing up in South Central Los Angeles. Creating his own lane of melodic hip-hop, real name Demitri Williams sees the studio as an outlet to deal with his trauma, putting his heart and soul into his lyrics.
Most recently, he released “Brothers 2,” the sequel to his viral single “Brothers.” With each release, he proves himself even further on why he belongs in the rap game. King Ice caught up with Fat Meech in downtown Los Angeles to discuss his jewelry preferences.
How would you define your style as it relates to jewelry?
Cuban links. I love Cuban links, I got some on right now. I got a custom piece made by Custom Clarity, they’re in the jewelry district down here. I got this one for my grandpa when he passed on October 15, 2019, so recently.
Were you guys close?
Super. I like Cubans and I like rope chains. I have to get me some rope chains. But the solid ones, these new ones are hollow. I don’t like hollow jewelry. I can’t do it.
Do you feel like as an artist you have to wear jewelry?
Not really, because there’s plenty of artists who pop out and don’t wear nothing. They just hoodied up with bars. It’s not even a testament to the music thing, to me it’s a hustling thing. Where I’m from, all your jewelry is a trophy. If you got a big ol’ chain on, “he does something. What does he do?” It’s always a question. That n*gga got money, what he on? That’s my thing.
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