Nana Fofie arrives as a breath of fresh air in the music industry, creating her own lane titled Afro R&B. Being both Dutch and Ghanian and based in the Netherlands, her sound is a combination of her roots and contemporary R&B. It was her breakout single “Mad Over You” in 2017 that would cement her name as a force to be reckoned with.
DJ Siderealhas been deejaying for damn near a decade, and he has goals and aspirations of becoming the best DJ in the world. Serving as Lil Keed’s official DJ would get him acclimated with the YSL family, spearheaded by Atlanta legend Young Thug. Aside from shutting down stages all across the world, the St. Paul, Minnesota native is now releasing his own music.
Thaddeus Dixonwants 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.