Derez De’ShoncreatesPainmusic, exactly what he named his critically-acclaimed mixtape series after. Coming out of the Southside of Atlanta, Derez had to get it on his own and create his own lane and sound. Insert 2018’s “Hardaway,” which currently hails over 135 million views on Youtube and counting.
Fast Cash Boyzare here to become the greatest rap group in hip-hop history. Hailing from Memphis, the FCB consist of neighborhood friends C-Money, TP Stacks, Money, and C Jizzle. The crazy part is all 4 of them came up with famed producer Tay Keith, recording tracks in the closet before he blew up.
With each member coming out the trenches and making a life for themselves through music, FCB are on the brink of breaking through to the mainstream. Now, they release their highly-anticipated joint tape with Tay Keith titled F*ck the Cash Up. The project is spearheaded by lead single “Bad Habits,” co-produced by Murda Beatz.
King Ice caught up with the Fast Cash Boyz who was recording a music video in Los Angeles during quarantine. The only person who wasn’t rocking his FCB chain was Money, who accidentally left it back home in Memphis.
I like those FCB chains, how much were they?
All: A lot!
C Jizzle: A pretty penny. It looks different too.
Where’s yours at? [to Money]
Money: I fucked up, I left it back home in Memphis by mistake. It’s wild.
C Jizzle: It’s all good, all this shit ain’t nothing but a plus.
C Money: We make the chains, the chains don’t make us. It doesn’t mean anything. This jewelry shit comes with the rap game. We were doing this when we had no chains! We had a million views with no chains.
You guys have bottles on bottles.
C Money: Bel Air sponsors us! Appreciate that Bel Air.
C Jizzle: We drink liquor, that’s what we like. Liquor and beats.
bLAck pARty is carving his own lane in the music industry, pushing his own genre of “tropical funk.” Experimenting with different sounds from dancehall to reggae to R&B, real name Malik Flint has been surrounded by music his entire life. After getting his feet wet producing for Kari Faux, he caught the attention of Donald Glover who eventually would sign him to his Wolf + Rothstein label.
Last year, the Arkansas-bred, Los Angeles-based artist released “Dancing,” one of his biggest records to date. Now, he’s been locked in the lab in Long Beach working on even greater records for his growing fanbase.
King Ice caught up with Malik to discuss his jewelry preferences, and the different types of rings he likes.
What’s your go-to jewelry accessories?
Probably a ring. I like to put on rings, or even a tiny necklace. I like tiny necklaces.
What does your necklace say?
It's my middle initial, P for Perry.
What rings do you like?
I like silver rings. I like rings with crystals on them, like jade or onyx. Different crystals, even the Native American style rings. Skater company rings, I always try to get.
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.