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      Desiigner Doesn’t Use His AP To Tell Time

      Desiigner Doesn’t Use His AP To Tell Time

      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: "First Thing I Bought was a Rollie"

      Bankrol Hayden: "First Thing I Bought was a Rollie"

      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: "Big Chains and Jewelry Can Hurt You"🌝

      TEEFLII: "Big Chains and Jewelry Can Hurt You"🌝

      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: I’m More Intrigued With People Who Do It In A Classy Way

      Lido: I’m More Intrigued With People Who Do It In A Classy Way

      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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