YHN HammerTime is "Back At It Again" with a $37k AP 🤯

YHN HammerTime is "Back At It Again" with a $37k AP 🤯

YHN HammerTime is heating up the streets with his hot new single, “Back at it Again." The new record, shows off an international trap sound with a catchy hook over a chilling beat. 

Showing undeniable raw charisma, hard hitting delivery, and unique sound, the rising star kills his verses with dynamic wordplay before getting to a distinct hook. The new record also features a rhythmic verse from YHN Balla, who was recently released a new single with Da Baby.

King Ice caught up with YHN HammerTime to discuss his love for jewelry.

  • How would you describe your jewelry style?
  • I would say I like “Shinning in the Dark.”
  • How do you decide which jewelry pieces to wear?
  • Depending on the function/event I’m going to and also depending the type of day it is. I don’t wear my grills to my business meetings because it doesn’t fit the professional environment/ it may a bigger distraction that takes away from what I’m trying to get done. And, all my jewelry have special meanings to me.  I have two face pendents, one is for my boy that passed and the other is for my boy that’s in jail. So I wear both most days, cause it’s my way of saying they’re always with me. 

  • What’s the most expensive jewelry you’ve ever bought?
  • I’d have to say my AP watch which was $37,000.

    YHN HammerTime Audemar Patek

  • Name one accessory every person should have in their jewelry collection?
  • I mean I dropped 37 on a watch so I’d have to say “A watch” haha. But, it doesn’t have to be nothing crazy or expensive a simple watch always works too.

  • Do you feel like you have to wear jewelry in every video?
  • No not really. Like it said earlier it depends on the vibe. Sometimes I may wear a lot or sometimes I may keep it chill. Remember, your jewelry is supposed to compliment you. Doing too much may look like you’re trying too much and you’ll end up looking tacky.

  • Anything else you want the people to know?
  • If I had to give an advice it would be do not rush to own an expensive jewelry because you also have to remember, it is not an asset. I didn’t own my first iced out jewelry until I had six figures to my name.

      

    Take a listen to YHN HammerTime's new single "Back at it Again"

     

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    August 21, 2020 — Maria Myraine Yap
    NLE CHOPPA Collection Drops 8/20

    NLE CHOPPA Collection Drops 8/20

    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.






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    Thaddeus Dixon Doesn’t Want To Flex His Jewelry

    Thaddeus Dixon Doesn’t Want To Flex His Jewelry

    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.

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thaddeusdixon/




    July 30, 2020 — Shirley Ju
    The Chi’s Michael Epps Lists Favorite Accessories

    The Chi’s Michael Epps Lists Favorite Accessories

    Michael Epps is on his way to greatness. The child actor has already landed a huge pivotal role playing Jake on Showtime’s The Chi, a television show created by the well-respected Lena Waith. Born in Virginia but raised in Chicago, there’s no better person to play the role of a local coming up on the South Side of Chicago.


    Last year, Michael released his debut single titled “Drip,” proving he can make music just as well as he can ask. Regardless, he’s super excited for fans to tune into Season 3 of The Chi, arriving on June 21st of this year.


    King Ice caught up with Michael Epps to discuss his favorite jewelry accessories, rocking his iced out necklace during the Zoom call.


    Do you always wear your chain?

    Not always, when it’s needed.


    What are your go-to accessories for jewelry?

    A few chains, like 2. Earrings, ring, and a watch. Keep it real simple, for right now. This is right now.

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    July 28, 2020 — Shirley Ju
    B-Real Reveals Who Had The Most Iconic Hip-Hop Chain

    B-Real Reveals Who Had The Most Iconic Hip-Hop Chain

    Photo Credit: Dr GreenThumb

    B-Real
    deserves all his flowers while he’s here. The Los Angeles native got his start as one of the leading rappers in Latino American rap group Cypress Hill, who received a rare star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. After touring the world with his bandmates, he’d go on to form rap rock supergroup Prophets of Rage, alongside members of Rage Against The Machine and Public Enemy.

    Photo Credit: Dr GreenThumbs

    Recently celebrating his 50th birthday, B-Real can’t be stopped. Most recently, he put out a project titled Los Meros with Berner (translates to “the bosses”), and continues to pave the way as a strong advocate for marijuana. His Dr. Greenthumb dispensary has since expanded to 6 locations, while his media company B-Real TV continues to thrive.


    King Ice caught up with B-Real via Zoom to discuss who he thinks had the most iconic hip-hop chain to this day.


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

    Oh man, that’s a hard one. Fuck. The most iconic chain? That’s hard to say. Probably Death Row.


    Why do you like them?

    They came at the time where labels were going really heavy on that, representing their brand and making it a clique thing. Bad Boy too, their shit was tight too.


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breal


    July 24, 2020 — Shirley Ju
    Fast Cash Boyz Reppin’ Their Chains In Los Angeles

    Fast Cash Boyz Reppin’ Their Chains In Los Angeles

    Fast Cash Boyz are 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.

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fastcashboyz901




    bLAck pARty Needs His Rings At All Times

    bLAck pARty Needs His Rings At All Times

    Photo credit: Manny Singh

    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.


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/black.party





    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. 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeofdesiigner


    July 16, 2020 — Shirley Ju
    Jayy Grams Is Rocking His Cinematic Music Chain

    Jayy Grams Is Rocking His Cinematic Music Chain

    Jayy Grams gives hope to all anyone who’s stuck in the trenches with dreams of making it out. Hailing from Baltimore, a city with a crabs-in-the-bucket mentality, the 20-year-old found music to be his calling. Coming up as one-third of rap group LOWFi, Jayy is a breath of fresh air with his clever wordplay and real-life storytelling over heartfelt beats. Losing his father at the young age of 6, it was at 9 years old when he’d write his first rap.


    Most recently, Jayy released his debut album titled Every Gram Counts, via Cinematic Music Group. Catching the attention of Johnny Shipes is only the beginning, as Jayy plans to drop 3 more projects this year alone. 


    King Ice caught up with Jayy who was locked in the studio in New York with Smoke DZA, doing what he loves to do most: record.


    How much drip you got on? 

    I’m not even a jewelry dude. I have this dog tag from my father. I had the Cinematic chain, but they wanted to wait for me to drop another project. They want me to really get my foot in the door before I can get another chain. I’d fuck around and get a LOWFi chain if anything.


    Do you feel like being an artist you have to wear jewelry?

    A little bit. Maybe when you start out for real. Eventually, I’ll come up with a couple chains. They’ve established a little place in society. You don’t have to if you really don’t want to. It definitely gives you that image quicker, but I’m just not really a jewelry person.


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayygrams


    July 14, 2020 — Shirley Ju
    FKI 1$T Is Wearing His Diamonds Through Quarantine

    FKI 1$T Is Wearing His Diamonds Through Quarantine

    Photo Credit: Nathan James


    FKI 1$T
    is a jack of all trades. From producing some of hip-hop’s biggest hits (Travis Porter’s “Make It Rain,” Travis Scott’s “R.I.P. Screw,” Post Malone’s “White Iverson) to putting out his own music as an artist, the Atlanta native lives in the studio. If you’ve heard his Good Gas EPs, you already know the type of vibe he’s on: nothing but pure bangers.

    Most recently, 1$T tapped back into his African roots and teamed up with Kenya superstar Victoria Kimani for an entire project titled Afreaka. The blend of 2 cultures from Africa to Atlanta is the collab project we always wanted.

    King Ice caught up with 1$T via Instagram Live to discuss his chain and wearing diamond at all times.

    Talk about your jewelry preferences, what chain you got on?

    Keeping it light today. I have Angel City Jewelers from my homie. I have the angel on me, my favorite number is 13. I decided to put them together. The little ring, I keep it light. You can see it, but I keep it light. 


    I hate when… you ever listen to a rapper. They come to your studio, you’re interviewing them and they ain’t got no jewelry on? “Hey, you told me about all these diamonds. What happened to them?” 


    Some people be chillin’ at the crib during quarantine...

    Quarantine can’t hold my diamonds back! I don’t give a fuck. [laughs] I’m rocking them everyday. Fuck the quarantine, they’re going to see these. 

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/goodjob1st/
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/goodjob1st



    July 09, 2020 — Shirley Ju
    CeeLo Green is Thomas Calloway + Zoom SweepStakes $1,500 in Prizes

    CeeLo Green is Thomas Calloway + Zoom SweepStakes $1,500 in Prizes

    The Green is out the bag! You can win a Zoom Party with international superstar, 5x Grammy Award winner, CeeLo Green and... win up to $1,500 in prizes. 

    Enter to Win Here: kingice.com/pages/unannounced-sweepstakes

     

    MORE FROM CEELO GREEN BELOW

    New York, NY (April 10, 2020) – Five-time Grammy award winning singer, songwriter CeeLo Green releases new music today with the first track “Lead Me” from his forthcoming album entitled “CeeLo Green is… Thomas Callaway” (Easy Eye / BMG). This is CeeLo’s first album in five years and for this highly anticipated next project, he has collaborated with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who took on the role of producer of this new, artistic endeavor with CeeLo. The album is out now. (UPDATED July 1, 2020) 

     

    LISTEN TO FULL ALBUM HERE: https://ffm.to/thomascallaway

     

    WATCH LYRIC VIDEO HERE: https://youtu.be/5SRk0AMQsYE 

     

    Dan Auerbach invited CeeLo to Nashville for some writing sessions without the intention of creating an album, but this unexpected, musical pair started vibing and walked away with a timeless record. For the first time ever while recording, CeeLo sang with a live band in the same room. It was comprised of noteworthy Nashville musicians including Gene Chrisman and Bobby Wood of the Memphis BoysRuss Paul, Dave RoeBilly Sanford, Ray Jacildo and Mike Rojas. Working closely together in the studio, the two award winning artists along with renowned writers Bobby Wood, David Ferguson, Roger Cook, and Paul Overstreet created a lyrically positive and inspiring, redemption album that is easy to listen to from start to finish. 

     

    “I didn’t walk into the studio as the artist CeeLo Green going to record songs for a new album; I went in solely as myself, the writer Thomas Callaway. CeeLo Green preforms the songs that Thomas Callaway writes,” he explains. “I’m a shaman for that old soul and it came through on this album.”

     

    The name of the album gives fans an idea of what to expect from the overall music as “Thomas Callaway” is CeeLo Green’s given name. This raw album is a real glimpse inside his true soulful character and life beyond the Gnarls persona and “Forget You” pop-sound. “CeeLo Green is… Thomas Callaway” is soulful, with gospel undertones and naturally was influenced by its surroundings in Nashville. It is a reflection of who Thomas Callaway is and a nod to his church-going, southern family roots. The soulful single and overall album finds CeeLo channeling luminaries like Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway and Staple Singers. 

     

    "We spent weeks writing and singing songs and we never once talked about trying to write a hit....it was so liberating. I think it freed us to where we could follow our hearts. So, we ended up singing about the things that mattered most in our lives - our kids and our loved ones and what we hope for them. We always came back to love and forgiveness and the passing of time. I feel like together we captured some very special moments on tape. For me, this record is about love, healing and peace of mind,” explains Dan Auerbach.

     

    Additionally, CeeLo Green has partnered with @LYFT to provide essential workers in his hometown of Atlanta with transportation. CeeLo is giving away rides to those who need it most. If you or someone you know has a critical need for transportation in Atlanta (i.e., hospital workers, transit workers, first responders, etc.), DM CeeLo (social handles below) and he will respond to as many essential workers possible with a discounted ride code (up to $10). The campaign launches tomorrow April 11th and will run until April 14th. #DoYourPartChallenge #LyftUp 

     

     

     

     

    A man of many talents and projects, CeeLo Green is still traveling globally preforming his solo act as well as touring with his original, rap-group Goodie Mob, but all dates have been postponed during the pandemic. Additionally, on August 11th, CeeLo will return to Las Vegas for his 3rd residency entitled “Man in the Mirror” this time at The Flamingo. He also recently appeared on WEtv’s “Marriage Bootcamp” alongside his lifetime partner Shani James, which was also a glimpse into his real life as Thomas Callaway. 

     

    As CeeLo’s lyric states in his single ‘Lead Me’, please remember during this unpredictable time in the world that, “It doesn’t matter where we started, just as long as we finish together.

    CeeLo Green Album

    Track Listing for “CeeLo Green is… Thomas Callaway”:

    1. For You
    2. Lead Me
    3. Little Mama
    4. Don’t Lie
    5. I Wonder How Love…
    6. People Watching
    7. You Gotta Do It All
    8. Doing It All Together
    9. Slow Down
    10. Down With The Sun 
    11. Thinking Out Loud
    12. The Way
    June 30, 2020 — Steve Murray Sesay
    OMB Peezy: Watches Make Him Claustrophobic

    OMB Peezy: Watches Make Him Claustrophobic

    OMB Peezy is in his own lane in the rap game. Hailing from the projects in Mobile, Alabama and relocated to Sacramento, California would give him the best of both worlds, combining that hard-hitting West Coast production to that Southern trap sound. With his 2017 single “Lay Up” cementing his name in the industry, the 23-year-old continues to bless his very loyal fanbase.


    Most recently, Peezy released the visual for “Let Up,” along with a joint EP with producer DrumDrummie called In The Meantime. The project is meant to hold fans over until his TOO DEEP FOR TEARS tape arrives.


    King Ice caught up with Peezy via Instagram Live who took  a break from getting his hair done to show off his iced out Overkill Peezy chain.


    Do you have a favorite chain?

    Yeah, I’ll show you. This motherfucker right here, this my baby. No rap cap. Badabing Badaboom. You see that Overkill right? I wear it out every day. You have to show the people that you’re working with something.


    Do you like watches?

    Not going to lie, I’m claustrophobic. I don’t really like things on my wrists or on my face. When that face mask thing came up, damn how the fuck am I supposed to wear a face mask all day? I can’t do it.

     

     

     

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    June 25, 2020 — Shirley Ju