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#ChoppaChallenge is now thru September 21, 2020.
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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.
Photo credit: Romell Findlay
Does T-Pain even need an introduction? The R&B singer-songwriter is best known for sparking a whole autotune movement, unleashing hit after hit after hit. "I'm Sprung", "I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)", "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')", "Bartender", "Can't Believe It", “Kiss Kiss” featuring Chris Brown are just a few of our favorites.
Fast forward to 2020, T-Pain is living his best life. Quarantine has been his dream come true, revealing he actually hates travelling. His house in Atlanta is a trip in itself, stocked with his own arcade, movie theater, a T-Pain shrine in his hallway of accolades, and even room for his top hats. King Ice caught up with the Nappy Boy Entertainment founder to bring us back one of the most iconic chains in hip-hop history.
Do you still have your iconic chain?
Yeah, it’s somewhere in this house. I have no idea where it is. It’s somewhere in here, I don’t know man. I get drunk and I fuck with it a lot, then it gets put down somewhere in here. I don’t know where it is.
Do you ever wear it out?
Oh no, it’s too heavy. It’s too much. Either I’m at show on stage or I’m drunk out of my mind in the studio and feel like wearing it real quick. [laughs]
You may recognize Amina Buddafly from her role on Love & Hip Hop: New York, specifically her tumultuous relationship with Peter Gunz. Now, she’s free and still passionate more than ever about the one thing in life that never fails her: music.
Currently a mother to two beautiful children, Amina spends her waking hours perfecting her craft. At the core, she loves music, and is working towards that #1 song on the charts. Additionally, she has two books out called The Other Woman and Mi Dishes & More.
King Ice caught up with Amina to discuss her (lack of) preference for jewelry, while she was rocking large silver hoops.
Explain your style as it relates to jewelry.
Omg, I’m actually so not into jewelry. I don’t think I own anything expensive. Maybe my engagement ring that I don’t wear anymore. [chuckles] That’d be the only piece of jewelry I got. Really, I’m not at all about that. I like jewelry, but I was never really into it. I like to get gifts, but I’m not about buying things.
Do you always wear hoops?
Nah, only these ones [points to ears]. I have a few different types, but hoops are definitely my style. I like the tiny, little ones.
Qveen Herby is a reborn solo artist, after years of success as one-half of Karmin. The musical duo comprised of her and her now husband was signed to Epic Records, but real name Amy Noonan is excited now more than ever to go full-fledged with her solo artistry.
With a sound crossing the genres of contemporary pop and hip-hop, Qveen Herby has been locked in the studio creating nothing but bangers for her growing fanbase. Most recently, she released her new visual for “Check,” holding fans over until her debut album. Up until now, she’s only released EPs with no titles, just numbers.
King Ice caught up with Qveen Herby to discuss her favorite accessory, which is actually makeup over jewelry.
What are your go-to accessories?
I have my own makeup line, which I didn't bring because shit’s sold out. It's annoying, because I thought we were prepared. It's called Qveen with a V, our website is Qveen Studio. Shout out to my team in New York who’s quarantined, still one person packing orders and disinfecting everything. We’re in Boxycharm which is a big subscription box. Now there are hundreds of thousands of people with my lipstick, which is amazing.
When did makeup come in? Was that always a passion too?
That was very much a female empowerment move. I’ve toured a lot as Karmin and before that, I was a freaking wedding singer. The most annoying thing is when there’s makeup all over your face. Because we do a sweaty show, we move and we enjoy ourselves. There’s lipstick on my mic, my mascara’s over here. If I’m going to make some crazy formulas and develop that, let’s offer it in the merch store. It’s not Qveen Herby t-shirts, come get your mugs! Oh, you can wear my face. It’s done really well. Every season, we drop new colors. Every EP, we do an eyeshadow pallet. It looks like a CD.
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SACBxY is a fucking all-star. Coming up as one of the original members of famed dance crew The Jabbawockeez, real name Phil Tayag is a Filipino-American creative here to make music, dance, and overall give you nothing but good vibrations.
His accomplishments to date can hardly be boxed into writing, from performing Super Bowl 50 alongside Bruno Mars to starring in Bruno and Cardib’s “Finesse” music video. He’s also taken the stage at multiple NBA events, from the All-Star game to the Finals.
Most recently, he released his new visual for “in mY way,” paying homage to his hometown (just like his name).
King Ice caught up with SACBxY to discuss the meaning behind his lone gold ring.
What’s your favorite piece of jewelry to wear?
I got this little BWBE ring. BWBE has been my own personal brand since 2005. On some underground shit, I’ve seen hella people basically copying my style. This actually stands for “Biters will Be Eaten.” That’s when I was in the scene, really tripping. Because people would try to take my stuff to the industry, to these big platforms in LA, when I was still living in Sac. When I was on some underground shit. I’m not out here hella tripping off of people, so it evolved right? Now it’s more about being yourself, so it says “Be Me” upside down. Ultimately, it’s about being genuine. I’m not trying to monitor people. Maybe I was being reactive before but hey, just be yourself.
“It’s 2AM… I want it girl!” “2AM” by Adrian Marcel and Sage The Gemini will forever go down in history as a timeless hit. Hailing from Oakland and reppin’ all things Bay Area, Marcel loves music down to the core. Recently parting ways with his major label, the 29-year-old is geeked to embrace his newfound independence.
Most recently, Adrian unleashed his new album titled 98th, a testament to his hometown of Oakland. In addition, he played the real role in the The Bobby DeBarge Story, with acting being his next passion project.
King Ice caught up with Adrian to discuss his watch and rings, accessories he can’t leave the house without.
How would you describe your style as it relates to jewelry?
I always keep some kind of watch on. I like gold, I like silver. I don’t have a preference. I wake up in the morning and grab whichever watch I see first.
How many watches do you have?
I have about 9 watches that I fluctuate through. You know what’s crazy? I don’t even look at them for time, because you got your phone. It’s an accessory. Half the time, they probably don’t even tell the real time.
This was a gift, so I’m not sure. That’s another thing about me, I never buy jewelry based on the brand name. If I like it, if I see it, I want it. I don’t care who made it, just wrap it up. I wear hella rings. I wear different rings. What I do is I go to different pawn shops. I always go to different pawn shops whenever I’m out in different places. I always look for different shit. You always find some gold sometimes! I always tend to have some sort of ruby. If it were up to me, every finger would be covered.
Are you spiritual at all?
Yeah. very much so. I have rosaries, etc. I’m a form Catholic I like to say, I don’t really believe in religion like that. That’s how I grew up. I’ve always had this thing where I had hella rosaries. I’ve actually calm down because I used to wear hella. But I love jewelry though. I just actually broke one of my bracelets, it was a hematite stone. I’m very into auras and chakras too
It’s very healing!
Exaactly. I just broke it, that’s why I feel so awkward. [chuckles] If I don’t have my jewelry on, if I don’t have a watch or my rings, then I feel I’m not complete. I’m not all the way dressed. Sometimes I’ll have my clothes on but I’m not dressed yet until I put the jewelry on. It’s a moment, that feeling of putting every single ring on.
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BLXST is here to prove he can kill the R&B game, just like his beats. The South Central Los Angeles artist first exploded onto the local rap scene with his production on Kalan.FrFr’s “Right Wit It,” which instantly became a viral sensation. Since then, he’s been locked in the studio getting better on the daily.Most recently, he linked with fellow LA native Bino Rideaux on a joint project titled Sixtape, which left fans in turmoil. Each and every record on the tape resonated with both artists’ growing fanbases.
King Ice caught up with BLXST in Los Angeles to discuss his take on artists wearing jewelry.
Do you feel like you have to wear jewelry as an artist?
Have to? Nah, hell nah. You see J. Cole out here doing his thing. Kendrick, he doesn’t have to wear jewelry. I mean, it looks good for the people. But it’s never a priority.
How would you explain your fashion?
I wouldn’t explain it actually. [chuckles] I go with whatever is comfortable at the time, just throw it on.
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NLE Choppa is teaming up with King Ice to release a limited edition "No Love" pendant February 6, 2020 just in time for Valentine's Day. This unique "No Love" version has a special broken heart with red stones in place of the "O" in "No" which is inspired by Choppa's No Love Entertainment brand. Only 50 of these original pendant designs will be released today but be on the lookout for the announcement of the official collab between NLE Choppa and King Ice.
Notes: Choppa recently released hit song Exotic on YouTube
The world will never fully recover from the loss of Nipsey Hussle. For Cobby Supreme, he lost his best friend. The All Money In rapper actually began All Money Business with the late Slauson rapper, opening his own AMB apparel store right there on Crenshaw Blvd. Both a part of the Rolling 60’s, Cobby always played the big brother role to Nip in the hood.
Featured on songs “Checc Me Out” and “H-Town” off Crenshaw, Cobby will always be well-respected in the streets. The South Central Los Angeles native purchased his first car at the young age of 13, hustling and grinding just like he is today. King Ice chatting with Cobby to discuss his jewelry preferences, and the Rollie on his wrist.
What was the first jewelry piece you had?
I done had a whole bunch of this shit. [chuckles] I done had too much of this shit. I always been a n*gga to have some rings, a watch, and a chain. You can pull up old pictures and see me with that shit.
How old were you?
It was in my family. I was seeing my uncles and my aunties with that shit. Growing up as kids, my mama had me with some rings, a little chain on, and some earrings. I don’t know, I think it’s some African shit. N*ggas just like to shine. You see that shit? [points to wrist] That shit look good don’t it? That’s a 41, a Rolex. I bought this for myself for Christmas this year.
[homies start laughing] Why they laughing?
They know me.
Is that the most expensive piece of jewelry you own?
No. I done had a whole bunch of shit. This is probably my 9th Rolly. Just throughout my life you know, you live. I done had a bunch of watches.
Do you just rotate them?
Yeah. Every now and then, I might throw the gold one on. Might throw the two-tone Oyster Perpetual on or the Presidential. That’s some African shit, n*ggas like jewelry.
You actually use it to tell time?
Yeah see, I’m actually one of them n*ggas who check his watch. I see the date on my shit. [chuckles] Everybody don’t use it like that. You ask a n*gga for the time, they gon’ look at their phone.
You like watches more than chains?
Shit, I like chains and shit too. I don’t got on no big ass chain now but this little motherfucker right here works. This a nice bullet, it’s worth something. This piece right here is $5,000 just for this little itty bitty cross. That’s beautiful huh?
Of course. I’m 100% real, I’m Cobby Supreme. 100% real.
What do you want your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to be a guy that came from a certain area, stood up and didn’t accept the things that area only had for him. I went out, went on a journey and found the things that was for me. I want to leave it down to the kids. My mission is to make the people around me millionaires, own more businesses, own some stock. I know this in the industry: a lot of guys don’t do this shit, and that’s why they pay attention to Nip.
See I’ve always been a little quiet but in the background, that’s what I’ve always been doing. I’ve always had a spot, either a dispensary or a clothing store. A lot of guys do this shit after they get the money. It’s a little different for me because I’m doing this shit before I get the big ol’ bag. That’s what I try to teach everybody around me: when you get your crumbs, you put it into something. I ain’t take my little money and go crazy, buy all the jewelry in the world or all the fancy cars. I want to own shit.