The dynamic duo that is Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks, return as The Cool Kids; in commemoration of their “Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe” album that dropped two years ago.
Coming off a hiatus, they unveil a new EP titled, “Layups.” While Chuck usually handles most of the production, they decided to recruit the Alchemist to produce all three tracks found on the EP. Thanks to the veteran producer, the EP’s sound is filled with classic Boom Bap elements.
Frequent collaborator, Boldy James, also appears as a guest feature on tracks, “WTF,” while Shorty K drops in on “Polansky.” Listen to “Layups” below and check out a couple of our favorite The Cools Kids looks.
Sir Michael Rocks (right) can always be seen in a gold link chain (or 2), here he adds contrast to his striped polo tee with a heftier gold piece.
Chuck doesn't sport a lot of jewelry, but he can be seen with a pair of shades, the majority of the time.
Before Summer ’19 officially comes to a close, Wale unveild new visuals for his Jeremih-assisted single, “On Chill.”
Director Daniel CZ keeps the duo’s aesthetics icy. The visuals follow the fellas through an opening performance shot with LA's skyline shining in the background at night. We then find them overlooking the city from a fancy penthouse suite to the dynamic pair arriving at a pool party in the hills.
As the song’s title suggests, Wale and Jeremih had more than just their wrists “on chill.”
The vibrant colors of their Summer ‘fits to the iced out tennis chains, Miami Cubans, and dark black shades, you, too, can look as if you walked right out of the music video.
With the LA skyline shining bright against the night sky as their backdrop, Wale and Jeremih are dressed in all black. As simple as this color palette can be, accessories can do wonders - like these Gold Link Shades in Matte Black & Gold from our "Shades" collection.
Whether you're accentuating your facial features with a bold pair of sunglasses - like the red pair Wale is wearing, or doubling up on the white gold Miami Cuban chains, as seen on Jeremih, you can't go wrong.
Trying to impress the ladies? Bold colors matched - as seen on Wale, above - with statement pieces make for great conversational topics and stares. Here, clad in his hot pink button up, Wale rounds up a couple ladies as he boasts a heftyCuban link chain and a tennis bracelet to match.
If your jewelry collection doesn’t have a fire pair of shades, then someone’s led you astray. This is a subtle but bold way to fit in and stand out.DISCOVER SHADES
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Once considered the crux of every man’s outfit, a dope watch is not only a status symbol but in certain circles it's the holy grail of fashion! One of our favorite watches is the Royal CZ Watch. It's flooded with handset CZ diamond simulates to give this watch a high class feel that's sure to blind your haters. DISCOVER WATCHES
There’s no denying that, especially when it’s the middle of Summer, the sun is beaming down on your face, and it feels like the whole world is looking at you. Whether you’re rocking a pair to look like a star walking down Hollywood Blvd, or you just need a dope essential to subtly hype your fit, a pair of shades is a fundamental necessity.
This season, King Ice unveils the Spring 2019 Shades collection - a complimentary piece to match your jewelry and outfits. Casual, or dressed up, our Greek Key Shades with Glossy Black Frame, is a must-have. We’ve styled our one-of-a-kind shades with gold detailing and tinted polarized lenses (available in black, blue, and red). Additionally, we’ve chosen to go with large set lenses and frames for a more modern look that will complete any look.
In hip-hop culture, designer frames is just as important as a nice watch, or a nice pair of shoes when you’re trying to make a fashion statement. Let’s take a look at how sunglasses have evolved over the years.
In the late 80's, large clear frames was the style! DJ "Jazzy" Jeff and the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" Will Smith.
In the 1990's, smaller frames defined by pitch black lenses, was the wave - You had to keep a fresh pair of all "Black Locs" as seen here on the late Eazy-E, Notorious B.I.G., and Puff Daddy.
Circa '05: Lil Kim colored sunglasses on the GRAMMY's red carpet.
Circa '08 Kanye West "Shutter Shades"
Circa '10 Lil Wayne and Birdman were known for having a fresh pair of "Stunna Shades"
In the 2000 - 2010 era, guys like 'Ye, Wayne, and others introduced a whole new vibe with sunglasses - they were iconic and truly expressed culture.
As the fashion trends got bolder, so did the sunglasses. Oversized frames bedazzled with gems, took over - as seen here on Rihanna.
Today, artist like the Migo's, 21 Savage, Lil Pump, Lil Wayne, Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, T.I., and others continue to push the trend forward but none more forward than King Ice.
As you can see, regardless of how they've evolved throughout the years, sunglasses remain an integral part of fashion, and culture. Drawing inspiration from Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” we spotlight our latest Men’s Designer Shades in our latest video with former NBA star Larry Drew Jr. Watch below.
Tyga is gearing up for all the Summer vibes, unveiling his latest banger produced by D.A. Doman - who is credited for “Taste.” Following “Girls Have Fun,” and “Floss in the Bank,” T-Raww delivers, “GODDAMN.” Guaranteed to make all the ladies shake a lil somethin’ in their best Summer ‘fits, the bouncy single sets the tone for what’s to come.
You a bad b*tch, come and get your rent paid. Ain’t got no time for drama, but today the day. And my watch gotta be presidente. You coming with me, I don’t care what your friend say.
This past weekend, Tyga made a surprise appearance as a guest feature on YG’s Coachella set, and he also performed at the REVOLVE Festival. As for collaborations, expect a Chris Brown and Marshmallo assisted single to drop soon.
On the cover art for “GODDAMN,” we see Tyga showing off some new ice and some killer shades, as well.
With sunny weather ahead of us, King Ice is offering stylish eyewear for the sunny days ahead. Our all Black Lion Head Shades comes with polarized black lenses with a gold 3D King Ice lion head logo plated with 14K Gold.