Oreziis a Nigerian superstar, spreading the love of Afrobeat and dancehall to the rest of the glove one huge record at a time. In 2013, he released a banger titled “Rihanna,” which catapulted his name to the mainstream light. When it comes to his fashion style, he represents Africa down to the core.
Nana Fofie arrives as a breath of fresh air in the music industry, creating her own lane titled Afro R&B. Being both Dutch and Ghanian and based in the Netherlands, her sound is a combination of her roots and contemporary R&B. It was her breakout single “Mad Over You” in 2017 that would cement her name as a force to be reckoned with.
DJ Siderealhas been deejaying for damn near a decade, and he has goals and aspirations of becoming the best DJ in the world. Serving as Lil Keed’s official DJ would get him acclimated with the YSL family, spearheaded by Atlanta legend Young Thug. Aside from shutting down stages all across the world, the St. Paul, Minnesota native is now releasing his own music.
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.
Thaddeus Dixonwants 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.