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Digital Artist Yung Jake Kills It With The Emoji Mosaic Blueprint

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For those who don’t know Yung Jake, he has always been an underrated influencer.

Low-key setting trends or replicating them discreetly, the Lil B influenced Emcee is one hell of an artist and makes most of his bread as both creative and artistic director for brand and Rap superstaras he was behind production such as the ‘No Flex Zone’ Videoclip from Rae Sremmurd and with the emoji Pepsi commercial, his blueprint.

Leading us to the main subject of this article, his blue print. While Yung Jake the rapper has often used Yung Jake the artist to help his career and vice versa, but the artist has taken over and is shining bright like a diamond. Using a close juxtaposition of all emojis available, Jake update an art form that was first found in the Macedonian palace-city of Aegae, in the fourth century before Christ, the mosaic. And the digital artist, whose real name is Jake Patterson scores big with those masterpieces made from emojis, as he was commissioned by the Dream Downtown hotel in New York City to create new pieces just for the occasion.

From the underground trends to the geekiest digital technics, the Rapper/Artist invades the Dream Downtown in New York City with the now popular Digital Mosaic, located on 355 W 16th Street New York, NY 10011.

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Is BBKnight Rap’s Next Superstar ?

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Remember where you heard it first, the Las Vegas rapper BBknight is rap next biggest trend …

this is kind of a rhetorical question for us, since we intimately know that there is that special thing about him. Searching the web for hours can be super boring at time and so rewarding at others. Like finally finding the identity of the smoking wood rapper just to realize that he would be one of this year biggest revelation.

And this time, I think web monitoring has been kind of rewarding as it led us to a newcomer that goes by the name of BB Knight.

First you have to be wondering: ‘what type of clickbait this article is?’ but unfortunately not. A super-duper flow and a taste for swaged-out clothes, the Las Vegas rapper could in the next few days turn out to be the biggest trend in the industry (XXL will soon publish an article about him as they monitor our webzine).

Alike his predecessors, the young Emcee follow the trends and codes dictated by the scene his own way. You could easily compare him to Playboi Carti & Tay-K but Lil Knight has his own blueprint and has a secret weapon too …

The Secret Weapon

Things gets a bit complicated but that’s how we first heard of BB Knight. Two days ago, Lil Xan released his brand new videoclip ‘Xanarchy’. Since it was released through WSHH, we were stunned by the new level of post-production effects on the video and assume that it was done by the great Cole Benneth, so we pursued our investigation on Lyrical Lemonade official website just to realize that it was him that produced the super dope video but somebody he was praising  the work extensively. And his name is LoneWolf. Check his work here.

his style use paper collage, filters, layering with drop down shadow and many other technics that surprisingly recall the general mood of Cole’s videos without copying it.

But it doesn’t stop here …

If you go back to earlier 2017, every track delivered is sonically mature in comparison to his young age and as discussed in multiple articles, there is no particular ‘window’ in which an artist will blow up due to the high virality of internet’s giant algorythm.

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M+RC NOIR : Inside Marché Noir Pop Up Store

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An extensive look inside Marché Noir at the Paris Pop-up.

The french brand Marché Noir has to be one of the most talked about emerging streetwear brand in the world. Largely inspired of old school Marithé designs, the french designers have come up with a new capsule collection for the Fall Winter 2017 release, which is a by far, the most efficient, yet classic, array of garment they ever dropped.

After the two day pop up in London, it was time for the Frenchies to pack up and head toward the French capital for a quick one near Place de la République.

3ème parrallèle might not be the biggest name in the gallerist world and you might have never heard of it, but it is located in a small street that kind of have that legitimate position in the urban streetwear world to set trends. Last time we were there was for ViceLand x Trasher tour last summer, and the shop was rented as part of the 2nd chapter of the day right before nightime, right after the skate contest. Anyway … Let me tell you … It’s trendy.

As of for the setup, a 40-square meter gallery with a curated storefrond emblazoned with the popular ‘M+RC’ logo on the leftside window and a tiny side-to-side sticker on the rightside one, which is more than adequate for the well-established brand

On display, is a piece of each items carrefuly organized but since we showed up late on the sunday afternoon, the tracksuit mid-zipper jacket and its trousers with the small sided tags are long gone. However, the quality of the fabric on both clothes and accessories is incredible and after a quick look around the shelves, it wasn’t an urban legend that they perfectly captured the essence of what streetwear has to propose and synthetized it with taste in different pattern.

Singularity is the key, and the small ‘M+RC’ patch has the same effect on people, I guess, as the Supreme legendary ‘Box Logo’.

While sitting back and looking at the kids in the store trying on, what will be their next grail, I was impressed that a French Brand could make it this far in a market that is generally dictated by American brand.

Meeting with the whole crew was one of a kind experience, as the walls only reverberated, beside of the background music, the staff talking about the underground streetwear industry and their next destination.

It was clear, they were thrilled to go back to Asia.

Cause Marché noir isn’t only a brand, but a 360-concept which masters the Ostensible demarketing strategy to its extent. That dominate this very secretive little underground world and that’s why  popular models such as Ian Connor, Wake up sasha and Osiris are featured in their lookbooks.

This is hard work that pays-off. From their humble beginning to their star-stud Hollywood lifestyle, the young creators had the chance to link up with the biggest names in the hip hop industry, and accentuate through garment the artists’ musical vision.

A must for any souncloud rapper who need his style to be on-point.

 

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Ski Mask The Slump God States That Kodak Black is 2 Pac

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Ski Mask The Slump God pulled up at the 92.3 LA studio earlier today to talk what is currently going on in his career, how things has evolved for him and the Very Rare crew and more

The radio hosts went kinda straight to the point opening the discusion with the recurrent statement that the Florida emerging rap scene have kind of coined what is refered to as ‘Soundcloud rapper’ now-a-day. True in a way, as all the artist from the UG movement such as XXXTentacion and the Members only or Lil Pump, Pouya and more have unned the musical platform with plays adding up to multiple billions.

Lil Pump is number one but X’s wing man is now number two. A big achievement for the underground Emcee who could have stayed in the shadow of X’s popularity.

The Slump God Aka Stokeley also talks about the transition that will be necessary, due to his incresing fame, from free music to monetized platform :

‘I even told my friends about that, and like tweeted about. I was like, eventually I’m not gonna be able to drop music for free anymore. Of course I’m gonna have to make the transition, I’m scared too, but I feel like the fanbase that I built so far it’s like strong enough to go on another platform either way. But soundcloud is definitely useful in like successful’ the rapper said.

They then talked about XXX’s album ’17’ being number one on Itunes and that Kendrick actually even tweeted about it.

and bounced straight to fact that both radio hosts were kind of amazed when he released ’17’, as he didn’t used the distorded scremo style the were famous for. In fact Ski acknowledged it, and tells Kev that he knew people would expect X to drop some violent ‘Look at Me‘ music but instead he took another creative direction and channeled a deeper side of his musical culture.

However, X’s name came up at least a dozen time in the 4 minutes of the interview, it shows how hard people link everything that emerged from X’s popularity as him being the source of it. Despite the popular belief, we, at DrillKing have always been Ski’s fan and actually stated many times that the first we heard of and felt sonnicaly in love with was The slump god with the Keith Ape single in our ‘Ski Mask Is a Pure Genius‘ article published in the 600 Breezy hosted issue of DK magazine.

Therefore Kev decide to focus on Ski’s future release, but mistakenly link the artist’s music to the distorded style which he hasn’t use for ages now, since he kinda use the same ‘catch me outside’ flow pattern on super suffocated sampled instrumental, where he delivers what could have been Quavo shaggy-influenced son. Nevertheless the Floridian lyricist doesn’t take it personnel and answer in the most transparent way :

‘I want to have at least a little bit of everything a little bit because I also sing to I want to have distortion when I’m clean when I bring back boomed up one song I want to have like because I hate different varieties and genres to be the best artists that can be so I’m trying’
They then moved on, on how their crew influence today’s hip hop scene, and how they inspire people. Did few random questions, which lead to clear the record concerning the fact that Ski isn’t actually from Broward County but from “Deep Side” a Fort LAuderdale slum, on Martin Luther King Boulevard and 31st Street right across the street for the flea market, for those who wondered. That he spent times in Jersey, in Georgia and in New York too.
While quoting his MC influence such as Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes and Method Man, the rapper talks about ‘meeting’ NAS at Mass Appeal :
Ski: I met nas too recently I was there doing like a interview for mass appeal and then I go to the bathroom to take a piss he was like he looks up at these washing his face I’m looking right and I walk in a star like
Kev: that’s gotta be awkward like you talk to him in the bathroom
Ski: like hey what’s up man yeah yeah I know I was in there and you was in there but you know interesting introduction yeah I just took a piss but I’m a huge fan. it’s crazy cuz like you just walk in the bathroom you’re walking right in the stall and not the reverse like I took some back steps although that’s crazy man.
 For the record, they were the one to invite Rob Stone few days after XXXTentacion was brutaly knocked out, on stage at his San Diego show. Few know, but Ski also got beat up during a show by Stone and his crew a while back and ended up unconscious and butt-naked at the back of the venue. However the radio host claims he hate to the touch on the negative but they needed to get his side of the story.
On of the biggest statement he has during the interview is when is asked who is the biggest in Florida right now and his answer is on point :
“I try to tell people like Kodak Black is a fuckin 2Pac [Applause] I never seen anything like it in my life bro cuz it’s like in Florida nobody just got you trippin. it’s good to hear somebody like Kodak when you actually go to Florida because I feel like a lot of people don’t get to make that trip. A lot of people, or you know taking it in on that you see go yeah like when you go to any of those clubs you’re just riding around and you hear it, you just understand immediately like wow this is the vibe of the city.”
watch the video up above for more exclusive answer from the rising rap star.
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