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WHO IS LIL UZI VERT ?

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PHILADELPHIA – Hip-hop could certainly use a real bona fide rock star. That’s where Lil Uzi Vert comes in. The Philadelphia rapper flaunts a vision and fashion sense just as loud as his “futuristic trap” sound and dynamic voice. He doesn’t simply stand out in a crowd; he draws everyone right to him.

“I try to create a world,” the 20-year-old declares, “It’s rap, but I get a lot of influence from rock music. When you see me or hear me, I want the experience to be dark and crazy with a lot of moshing.”

Growing up in the city Schoolly D, The Roots, Meek Mill and Rocky Balboa call home, Lil Uzi Vert first picked up a microphone in high school. He spent countless hours honing his craft, making sporadic trips to New York City in order to record through his friend William Aston’s studio connection. Along the way, he carved out a distinct style that reflects his love for Wiz Khalifa as much as it does his passion for Marilyn Manson.

“I take influences from everything and put them into what I do,” he says. “It’s a really delicate balance, and it’s something I’m proud of. You can wear skinny jeans and still be hard.”

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In 2015, he began to set the Internet on fire. There wash is explosive appearance on Carnage’s single “WDYW” alongside A$AP Ferg and Rich The Kid and later his turn on “Big Racks” for Young Thug’s Slime Season 2. In addition, he spent the summer with DJ Drama, priming the crowd for Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy on their “Boys of Zummer” Tour. However, everything set the stage for his newest mix tape, Luv Is Rage. With support from The Fader, Noisey, XXL, Vibe, HotNewHipHop, and more, Lil Uzi Vert naturally took the spotlight when it dropped. “Luv Is Rage is just the beginning,” he declares. “It’s the first statement.”

The project’s opener “Safe House,” produced by Maaly Raw, fuses wobbly and woozy dripping sonics with irresistible paranoid raps and a hypnotic chant. “You might think it’s safe in your hood, but it’s not,” Lil Uzi Vert warns. “It’s crazy. You can’t be comfortable in the streets, so I’m letting everybody know, ‘Stay with your money. Stay on your grind. Take care of yourself.” On “Queso,” he joins forces with Wiz Khalifa for a bombastic and bright banger, while he and Young Thug deliver a moving tribute to A$APYams on the ethereal “Yamborghini Dream,” produced by Tm88. “Yams was the first person I met from A$AP,” he admits.

“He reached out to me, and we talked a lot for a whole year. I never met him in person though, but he meant a lot to me and Thug. That’s why we needed to shout him out.” Now, signed to Generation Now – founded by DJ Drama, DonCannon and Leighton Morrison, alongside Atlantic Records, Lil Uzi Vert stands poised to ignite hip-hop with his own fire. “I take modern rap and put more musical influence to it under the trap,” he leaves off. “I want to show people the future and what’s possible with the sound. This is who I am. This is my world.

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Nike & Clot Unveil New Medicom Toy “Royal University Blue Silk” BE@RBRICK

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Continuing its storied partnership with Nike, CLOT has tapped Medicom Toy to create a BE@RBRICK set inspired by the “Royale University Blue Silk” Air Force 1s released last year.

The newly unveiled set features a 400% and 100$ BE@RBRICK which both celebrate the beloved Silk Royale pattern tied to the Nike collaborations from Edison Chen and Kevin Poon‘s label. Continuing the concept used on the Silk Force footwear trilogy, the BE@RBRICKs express the idea of yin and yang, externalism and internalism. Each collectible figure features a “Rose Gold Silk” base that represents a hidden layer of one’s inner self covered by a “Royale University Blue Silk” top.



Each set comes complete with a special shoebox package that continues the story of the inner self and references the three footwear releases from CLOT and Nike last year.

You might also like: How Does Supreme’s Ostensible Demarketing Strategy Works ?!Set to be accompanied by a re-release of the Air Force 1 “Royale University Blue Silk,” stay tuned to the CLOT’s official Wechat, Weibo, Instagram and Facebook accounts for “Royale University Blue Silk” BE@RBRICK Set release information.

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Who is Scarlxrd?

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Scarlxrd, Meet With Hip Hop’s Most Violent Act.

Scarlxrd must be the most violent act in the scene. Hailing from England, the metal-influenced rapper plays extremely well with the codes and aims to push boundaries of the genre to another level.

With the early XXXTentacion tending to be sonically rough and violent, the English emcee takes it further while he sticks to the codes.

Defined by the distorted vocals, use of heavy guitar riffs from time to times to gives it its aggressive foundations, the trap elements connect the dots to make it fall under the rap category.

Flaunting his thousand-dollar outfit in his videos and lyrics, the former family friendly YouTuber whose use to  publish video under the moniker of Mazzi Maz, has been fueling controversy in the underground partly due to his talent but also due to the comparison with Broward County superstar XXXTentacion.

Before his solo rap career, scarlxrd was part of rap-rock band Myth City in 2016, but month later Marcu ‘Maz’ Listhrop from his real name, created his scarlxrd alter-ego and released 7 mixtapes: Annx DxminiLXRD,  SavixurRxseChaxsthexry and Cabin Fever.

Why does he wears a face mask?

Scarlxrd wears a black surgery face mask so he won’t be recognized and mainly due to his YouTube popularity. In fact the rapper was a YouTube superstar in England and has a recognizable mark under his chin. A White spot that might be sign of Vitiligo and that he wants to hide from people. Hard enough to maintain into a character, the UK savage doesn’t seem to want people to know about his past which doesn’t fit with the Scarlxrd character.

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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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