Rapper/Singer Gov (formerly known as GVND) has been hard at work preparing the follow up project to his Days Like This EP, and offers his new project, ‘Nights’ slated for a February 2016 release. After releasing a remix to his collaborator Ye Ali’s summer hit Tingz, which itself has been well received from fans and peers alike, the lead single from the tape featuring Keffaleng is due to release before year’s end. After posting a tracklist to Nights on his Instagram, features were confirmed to be Amir Obe, Keffaleng, Ye Ali and Taya Marquis.
I've always been a huge fan of Trapstar and have to shout them out because i'm heaps excited for their recent US launch. My friend Gov who lives in the UK definitely hyped up the brand, and with affiliates like Jay Z, Rihanna and Rita Ora, there were so many signature pieces I wanted to get my hands on. I was gifted with the sweetest jersey from the Rihanna collection and also have a number of other sweet digs - the necessary beanie.
Click through to shop and peep some of my favourite looks. xx
I first learned of KIDULT back in 2011 when I was introduced to The Weeknd and XO. Over the past few years, I've followed his movements from Europe, Asia and North America, and have managed to get my hands on a couple of pieces from his limited releases. His work speaks for itself, but one of my favourite tees is the 'Misery' that highlights Chanel.
Your luxury is our misery. Destroy what destroys you.
I used to listen to Ty Dolla $ign back in the day when he was kicking it with Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods, Juicy J and Kid Ink, making hits for the Beach House and Beach House 2 EP. One of my favourite tracks to this day is She Like It When I feat. Tee Flii but I've had his project on repeat since it dropped. I check out HYPETRAK throughout the day if i'm looking for new music, but it also serves as a great platform to engage with the artist and sound.
I had the chance to shoot with Pat Moore a couple of times before he moved to LA and fell inlove his style of shooting. We shot with flash both in and outdoors and every set came out amazing. I love trying new things and like how he pushes me outside of my comfort zone, giving me the chance to create raw images.
*Sometimes his work reminds me of Terry Richardson, but i'm sure he'd beg to differ.
Check out some of his work, here.
I remember when Queen Bey released her self-titled album by surprise and I spent all day in bed watching her videos as if it was Kanye West's Runaway all over again. I'm still obsessed with the album and feel like I learned to appreciate each record in a different way as a result of the visual elements that were added. Along with the videos came a series of images that I have always been fond of - representing each track in a way that stimulates the audience and provides a preview of what to expect. Ghost is my favourite.
Listen/download the album, here.
I was first introduced to Murda a couple of months ago and was inspired by his work ethic, attitude towards the industry and his dedication to the art of making beatz. You can tell he's focused; contributing to some of the hottest songs of the summer and working to transform the sound of other artists on some of his highly anticipated upcoming projects. Although roughly a year old, I came across an interview by Noisey's very own Slava Pastuk and got some insight on Murda's past and how he became involved in the industry through the help of social media and online networking. Dubbed the Canadian King of Trap Music, check out some of my favourite tracks produced by Murda .
Peep the new 2 Chainz x Wiz Khalifa video for A Milli Billi Trilli [prod. Murda], here.
One of my good friends and old roommates, Natalya, recently moved to Berlin to pursue her career and dreams of becoming an artist. She has an incredible eye for detail and represents some of today's most controversial issues in a provocative way. Forcing people out of their comfort zone is something that sets Nat apart from the rest and her ability to raise awareness and encourage individuality are some of the things that I admire most about her character and craft.
Natalya recently launched an online store where you can shop some of her one-of-a-kind homemade pieces. Check out www.de-paco.com for more. xx
I have to give a shoutout to one of my favourite places to party in the 6. We always say that it doesn't matter if you get lost, as long as you have a partner. Also, props to my girl Kim for always taking care of us.
Come and find me.