Interview

Stalley Talks Fashion, Sneakers, Beard and Music with UpscaleHype

By Kyle O. on
April 12, 2012 23

We recently spoke with Maybach Music Group artist Stalley when he made a stop in Houston to perform. The Ohio rapper told us about the influence of fashion in hip hop, his personal style, his favorite sneakers, his beard, his new music, and more. Stalley was wearing an USA hat from Urban Outfitters, a WTAPS t-shirt, a Supreme beaded belt ($156), RRL dark denim jeans ($240-$350) and a pair of Nike LeBron 9 “Summit Lake Hornets” Sneakers ($170), a NIke Fuelband, Ohio state gold ring and a gold Rolex watch. Check out our exclusive interview with Stalley below.

ASAP Rocky Talks Sneakers and Favorite Shoe Brands with UpscaleHype

By Kyle O. on
March 09, 2012 32

We caught up with A$AP Rocky as he made his first visit to Houston at Warehouse Live for a performance. He talked to us about Jeremy Scott, his favorite sneakers, favorite high-end shoe brands, and more. A$AP Rocky was wearing a SSUR Comme des FuckDown hat, Givenchy  Zip Front Parka jacket ($1,375) from the 2012 collection, Y-3 Armando Wool Tartan Plaid shirt ($880), T by Alexander Wang Fine Stripe Slub Crewneck T-shirt ($96), Ksubi black jeans, and a pair of Air Jordan Retro 4 sneakers ($160). Check out our exclusive interview with A$AP Rocky below.

B.o.B Talks Atlanta Style, Adidas Endorsement and Music with UpscaleHype

By Kyle O. on
January 15, 2012 22

We caught up with Atlanta rapper B.o.B, whose last album rocketed him into stardom, and talked fashion and music. He told us how his style has evolved since stepping into the music scene, Atlanta’s influence on fashion, the first thing he bought after his first big single, being endorsed by Adidas, his upcoming sophomore album Strange Clouds, and moreB.o.B wore Michael Kors, Super Francis Ciccio sunglasses, Adidas jeans, Adidas sneakers, and Nialaya jewelry. Check out our exclusive interview with B.o.B below.

Diggy Simmons Talks Fashion, Sneakers and Music with UpscaleHype

By Kyle O. on
December 03, 2011 23

The world was first introduced to Diggy Simmons and the rest of his family when MTV’s Run’s House first aired in 2005. Since then, we’ve watched him grow from the son of a Hip Hop legend into a MC in his own right. After releasing a series of mixtapes that generated lots of buzz, Diggy signed with Atlantic Records and has since been working on his freshman project.

We met up with Diggy while he was on the Houston leg of the Scream Tour and discussed fashion and music. He talked to us about his style and influences, favorite sneakers, his Chivalrous Culture shoe line, and working on his first studio album. Diggy kept it casual wearing Super Francis Ciccio sunglasses, an Adidas Black/Gold track jacket, a Louis Vuitton LV Initials belt, and Android Homme Propulsion 2 high-top Sneakers. He further accessorized his outfit with a Meister watch, ZShock Jesus Pieces, and a ZShock bracelet. Watch our exclusive interview with Diggy below.

Wale Talks Style, Sneaker Collection, Favorite Denim and Music with UpscaleHype

By Kyle O. on
September 08, 2011 31

We caught up with DC rapper Wale during the Heineken Red Star Access Tour, and talked style and music. He gave us the low down on how the DMV (DC-Maryland-Virginia) has influenced his style, talked about his extensive sneaker collection, his favorite denim brands, signing to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group label, and he broke down his outfit for us. Check out our exclusive interview with Wale below.