DAVIS7500: THE HARDEST WORKING DRAWING ARTIST OUT OF TEXAS

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DAVIS7500: THE HARDEST WORKING DRAWING ARTIST OUT OF TEXAS

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Dallas Vs. The World!

It's time to get acquainted with our favorite artist in the underground industry right now & that is DAVIS7500. Everything this man draws literally turns into a masterpiece and the time he puts into his work makes him one of the best out right now. Keeping a cartoonish style while implementing stand out colors, it's hard to not notice his artwork. Working with a handful of underground rappers that we've come to know and love, DAVIS has been making his way to the top by having done atleast a few cover arts for the most fire songs to drop in the span of 2017 & now starting 2018. With credits like, SMOKEPURPP, UGLY GOD, BIGBABYGUCCI, RON$OCOLD, 10 CELLPHONES, 2KTHAGOON & more; DAVIS makes it known he's well respected. Here's a look at a few of these cover arts: 

Cover art isn't the only thing DAVIS is gifted in creating, he can also freestyle masterpieces, their is no limit for this true artist his work will soon be everywhere for the entire world's eyes to view & spread like wildfire & we'll be one of the first people to say we saw it all coming. Take a look at these over the top drawings below & become the next person to tell a friend about DAVIS7500 out of the Lonestar State of Texas who makes his creations come to life in every aspect.

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HERCHILDRENPARIS’s FIRST DROP IS VERY PROMISING

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HERCHILDRENPARIS’s FIRST DROP IS VERY PROMISING

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Charlotte Vs. The World! 

If you’re from the city of Charlotte, chances are you’ve heard of what 19 year old designer and social media powerhouse, Jack Broadnax  (@jackbroadnax) is doing. Owner of the brand Her Children, Jack is just trying to be a force in the streetwear community. Teasing these white hoodies for a month or 2, many people were patiently waiting on their release and now it’s finally upon us. Inspired by Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Caravaggio, the chest graphic is garnished with a vibrant painting with the ruggedness of duct tape over the face of the subject. In a conversation with the man behind Her Children, Jack said that he loves “old paintings and old art. It represents the beginning of what is now art.”  

With a look book featuring 10cellphonesVuai Ayubi, and even the mastermind behind Fashion CriminalBryan Countach, these hoodies are definitely going to be a new staple in your wardrobe. Visit herchildren.co/ to purchase these dope pieces and follow @herchildrenparis on Instagram to keep up with each and every move Jack's making. We can’t wait to see what Her Children has in store for 2018. See the full look book below!

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SUPERRRADICAL x H33M TEE's RELEASING DEC. 27th

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SUPERRRADICAL x H33M TEE's RELEASING DEC. 27th

Charlotte and LA Vs. The World!

'Tis the season! Superrradical and H33M are coming together for the first time to a create a set of drug inspired t-shirts. With the overdose and passing of underground innovator Lil Peep still fresh on many people's mind, these white and black tees are garnished with a slimy, green middle chest graphic and drugs galore on the back. Inspired by the D.A.R.E. program, "Double Dare" is written out on the front while a large red X is behind all the substances. With drug addiction and overdose becoming even more prevalent this year, Superrr and H33M are bringing that to the forefront with their cartoonish and colorful art. These tees are releasing December 27th, so it's a perfect late Christmas gift for any fan of these up and coming brands or a loved one dealing with drug dependence.

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ALEXANDER BURKE: THE YOUNG EYE OF CHICAGO

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Chicago Vs. The World!

Chicago is a huge city with an even larger history. We've seen pop culture icons and wave after wave of talent emerge from the Windy City creating their own lanes and starting movements alike. Alexander Burke is doing just that. I sat down with Alex and asked him a few questions about his work and who he is as an artist. At first glance, Alex's breathtaking photography is what has made him stand out with his intimate, awe-capturing portraits of the youth and urban Chicago. "I got into photography when I was 15-16 years old, I've been an artist for almost 2 years now. I took photography my freshman year of high school and hated it, mostly because of the teacher. It's ironic because this shit is my passion now." The Woodridge, Illinois native isn't just a pure shooter, though: "I've really been into painting, graphic design, & sewing lately. Definitely trying to expand my horizons and not just limit myself to being 'photographer' I hate that label, I'd rather be known as an artist."

Pushing boundaries is what makes every good artist, great. Alex draws inspiration from Bam Margera, Ian Connor, Ren Hang, Kanye West, Nigo & Tyler, The Creator alike. All of which have made a career out of pushing boundaries while simultaneously opening doors for new artists. In 2017, Alex started his own clothing brand called "Receipt" which has had success delivering a few collections thus far. The creative process and motivation for every artist is unique, I asked Alex about his and what he prefers to do while creating; "I really like watching old movies to get inspiration and new ideas for stuff. I clear my mind when I do a photoshoot, I try not to think about shit. This is my passion in life so I don't want any toxic thoughts on my mind." As we dove deeper into his creative process Alex told me "Heartbreak and depression have really helped me accomplish a ton of shit in the past and it still motivates me to this day. I always ask myself, 'am I going to be depressed today or am I gonna get up and do this shit? Juheard.'"

The promising young artist is poised to have a huge 2018 and I'm excited to watch him grow. I asked what we could expect from him next year as he said "I overall want to see my friends succeed and to help them prosper by any means necessary. You can expect more everything from me though, more clothes, more photos, more EVERYTHING." There's never a shortage of talent in Chicago, with new artists blossoming every day. But will he stick around? Alex told me "Right now I want to leave Chicago, I will forever love this city but the energy here is very toxic as of late. I only stick with a few people up here. I'll be moving out sometime during summer, stay tuned." As an incredible photographer and designer, Alexander Burke has a bright future ahead of him. It's only a matter of time until he receives the spotlight he deserves. To take a closer look at his work follow Alex on Instagram: (@byalexburke) & Twitter: (@byalexburke). (Thumbnail photo: @dom.jas)

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Illusions: The American Dream I

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Illusions: The American Dream I

  Fort Mill Vs. The World!

It is finally upon us. Talented and down to earth North Carolina native, JCON has released The first part to this American Dream collection. Featuring 2 piece track suits, JCON utilizes the colors of the American flag to represent each garment. Red shows valor, blue shows vigilance, and the white embroidery on the top right of the thigh shows purity. The flag's colors have the rich history, but there's a darkness within our beautiful country. The black tracksuit doesn't embody the positive, but highlights the corrupt system we've become so blind to.

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The suits feature a very seamless and comfortable fit. The hoodies are over-sized with a drop shoulder while the track pants have a very slim taper throughout the entire leg. Drawing inspiration from the 1983 cult classic, "Scarface", JCON prints his custom lamp logo on the back of the hoodie, paying homage to the Brian De Palma directed film. Throwing 3M accents all over the front logo and checkerboard pattern on the left side calf, there's no doubt that you'll be seen at night. With the weather getting colder and colder with the passing days, these suits are a must have in your wardrobe. Check out the rest of the suits modeled by UsVersusWorld's own Andy Schenk and make sure to buy them at www.illusionsapparel.com/

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BTFX Designs: Austin’s Faceless Graphic Designer

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BTFX Designs: Austin’s Faceless Graphic Designer

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 Austin Vs. The World!

On the internet, it’s so easy to showcase your work for millions of people to see. Austin native, Ben or as many would call him BTFX Designs has been doing just that for the past year. The 16 year old keeps his identity secret with only his initials (BT) being shown in his username. When I asked him why he’s so recluse, he simply responded with “I just don’t feel it necessary. I want my art to speak for who I am.” He’s dabbled in the arts such as photography since he was a child, but now is trying to further his education in graphic design while branching off into his own lane, making some of the most polished yet insane graphics.

"Rodeo" Cover Alternate by BTFX Designs

"Rodeo" Cover Alternate by BTFX Designs

Gaining inspiration from rap legends such as Kanye West, Travis Scott, and the A$AP Mob, Ben began making wallpapers from popular albums Days Before Rodeo, Yeezus, Blonde, Luv is Rage 2, among others with hopes that people would use them. Less than a year later, Ben is still making dope wallpapers and is now creating custom covers that are even cooler than the originals. 

You’d be surprised to find out where this young one acuqires his creative ingenuity. Drawing from artist Casper Friedrich, Ben utilizes his style in many bodies of work that he’s released. His favorite and most popular piece for Travis Scott’s heavily anticipated album “Astroworld” (left) is a beautiful rendition of “Wanderer Above The Sea of Fog” (right) painted by Friedrich in 1818.

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With all this buzz surrounding him, BTFX Designs continues to strive. He recently began charging for his graphic art and it seems that the talent is proof for the upcharge. Killing custom cover art for up and coming rapper,  yungshaqq that features old NBA Live footage of Tracy McGrady dunking on his opponents, his artistic style knows no bounds. With a website featuring all of his crazy creations coming soon, the sky is truly the limit for this kid. 

Check out his Instagram and Twitter (@btfxdesigns) and make sure to give him a follow to keep up with his amazing content.

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IAN WOODS: ANYTHING BUT A "POSERBOY"

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IAN WOODS: ANYTHING BUT A "POSERBOY"

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Fort Worth Vs. The World!

Nowadays, artists always have a set style, something they're comfortable with. Ian Woods or as many know him as "poserrboy" is far from having a "set style" or being the cookie-cutter artist that many have come to expect. From all the art i've seen from the Texas native, it seems as if his art is metamorphosing with every single piece he creates. Ian constantly pushes boundaries in our ever so changing world where he forms abstract illustrations within recognizable celebrities, logos, and clothing.

Ian has been creating ever since he was a child, but I don't he ever expected to be working alongside superstars such as A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob. He went from being inspired by them to working with them! In an interview with Sleepless in Suburbia, Ian opens up with his experiences with becoming apart of the AWGE team. "I've been a fan of them since Rocky's first project and I've always looked up to Ian (Connor). But I guess Ian or Carti showed Rocky my artwork... so he (Rocky) messaged me on Instagram saying he liked my aesthetic and within a week he flew me out and the rest is history." 

Ian Woods is an oddball within the art and pop culture filled world we live in. You never know what he has up his sleeve. From distorted yet beautifully illustrated portraits of Tyler, the Creator, to seemingly unfinished drawings of your favorite brand's logo, Ian doesn't let the outsiders dictate his work. Obviously him being his own person is working well. With more and more fans becoming obsessed with his work, the youth is falling in love with Ian! With Ian's extensive portfolio, it's hard to choose my favorite pieces, but i've tried my hardest. Look at my personal favorite works of art by Ian below and be sure to check out more of his talent by clicking here.

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BYNIPZ

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BYNIPZ

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NIPZ Vs. The World!

NIPZ is an up and coming Graphic Designer in the underground community. He utilizes grunge and an almost vintage style to create extremely satisfying music covers that fit an almost all around feeling of underground music. The color and image selection he uses creates beautiful scenes that attract people who may not even know who the musical artist is. Cover art is an extreme detail that every musical artist needs to be paying attention too. Nipz has designed for quite a bit of people that have obviously realized that. Mackned/GothBoiClique, $teven Cannon, Drayco McCoy, BigBabyGucci, Eddy Baker, Chxpo, and Key Nyata are just some of who have worked with Nipz. Every cover is a hit as well.

Nipz has only been designing for about a year, he started his pursuit in January. Nipz grew up in Seattle, but moved to the East Coast when he was 16. He's planning on moving to Boston in January for the next couple of years. Nipz attends Northeastern University, a pretty prestigious institution. Majoring in Business Administration AND Interactive Media, this man has a bright future ahead of him. Nipz has been a writer in the past (not for us), works with the collectives 1500 and DatPizz, and has curated a whole mixtape in the past. A lot of this information was from some questions I sent Nipz, which he was very quick to answer. One of the questions I asked was if he found himself to be a tastemaker. He told me "Not really I just do design" but watching what he participates in, artists he's worked with, and the musical ear he has I think he's certainly on his way in the underground community. Nipz is striving to be signed by a label to be an in house designer by the end of 2018, but I certainly think he'll be there before then. He's an incredible designer, and has a lot behind him, if you haven't checked out ByNipz you're certainly asleep!

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Detroit's Iconic Photographer: VUHLANDES

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Detroit's Iconic Photographer: VUHLANDES

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Detroit Vs. The World!

When you think of Detroit what really comes to mind? Rather than 8 mile, Tee Grizzley, or Dex Osama? Does photography even spark your mind when Detroit is brought up into a conversation? Maybe not, so now we're here to recognize & prophesize the youngest & hardest working photographer who goes by the name of VUHLANDES. His name stands extremely strong in the underground scene by the immense amount of work he's done for countless clients. These clients include names such as, FTP ZAC, HUF, BORNXRAISED, VICE & many more. Don't just acknowledge his phenomenal shots he's created for these top notch streetwear brands, his ability to capture an image is far more than unique he has a sense of creativity that is unreachable to anybody from his hometown. After reading about VUHLANDES frustration regarding the lack of exposure from severals blogs, we couldn't possibly pass up on the opportunity to praise his passion towards photography. Having no other choice than to give VUHLANDES the spotlight he deserves, we only wish the best of luck to what is soon to be a legend in the making from a city where very few have made it out from! Take a look at the authenticity & pure imagery from the Detroit protege:

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H33M F/W 17 "INTERGALACTIC FUNK"

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H33M F/W 17 "INTERGALACTIC FUNK"

New York & Los Angeles Vs. The World!

The Brooklyn-based streetwear brand H33M is back supplying their loyal customers with another flawless drop for the fall season that is named "INTERGALACTIC FUNK". With 15 items to choose from, ranging from tees, hoodies, anoraks, longsleeves & even some pants it's safe to say that if you don't cop from this drop then you're snoozing so hard cause every piece is pure fire! The creator also threw in ceramic mugs for any of his customers that are big coffee drinkers. Take a look below at a few shots from the lookbook & pick out which one is your favorite so you can cop that exact piece!

SHOP BELOW & ENJOY: 

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CONTRADASH: A GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN THE SHADOWS

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CONTRADASH: A GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN THE SHADOWS

Contra Vs. The World!

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You might be asking yourself why a state or city isn't mentioned on our "Vs. World" title. Well this up and coming artist who goes by the names "ContraDash" or "Contra" is very recluse. Even after extensive research, I still couldn't find any key information such as his name, where he lives, even his age. All that aside, that doesn't take away from this guys amazing artistic ability. On his very well designed website that showcases all of his art, he has artwork credits from superstars by the likes of Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Chief Keef, Desiigner, XXXTENTACION, Pro Era, Ski Mask The Slump God, Gucci Mane, A$AP Ferg, just to name a few. Quite an extensive resume to say the least!

On top of all the cover art, illustrations, promotional art, etc., Contra has even cooked up his own durags. "47 Rags" is a project by Contra that is now being modeled by Pro Era's frontrunner, Joy Bada$$. With the popularity of Contra's artwork growing by the second, I cannot wait to see what else he cooks up for us.

Vists Contra's website to check out the rest of his work here.

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Ty Hudson Presents "Live Free or Die"

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Ty Hudson Presents "Live Free or Die"

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Houston Vs. The World!

If you're from Houston, Texas names that come to mind are probably legends Lil FlipPimp C, and Travis Scott, but Ty Hudson or Foggy will be a name that will be circulating around very soon! The 19 year old photographer had a brief hiatus during the summer of 2017 because his camera got stolen, but he's finally back with his first shoot (and it's good one!) Foggy teams up with Cleveland native and rapper, Teedo Gambino to create "Live Free or DIe", a deep dive into Ty's creative direction. On top of the new photography, Foggy is a talented screenwriter with short films coming soon! "I'm taking over the winter." I can't wait to see what he has in store.

LOOK AT " LIVE FREE OR DIE" BELOW:

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DRYDURAGS: SOUTH FLORIDA'S NOTORIOUS GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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DRYDURAGS: SOUTH FLORIDA'S NOTORIOUS GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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Miami Vs. The World!

DRYDURAGS is a household name to almost every teenager in South Florida right now. This is because of his eye-catching hand drawn designs that he exposes freely to the internet through his twitter/instagram. If you are familiar with DURAGS then you'd know he's done work for many of your favorite underground artists & even mainstream freelance work. From A$AP Mob to Migos to Tyler The Creator he's done it all when it comes to creating artwork drawn by none other than himself! There is no doubt he is extremely talented & on the verge to success, he's taken his talents as far as clothing which has been serving him & his fans well from selling out almost immediately. The support has been in DURAGS favor & it'll only get better from this point on, do yourself a favor & give this guy the spotlight he needs for his astounding art!

Follow DRYDURAGS on Twitter/Instagram: @CafeConHidrys & @DRYDURAGS

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Virgil Abloh and Nike Announce "The Ten" Collection

Rockford Vs. The World!

Virgil Abloh, American designer and Off-White's founder has been teasing reconstructed Nike sneakers he's made such as Blazer, Air Jordan 1, and Air Presto, but early this morning all our wishes were granted when Nike confirmed the upcoming partnership. 

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Nike revealed that there are 10 sneakers in total (hence the name "The Ten") being designed by Virgil with 2 different themes. "The first, 'REVEALING,' was designed to look accessible: hand-cut, open-source and reconstructed. It includes the Air Jordan I, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Presto, Nike Air VaporMax and Nike Blazer Mid. The second, 'GHOSTING,' was designed with translucent uppers to further the idea of revealing and unite the second set of silhouettes through common material. It includes the Converse Chuck Taylor, Nike Zoom Fly SP, Nike Air Force 1 Low, Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 and Nike Air Max 97."

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Virgil's drive and unbelievable pace led to one of Nike's fastest collaborations to date. The genius behind Off-White was able to complete 10 different silhouettes in 10 months. With the release of these beautiful sneakers upon us, I can't wait to see what these look like in hand. Read the full Nike newsletter here.

 

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Cole Bennett: The Underground's Favorite Director

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Cole Bennett: The Underground's Favorite Director

Plano Vs. The World!

Known for shooting and directing the latest music videos for huge underground stars such as Famous Dex, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, CHXPO, Xavier Wulf, Lil Tracy, among others, Cole Bennett has been grinding hard to make sure his voice is heard. Creator of Lyrical Lemonade, a Chicago based platform for all creatives, Cole has been dedicated to his filming and editing ever since he was in high school. The vibrant and lively aesthetic Cole provides paved the way for many up & coming editors.

Originally from Plano, Illinois, Cole was inspired by the Chicago rap scene led by Chief Keef, Lil Bibby, and King Louie which really pushed him to learn to edit his own shots. Over the years, Cole has been able to shoot for artists all over the country and really expand his brand. This past Friday Cole hosted the 2017 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Bash at Portage Theatre in Chicago, the place that gave him such huge inspiration. The show headlined underground superstars Ugly God, Ski Mask The Slump God, and Famous Dex while giving up and comers Lucki, Warhol.ss, and CHXPO the spotlight too. Cole Bennett and Lyrical Lemonade are really supportive of the underground and the people who follow them respect it. I know the UsVersusWorld Team does. We can't wait to see what other crazy shit Cole has in store for us. We'll all be patiently waiting!

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Izaiha McKinnly Hlaisi

Charlotte Vs. The World!

IMH for Brand New Magazine

IMH for Brand New Magazine

Izaiha McKinnly or IMH is one of my favorite artists out right now. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Izaiha is one of the most talented people I've ever met from my city. His original graphics are some of the best I've ever seen. His abstract style is something I've really taken a liking to. The wide color pallet he incorporates and cartoonish drawing style is something I'm also a big fan of.

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IMH makes much more than just these incredible graphics, he also is the creator of "Pocket Lint", an up and coming brand out of San Antonio, Texas. From very detailed embroidery, to vibrant graphics, Izaiha does it all. IMH has been making so much noise that he was even noticed by Brand New Magazine. He most recently previewed an all white hoodie with a light pink logo embroidered on the left chest.  The same light pink is featured on the zippers which accents the logo perfectly.

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At such a young age, Izaiha has huge potential to be one of the most talked about independent artists in the coming years. We're all rooting for you! Check out the homie on Instagram (@yungimh) for more amazing art. I can't wait to see what he has in store next. 

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Gnarcotic Caleb - An Artist That Is Taking Over 2017

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Gnarcotic Caleb - An Artist That Is Taking Over 2017

Atlanta Vs. The World!

If you haven't heard about Gnarcotic Caleb and his upcoming brand Gnarcotic, you need to stop sleeping immediately. Coming from Atlanta, Georgia, Caleb has quickly gained notice from Lil Yachty and Pouya. On top of notable celebrities wearing his clothes, the young artist has already had collaborations with $uicideBoy$, Tyler Grosso, and Hollow Squad leader, Xavier Wulf. 

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Lil Yachty for Gnarcotic

Lil Yachty for Gnarcotic

Lil Yachty for Gnarcotic

The young artist is most known for is cut and sew jobs on multiple camouflage pants and shirts, but Caleb's brand is much more than that. With the Fall and Winter seasons right around the corner I am really excited to see what he has in store next.

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Tyler Grosso: SuperrRadical Mastermind and A$AP Yams Protege

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Tyler Grosso: SuperrRadical Mastermind and A$AP Yams Protege

Charlotte Vs. The World!

Tyler Grosso is from my hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina and has been an inspiration to me for a few good years. Grosso received a job offer from the late legend A$AP Yams, founder of the Harlem hip-hop collective A$AP Mob through a Facebook messege. Grosso dropped everything and moved to New York City in 2012 with a few hundred dollars in his pocket. Such a spontaneous move for Tyler, but we all know that it paid off in the long run. For over 3 years, Tyler worked closely with members of the Mob, learning from icons such as A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg. Grosso was much more than Yam's assistant. He was Yam's right hand man, his best friend. And Yams was much more than Tyler's boss. He was a mentor to him. 

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Lil Yachty for Superrradical x Gnarcotic

After Yam's untimely death in January of 2015, Tyler parted ways with the Mob to pursue his own streetwear brand Superrradical. The minimalism and griminess of each graphic and wide color pallet has propelled Tyler's clothing brand to have a cult-like following with releases/drops selling out within the first few hours. The best thing about Superrradical is that is truly genuine. Tyler explains in a Billboard interview that Superrradical is "a mood board of my emotions, what I love and what I hate, how I feel, everything. Every collection and every article of clothing I do is a representation of what I'm currently feeling." That is a beautiful thing. I believe that is why many gravitate towards Tyler and his work. He's not afraid of displaying his true emotion. He shows his fans all sides of him.

With Tyler releasing a red, white, and blue tie-dye t-shirt with his iconic Bart Simpson graphic for Independence Day, fans have been clamoring to acquire the coveted piece. It's been less than 24 hours and it's already gone. Love to see a Charlotte native succeed. We're all rooting for you Tyler!

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CruWelf : A Story Never Told

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CruWelf : A Story Never Told

Charlotte Vs. The World! 

Starting in only 2014, Cruwelf has became one of the most notorious underground clothing brands in the U.S today (real shit, check the accolades my guy). The brand originally formed it's base around conspiracies like JFK but that was only short lived fun.

The originator (Braze), grew up on music & wrestling like any other 90s kid except he took the cultural influence a step further. The First official drops were the KennedyMax B & Stone Cold Steve Austin Pieces (which sold surprisingly well for a first drop). This moment was viewed as opportunity and individuals such as SpaceGhostpurrp and A$AP Yams(R.I.P) assisted with the brands direction in the beginning. People claim you need a strong following to prosper in this fashion shit but Cru is more of a belief, and every shirt is damn near rare. 

Cruwelf has been rocked by ATL Smook, Ron$oCold , Kane Grocery's , UnoTheActivist , Fauni, Joey Fatts and so many more that it's nearly impossible to fit every name into this write up. Their most recent drops was the Biggie Tribute "ready to ride" tee which is still currently available on the website https://cruwelf.net 

Air Force Ones dropping this summer too , but you're not ready for that.

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Adam22 and No Jumper: The Underground's Favorite Podcast

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Adam22 and No Jumper: The Underground's Favorite Podcast

New Hampshire Vs. The World!

Adam Grandmaison, or as most people call him "Adam22" or "onsomeshit" has paved the way for many underground artists. Coming from a BMX background, Adam has turned his past into one of the most popular podcast YouTube channels of all time. 

Despite his long love for hip-hop, the No Jumper podcast was merely an accident. Adam started doing BMX podcasts, but one of the early episodes with friend and underground legend Xavier Wulf, blew up. In under 3 years, Adam has amassed over 660,000 subscribers on his No Jumper YouTube channel and has interviewed artists such has Lil Yachty, Famous Dex, Smokepurpp, Lil Tracy, Ugly God, Pouya, XXXtentacion, among many others. 

Despite the crudeness of Adam's jokes, his sincerity is what separates himself from the crowd. Opening himself up to his loving fanbase, Adam has talked about his problem with Xanax and dealing drugs. He isn't afraid to show all sides of himself (as seen in his daily vlogs). Although Adam may look menacing on the outside, he just wants to blow up and be successful just like any other business man. He's already been on a full fledged tour with Lil Pump and Smokepurpp, so the opportunities are endless. “I want to keep doing big tours, but I’m not dying to take big-name rappers, just the underground dudes we’ve had on the podcast." Adam has a love for the underground and the entire UsVersusWorld team salutes him for it. We all expect big things from him and it makes me smile to see all the exposure he brings to artists people may not know about. Keep up the good work. We'll all be watching.

Check out his latest interview with child rapper sensation Matt Ox below:

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