When King Kanye rides into town everyone knows it. With a sashaying Queen Kardashian, a couple of lip-locked pop princesses and the #BeenTrill creative court bringing Big Apple bass and snapbacks to Mayfair, Team Yeezy have had the Big Smoke aflame.
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Five lads and a lady making a name for themselves in the business of balling hard and showing folk a good time, Been Trill is the brainchild of some of Kanye’s creative think-tank crew (aka DONDA). In London of late as Mister West storms The O2 with his ‘Watch The Throne’ tour, Team Trill have been doing the bossman proud, helping run the town the way only he and HOV know how.
A pretty mysterious massive, the creatively named empressarios behind the Been Trill outfit have a pretty plain and simple approach: pitch-up, spin-hard and let the dance floor do the rest. And with the maestros behind the magic heavily involved in the work of floor-filling hip-hoppers like Kanye and A$AP Rocky, they know just what it takes to make the room jump. Packed to the rafters with Palace tees and regal steeze, Been Trill brought a heavy hit of NY raucousness to London’s Le Baron this weekend and i-D online was on the frontline to report, as our lens was allowed rare access into the club and our dictaphone even rarer time to snatch a couple of questions with the Been Trillers.
Describe Been Trill in five words… Trill. Who are the minds behind it all? FLO – MASERATI FLAMEZ – PRETTY BLANCO – JRS RULES – YEEZY WORLD PEACE – PYREX VISION. Tell us about the role the internet plays in all things Been Trill? www.google.com is the homepage to our website. What about NYC excites you right now? The benches in front of Café Select. What about LDN excites you right now? Fresco juice spot. Steam room. Palace. Afternoon tea. Immigration hating on Flo. Climbing cars. Where now? Airport. Where next? Cannes. What does the future look like? Trill.
Text: Sean Baker
Photography: Dexter Navy