Laid-back, North London lyricist It’s Nate knows how to make good music and dress well. Styled out in understated menswear label INDCSN he tells i-D online about his viral environment.
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Positioned alongside mates and rising rap collective Piff Gang, It’s Nate is riding the UK hip-hop scene hard. Currently recording his debut album, following a recent successful mixtape collaboration with Trapstar, the fiercely ambitious solo artist is gearing himself up to get busy in AW12/13.
Choosing to establish his brand gradually rather than overwhelm eager ears with heaps of material, Nate invites everyone to explore his vivid imagination via his Tumblr, listen to his sweet music on SoundCloud and lay witness to his renegade truths in 140 characters on Twitter. Before he jetted off to Nigeria we scooped a few quick questions, an It’s Nate super-mix (compiled with a little help from his man Motive) and threw open our INDCSN-packed fancy dress box. Allow Nate’s senses to stimulate your own.
@whosnate? @whosnate is my Twitter handle, but Nate is a rapper from North London who’s always Slocal, often suede and never average.
Define your style in 140 characters…
Whatʼs the first thing you do in the morning and why? If I’m working, I just get up and into a shower and dip to the office. If I ain’t, I’ll chill, check for some new music that I can mess with. I’m always checking for new stuff, it’s just good for me.
Whatʼs your guilty pleasure? Junk food, it’s pretty bad. There was a time when I was chronically addicted to chicken wings, the Perfect Chicken kind.
Dream dinner party. Three guests. Who do you invite? Dave Chapelle, he’ll obviously bring the comedy, Dilla for the groovy soundtrack and Jessica Rabbit. I can have a cartoon over can’t I?
What will you get up to in Nigeria? I’ll 100% be eating Suya (if you don’t know, get to). Working with Rubypseudo, writing music as always and having a good time…
Whatʼs the past for Nate? “That slow lane and I passed that”.
Whatʼs the present for Nate? NeverAverageTalkingExcellent that’s what’s going on right now.
Whatʼs the future for Nate? More music. More visuals. Just more…
All clothes by INDCSN.
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