Machine-gun hi-hats and kick/snare combos underline the tough-guy tracks of Dominic Lord. The Harlem rapper, formerly an A$AP Mob insider, has split from the pack to become lord of his own realm. His first EP, Fashion Show, was released late last year to a chorus of praise. Fittingly, Lord got his start in fashion designing his own clothes throughout high school. While competitors might sport an A–Z of designer labels, Lord came from leftfield. “I think that if you’re a fashion lover and you get something new and hot you are going to brag about it – it’s braggadocious.” But perhaps most brag-worthy is what’s on Lord’s radar: “Releasing my debut album,” he says, coyly. “I have a lot to look forward to.”
1993 POP QUIZ
Patricia Arquette or Demi Moore?
Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins?
Wu Tang or A Tribe Called Quest?
Bill Clinton or Chelsea Clinton?
Edward Furlong or Christian Slater?
Poetic Justice or Menace II Society?
Jurassic Park or Groundhog Day?
Trainspotting or The Virgin Suicides?
N/A haven’t seen them.
Beavis or Butthead?
The TV they are watching.
Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell?
Mortal Kombat or Super Mario Bros?
Young and beautiful or old and wise?
Old and Wise because I’ll always be young and beautiful.
Brooklyn or Manhattan?
Lollapalooza or LOLZ?
RuPaul or Ron Jeremy?
I’m good dogs.
Retro or future?
Drunk or sober?
War or peace?
Night or day?
Party or bullshit?
Dominic wears leather and wool jacket by APC, t-shirt by McQ, pendant necklace Dominic's own, bely by Balenciaga
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