The Dazed 100

Redefining style and youth culture in 2015 and beyond

Dazed 100

Voted for by Dazed's network of contributors, the Dazed 100 is your guide to the creatives redefining the future of style and youth culture. Expand the profiles to learn more about each person and to discover a wealth of exclusives. You can also make your voice heard by clicking the "Upvote" button to decide the ranking of the Readers' 100. You never know, you may pick a future cover star...


Sadness came into its own as an aesthetic and a lifestyle in 2014, and its overlord was the Swedish rapper Yung Lean. Like a more realist version of Odd Future’s cartoon-ification of suburbia, his #sadboys crew showcase a style of the ordinary made bold and boast-worthy: see the bucket hats, sports jackets and barren landscapes of their DIY music videos. “The industry has never been interesting,” the Stockholm-based 18-year-old testifies. “It’s the people who create that are interesting.” Currently playing packed venues on a US tour, this boy may not be sad that much longer.

What was your defining pop culture moment of 2014?

Yung Lean: Seeing Yung Sherman and Justin Bieber in the same room.

What are your favourite songs of 2014?

Yung Lean: Thaiboy Digital, “Tiger”; Chief Keef, “Gucci Gang”; Yung Lean, “Volt”.

What new skill did you learn this year?

Yung Lean: Don’t pop too much molly in Miami.

Who’s an unsung cultural hero that you discovered this year?

Yung Lean: White Armor.

Who should have been at number one on the Dazed 100?

Yung Lean: Tadoe of Glo Gang.

Twitter: @yungleann | Instagram: @yunglean2001

Lambskin top by Bottega Veneta, polyester jacket (worn underneath) by Our Legacy, t-shirt (worn underneath) by Ashley Marc Hovelle

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