A$AP Ant (a.k.a. YG ADDIE) has been back on the road with his Marino Infantry team. At this point, the iconic clothing and skate brand have graced the shoulders of many. Furthermore, both music and skateboarding’s brightest shining stars show up for a series of pop-up shops. They were offering a rare in-person experience with a brand whose appearance is ubiquitous and one of the most instantly recognizable clothing companies in street/skatewear today.
Ant has been in the spotlight nearly a decade now as he and his fellow A$AP members unquestionably owned the 2010’s, but it was later in that decade when he began to find himself and his sound, reverting back to the sonic stylings of his native-DMV, which made sense as he was born in Maryland while the rest of the A$AP Mob was from New York. His adjustment to the DMV-cadences proved to be a great switch especially given his Baltimore accent and syncopated flow, in addition to his large bank of sports and pop-culture references that help make every time he punches in memorable.
DJ Nick & A$AP Ant Are On A Crazy Wave!
Dedicated students of nostalgia, the Marino team decided to tap a DJ to host the project in true throwback fashion. Moreover, receiving the help of DJ Nick who is one of several individuals to help reinvent the idea of what a DJ actually is. It was a perfect choice to host the project. Also as you likely noticed, the cover art is a tribute to DMX and his life and legacy, riffing off of the Ruff Ryders: Ryde or Die, Vol. 1 artwork. Every member of Marino Infantry has a unique story to tell. Everybody plays their part, contributing equally, pushing their music and their fashion every step of the way.
Check out the new project today!