Defining the Visual Style of Southern Hip Hop: Noisey Design

Pen & Pixel churned out thousands of covers in the 90s and early 00s for dirty South artists such as Master P, Ghetto Boys & Lil Wayne, defining the visual style of southern hip hop with its over the top, diamond encrusted covers. They were the ones to invent the term “bling bling”. Noisey follows the founder & head designer, from their rise to success, trailblazing digital desktop publication before anyone, and it’s fall from dirty south fame.

Usher (@Usher) On Sway (@RealSway) In The Morning

Usher made a pit-stop to Shade 45 on his promo-tour and opened up to the Sway in the Morning crew on a whole array of topics. First up, he clarifies that although he has a Haitian name, he is indeed not Haitian. The singer also revealed that the Confessions album’s transparency was inspired by Eminem’s honesty in his rhymes — setting a new trend and tone in Hip-Hop and R&B. Being in the game for nearly 2-decades, Usher opened up about his career ups-and-downs, and talked about how he doesn’t really consider his lowest moments “low.”

“Consistently inconsistent” is how he explains his UR Experience tour, which kicks off November 1. He elaborates and hints at guest-show appearances from Chris Brown, Juicy J, and… even Queen Bey? Plus, how does he really feel about ex-wife Tameka on Atlanta Exes?

Skip to toolbar