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This week’s guest on the podcast is illustrator, designer, street culture curator and all around bun celebrity Sophia Chang. Yes, it’s round two as we check in with Sophia and talk about her adjustment from NY to LA Life as well as her work ethics in balancing all these projects. She’s a bundle of joy and positive energy. Hope you dig!

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I first got hip to Sophia Chang via her amazing site. Having played with photoshop I often wondered how she was able to do these amazing illustrations of rappers and NY figures. I then got hip to her work with Staple Design and had been bugging her for a while about being on my podcast. Since then she has been curating projects, featured on Hypebeast and has a project in the works with Puma!  This was a great conversation that included what it’s like to design for the NBA and still have your parents ask “When are you going to get a real job?”. Hope you dig this chat!

Engineered by Ryan Woodhall
Production Assistance by Jon Oliver.
Host: Anthony Valadez

Big thanks to RedBull Studios in NYC!

Check out her work here.

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Some of personal faves at the moment. A collection of the visual, fashion with a blend of music. Kirkis has been getting love on my radio show for a minute now. Ratking is playing Coachella and finally on people’s radars. Sophia Chang + Ari have an amazing eye and creative process. King Krule just dropped a new vid worth catching. Peep below…

Kirkis is from Melbourne. Brought to my attention from the Wondercore camp and continiously blows me away with his musical doings. This is a totally bugged out video but I like it!

Ratking hail from NY. I had the honor of playing with them at the RedBull Soundselect party at CMJ and man! What an expieience watching these youngin’s take the stage and command of the crowd. Visuals on point thanks to Ari Marcopoulos.

Speaking of Ari. Get hip to his work. I found this inspiring piece on him breaking down his experiences as a photographer on the train.

Sophia Chang is an ill illustrator! Her designs make me scratch my head. I tried to get her on my podcast this week but no response. She’s in town for the Babes Show in Long Beach but oh well! Once bumped into her at Reed Space in NY but was too nervous to say what up. Peep her work

King Krule just dropped a video for A Lizard State. This album made my Top 10 of last year. Video is super cool with a throw back to the visuals and stylings of a Hitchcock flick.






I am a huge font/design appreciator. I spend way too much time checking out new fonts and design work to draw inspiration from in my music and my art. I am also a fan of NY life. The pace, the artists the freaking Knicks (especially when they had Ewing) and the hustle of young artists, musicians and film makers there today.  When I first stumbled on Sophia Chang’s art, it featured NY artists, hustlers and shakers. But the best part was that it was captured in her ability to rework the images into illustration. Check out more of her design work here.  Hypebeast spent a day with the illustrator. Check out her daily hustle.