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Twenty years after the discharge of her game-changing debut album, “Let Go,” Avril Lavigne has returned to her punk rock roots and the duvet of Inked. Lavigne dishes on her upcoming studio album, which she wrote whereas burnt out on love after a breakup. In opposition to the percentages, within the midst of writing about heartbreak and revenge, Lavigne wound up discovering love alongside the best way.
“I had numerous time within the pandemic so I wrote a ton of songs reflecting again on my life in love all through the previous short time,” she says. “The opposite factor with the report is that I actually needed to verify it had an empowering message, that there’s energy in it. I write about stuff that I am going by means of and despite the fact that I’ve had my struggles, I prefer to be open about that and attempt to nonetheless be inspiring.”
We made historical past with this difficulty. For the primary time ever, we partnered up with our sister publication “Revolver” to showcase the abilities of hip-hop duo Metropolis Morgue. ZillaKami and SosMula each grew up with an eclectic love for music and once they met at a tattoo store, Metropolis Morgue was born. Their chemistry was instantaneous and immediately, they’re three studio albums deep, have carried out all over the world and created a punk rap empire.
“I’d describe it like a documentary,” SosMula says of Metropolis Morgue’s picture. “We’re simply displaying the actual shit that we stay on daily basis. If it is not us, it is the homies too. We do not do an excessive amount of unlawful shit, however we simply doc our life. Once you see the movies, we try this shit. That is what we do. you see the vehicles, you see no matter, that is simply our life.”
Reggaeton has formally gone worldwide, however every part goes again to Puerto Rico. And one in all PR’s hottest exports, Rauw Alejandro, is main the cost of the fashionable reggaeton motion. 2021 was a breakout yr for Alejandro, as he launched his second studio album “Vice Versa” and gained a coveted Latin Grammy award for his multi-platinum single “Tattoo (Remix).” However 2022 will likely be one other banger for Alejandro, as he’s on the precipice of dropping his extremely anticipated mixtape, “Lure Cake Vol. 2.”
“That is essential to me and my feeling of safety,” Alejandro says when requested why he retains such a good circle. “These individuals have been there since earlier than the music and the celebrity, so that they know my coronary heart and my emotions. They push me to maintain going. It is a very particular and pure factor to have and I’m blessed for having the ability to have them on this trip with me.”
However that’s not all. NLE Choppa stopped by our New York headquarters to debate his second studio album “Me vs. Me” with hip-hop author Christina Lee. Choppa should still be younger, however the Memphis rapper remains to be fairly introspective about his profession.
“I have to query and dig deep inside my physique, my very own ideas, my very own soul, to see what I have to do to get issues executed,” Choppa says. “It isn’t a lot a wrestle. It is extra so asking myself sure questions or holding myself accountable for sure actions.”
Malú Trevejo by no means imagined changing into a star when she began posting on Musical.ly as a younger teenager, however very quickly she began constructing a loyal following throughout, notably on TikTok. On the verge of releasing her debut album, Trevejo stopped by the Inked workplace to talk with us about her experiences.
We spoke to TikTok heartthrob Vinnie Hacker about his meteoric rise to social media stardom. Plus, we requested a few of NYC’s high artists so as to add some aptitude to ice-dyed hoodies, talked to some world-renowned tattoo artists and far, way more.