new york times T magazine (style/fashion/design) featured VERBAL&YOON of AMBUSH designs as part of their THE ORIGINALS, along side with murakami, Yohji Yamamoto (famously the adidas x Yohji yamamoto Y-3) among others.
Firstly, not trying to sound like a fan girl but YOON, Verbal (of M-flo)’s WIFE is very pretty and modern. When I first read about her existence, as in VERBAL IS MARRIED? on wikipedia, I imagined her to be a very traditional Korean wife. But she’s gorgeous and very stylish and probably a large part of Verbal’s inspirations.
Currently, verbal is busy with AMBUSH designs and not making any music, sob sob. Ambush designs mainly focuses on jewelry, VERY BRIGHT jewelry at that, featuring Beethoven. On the usual hype news sites, people were hatin’ left and right. But, if you don’t listen to his music, it doesn’t make that much sense.
When verbal first came out with the POW ring. It was really a WTF moment. BUT ER, it’s also freaking awesome!?!??! I don’t wanna come off sounding too analytical, but that guy lives in a comic book. His animated POW ring studded with jewels is when a super hero in a comic book punches someone and there’s a POW word on the page. Okay, I fail at adjectives, here’s a pic of his ring, way more pix @ his blog
I’m not a really into jewelry, because I find them annoying, especially long necklaces, they look great but so impractical b/c they get caught in everything. The only two pieces of jewelry that I CRAVED for is the Vivienne westwood silver or gold orb with extra long chain AND Verbal’s (under the name JOHNNY ASTRO) crown ring/necklaces.
.. need to rob a bank soon.
I don’t know why I’m writing this so late at night while I should be sleeping then tomorrow, studying. I guess I’m just really excited that Verbal’s getting some international press that’s NOT affiliated with TERIYAKI BOYZ or Pharell or BAPE. Sad that most people outside of Japan only know him as Verbal of Teriyaki Boyz and not M-flo.