A crazy Korean born and raised in L.A. this hustler has a swagger that would make most ballers tuck in their chain. Famous for the incredible jewellery he makes at ICEE FRESH & CO, he has a long list of A-list celebrities wearing his work. From fashion to music, he seems to be involved in every industry you can name in one form or another.
Keep your eye out for Ben Baller, he is hard to miss speeding down the street on the back wheel of his road bike.
Shock Mansion: G’day mate, thanks for your time.
Ben Baller: THANKS FOR HAVING ME AND WHAT THE FUCC DOES “SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE MEAN?” lol
Shock Mansion: How did you start in the Jewellery game and what is the most expensive piece u have made to date?
Ben Baller: I was brought into the jewelry game by my cousin Steve who is infamous all throughout the streets of LA, my uncle (his dad) owned the business for many many years and we started a new shop together and been killing since. the most expensive piece? prolly my Cali piece which is 300 carats and worth over $800,000 USD
Shock Mansion: What is in your pockets right now?
Ben Baller: honestly? some korean mints, my grills, my louis vuitton wallet, $9,864 dollars, business cards, keys to the rolls royce and keys to my bmw m5
Shock Mansion:You drink a lot of the purple drank, what else helps u unwindafter a long weeks work?
Ben Baller: valiums and good head
Shock Mansion:What is your favourite accessory at the moment?
Ben Baller: I don’t know really, maybe my watch? I have so many gadgets and other shit, it’s hard to choose.
Shock Mansion: What album is in your CD player?
Ben Baller: Wale’s newest mixtape
Shock Mansion: Do you wash your t-shirts normally or inside out?
Ben Baller: not really, after I wear them once, I usually give them away to the homeless. I like to keep it fresh
Shock Mansion: Any new tattoos on the horizon that we can keep an eye out for?
Ben Baller: eh, I’m gonna have Mister Cartoon touch up a few things and then I’m gonna have him tattoo “KINGSLEY” on my chest which represents my hood in Korea Town
Shock Mansion: Can you tell us what is in your garage right now?
Ben Baller: 2004 Rolls Royce Phantom, 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo, 2006 BMW 650i, 2008 BMW M5, 2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8, 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 1000
Shock Mansion: Any future business ventures you can tell us about?
Ben Baller: I have an Icee Fresh watch line coming, a limited edition L-R-G collab tee and hoody coming out…
Shock Mansion: You’ve done some crazy shit in your life so far, what advice would you give to any aspiring entrepreneurs?
Ben Baller: scared money don’t make no money, but dumb money will make your ass broker then broke. learn from your mistakes, better yet, LEARN THE RULES SO YOU KNOW HOW TO BREAK THEM PROPERLY! I wouldn’t have been here now if it wasn’t for all the mistakes I’ve made in my life.
Shock Mansion: Any shout outs?
Ben Baller: ICEE FRESH FAM (Steve, Jeff, Joe, Jimmy, Jamez, Trel, my uncle) L-R-G, AMC
Shock Mansion: Thanks for your time dude, we really appreciate it. All the best for the future.
Ben Baller: no doubt fam, I’ll def. holla at y’all when I’m out there again, Sydney is probably the most beautiful city I’ve been to in my life!
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