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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.

Ben Baller and Icee Fresh work.

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

Ben Baller Cali Piece

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

Purple Drank

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

Ben Ballers Garage

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!

peace

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© Shock Mansion 2009

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Necro, the ultimate hustler from Brooklyn, New York. Known for his amazing lyrical talent, he has a tongue like a fucken angry serpent that spits explicit venom in all directions. Necro is known as the GOD of death rap, so if you’ve never heard a Necro track then you’re missing out on some insane ultra-violent shit.

Necro Performing

We have personally listened to his music for a long time now, from ‘I Need Drugs’ to ‘Death Rap’, we would consider ourselves as O.G fans. When he toured Australia we flew to Sydney to catch his show at the Manning Bar which was amazing. In between downing 10 beers, watching wild bar fights and girls getting naked, watching Necro perform on top of it all was an experience we will never forget. We highly recommend seeing him live. The energy this dude brings on stage is unlike any show I have witnessed before. What better way for the Crooked Crew to kick off 2008 than to touch base with Necro himself!

Shock Mansion: G’day mate,

Necro: HOW R U MY FRIEND?

Shock Mansion: Good man! Thanks for taking time to have a chat.

Shock Mansion: Your latest album Death Rap is the sickest album we have heard in a long time. We all have our favourite tracks on the album but would love to know which one sticks out in your mind as a favourite?

Necro: I LOVE CREEPY CRAWL, IT GETS TO THE POINT, I RUN UP IN YA CRIB WITH A GAT, AND FUCK YOU UP, U WAKE UP WITH A GUN IN YA GRILL, IM BLASTING, CUTTING, BRUTALIZING, ALL TO A DUSTED TRACK, AND ITS ALL MANSON, SO ITS THE MOST FAMOUS MURDERS EVER COMMITTED, I LOVE NO REMORSE, THE FLOW, THE BEAT, THE HOOK, IT CAME OUT HARD AND ITS TRUE, ITS HOW I GET DOWN FOR REAL, IN REAL LIFE, REVENGE IS SICK, SOME DEATH WISH SHIT, THERE ARE ALOT OF JOINTS ON THERE THAT I LOVE.

Shock Mansion: Do you think that your early years of hustling drugs shaped you as a business man and allowed you to be independent in your music venture?

Necro: IT HELPED, IT WASNT THE ONLY THING, I WORKED LEGAL JOBS TOO, THEY MADE ME HATE BOSSES AND CONTROL, I WANTED CONTROL, I THINK GUYS LIKE MASTER P HELPED ME, I RELATED TO HIM, BEING FROM THE PROJECTS, DRUG DEALER, DOWN AND OUT, GOTTA MAKE IT HAPPEN, AMBITIOUS.

Necro and Suge Knight

Shock Mansion: Do you ever smoke weed to get the creative juices flowing when making beats?

Necro: I SMOKED WEED FOR 10 YEARS STRAIGHT, I BEEN CLEAN FOR 10 YEARS STRAIGHT, SO NO, NOT ANYMORE, BUT MY BRAIN IS POTTED FOR LIFE, I THINK WEED SLOWED ME DOWN MENTALLY, I WOULD BE EVEN MORE PROGRESSIVE AND AHEAD IF I NEVER TOUCHED WEED, BUT I DOUBT ID BE THE PRODUCER I AM TODAY WITHOUT WEED, IT TAUGHT ME MANY THINGS, LIKE NOW, IF U MAKE A BANGING BEAT CLEAN, IT COMES OUT SICKER, CUZ TO THE KIDS THAT ARE STONED IT WILL BE INSANE!!!!!!

Shock Mansion: What is your reaction to fans getting Necro related tattoos?

Necro: IM HONORED, I LOVE IT, THANKS TO ALL THE FANS SHOWING SUPPORT TO MY ART

Shock Mansion: Any plans to get any crazy tattoos yourself?

Necro: NO, I HAVE NONE, AND I FEEL IM ORIGINAL LIKE THIS, WHY DO WHAT EVERYONE ELSE DOES? I DONT GAIN ANYTHING

Shock Mansion: When it comes to whores you meet on tour, are you a tits or arse man?

Necro: BOTH, I LIKE BOTH, I LOVE HOT WOMEN, SO I EXPLORE THEIR ENTIRE BODIES, OUTSIDE AND INSIDE

Shock Mansion: What do you think of Australia in general, were you treated well down under or was it just one big blur of touring flat out?

Necro: I WAS TREATED GOOD, I CANT COMPLAIN, WE HAD TO FUCK UP A FEW PEOPLE HERE AND THERE, BUT THE FANS WERE AWESOME, THE WOMEN WERE GREAT, I CANT WAIT TO COME BACK, ILL BE BACK THIS YEAR TO REP DEATH RAP LIVE ON STAGE FOR THE KIDS

Shock Mansion: For the fans that didn’t get off their fucken arse the first time around, is there a chance that you will make it back here sometime in the future?

Necro: I DID VERY WELL TICKET SALE WISE SO IF THEIR IS FANS THAT DIDNT COME, THEY WILL MAKE IT MORE PACKED THIS TIME, CUZ WORD HAD TO HAVE GOTTEN AROUND, I HAVENT DONE A WACK SHOW YET

Shock Mansion: We know you’re a Metallica and Slayer fan, if you could get anyone on a track from the rap industry who would it be?

Necro: HMM, HARD QUESTION, KOOL G RAP IS MY FAVORATE RAPPER, BESIDES MYSELF, BUT HE IS EVERYONE’S FAVORATE IF YOU ARE A TRUE LYRICIST, ILL WAIT TIL HE BECOMES A NECRO FAN FOR THAT TO HAPPEN

Shock Mansion: Whats your take on illegal mp3s? Does it fucken piss you off?

Necro: NAH, IT USED TO, BUT NOW I JUST WANNA FIGURE OUT WAYS THAT I CAN PIMP WHAT I DO FOR MY BENEFIT, NO SENSE IN BEING MAD AT REALITY, I JUST WANNA BE ON POINT AND I AM

Shock Mansion: Flesh eating Zombies are about to attack, and your gonna go out all guns blazing, name your weapon of choice?

Necro: MACHINE GUN THAT SHOOTS 5,000 ROUND CLIPS, THE 5,000 ROUND CLIPS FIT INTO TINY CLIPS, SO I CAN CARRY 50 WITH ME AT A TIME, SOME FUTURE SHIT

THATS 250K ROUNDS, AND THE MACHINE GUN WHICH IS HUGE, WEIGHS ONLY 50 POUNDS, LIGHT WEIGHT METAL, DURABLE

Necro and whore

Shock Mansion: You literally gave us inspiration coming from the underground ourselves, to do our own shit and give it to the big dogs, what words would you give any inspiring entrepreneur in Australia?

Necro: LOOK AT CHOPPER, HE DID IT, HE WAS IN PRISON HIS WHOLE LIFE AND HE HAS BOARD GAMES NOW, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING IF U APPLY YA MIND TO IT, DONT LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLES NEGATIVE SHIT, BELIEVE YA HEART AND MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS PROFIT, OR YOU ARE JUST DOING IT FOR FREE

Shock Mansion: Any hints to what and who your next album might contain?

Necro: THE NEXT ALBUM IS GONNA BE SOME THUG SHIT, THATS WHAT IM WORKING ON NOW, JUST HOW I THUG IT, I USUALLY DO DEATH RAP, WHERE ITS ALL OUT VIOLENCE, SOME THUG MIXED IN IT, BUT THE LYRICS ARE TECHNICAL, THIS TIME I WANNA SHOW THE THUG SIDE OF ME THAT WALKS DOWN THE STREET, THAT MEETS PEOPLE, MY PERSONA, WHY PEOPLE FEAR ME, WHY PEOPLE SHOULD LOVE ME, WE’LL SEE HOW THAT COMES OUT, THEN OFCOURSE MORE DEATH RAP

MAYBE DEATH RAP PART 2

MORE PORN SHIT, CUZ IM A PERV, IM BASICALLY WORKING ON 3 NEW ALBUMS AT ONCE

AND ILL DROP ALL 3 IN 2009 IF THEY GET DONE, OR ONE IN 08, AND 4 IN 09

AS I MAKE EM IM DROPPING THEM, BUT THEY WILL ALL BE QUALITY

I JUST GOT A DIFFERENT APPROACH NOW

Shock Mansion: We recently kidnapped a dude from a clothing company we are competing with, we have him tied up in the kitchen and have been burning him with an iron, what do you suggest we do next?

Necro: SODER OUT HIS EYEBBALLS FOR STARTERS, RIP OFF HIS FINGER NAILS WITH PLIERS, SLICE HIM NUMEROUS PLACES AND PISS ON THE WOUNDS, PUT A RAT IN HIS PANTS WITH A PIECE OF MEAT, I COULD GO ON FOR DAYS

Shock Mansion: Any last comments to the people that didn’t believe in, and support you as you tour the earth?

Necro: YEAH GO FUCK YA MOTHER, CUZ HEY, I FUCKED YOUR DIRTY MOTHER, AND SHE WASNT GOOD, SHE IS A HAG, BUT DO IT ANYWAY, SO YOU COULD SAY YOU DID, U FUCKING HATERS, IF I DIDNT BEAT YOU DOWN, CONSIDER YA SELF LUCKY, THERE IS ONLY SO MANY BEATINGS A GUY CAN GIVE DAILY, I DO HAVE TO SLEEP, EAT AND SHIT…………..DIE!!!

Thanks for your time mate; we know your schedule would be busy as hell and really appreciate it. All the best from down under!

© Shock Mansion 2009

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