We’re starting out 2022 with a bang!
Twenty years after the release of her game-changing debut album, “Let Go,” Avril Lavigne has returned to her punk rock roots and the cover of Inked. Lavigne dishes on her upcoming studio album, which she wrote while burnt out on love after a breakup. Against the odds, in the midst of writing about heartbreak and revenge, Lavigne wound up finding love along the way.
We made history with this issue. For the first time ever, we partnered up with our sister publication “Revolver” to showcase the talents of hip-hop duo City Morgue. ZillaKami and SosMula both grew up with an eclectic love for music and when they met at a tattoo shop, City Morgue was born. Their chemistry was instantaneous and today, they’re three studio albums deep, performed around the world and created a punk rap empire.
Reggaeton has officially gone international, but everything goes back to Puerto Rico. And one of PR’s hottest exports, Rauw Alejandro, is leading the charge of the modern reggaeton movement. 2021 was a breakout year for Alejandro, as he released his second studio album “Vice Versa” and won a coveted Latin Grammy award for his multi-platinum single “Tattoo (Remix).” But 2022 will be another banger for Alejandro, as he’s on the precipice of dropping his highly anticipated mixtape, “Trap Cake Vol. 2.”
But that’s not all. NLE Choppa stopped by our New York headquarters to discuss his second studio album “Me vs. Me” with hip-hop writer Christina Lee. We spoke to TikTok heartthrob Vinnie Hacker about his meteoric rise to social media stardom. Plus, we asked some of NYC’s top artists to add some flair to ice-dyed hoodies, talked to some world-renowned tattoo artists and much, much more.