PnB Rock is our new crush and it’s not just cuz he wears all Gucci
On a sunny June day in Cali, we met with our current man crush, rapper PnB Rock, at the famous Chateau Marmont. You could say he’s also our style icon: Rock pulled up in head-to-toe Gucci including tracksuit, slides, and even matching backpack. We immediately fell in love with Rock’s goofy attitude and gorgeous voice. It is mind-blowing that Rock only started singing when he was 20 years old.
Now, Rock is a daddy to his beautiful daughter Milan (even she has a Gucci bag) and his song “Selfish” is certified platinum. We made sure to snatch Rock while he was in LA for an exclusive photoshoot and ask him about the inspirations behind his music and what we would find on his iPhone camera roll.
Sweatsuit, Karl Kani. Sneakers, Air Jordan. Ring, The Gold Gods. Sunglasses, Crap Eyewear.
Tell us about your latest album, GTTM: Goin Thru the Motions. What kind of topics do you cover and what’s the story behind the title?
It’s about going through the motions of everyday life; navigating newfound fame, having a daughter, losing my oldest brother to the streets, exploring different places and traveling. Relationship problems. I put it all into an album and it turned out to be a dope project.
How was touring for this album?
I just finished the GTTM tour, it was crazy. I think I’ll go back on tour with someone, but I’m not sure who it’ll be.
Who’s a dream collaborator?
I like Travis Scott. I think we would make a fire song together.
Velvet Suit, Etro. Top, Ashton Michael. Sunglasses, Crap Eyewear.
If we went through your iPhone camera roll what would we find?
A bunch of screenshots of funny shit, photos of me and the gang and me and my daughter. I don’t save nudes!
What does Philly do better than LA?
They make better cheesesteaks than anywhere. And better dancers [laughs].
Are you more of an IG guy or Twitter?
I’m starting to like twitter more because it’s more interactive with my fans. On IG I can’t keep up.
What’s the craziest message you’ve received from a fan?
I get a lot of people saying, “You saved me from killing myself.” Also, “Can I get money?”
Hoodie, Mr. Completely. Overalls, Joyrich. Sneakers, Fila. Ring, The Gold Gods.
Is there a song you love to sing in the shower?
I’ll be singing a whole bunch of different shit!
That’s very true. You’re basically singing throughout the entire day.
I’m always coming up with different stuff all throughout the day. You will for sure catch me with my phone up to my face mumbling some shit, making melodies, saving voice memos.
Describe your personal style.
I’m big on brands. Who doesn’t like Gucci, Louis, Fendi? Ksubi jeans. Basically anything money can buy [laughs].
Would you rather never wear designer clothes ever again or never smoke weed again?
That’s a given. I would rather never wear designer clothes again. I would walk out naked if I had to!
What is something you want for your daughter Milan that you wish you had?
I would want her to make good friends. When you come across a friend, cherish that friend. A lot of my childhood friends are still my friends because we made that bond. Friendship is hard to come by. I would like my daughter to have the same set of friends from her childhood, that would be cool.
Jacket, Joyrich. Top, Magic Stick. Trousers, Dolce & Gabbana. Sunglasses, Crap Eyewear.
Do you date?
Yeah, sometimes when I have the time I’ll take a girl on a date. Whatever she likes I like.
Where would we find you on a date?
Prime, Nobu, Catch. I love seafood.
Who are some of your musical inspirations?
Mary J. Blige, Nate Dogg, Ol’ Dirty Bastard. I like Tupac. My mom listened to everybody, so growing up, I listened to a lot of different music. Honestly so many things inspired me to make music, even something like an old school nanny song.
Where do you want to be in a couple of years?
I never expected myself to be here right now. I try not to set goals because I’ve already accomplished everything that I wanted to already. I got a lot of materialistic things I wanted and my family is cool. I just want to keep growing and blossoming and make this legacy a hell of a legacy.
Jacket, Alexander McQueen. Trousers, Moschino. Top, Joyrich. Sneakers, Puma.
Photography: Maddie Cordoba
Styling: Kendall Finzer
Grooming: Brooke Hill
Additional Photography: Skye Jones
Producer: Dominick Bei
Special thanks to Chateau Marmont
Silk Robe and Pajama Bottoms, Majestic International. Slides, Android Home. Sunglasses, Chanel.