In the nature of real any dope aesthetic offerings everrrr, HYPE collaborated with a few young cats for the i’Stayela issue to take things to the next level.
The I’stayela section of Issue #72 is largely a collaboration with filmmaker, photographer, designer, director, and musician Lenzo Dhlamini, otherwise known as YEAHLENZO. As the founder of BLXCKA Films, 21-year old culture fiend has already held photography and directing posts including official and unofficial collaborations with Riky Rick, Anatii, Stilo Magolide, Cassper Nyovest, PUMA, Coreo Creatives, SAFTAs, UntilUntil, MTVBase and more. Well traveled, working his lens from Nelspruit to Paris, Lenzo lends his eye and creative direction, in partnership with creative agency B R E A K F A S T F O R D I N N E R for much of the the photography as well as the I’stayela films.
Designer, illustrator and artist Joshua Richards is responsible for some one the phyest animations you see online and has pretty much sketched for everyone person in the industry including Da L.e.s, Nomuzi, M.I, AKA, TolAssMo, ProVerb, Nasty C, OkMalumkoolkat, Cassper, Twins On Deck, Burna Boy and some international ones including Joey Badass, J.Cole and Rae Sremmurd. Josh is responsible for not only the layout of Top Ten Influential Hip Hop Artists In Style feature, but also for meticulously crafting the dopeness that is April-May cover of the magazine featuring Emtee.