Leanna Commins

Style Writer, Billboard.com/Style

Injury Reserve

New Face, Fresh Style: Indie Hip Hop Group Injury Reserve on Bringing 'Blue Collar' Sensibilities Back to Rap

Amidst an industry teeming with flash, glamour and glory, Arizona rap trio Injury Reserve defines their sound as “blue collar” rap — no over-the-top declarations of wealth nor recounts of violence and bloodshed. From their 2015 debut project, Live From the Dentist Office (which was actually recorded in the dental office of the band producer’s grandfather), to their most recent project, Floss (2016), an “I’m just like you” narrative consistently emerges from their music.
Mikiel Benyamin

Cardi B's Stylist on Beating the Odds & Signing to Wilhelmina Agency: Exclusive

With all the buzz surrounding Cardi B's style, Benyamin, a 22-year-old Egypt-native, is signing onto another major deal, this one with Wilhelmina Artist Agency. Benyamin talks exclusively to Billboard about expanding his portfolio under the agency, continuing his work with Cardi and what it takes to become a signed stylist.
Chloe x Halle arrive at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Feb. 11, 2017 in Pasadena, Calif.

Chloe x Halle's Makeup Artist Christiana Cassell On Working With The Duo And Her Go-To Beauty Look For The Summer

Makeup artist Christiana Cassell is responsible for Chloe and Halle’s red carpet moments, including the 48th NAACP Image Awards and the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. Cassell, who knows how to create both subtle and bright looks for Chloe and Halle, began studying cosmetology in high school and later met the girls through her close friend and stylist to the singing duo Zerina Akers.