After a boom of success that found him included in the prestigious XXL Freshman Class last year, Kid Ink has not stopped the wins. The Los Angeles-based rapper and producer was featured on Funkmaster Flex’s recently released mixtape Who You Mad At? Me or Yourself?, joined forces with PETA as an activist to combat animal cruelty, and also dropped a song featuring Maybach Music’s Meek Mill and Wale. Indeed, 2013 is going swimmingly for the tattooed and talented 26-year-old, as exemplified by a look inside his personal everyday items. A bottle of Moet stands as a symbol of the ‘rap star’ status, yet the matching color scheme of these pieces throughout reveals a more calculated persona. The balance of taste and flair makes Kid Ink a prime subject for this edition of Essentials.