Essentials: Ashley Walters
No stranger to the UK’s music and TV industry, Ashley Walters, also known by his rap alias Asher D, was a superstar by age 20. Having joined the infamous London garage outfit So Solid Crew towards the late ’90s, the gangster rapper turned actor is yet another British rags-to-riches story. Walters often plays the role of a misled youth as seen in the likes of Bullet Boy, Get Rich or Die Trying and Top Boy, a persona he relates to having faced his own hiccups growing up in the grim estates of North Peckham, London. From early castings in West End shows to regularly appearing in BBC dramas, Walters continues to build up his accolades, all while keeping his music fans happy with spontaneous releases, such as the Forgotten Treasure series — a collection of hits and unreleased hip-hop and garage tracks released under his record label AD82. For his Essentials, Walters shows off key fashion pieces from his wardrobe — Asher D snapback, Filling Pieces sneakers, and a DOPE beanie — alongside digital accessories and photos of his loved ones. Enjoy the Essentials here and head to Ashley Walters’ webpage to stay updated with his latest projects.