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— by Kristy Totten: Steve Aoki is reminiscing on his earlier days, when his most valuable possessions were a hodgepodge of hand-me-down records.

“I was living on ramen and my rent was $450 in Hollywood,” he says of his life circa 2003, when he was sharing an apartment with his then-girlfriend and surviving on a budget that brushed up against the poverty level. “I lived very, very frugally.” …

Image: this sculpture was made by My3DNA, a company that produced photorealistic statues and figurines. “I was like, ‘If we’re going to do one, we’re going to make a sitting Aoki, naked,’” Aoki says. “‘It has to be naked so it has that high-art appeal.’” His mother disagreed, so he had custom boxers made to partially cover the sculpture, courtesy of Artsy/Brian Guido

May 28, 2019 5:09 pm