Rakim Mayers, better known as multi-platinum rapper A$AP Rocky, has been a tour-de-force in both hip-hop and fashion. Since the debut of his mixtape Live. Love. A$AP, we have known him for his innovative looks and his energetic performances. At the Tribeca Film Festival, with the debut of the documentary Stockholm Syndrome, his story is formally presented.
In honor of level 5,000, King held a press trip in their home office in Stockholm, Sweden on June 25, 2019.
When he isn’t acting as Chief Development Officer at the King office or trying to beat level 1,307 of Candy Crush, Tjodolf Sommestad finds himself exercising and trying to get into golf. “I’m getting old,” he said, “I thought now might be the time as the kids are getting older.” The Candy Crush veteran first started working for King back in 2011. As he moved up the company ladder, Sommestad was able to see the development of the game from many angles which is why The Knockturnal had to sit with the Chief himself to get a view of the 5,000th level celebration from where he’s standing.
Check out my travel diary as I fly to Stockholm, Sweden where I learn all about Candy Crush development at the King office and explore the wonderful city!
Stockholm is based on the “absurd but true” story of a 1973 bank heist in Stockholm, Sweden. The event inspired the term “Stockholm Syndrome,” a condition where hostages start to identify closely with their captors as a survival strategy.
Ethan Hawke and director Robert Budreau of hostage thriller ‘Stockholm’ graced the red carpet to discuss period pieces, consistent collaborations, and more.