Hey, The Kids Like It

Five More Musicians Who Need Emojis

Last week a new app launched called Hi-Art that birthed unto the world a new round of emojis, including musician-based ones. The most notable name was Ghostface Killah because, well, I think we can all agree that we'd rather text a Ghostface emoji than one of Jason Derulo.

This is only the first round, of course, so I can't help but wonder who we're going to get next from Hi-Art. I mean, if this is all the first pack has to offer, they may need some suggestions on where to go next. In the spirit of that, here are five more I'd like to see end up on the app sooner rather than later.

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5. David Bowie Given the target audience of emojis, maybe Bowie is a little bit old-school. That being said, hipsters fucking love Bowie, even if they don't realize that famous image of him with the lightning bolt across his face is actually his Aladdin Sane persona, not Ziggy Stardust.

With all the masks Bowie has worn over the years though, it would be a perfect fit for the app. The Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, hell, they could even throw his goofy ""Dancing in the Street" image on there.

4. GWAR This is a tough choice, of course, because GWAR is just one of many bands with costumes and personas to use on the app. Maybe KISS would be an easier go to choice for this sort of thing, but does KISS really need any more merchandising?

GWAR might only appeal to a small fanbase, but it would be a nice tribute to late front man Dave Brockie AKA Oderus Urungus to immortalize his image in the form of an emoji.

3. Kanye West Saluting a man who has inspired so many memes with his actions and even his facial expressions, this emoji would allow you to display the full spectrum of emotions to your friends with Kanye West's ever-emotive face.

Of course, though, the most necessary of Kanye emojis would have to be his infamous shrug after interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the VMA's. The image that shocked millions and became an Internet meme would be perfect for any and all moments when you just don't care.

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Corey Deiterman