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A History of Sneakers Getting Named-Dropped In Hip Hop

May 29, 2015 at 5:48 pm |



Since the birth of hip hop, sneakers and rap have always gone hand and hand, defining a culture that is felt around the globe. So to honor the relationship, our friends over at Champs put together this really dope interactive map from the early 80’s to present day chronicling rap/sneaker references. The list includes notable artists and songs such as RUN D.M.C. “My Adidas”, Raekwon “Sneakers”, Nelly “Air Force Ones”, Kanye West Ft. Pusha T “New God Flow” and much more.

Check out the full list here.

Did Champs miss any songs, that should of been on the list? Sound off!

Nelly “Air Force One” Ft. Kyjuan, Ali, Murphy Lee #NeverForget

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Sneakers and hip hop go hand-in-hand, but sometime, some of the most notable lyrics about kicks get overlooked. Thankfully, Champs Sports put together an interactive timeline covering the best sneaker drops over the last 29 years. Check it out.

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