Hip-hop and style have gone hand in hand since the first MCs came about.
Hip-hop has something that makes it just straight cool. Maybe it’s the flow or the words the MC can spit but either way hip-hop culture is now pop culture.
These artists are the ones who can shift the culture and decide what we see as cool, they’re always at the cutting edge of trends. They told us baggy was cool so everyone rocked baggy jeans. Alexander Wang has realized this and has teamed up with Procell Vintage, local NYC vintage retailer, to create some vintage hip-hop tees.
They feature some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Notorious B.I.G., Public Enemy, Junior Mafia, and Snoop Dog, just to name a few.
In an interview with HypeBeast, Wang explains how he chose these artists to feature,
“I basically picked out my dream lineup: Aaliyah, Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang Clan, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Fugees, Snoop, Lauryn Hill, etc.”
These shirts come from Procell’s private archive, which apparently is huge and incredibly rare. But out of this collab with Wang the Aaliyah tee will be the rarest once to be produced.
Now you’re thinking what could make it so rare? Well in an interview with with i-D, Procell said,
“A lot of the other shirts we have are incredibly rare, but others exist — they’re in another dealer’s hands, they’ll come up on eBay, or they’re somewhere in Japan. In 15 years of doing this, I’ve only ever seen this shirt once.”
These shirts are gonna be hot and you can get them right now at Wang’s flagship store in NY.
Here are some pics of the project but be warned they are FIRE!