RAEKWON & DIADORA CELEBRATE THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE “THE PURPLE TAPE”

 

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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of one of Hip-Hop’s Greatest Albums of all-times!

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… a.k.a. “The Purple Tape”

Raekwon and Packer Shoes collaborated to create a limited edition Diodora sneaker inspired by the Purple Tape which will only be available exclusively at SOB’s.

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“On August 1, 1995 Raekwon forever changed the course of music history with the release of his debut solo album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… The groundbreaking project has been enjoyed by fans, celebrated by music critics and studied by contemporary scholars for almost 20 years. Listed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the “Top 500 Albums of All Time,” Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… is consistently praised for its cinematic qualities and unforgettable storyline. The ultimate conceptual album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… is credited with ushering in the mafioso sub-genre of Hip Hop, and subsequently laying the blueprint for classic albums to follow from Jay-Z, Nas and the Notorious B.I.G.”   See details here… http://ps941.com/

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Outside of music, Raekwon has always been an avid sneaker aficionado with a keen fashion sense that continues to influence contemporary streetwear. Rae’s passion for footwear and the recommendation of mutual friend DJ Clark Kent brought him to Teaneck a few years back. This visit birthed a friendship and mutual admiration that would eventually lead to Rae’s influence on the “Snow Beach” Grid 9000 shoe released in 2014, and the rest as they say was history.

With “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, it was only right to combine our efforts and and apply it to a staple shoe from one of the shared-favorite brands of both Rae and Packer over the years with the Made In Italy…

Packer x Raekwon x Diadora N.9000 “Purple Tape”

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 See more details here… http://ps941.com/

After the sneaker release, Raekwon is set to hit the legendary SOB’s stage performing hits from his classic Purple Tape album.