Skate Rap Up

Leand, Judy
September 2006
SGB;Sep2006, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p28
Trade Publication
The article looks at the collaboration between the footwear industry and hip-hop. According to Pete Davis, CEO of the Infamous Black Sheep Brand, the Black Sheep Brand refers to both the individualist nature of action sports athletes and hip-hop music's strong urban roots. The article also presents photographs of several shoes, including Vision Street Wear's Woomba vulcanized slip-on, PF Flyers' Number 5, and Diesel's Must W.


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