It’s no secret that Drake is an avid Kentucky basketball supporter. At UK’s Big Blue Madness last week, coach John Calipari gave Drizzy the opportunity to suit up with the Wildcats and participate in warmups. At the end it was Drake’s air ball that served as the Vine of the week. It was definitely a firm reality check to stay in his lane.
But Drake’s latest episode at Kentucky made me think of one of his lines in his song “Thank Me Now” when he spit, “Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous, because we want to be them, and they want to be us.” The line is true. Rappers want to be professional athletes and athletes want to live the lifestyle of a rapper.
The sporting world and the music industry have always been symmetrical to one another, with sporting brands seeking to collaborate with some of hip-hop’s biggest stars. Sportswear has been a fixture in hip-hop culture from the beginning. From Run D.M.C. entering the scene yelling “My Adidas” to Kriss Kross wearing jerseys backwards to Jay Z making the Yankee Blue fitted his own signature, sporting apparel has always been a part of the rap game. During over time we have seen some great sportswear trends take place in hip-hop that crossed over to the masses. With that said, checkout 10 of the Most Popular Sportswear Trends in Hip-Hop.
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