Sure, Sprewell has seen his fair share of struggles the past few years but in 2003 Spree was hot fiya in the streets. His spinning rims were the must have accessory for just about anyone that considered their ride “pimp”, SprewellRacing seemed like it would only get bigger, and he was one of the biggest endorsers for Dada. Unfortunately, things really didn’t pan out for SprewellRacing, spinning rims aren’t as sought after as they once were and Dada fizzled out not long after this ad. Still, lets hope Spree makes a triumphant return and in the mean time reminisce with this 2003 ad above.
The inaugural Kids Rock! Runway Show kicked off September 11th NYC on a very humid and hot night at Grand Central Terminal. Hosted by Amare Stoudemire, the show was dedicated to benefiting the Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation and nonprofit organization K.I.D.S.
Along with Stoudemire’s children, celebrity kids that walked the runway included: Carmelo and La La Anthony’s son Kiyan, Lil’ Jon’s son DJ Young Slade, Kelly Bensimon’s daughter Thaddeus Ann, Sherri Shepherds son Jeffrey Tarplay, Derek Jeter’s nephew, the children of New York Yankee’s CC Sabathia and Angie Martinez’s son Niko. The kids sported the hotest looks of the season for the little ones from Brand Jordan, Nike, Nike SB, Converse and Levi’s. Check out some fliks from the night including myself and the homey J. Conroy with Lil’ Jon and the very lovely Angie Martinez. If you want to see the entire show check out the DeFY. New York Youtube Channel.
The school year is riiiiiight around the corner and if you are entering your senior year (or have a child entering their senior year) then you’re probably already thinking Homecoming and Prom. For the fella’s, a clean classic shirt and tie or Tux will work and if you want to stand out you’ll probably throw on a set of the craziest sneakers; a pair of Yeezy’s, Jordan XI’s, maybe even a pair of Etonic Akeems if you really know your kicks but for the ladies, things are a tad more complex. On one hand you wanna stand out and look good but you don’t want to look like a World Star video vixen in the making. After thats said and done, price is always an issue as is quality cause lets face it, this dress might very well be worn several times. No sweat, you can get a jump start for your dress shopping (or your daughters dress shopping (or if your man is into the Rodman look dress shopping for him)) and head on over to DressFirst. Prom dresses and homecoming dresses are up to 60% off with free shipping (not including everything else available on the site that is up to 80% off) and so much good stuff to choose from.
In 1999 a gentleman by the name of Kye V. Giscombe founded Contact Sports Inc in 1999. In 2001, the company was acquired by Alfa International Corp. Now, Alfa International corp (a company incorporated in New Jersey in 1978) was eventually succeeded by Omagine, Inc. Alfa International Holdings Corp was then incorporated in 2004 in Deleware with the sole purpose of changing Alfa’s corporate domicile from Jersey to Delaware via a merger and in 2007, Alfa International Holdings corp then changed its name to Omagine, Inc to align its corporate indentity with a real estate development business (keeping up? Good.). Now, Omagine Inc conducts most of its operations through a wholly owned subsidiary by the name of Journey of Light, Inc (another business primarily engaged in real estate development) and with all this your probably wondering where in the $%^& Contact Sports has gone, well.
In the late 90′s And 1 wasn’t just a brand they were a movement. They embodied the street basketball lifestyle through their footwear, ads and mixtapes and turned street legends into house hold names. Which brings us to this 1996 ad featuring mr ‘Grandmama’ himself, Larry Johnson. Sure, this wasn’t LJ circa 91-93, but the man was still a threat, played tough and at one point sported a gold tooth (think to date he’s the only dude to play on the olympic team with a gold tooth); a street player on the professional level. Take a trip back above with And1 and Larry Johnson.
Intensity Athletics was founded on May 1, 1995. The companies apparel featured basketball related designs that weren’t half bad (really, they weren’t) but one ad in particular really stands out. If you look close you will notice that Intensity Athletics logo looks a lot like Allen Iverson’s Famous Reebok logo. Now, I know what your thinking, Intensity Athletics must have ripped Reebok off right? Nope. In fact, this ad was taken out of a July 1996 issue of SLAM and Allen Iverson was just drafted to the Sixers June 24 of 1996. Compare:
Intensity Athletics Logo
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Fans and friends of KESH showed up at the East Houston St American Apparel store to celebrate the launch of a 12 piece capsule collection. The CEO and Founder of AA (Dov Cherney) made a rare guest appearance alongside the ATL Twins, Ben Pundole, Chelsea Leyland, Dev Hynes, Jenne Lombardo, Kilo Kish and Natalia Kills to name a few. The collection consists of a mixture of both mens and women’s pieces incorporating classic silhouettes with KESH’s shapes and self portraits in her sig black and white color scheme with a limited run only available on the site and in select cities (including LA, London, Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm, Berlin and Seoul) with prices ranging from $34 for a hat to $88 for a jacket. KESH and AA came strong with these pieces which could easily be framed and put in a gallery as they could be worn. They also conjure up memories of the late 80′s early 90′s house/dance/Hip Hop fashion scene with the collection looking like something you might have spotted on the members of C+C Music Factory,Daisey Dee or even Salt N Pepa for that matter. Check out fliks from the night below (photo’s via Sydneyreising)