UPDATE: Only two more days till the Packer x Raekwon x Diadora x New Era 'Purple Tape' Capsule Collection officially launches, fam. Consisting of a t-shirts, fitteds, a dope Diadora zip up and more, bump through the gallery and click here to get the full lowdown on the upcoming release.
It's basically two decades to the day since Chef Raekwon served up his sizzling hot solo album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and street-wise sneaker brand Diadora has cooked up this purple birthday cake in tribute. Taking inspiration from the purped-out cassette tape that was fed to hungry boom boxes and car stereos all across the world in 1995, the Diadora N.9000 is cloaked in purple mesh and suede, with an icy outsole laying down the base. The insoles are dope too, featuring 'Side 1' and 'Side 2' song titles. The Raekwon x Packer Shoes x Didadora 'Purple Tape' will debut on August 20 when Raekwon performs at the notorious S.O.B.s in NYC.
- Originally published August 11, 2015.