It's been 20 years since Raekwon's solo debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, was released and helped change the hip-hop landscape and perception of East Coast rap music. To celebrate this work, Rae linked up with Packer Shoes and Diadora for a "Purple Tape" — a nod to the cassette's color — N.9000, which was Made in Italy and sold at S.O.B's in NYC this past Thursday.
At the show, Raekwon had a pair of Diadoras on his feet, but they weren't the ones being sold that day. Instead, this pair was produced to emulate the album art from Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, which is red, yellow, and black.
An image, seen above, has leaked of the sneakers, but there is no solid release information yet.
Stay tuned, this is going to be good.