Top 10 Rappers Making Waves In Sneaker Culture
5. Wiz Khalifa
There are some artists who get one-off deals with brands that involve just one style of a sneaker. Then there are artists like Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa who takes it to an entirely different level. In 2013, Converse hooked up with Wiz to release 12 new styles of their classic Chuck Taylor sneaker.
The collaboration made sense on many different levels. First of all, Converse matches perfectly with Wiz’s laid back yet funky style. Secondly, the rapper’s crew is called the Taylor Gang which matches perfectly with the name of the iconic sneaker. All in all, it was a cool union of two popular urban entities.