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Team MWS Favorite Sneaker Related Jams

The crew at Midwest Sole love more things than sneakers themselves. Hip hop has played a huge part in the existence of the sneaker game  spinning tales of the love affair with leather and rubber all the way to horror stories involving a pair of kicks. It was only right that we put a countdown of our favorite related jams!

First up we got our main man Weaver who’s got nothing but love for Ghostface Killah’s “Apollo Kids” from his critically claimed album “Supreme Clientele”. The mighty Ghost tells it how it is if someone laughs at a sneaker getting dirty. Believe that!

“Heavy rain f—ed my kicks up
Wasn’t looking, splashed in the puddle
B—h laughing, first thought was beat the b—h up”
-Ghostface Kilah “Apollo Kids”

 

Kanye West is an infamous character in the sneaker game with his ultra exclusive Nike Air Yeezy line but that doesn’t mean he’s a stranger to kicks. He’s been rapping about them for a while and has been spotted with various Jordans and Nikes in the past. Our resident skateboard writer BGates bumps Kanye’s “All Falls Down” jam about looking fresh and living the American dream.

“And I can’t even go to the grocery store
Without some Ones thats clean and a shirt with a team
It seems we living the American dream”
-Kanye West (feat. Syleena Johnson) “All Falls Down”

 

Boss man Brad is a Jordan VII groupie and his pick was this Curren$y jam with a sole reference to his favorite Jordan silhouette.

“Zig zag smoke, magic lyrics appear to em
Outta nowhere air hare Jordans”
-Curren$y (feat. Wiz Khalifa) “Surface To Air”

 

A jam that has two of our writers (Boogie & Cheeto) going nuts is “John” from Lil’ Wayne from his album “Tha Carter IV”. The collaboration with Rick Ross got them going “swishhhhhhhhhh”

“Shoes on the coupe, b—h I got a Nike shop
Count the profits you could bring ’em in a Nike box
Grinding in my Jordans kick ’em off they might be hot, swish!”
-Lil’ Wayne (feat. Rick Ross) “John”


CorruptSoles is loving a joint of Jay Z’s new album “Magna Carter Holy Grail” with Rick Ross making yet another appearance on our countdown. Sometimes you just have to floss because you know you got it, you know what I mean?

“I just landed in Europe, n—a
Shopping bags, I’m a tourist, n—a
Money talk I speak fluent, n—a
Reeboks on, I just do it, n—a”
-Jay Z (feat. Rick Ross) “F–kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”

 

As for me, my favorite sneaker jam is none other than Macklemore’s “Wings”. Macklemore has been laying low in the sneaker game but everybody respects him in the game, especially after delivering a song so cerebral as this one, exploring the mindset of the consumer being controlled by the big swoosh we all know and love.

“So exclusive, this that new s–t
A hundred dollars for a pair of shoes
I would never hoop in”
-Macklemore “Wings”

 

There you have it. These are some of our favorite sneaker related jams. What are some of yours? Let us know in the comments below!

Cheers,

@NicoAtienza

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