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Celebrate hip-hop's 50th anniversary with StockX's collection

August 16, 2023 8:14 PM
Celebrate hip-hop's 50th anniversary with StockX's collection

Hip-hop celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, 2023. On 11 August 1973, DJ Kool Herc organised the 'Back To School Jam' in The Bronx, New York, where the new music style is said to have been introduced. The party at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. caused a stir and since then, hip-hop culture has been an integral part of today's music world. But also in the sneaker and street wear community, hip-hop has played a huge role over the years! At StockX, you can find many hip-hop-related trend items.

Hip-hop 50th Anniversary

The year 2023 is an important one for the music genre of hip-hop. The genre has brought a lot with it and has grown into a culture with influences on several fronts over the past decades. What started as a niche has become the most popular music genre in the world.

From DJ Kool Herc, to Mobb Deep, Public Enemy and Drake, hip-hop culture has had a huge impact on the music world. But hip-hop is much more than just music, it is a culture. The b-boys and b-girls, who danced to the music, came up with a unique style of clothing that can still be seen in the fashion world today.

Hip-hop fashion in the 90s l Getty Images

The genre gave people from The Bronx, and later worldwide, a voice. Since the advent of hip-hop, there have been many high-profile artists whose music has rocked the music industry. Hip-hop's influences are also evident in the world of sneakers and fashion.

From unique collaborations to their own collections, these items and much more are now available at StockX.

Hip-hop related items - get them at StockX

Besides sneakes, StockX also has a wide range of clothing, accessories and collectibles. From collabs with Kanye West (Ye), to Travis Scott's new LP, everything hip-hop-related can be found at StockX. Here, we show you our favourite picks.

Travis Scott x Nike SB Dunk Low

Travis Scott x Nike SB Dunk Low

Perhaps one of the most popular collaborations between rapper Travis Scott and Nike: the SB Dunk Low. The Houston-based rapper has many collaborations with Nike to his name, but the Dunk Low, which appeared in 2020, remains a unique one. With Paisley prints and suede elements, the trainer is one of a kind.

Wu-Tang Clan x Crocs Classic Clog 'Black'

Wu Tang x Crocs Classic Clog

In 2022, Crocs came up with a very special collaboration. Hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, known for songs like "C.R.E.A.M.", "Protect Ya Neck", and "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuttin ta Fuck Wit," came out with their own Crocs colorway. The hip-hop group had previously collaborated with Clarks, Nike, and DC Shoes. The Crocs came in a black colorway with yellow details.

Mobb Deep x Supreme Dragon Tee

The collaboration between Mobb Deep and Supreme is a recent one. The hip-hop duo, known for songs like 'Shook Ones, Part II', 'Survival of the Fittest' and 'Hell on Earth', came out with several shirts in collaboration with Supreme in 2023. The white tee comes titled 'Drop A Gem On 'Em', a song on the duo's third album.

Sp5der Web Hoodie

Sp5der Web Hoodie

Rapper Young Thug came out with his own clothing line in 2019 under the name "SP5DER". The clothing line comes with hoodies, shirts, and sweatpants, each of which features an eye-catching print. The hoodie in the color 'Sky Blue' is part of the 22/23 collection and is available now at StockX.

adidas YEEZY Slide

adidas Yeezy Slide

Perhaps the best sneaker collaboration ever was the collab between adidas and Kanye West. The collaboration started in 2015 and has brought a lot of unique silhouettes to market over the past few years, including the Slide. The comfortable sandal comes in various colorways, but the 'Onyx' remains a favorite of many.

Tyler the Creator x Converse One Star Ox - Golf le Fleur 'Jade Lime'

Converse One Star Ox Tyler the Creator Golf le Fleur Jade Lime

The label Golf Le Fleur, led by artist Tyler, The Creator, is part of the Golf Wang brand. The label has released several trainers in collaboration with Converse in recent years, and the 'Jade Lime' was an early favourite with many. The sneaker comes in a light green colorway and has an upper made of suede. The signature logo appears on the centre panel.

Travis Scott Utopia Cover 1 2XLP Vinyl

Travis Scott Utopia Cover 1 2XLP Vinyl

Travis Scott's long-awaited album 'UTOPIA' was finally released at the end of July 2023. With tracks like 'K-POP', 'MY EYES' and 'FE!N', Travis' project is another big success. At StockX, you can now get the album on vinyl.

Action Bronson x New Balance 990v6 'Baklava'

New Balance 990v6 MiUSA Action Bronson Baklava

The Action Bronson x New Balance 990v6 'Baklava' is a standout release this year, 2023. The trainer, in collaboration with rapper and chef Airyn Arslani, better known as Action Bronson, uses contrasting colours and materials. The 990v6 model has a sporty look and is the latest trainer in the 990 series.

Titles Ruin Everthing - A Stream of Consciousness by Aubrey Graham and Kenza Samir

Titles Ruin Everthing A Stream of Consciousness by Aubrey Graham and Kenza Samir Book

We conclude our top picks with the poetry album by Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake. The Canadian rapper came out with his own collection of poems in 2023, along with Kenza Samir. 'Titles Ruin Everthing A Stream of Consciousness by Aubrey Graham' is available now at StockX.

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