We at Sneakerjagers know that together you can achieve great things. DJ Turne, a good friend of Brand Director Tommy Triggah, brings you a new set under SJ Radio, all in the theme of Sneakerjagers 90s Week. As a bonus, we have also listed iconic 90s artists who have had a major influence on the sneaker scene.
90s Week Special with DJ Turne
Expect artists like Biggie Smalls, Nas, Mos Def, Outkast, De La Soul and Slumm Village. Legends that are not unknown to Turne, as he is one of the most popular opening acts for international artists in the Netherlands. Think for example of Red & Method, Talib Kweli, Obie Trice, Ghostface or DJ Kool Herc.
Besides being known in the club scene of the Netherlands, by having played in Paradiso, EKKO, Hells Kitchen and Lowlands, you can now also listen to Turne every Friday night from 21:00 to 00:00 in the programme 'The Sublime WeekendMix'. A show in which he mixes the best hiphop, soul, R&B and funk music.
But first things first, the 90s set with DJ Turne on SJ Radio.
90s Week: Iconic Songs featuring Famous Sneakers
Especially for 90s Week, we have listed iconic 90s artists who have had a major influence on the sneaker scene.
The Notorious B.I.G.
Biggie Smalls is one of the most famous and influential rappers in America. His hip-hop style has been very influential and reflects the real 90s feeling. He often wore Timberlands, but also different sneakers. In this picture, Biggie is at the Hoodshock Festival in Harlem wearing the Nike Air Max Tailwind 96. Listen below to one of his biggest hits: Juicy.
Aaliyah, or the Princess of R&B, was a style icon in the 90s. Her looks had a great influence on the style of that time and certainly still do in the present. Think of her iconic velvet tracksuits, bared belly button and sneakers. In her music video Hot Like Fire, she wears the Clark's Wallabee in red and black.
Even before Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars were popular, Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain wore the shoe regularly. His style was always laid back and simple. But his songs certainly were not, and they are still played all the time.
Queen Latifah was known in the 90s for her oversized clothing, such as the bomber jacket you see on her cover. For her single cover Had It Up 2 Here, she wore the Nike Air Huarache that had just come out.
Last but certainly not least, Tupac Shakur. Tupac couldn't be missing from this list, his style and music were unique and a great source of inspiration. With his good lines in his music and his unique clothing style, Tupac was one of a kind. With his striking tattoos, nose piercing and stylish sneakers, he wore whatever he felt like wearing. He often wore exclusive Nike sneakers but in the Keep Ya Head Up video clip he chose the classic Fila fx 100.
With the Sneakerjagers Radio Recording - 90s Week Special, we hope to bring back a bit of nostalgia to you. What are your favourite 90s tunes? Maybe they will be featured in DJ Turne's DJ Set. Check out our blogs to not miss any other content from 90s Week!