Fantasy Rapper and Shoe Brand Collaborations

Am I the only one that has not been excited by the artist/shoe brand collaborations? Don’t get me wrong, there are a hand full of releases that were impressive. Overall, the collaborations are lack luster and have constantly individuality to positively set them apart.

This is the moment where I don’t focus on the number of followers they have on social media. My list consists of rap artists who have the fashion sense and have the potential of designing an acceptable sneaker. To me, all of these fantasy deals are long overdue and should be done for the culture.

Wale x LA Gear

This unlikely pair is more compatible than what meets the eye or name. Wale is a creative genius who needs fthe ree range to make whatever he comes up with. LA Gear is known for flashy design technology that can potentially fit Wale’s imaginary ambitions. By Tyga being a fashion icon with previous LA Gear ties, carrying on the legacy wouldn’t be a bad look for Wale.

The Game x Converse

Honestly, this combination is a marketing match made in heaven. The Game’s known alias is Chuck Taylor (same as a Converse shoe line under Converse brand). Chuck Taylor’s are massively popular in the state of California where The Game is from. His first-hand experience wearing the shoe would give valuable insight on how to improve the quality of the shoe. Having a hometown hero wear a hometown favorite shoe is lightning in a bottle.

J. Cole x Jordan

Michael Jordan is an owner of the Charlotte Hornets. In 2019, The Charlotte Hornets and the state of North Carolina hosted NBA’s All-Star Game. J. Cole headlined this year NBA All-Star Game and he bleeds Carolina blue like MJ. Not to mention, Cole is often seen in some beat up Air Jordan Retro 1 Bred’s. Wouldn’t it be dope if Dreamville and Brand Jordan come together to create “Carolina Cole” colorway?


Writing is a craft that LaMon "Noy" Byrams developed at a young age, but never used it on a professional level. After interning at DTLR/VILLA, the company decided to acquire his literary talents to write compelling articles focused on their latest shoes and sneakers.

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