Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams, photographed backstage at the Madison Square Garden on October 8, 2010. That evening Skateboard P’s band N*E*R*D had performed as the opening act of the Gorillaz “Escape to Plastic Beach Tour.”
Hov is wearing an Artful Dodger sweatshirt featuring an inkblot from Andy Warhol’s Rorschach series, PRPS jeans, 2007 Air Jordan VIII sneakers in the “Aqua” colorway, and a Richard Mille timepiece.
Earlier that day Kanye West, as part of his GOOD Fridays series, had released the track “Don’t Stop” by Child Rebel Soldier. CRS was a hip-hop supergroup comprised of West, Pharrell, and Lupe Fiasco. The surprise release reignited the excitement for the group’s previously announced LP; but Lupe soon revealed in an interview that the track was leftover from a 2008 recording session and the CRS project had been indefinitely shelved.
One of the first non-OG colorways of the Air Jordan VIII, the black-and-chrome version makes its return this holiday season. Upon its first release in 2003, the shoe became an instant classic. The black-based upper incorporates chrome-like accents throughout the shoe and pulls design details from the Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” and Air Jordan VIII “Aqua”.