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Clarks: The Book • Boomshots
Read All About The Wickedest Dancehall Footwear What adidas shell toes are to hip-hop, Clarks are to reggae. From Little John’s Jammy’s classic “Clarks Booty” to Vybz Kartel & Popcaan’s smash hit “Clarks,” these shoes have been chronicled in endless dancehall tunes. And now there’s a book that tells the full story that’s a must have for all reggae lovers. We spoke to Al Fingers, the UK disc jockey and author to get the scoop on how he put the book together. Photo Gallery Above & Interview After The Jump… When did you know you had to do a book on Clarks? It was around April 2010, when Vybz Kartel released his Clarks tunes. I had just finished a book on the album cover artwork of Greensleeves Records and was talking about new projects with Pierre Bost from Special Delivery Music. The Kartel tunes had just come out, and that’s when we came up with the concept. But I’d known about the Jamaican obsession with Clarks for many years, because people in Jamaica had asked me to send them back Clarks from England. Plus I had heard Clarks being referenced within reggae and dancehall song lyrics. So it was always something that fascinated me, …