With the World Cup winding down to the finals, Bleacher Report has just released a capsule collection of jerseys alongside six raps acts, each representing their hometowns, Hypebeast reports.
21 Savage, Vince Staples, The Roots, Vic Mensa, Smokepurpp and YBN Nahmir each have their very own jersey dedicated to their respective cities, and even explained how each design fit into the overall vision.
<p>“My brand is the dagger and Zone 6 4L, so I always rep both. I kept it simple and made sure the design represented me.” – 21 Savage</p>
<p>“I drew inspiration from Miami Vice and the South Beach Colors.” – SmokePurpp</p>
<p>“I grew up playing soccer by way of my Ghanian father, so the sport is in my blood. I wanted to combine my experience with my love for the game to create something representing Chicago.”- Vic Mensa</p>
<p>“The World Cup is one of the few sports events that unites the entire world. Unfortunately we didn’t have the opportunity to cheer on USA this summer. However, we live and breathe all things Philadelphia, so we jumped at the opportunity to create World Cup soccer jerseys that repped our city. We think we designed a jersey that shows the passion, grit and beauty of Philly.” – The Roots</p>
<p>“I wanted to design something that represented my city, with a classic feel to soccer attire. Alabama isn’t known for soccer, just as me making it out of Birmingham as a rapper is rare. I feel the jersey represents the unexpected, but something to be proud of.” – YBN Nahmir</p>
<p>“This jersey represents Long Beach as I see it.”- Vince Staples</p>
The collection is available until July 16 on Bleacher Report.
All images via Bleacher Report.