20 YEARS OF CLASSIC 'RAP TEES'

20 Years Of Classic 'Rap Tees'
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20 YEARS OF CLASSIC 'RAP TEES'



Written by Fin Murphy
22 Tuesday 22nd December 2015

 

From the iconic curves of the Wu-Tang symbol to RUN-DMC's prized Adidas collaboration, noted DJ and t-shirt collector Ross Schwartzman documents the most striking tops of hip-hop circa 1980-1999 in his new book Rap Tees.

Drawing from a vast archive of fellow collectors, musicians and fans, Schwartzman catalogues a culture through its imagery and clothing; we witness the ebb and flow of trends (vibrant illustrations, profiles of rappers like Snoop Dogg and Nas, logo rip offs a la Puff Daddy), early impossible-to-find designs, a remarkable amount of bootlegging and much more.

You can pick the book up here and below are a few shirts included...

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