The 50 Greatest Sneaker References in Rap History

5. Beastie Boys, "Shadrach"

Snippet:
Lyrics: "More adidas sneakers than a plumber's got pliers"
Artist: Beastie Boys
Track Title: "Shadrach"

Paul's Boutique gained legendary status for its inventive production, as well as it's being a masters-level class in shit talk. Something that's covered in Playing the Dozens 101 is that you have to drop those culture references, especially fashion ones. If you're gonna say your year is "good just like Goodyear's tires," one would assume that you'd have at least a few kicks. The Beasties say screw just a few. They're gonna look into their plumber's toolbox and one-up him. Swag naturally comes with such ambition.

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