The 50 Greatest Sneaker References in Rap History

15. Nelly f/ St. Lunatics, "Air Force Ones"

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Lyrics: Entire Song
Artist: Nelly
Track Title: "Air Force Ones"

The Uptowns got a pretty cool gift for its 20th anniversary: a Nelly song. Released at the peak of Nelly's career, "Air Force Ones" was a pretty straightforward ode to the sneakers, that made it as high as No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The resulting sales spike reasserted the Ones' relevance as well. That year clothes were coming off, but the Uptowns were staying on.

Tags: hip-hop, sneakers
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