In an Instagram post, Blaze thanked Polo and said he had to bring Raekwon out "for the subculture." A rep for Raekwon told Complex that Blaze reached out to Raekwon about surprising fans at the Prince St. Polo shop in NYC after being contacted by Polo. Though Blaze told Polo to reach out to Raekwon, he ultimately ended up doing it himself.
As expected, their joint appearance did indeed make multiple fans' day.
Earlier this week, Raekwon told Complex at a private New Balance event that he felt "insulted" that Ralph Lauren hadn't reached out to him. "They shoulda called me," he said. "I felt a little bit insulted that I didn't get a personal call. But, like I said, I want to talk to Ralph Lauren personally and tell him, 'Yo, you know the boy who did those for you. Just call me. Say, 'What up?'"
On Snow Beach Eve, Blaze shared photos of his collection and gave a shout-out to "non-hypebeasts" who were camping out in anticipation.