The artwork for A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders is like the "Impeach the President" of album covers:
bitten sampled a million times over. The latest interpretation comes from NYC-based artist/designer Brian Wood, who collaborated with Brooklyn boutique Vinnie's Styles on a limited-edition T-shirt that pays homage to the greatest '90s MCs. The usual suspects—Nas, Jigga, Pun, 'Pac, etc.—are all here, but special props to Mr. Wood for including Sadat X in the mix. Also, unlike some of those janky hip-hop illustrations you might see at your local barbershop, the rappers on the shirt actually resemble their real-life counterparts. Word is bond.
Today's Buy It Now is the BWood x Vinnie's Alumni Tee, available exclusively at Vinnie's Styles (and Stadium in Tokyo). The back has a graphic of a pager (more nostalgia!) and each shirt comes with a CD featuring Mickey Factz, Fresh Daily, Homeboy Sandman, P Casso, Soul Purpose, A-Butta, Christina K and Peter Hadar. Will any of them appear on a T-shirt in 20 years? Time will tell. For Buy It Now info and available colors, see below...
BWOOD X VINNIE'S ALUMNI TEE - RED, WHITE OR AQUA
Click Here To Buy It Now At ShopVinnies.com, $50