Listing Price: $629.99
Making prolific waves from the West Coast in 1986, Compton’s unapologetic five-member collective N.W.A. exposed the violence and hardship of the streets to the public. With the rise of their popularity came interest in their statement style, paying full homage to their team with Los Angeles (now Oakland) Raiders hats and starter jackets. Cut and sewn to perfection, the satin-finished team apparel showed allegiance much like a gang. The brand’s higher price point and exclusivity was widely criticized by the media, as their popularity led to a flood of stick-ups and robberies.