“Are you sure you got me?”

“Dude, I’m like, 10th in line. I got you.”

I remember the conversation like it was yesterday. The online shop wouldn’t open for another year, and I was halfway across the country, walking to my second class of the day. I wasn’t able to wait in line for one of the only T-shirts I was ever truly willing to wait in line for. Supreme was at the height of their game, and many would argue they’ve only been looking down since, but nothing can touch what Dipset did for the culture Supreme was trying to reach with this particular collaboration.

Nobody does a T-shirt quite like Supreme. The brand is a constant hub for the next “grail” T-shirt. Their box logo T-shirt and its many variations, even in its simplicity, are excruciatingly difficult to get your hands on without putting a dent in your bank account. But, their photo series T-shirts, which launched in 2005 with the infamous photo of Raekwon, his bodyguard, and Tickle Me Elmo shot by Kenneth Cappello, is peak. One fateful day in 2006, one of the greatest, if not the greatest T-shirts in streetwear history released—and things done changed.

For the better part of the first half of the 2000s, Killa Cam, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, et al., had such je ne sais quoi with their grassroots, New York hip-hop movement, that it shook the foundation hip-hop was born on, even in its birthplace. “Peaking” doesn’t even explain what Jim, Juelz, and The Diplomats were doing in 2006. Killa Season dropped, with both Jim and Juelz featured on it. Jim dropped the single of the year with “We Fly High,” getting everyone and their mother involved in remix after remix. For the better part of the 2000s, they created a culture unlike any at its time. Their work laid the groundwork for guys like A$AP Rocky and the rest of the Mob to be rebellious and, most of all, to not change the way they are because of what others expected. They changed hip-hop forever.