For better or for worse, many rappers have leveraged their massive followings to collaborate with brands on larger scale projects. Whether it be Memphis Bleek’s riveting spot for Garnier Fructis or Rick Ross‘ stint with Reebok, anything goes when it comes to brand partnerships. Many times this results in huge PR nightmares, but in this business, any press is good press.
When it comes to rappers and clothing collaborations, there are more failures than successes. Does anyone remember Vokal? Bushi? Shago? That’s what we thought. Those were the clothing lines of Nelly, Busta Rhymes and Bow Wow, respectively. Fortunately, everything we carry at Karmaloop is official so you never need to worry about going out of style. Check out the best rapper x brand collaborations that are out right now.
If you ’bout it wherever whenever, you have to cop this tee. If you don’t really know what that means, it’s cool, 2Chainz probably doesn’t either. This clean tee from NEFF features an oversized classic cuban chain on the front, giving it the eye-popping quality that 2Chainz is known for.
2. Asap Rocky – ASVP Life Tee
Have dreams of kissing pink with Rocky? Do you find yourself spacing out while daydreaming of what your life would be like as a member of A$AP Mob? This subtle, blacked out tee from Rocky let’s the world know you’re about that ASAP life.
3. Rocksmith – Yo Gotti I Am Sweatshirt
Yo Gotti has been bubbling under the surface of mainstream hip-hop for awhile now, but his signature southern style can get any party going. If you walk around telling your haters “Fuck You” while also being a mature and respectable person, this is the sweatshirt to rock. Always known for smart artist collabs (think: Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, etc) Rocksmith gives us this dope, Louis Vuitton inspired crewneck as the perfect compliment for the wintertime.