Don C, Wale and Allen Iverson Discuss The History of Sneakers in Hip-Hop | Complex Current

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  • Opublikowany 29 sie 2019
  • Streetwear designer Don C, NBA legend Allen Iverson, and rapper/sneaker icon Wale sit down with Complex Current host Russ Bengtson to discuss the history of sneakers in hip-hop. The roundtable of sneaker enthusiasts breakdown everything from which rappers really deserve props for trailblazing sneaker trends to the art of copping exclusive kicks before the internet.
    The Complex Current miniseries welcomes the most influential minds in fashion, art, music, sneakers and beyond in a series of lively panel discussions from our inaugural ComplexCon Chicago. We discuss the topics most relevant to today's youth in an effort to examine a deeper understanding of each other, our culture, and the passions that inspire us.
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Komentarze • 105

  • Past Made Present
    Past Made Present 18 dni temu +2

    Wale with the slight to "Nike Boots"

  • doncarrera 601
    doncarrera 601 Miesiąc temu

    AI is drunk

  • B Montone
    B Montone Miesiąc temu +1

    Damn buddy.. the host gets no love. Understandable lol

  • Andrew Hebert
    Andrew Hebert Miesiąc temu

    The Caucasian should not have been the host boring👎

  • Last Ronin
    Last Ronin Miesiąc temu

    Russ get some sleep dog.

  • Avante London
    Avante London Miesiąc temu

    I’m over the iverson shit stop bringin him out now we get it lol

  • Hoodie
    Hoodie Miesiąc temu +3

    Don C Talks like a character Keegan-Michael Key would play on Key&Peele

    RANGEROV3R Miesiąc temu

    Wale the corniest nigga in the world and don c speaks like a gay man 🤷‍♂️

  • Jay Gatling
    Jay Gatling Miesiąc temu +1

    All these rap artists with Millions of Dollars and Cultural Influence and nobody starting their own Sneaker Line. Stop begging for these companies to let us in when we are the ones making their shoes hot. Kanye should have his own brand. The Yeezy's don't even look like a traditional Adidas. SMDH...

  • Terrance Williams
    Terrance Williams Miesiąc temu +2

    Yo what rap song is that in the beginning? Shiz is fire!

  • Taylo Beats
    Taylo Beats Miesiąc temu

    Why does complex have the heroin addict, Dave Chappelle shot, moderating. Shit was Speddy booked 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Esaiah Watts
    Esaiah Watts Miesiąc temu

    Let's be real thoo, a.i.s career is built off that famous jordan cross over highlight

  • Sam Rodgers
    Sam Rodgers Miesiąc temu

    Tupac was the rapper that stood out with thr freshest basketball kicks of the 90s..i sometimes wonder had he not passed if him and A.I. would've met

  • Mr. Titus Turner
    Mr. Titus Turner Miesiąc temu +6

    Wale just sound salty, damm I see why no one want to work with you. You let it known your hurt about not collaborating with a shoe company. Ross had a RBK deal and you didn’t even get on with that

    • Mr. Titus Turner
      Mr. Titus Turner Miesiąc temu

      Justin Cauley true but still it’s a shoe deal

    • Justin Cauley
      Justin Cauley Miesiąc temu

      Mr. Titus Turner that’s Reebok fam lol no good

  • Reshod Williams
    Reshod Williams Miesiąc temu +2


  • emefa ashiadey
    emefa ashiadey Miesiąc temu +3

    Can you imagine how this would have been without Don C??

  • Mike Breezy
    Mike Breezy Miesiąc temu +4

    A.I. diamonds dancing doin da chris breezy

  • loza261
    loza261 Miesiąc temu +2

    Don c sound like Katt Williams younger brother

  • standupmothafucka
    standupmothafucka Miesiąc temu +3

    they all high like the sattelite,
    obviously the white guy and a.i fosho

  • Dominique Diaddigo-Cash
    Dominique Diaddigo-Cash Miesiąc temu

    what a fucking trainwreck

  • Toogie
    Toogie Miesiąc temu +2

    A.I diamonds dancing like a mf....look like LIFE AFTER DA NBA business deals treating him more den man legend for certain

  • NKORSI Ngidi
    NKORSI Ngidi Miesiąc temu +3

    Why they always excluding kanye when it comes to kicks, clothes, styles and trends or they just like ignore or beat around the bush when his name pops up

    • Justin Cauley
      Justin Cauley Miesiąc temu

      NKORSI Ngidi they had a whole segment about the Nike Yeezy 1s ? Lol weren’t you paying attention

  • Mario Garcia
    Mario Garcia Miesiąc temu +3

    Wait, was that wale saying Nike boots would’ve bricked without his song? 🤔🤔🤔

    • Adrienne Kromah
      Adrienne Kromah Miesiąc temu

      But with his song Nike boots became more know outside of the DMV

    • Jay Gatling
      Jay Gatling Miesiąc temu +1

      Wale didn't make Nike Boots Hot here in the DMV. He dressed just like everybody in Maryland and D.C. that rocked Nike Boots.

    • T How
      T How Miesiąc temu

      Mario Garcia thats exactly what he was hinting at 😭

    • benjaminates
      benjaminates Miesiąc temu

      Mario Garcia lol maybe u can still find a pair here and there at Ross

  • WaVy Crockett #JizzBoss
    WaVy Crockett #JizzBoss Miesiąc temu +1

    Don c sounds like J Roc from trailer park boys. Dude's a clown and his voice is a parody.

  • Ottokal Music
    Ottokal Music Miesiąc temu +37

    Wale said it best "circling stuff in the East Bay magazine that you never going to get." 👌👌👌

  • Biraveen Vamadevan
    Biraveen Vamadevan Miesiąc temu +1

    The Answer is a legend!

  • Hercules Hercules
    Hercules Hercules Miesiąc temu +2


  • Mrfatrock
    Mrfatrock Miesiąc temu +1

    A I on that uncut strait from Colombia

  • Stephen LeRoyale
    Stephen LeRoyale Miesiąc temu +3

    Nobody said anything about nothin really
    U had so many brands of SNEAKERS back in the 80s from Sergio Diadora Fila Gucci84 McM Ballys Lottos Saucony British knights Patrick Ewings Converse weapons/Cons le Coq Sportif Avias K Swiss Ellesse Pony Kangaroos "NBAs sneaker wit 4stripes"
    And the shoe nobody's ever mentions PRO WINGS from payless...
    P.s yall aint no real sneaker heads

    • Justin Cauley
      Justin Cauley Miesiąc temu

      I don’t think they enough time to slate all of that if you wanna hear about shit you like go watch “just for kicks “ on PLclip it’s covers all you like

    • Jay Gatling
      Jay Gatling Miesiąc temu

      Thank you. For one, the panel looked high as hell, esp A.I. and Wale. Second of all a lot these guys in their earlier 30's wasn't around in the 80's during the Golden era where the hustlers wore all of the fly shit and the rappers where inspired by them, wearing designer shoes like Fila, Lottos, Bally's, Diadora's along with Air Jordans.

    • D Jones
      D Jones Miesiąc temu

      Remember “ITZ”.... I think Bobby Hurley was wearing em

    • M Jr. Ray
      M Jr. Ray Miesiąc temu

      Stephen LeRoyale Them pro wings, we know about those

  • Stephen LeRoyale
    Stephen LeRoyale Miesiąc temu +1

    Omg yall got wale on here like he knows origin of sneaker culture all he knows is eastbay and nike boots...
    The answer SHOES was trash sorry AI
    And nobody wants a shoe from wale believeme
    I would say bapes wouldn'tbe shid if rappers aint wear them

  • Balenci Aga
    Balenci Aga Miesiąc temu +1

    What happened to that Russ bengston guy..? He looks terrible😰. Is he okay?

    • doncarrera 601
      doncarrera 601 Miesiąc temu

      he been looking like this forever

    • Elijah Black
      Elijah Black Miesiąc temu

      Lol he's looked like that since the mid 2000s

    • Balenci Aga
      Balenci Aga Miesiąc temu

      Mrfatrock how old is he?

    • Mrfatrock
      Mrfatrock Miesiąc temu

      Too much coke and meth

  • PuertoRican Johnny
    PuertoRican Johnny Miesiąc temu

    The host on drugs like a mother fuck

  • Jackie Moon
    Jackie Moon Miesiąc temu

    Lol wale talking about them nike boots at the end

    • Matt Mc
      Matt Mc Miesiąc temu +1

      Jackie Moon Yeah that's a DC, MD staple .... .... New Balance 991 992 990 , foams, Duncans, flight posites, Kevin Garnets, and Nike Boots

  • Jade Henry
    Jade Henry Miesiąc temu

    Checkout ddg

  • Cris James
    Cris James Miesiąc temu +1


  • MsBlakBuddafli.
    MsBlakBuddafli. Miesiąc temu +2


  • Stone Diggy
    Stone Diggy Miesiąc temu +3

    so wale gonna skip over hov and fifty nelly what

  • azitsallgood
    azitsallgood Miesiąc temu +4

    Wale is the best

  • Booker T
    Booker T Miesiąc temu +11

    Wale right NERD turned it up a notch with the fresh jeezy

  • maybach music group
    maybach music group Miesiąc temu +16


  • Dymez
    Dymez Miesiąc temu +7

    Wale been eating good

  • KiDKeYz1000
    KiDKeYz1000 Miesiąc temu +3

    Shouts out to braids for making a comeback over the last couple years. It’s a epidemic

  • channeldirty7
    channeldirty7 Miesiąc temu

    Don C & Slim 400 fam tho?

    • doncarrera 601
      doncarrera 601 Miesiąc temu

      CRYING right now HAHAHAHAHAAA....they do look like they could be brothers

  • constantino dolor
    constantino dolor Miesiąc temu

    Wallet sus

  • RobbyBean
    RobbyBean Miesiąc temu +25

    Here to show love and shed good energy to erybody an Wale too. Go stream On Chill! 🔥💪🏾

  • Sab Gonzalez
    Sab Gonzalez Miesiąc temu +3

    Dayum Al, what df u high on..?

  • Marcus Fenix
    Marcus Fenix Miesiąc temu +1

    Overdone kinda killed my childhood with that comment about not wearing the answer in the street

  • Kam Dhatt
    Kam Dhatt Miesiąc temu +4

    Wale is annoying

  • BigMTV💯🌍🇬🇧!!
    BigMTV💯🌍🇬🇧!! Miesiąc temu +27

    Imagine if AI was never released from jail, the world would have missed out on witnessing his greatness. Those racists tried to shut down the legacy. Salute the streets G.O.A.T!!

    • Esaiah Watts
      Esaiah Watts Miesiąc temu

      Imagine if ai did football instead of basketball

    • Don't Fall
      Don't Fall Miesiąc temu

      @BigMTV💯🌍🇬🇧!! It was about justice for AI, but it wasn't about race. There was nothing that signified race was the reason.

    • BigMTV💯🌍🇬🇧!!
      BigMTV💯🌍🇬🇧!! Miesiąc temu

      @Don't Fall Your right bro it was definitely about justice smh, GFOH!!

    • Don't Fall
      Don't Fall Miesiąc temu

      It wasn't about race, dude.

  • Cashius Cash
    Cashius Cash Miesiąc temu +14

    I wanna make a Keegan Michael Key joke about Don C but I’m sure it’s been done already smh

  • Jimel Quann
    Jimel Quann Miesiąc temu +3

    Old heads remembering the good ol days

  • A-Art-Customs
    A-Art-Customs Miesiąc temu +1

    Complex Is a great account with great content!💯 I actually created my own Channel called A-Art-Customs where I Customize SHOES, Come check it out, I always follow back!🙌

  • QueenofSole
    QueenofSole Miesiąc temu +5

    Still have 2 pairs of S. Dots Jay-Z put out in the early 2000s, still great condition. 👌

  • Ryan Daniels
    Ryan Daniels Miesiąc temu +3

    Wale a weirdo

  • Flint Mi
    Flint Mi Miesiąc temu +1

    Top Ten( padded leather)or Shell Toes
    Best shoe

  • Christopher Nieves
    Christopher Nieves Miesiąc temu +2

    Tbh that's such A played out topic the history of sneakers in hip hop come on complex

  • Cordairo Tucker
    Cordairo Tucker Miesiąc temu +18

    Surprised they didn’t mention the G-Unit rbks

    • troy ramos
      troy ramos Miesiąc temu

      @WaVy Crockett #JizzBoss word never saw them in real life

    • WaVy Crockett #JizzBoss
      WaVy Crockett #JizzBoss Miesiąc temu

      Lugz numba one stunnas shit on all the rap shoes. I had the high top white that looked like air force ones. They came with a money sign money clip. This was before Wayne's lollipop so you know Bird was on his business shit back then gettin shoe deals.

    • WaVy Crockett #JizzBoss
      WaVy Crockett #JizzBoss Miesiąc temu

      @troy ramos no they were 310 motoring and they were trash

    • troy ramos
      troy ramos Miesiąc temu

      Were hurricanes rbk?

  • gemzk87
    gemzk87 Miesiąc temu +4

    This panel should do a Nike or Jordan collab together.

  • Don Perignon
    Don Perignon Miesiąc temu +4


  • Flint Mi
    Flint Mi Miesiąc temu +2

    Eastbay had that sale clearance
    Adidas since 77
    Adidas or nothing
    Three stripe life