Mitchell & Ness Launch Hip-Hop Anniversary Tats Cru Collection – Billboard
Written by GRB on 31/10/2023
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Hip-hop history month begins in November and to commemorate the genre’s 50th anniversary, designer sportswear brand Mitchell & Ness created an NBA capsule collection with graffiti artists Tats Cru just in time for NBA season.
Unlike traditional NBA merch, the apparel comes designed with graffiti designed by the artists with a basketball twist.
Pieces in the limited-edition line include sweatshirts, jerseys and T-shirts that infuse the style of Hip-Hop with basketball athletic wear. You can expect eight of the major metropolitan cities that helped play a role in the development of Hip-Hop music and culture to be on display such as New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Detroit, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
Every team has their own T-shirt, sweatshirt and jersey, which we highlight below.
Keep reading to shop the different styles or view the entire collection here.
M&N x Tats Cru City Tee Los Angeles Lakers
Whether it’s game-day or you’re headed to the grocery store, this T-shirt can act as a casual yet comfortable piece of apparel. It’ll show off your love for the team with a streetwear twist and comes in sizes S-3XL.
M&N x NBA x Tats Cru Jersey New York Knicks
Go for a bold look in a redesigned jersey that comes with the team’s logo and graffiti art representative of the state they represent. Each jersey is exclusive to the brand and features a lightweight yet breathable material to keep you comfy.
M&N x Tats Cru Brick Hoodie Chicago Bulls
Stay cozy while still repping your favorite team in this hoodie that comes with an exclusive design and soft cotton material.
For the sportswear brand this was a especially a monumental moment.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Tats Cru on this historic project,” said Eli Kumekpor the CEO of Mitchell & Ness in a press statement. “The 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop is a momentous occasion, and we wanted to celebrate it in a way that honors its influence on sports, art, and society. TATS Cru’s distinct artistic vision perfectly complements our dedication to craftsmanship and authenticity.”