Recently hired as a cultural consultant for the rising Washington Wizards, Wale is hoping to rebrand the budding sports franchise as it begins to move from the bottom of the Eastern Conference to the top. In a recent conversation with ESPN the Magazine, the D.C. native mentioned he hoping to recruit Kanye West as a designer for the team’s new uniform initiative.
I want to be a shot in the arm to D.C. basketball. My job is to provide a spark, at all costs. I’m not going to do anything corny, but I’m talking to Kanye about designing new uniforms. I want to see the phone booth rocking every time I come here. I want to create the “Lake Show,” create what the Bulls had. I want to take the personality of our stars — John, Otto, Marcin — and create what Kemp and Payton had, what LeBron and D-Wade had. That’s the vibe I want.
Read the rest of Wale’s piece here, and let us know if you think this collaboration will come to life below.
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F.A.M.E. is a bi-annual event that brings together the aesthetic elements of streetwear culture. It strives to collectively gather fashion, art and music to exhibit the work of passionate artists of every caliber and every medium. F.A.M.E. offers a space for those hustling day in and day out to exhibit their contributions to the streetwear life.
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Saturday, September 17, 2011
7:00PM – 11:00PM
1111 Felipe Avenue
San Jose, CA 95122
$9.00 Presale (Ends 09.16.11 at 7:00PM)
$12.00 At the door
A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the FutureArtsNow!
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Crossroads Trading Company (Blossom Hill)
Flora + Fauna
Marvin King | MKP| UGLIETV
Petals and Peacocks
South East Beast
The Imaginary Zebra
With Love, Made From Hate
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