Hip hop elite step out in hometown garb

May 16, 2012NewsComments
Hip hop elite step out in hometown garb

Celebrities have never been shy about wearing certain brands like Rocawear or Apple Bottom, as long as they look good wearing the clothes. This same notion rings true for hip hop artists and A-listers when it comes to rocking their home team colors - both at the games and in their daily lives.

EBONY Magazine reports filmmaker Spike Lee may be the most loyal celebrity as he rarely misses a New York Knicks game and he proves he's not too cool to represent. Lee can be seen wearing blue and orange from head to toe. Music and urban clothes genius Russell Simmons also represents his native New York everywhere he goes - from black tie events to the office. Simmons can be seen rocking a fitted New York Yankees cap in almost every snapshot he's in.

Other celebs like Scottie Pippen, Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz, Flo-Rida and Chris Brown have been known to represent their hometowns wherever they go.

HipHopWired.com reports some hip hop stars are looking to rake in the cash while representing their home teams. Jay-Z, creator of Rocawear, recently inked a deal with the New York Yankees to display his clothing lines' signage in Yankee Stadium throughout the 2012 baseball season.

"Jay-Z has been a long-time fan of the Yankees, regularly attends games and has even included his favorite team in song lyrics, so this was a natural partnership," said Jameel Spencer, marketing EVP for the men's division of Iconix Brand, the company which owns the clothing line, according to the news source. "Rocawear, along with Jay-Z are very excited to be working with the Yankees for the 2012 season. We feel another championship in '12!"

Fans who want to represent their home teams can do so by purchasing a New Era New York Knicks Snapback Cap or other team caps for themselves. 

May 16, 2012NewsComments