Pelle Pelle first came on the scene in 1978, and they quickly became synonymous with hip hop from their very inception. Despite emerging as a leather outerwear company, Pelle Pelle was the first to introduce the baggy jeans that fast became a hip hop fashion staple; the loose fitting pants that allowed lots of movement quickly became popular first with the b-boys, then emcees and hip hop culture afficionados alike.
Pelle Pelle remains known for their intricately detailed leather jackets that have been worn by some of hip hop’s biggest stars. Their jackets have been spotted on TI, 50 Cent, French Montana, and almost all of hip hop’s heavyweights at some point in time or another. Their contributitions to hip hop fashion are rich, with a cameo in the movie Notorious, and even an opportunity to design custom jackets for the founders of hip hop, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Pelle Pelle has continued to add to their ever-growing catalogue of hip hop history. They recently released a freestyle featuring the legendary beatboxer Rahzel, formerly of The Roots, with his son Rahzel Jr. Today, they’re releasing a full length cipher, featuring a host of emcees, including Dice, Dunn LeMagne, Pep the Champ, WarChyld, and Lotto Aura, with Rahzel, the Godfather of Noyze, beatboxing in the background.
The cipher is a true celebration of hip hop, with all styles of flow and delivery represented amongst the diverse group of emcees, all of whom exhibit exemplary lyrical mastery.
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