Two legends have united to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop, and they’re doing it in style. Iconic sports apparel brand Mitchell & Ness and legendary graffiti crew TATS Cru are collaborating on a custom collection of NBA jerseys set to launch in October 2023. The release perfectly coincides with the start of the 2023-24 NBA season and Hip Hop History Month in November.
The collection is a tribute to eight major metropolitan cities that significantly contributed to Hip Hop music and culture development. These cities include New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. Each jersey showcases unique graffiti designs of the city skylines and incorporates the four core elements of Hip Hop: mc’ing, dj’ing, graffiti art, and breaking.
Mitchell & Ness and TATS Cru have masterfully blended the worlds of sports and street art, creating wearable pieces of art that encapsulate the essence of both cultures. TATS Cru, a legendary group of New York City-based graffiti artists, started their careers in the mid-’80s, marking the rise of Hip Hop worldwide.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with TATS Cru on this historic project,” said Eli Kumekpor, CEO at Mitchell & Ness. “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.”
“As avid basketball fans, Tats Cru was honored to create commemorative the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop basketball jersey designs to pay homage to both the culture and the sport,” said Bio from Tats Cru.
The Mitchell & Ness x TATS Cru collection will be available for purchase starting October 24, 2023, at www.mitchellandness.com and authorized retailers. This is an exclusive opportunity for fans and collectors to own a piece of both Hip Hop and sports history.
Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of this groundbreaking collaboration. Join Mitchell & Ness and TATS Cru as they celebrate the 50th Anniversary of hip-hop with a limited-edition collection that embodies the essence of these two cultural powerhouses. To stay updated and enjoy exclusive content, follow @mitchellandness and @TATSCru on Instagram.