Hip hop veterans Beastie Boys have teamed with Converse to bring some of their world renowned 80s swagger into 21st century. Many see the originators from New York famed for their original lyrics and distinctive delivery, as the poster boys for mid 80’s hip hop fashion.
These limited edition high-tops feature never before seen images taken by American photographer Sunny Bak during the groups 1986 'Licensed to Ill Tour'. The images capture all three lyricists: MCA atop the Palladium marquee on the right foot and Ad-Rock alongside Mike D on the left.
The Converse sneaker campaign will be exclusively on eBay with each pair selling for $200 dollars. Ten percent of all sales will go to Prop 8 Films a company supported by the trio for a number of years. Prop 8 aims to create ‘socially conscious’ documentary films, the organisations first project was a documentary based on the issues of Proposition 8 and same-sex marriage around the US.
Here's Beastie Boys doing what they do best.
By: Callum Reece