On Tuesday, July 25th 2023, visual artist Rick Williams and the iconic Detroit rap group Slum Village revealed on social media the Fabric of Hip-Hop: Slum Village Fantastic Volume 2 shoe and apparel collection, a collaboration between PUMA and DISTINCT LIFE. Released today (8/1/2023) as a part of DISTINCT LIFE’s ‘Detroit Inspires the World Series’, the collection pays homage to Detroit’s profound contribution to Hip-Hop and celebrates Slum Village’s seminal album, Fantastic Vol. 2.
The limited edition collection consists of two t-shirts and a custom pair of classic PUMA suedes, with branding from Slum Village’s Fantastic Vol. 2 album and DISTINCT LIFE’s signature Horizon camo designed by Williams on the shoe’s insole, back and lace tips. Not only is the special collection a celebration of Detroit’s cultural legacy, but it is a testament to the enduring influence of Hip-Hop music and its ability to transcend boundaries between music, fashion, and art worldwide.
More information can be found on DISTINCT LIFE’s website here.
The Fabric of Hip-Hop: Slum Village Fantastic Volume 2 collection arrives on the heels of the release of Slum Village’s new single “Just Like You“, featuring Bay Area emcee Larry June and old school Detroit Soul ensemble The Dramatics. The single serves as the lead single from Slum Village’s currently untitled forthcoming album, which will be the group’s first new full-length project in over eight years.
Stream/purchase “Just Like You” here.
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