With rap star Kanye West‘s Air Yeezy 2 buzz finally simmering down, Tha Bizness’ Dow Jones recently hit up SOHH to dish out his love for Nike and why Ye’s shoes are in a class by themselves.
Asked about recently tweeting a photo of his Air Yeezy 2 sneakers, Dow said his love for kicks runs deeper than the pricey collectibles.
“Oh yeah, I’ve been a Nike child since day one, man,” Dow told SOHH when asked if he indeed is a sneaker head. “Henny is more into those fly shoes with the tips but I’m definitely rocking with that street wear. Look for us to do some commercials with Nike in the future. That’s what we’re working on now. Nike has always been a way of life, it’s not always just Jordans, man. … the Air Yeezys are perfect. They’re like pillows for your feet, man. That’s why you see them reselling for a couple stacks. It’s well put together.” (SOHH)
Dow also emphasized Ye’s knack for putting perfection into all of his crafts.
“Ye takes the time to do things right when he’s putting his name on something and that’s the same thing that we live by,” Jones added. “Any time you hear that ‘Bizness’ sign, you know that song is going to be one of the [hits]. Get you a pair of Yeezy.” (SOHH)
G.O.O.D. Music’s Hit-Boy admitted he did not yet have his own set last month.
“Man, he told me he was going to give me some, but I didn’t really press the issue. So I don’t have none as of now,” Hit-Boy said in an interview when asked about getting laced with a pair. “[$90,000 eBay bid?] Yeah, I know. That was ridiculous, right?” (Vulture)
Reports of a $90,000 bid for the Air Yeezy 2 kicks circulated online in mid-June.
Bidding for one pre-ordered pair of Kanye West’s Air Yeezy 2 sneakers have reached $90,100 on eBay. Though hip hop artist, Kanye West, has been wearing the shoes for months, the official release date for the Nike shoes is June 9, 2012. They retail for $245. (ABC News)