Young Money’s Drake is putting his stamp on the sneaker universe after reportedly designing an upcoming pair of Air Jordan 6s with his October’s Very Own theme. #SneakerHead
Photos of the black-and-gold kicks have landed online this weekend.
OVO crew is about to look real fresh for the summer. After designing an OVO Air Jordan 12 and Jordan 10, Drake is back with another. This time he brings his Black & Gold traditional colors to the Air Jordan 6. Maybe he’s not aware of DMP 6?s, but Jordan Brand taught us years ago this colorway is fire. Shout out to Drake getting his own PE’s for the team, thats how you really put on for the squad. Maybe he’ll design a cleat for his bestfriend Johnny Manziel who was caught wearing 6?s in practice. (The Shoe Game)
The rap superstar designed his own OVO Air Jordan 12s last winter.
Did you spend the weekend tracking down that new pair of Jordan 10s? While you were up to that, recent Jordan Brand signee Drake was somewhere relaxing ahead of the Grammys show, knowing that he’d not have to worry about access to exclusive Jordans. Proof comes in the form of his Air Jordan 10 “OVO” and Air Jordan 12 “OVO” pairs-there are two colors of each, and all four feature a deluxe stingray leather treatment. (Sneaker News)
Earlier this year, rap veteran Nas spoke on seeing artists like Drizzy and Kanye West doing major sneaker deals.
“That’s what we do. That is what we are all about. If those sneakers come out and kill, it just shows how much hip-hop guys love their shoes. Hip-hop guys should be behind the design of sneakers.” (Complex)
Drake broke the news of joining Jordan Brand during a performance near Nike’s Portland headquarters last December.
“Growing up, I’m sure we idolized this guy. He goes by the name of Michael Jordan, you understand what I’m saying?” Drake said to the crowd at the Rose Garden Arena during his tour stop in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday night. Known for its microbreweries, chainsaw wielding and local hero Timber Joey, Portland is also home to Nike and Jordan Brand’s corporate offices. “So today, I came to Portland and I officially became inducted into the Team Jordan family so I feel like I’m at home right now, if you understand what I’m talking about,” Drake said without getting into specifics. “And it is a family and I don’t take that word lightly.” (MTV)