With buzz circulating online about his new limited edition partnership with fellow singer will.i.am‘s ill.i.Optics eyewear, SOHH reached out to rap mogul Slick Rick to find out what inspired the collaboration.

Speaking via a statement, Rick told SOHH two main passions of his contributed to the three-piece collection.

“Music and fashion have always been parallel, and both are my true passions. ill.i x Slick Rick represents our vision for the next level of fresh, fly, and classic eyewear.” (SOHH)

Check out the details of Slick’s deal on the next page…

Rick’s shades will come packed with signature features.

CREATED IN LIMITED QUANTITIES IN A PALETTE OF ELECTRIC PURPLE, GLOSS BLACK AND MATTE CRYSTAL GRAY, THE ULTRA-SLEEK SILHOUETTE COMBINES SLICK RICK’S AUTHENTIC POINT OF VIEW WITH ILL.I’S SIGNATURE STYLE AND THE SUBTLE LUXURY SYNONYMOUS WITH THE SS15 COLLECTION. STRIPED DETAILING ON THE FRAME REPRESENT THE RECOGNIZED BRAND MARK. (ill.i.am)

The collection will combine past, present and future in its framework.

THE ILL.I X SLICK RICK COLLABORATION DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM VINTAGE SILHOUETTES AND CLASSIC HIP HOP AESTHETICS IN A WAY THAT IS BOTH PROGRESSIVE AND TIMELESS, RESULTING IN UNPARALLELED STYLE THAT BRINGS TOGETHER PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. (ill.i.am)

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