The History of Sneakers in Hip-Hop
Streetwear designer Don C, NBA legend Allen Iverson, and rapper/sneaker icon Wale sit down with Complex Current host Russ Bengtson to discuss the history of sneakers in hip-hop. The roundtable of sneaker enthusiasts breakdown everything from which rappers really deserve props for trailblazing sneaker trends to the art of copping exclusive kicks before the internet.
The Complex Current miniseries welcomes the most influential minds in fashion, art, music, sneakers and beyond in a series of lively panel discussions from our inaugural ComplexCon Chicago. We discuss the topics most relevant to today’s youth in an effort to examine a deeper understanding of each other, our culture, and the passions that inspire us.
Complex Current, presented by NBA 2K20, brings the most energizing minds in style, entertainment, sports, and music on one stage for an opinionated and inspirational look at the topics that matter to us the most. Filmed live at ComplexCon Chicago with guest appearances from PJ Tucker, Jon Wexler, Joe La Puma and more. Panels include a spotlight on the cultural significance of NBA 2K, the value of investing in our communities through local businesses, a look at sneaker culture through the lens of hip hop, and more.