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Hip Hop Artists and Their Best Sneaker Collabs to Buy Now

By Gabrielle Archibald
Explore limited edition sneaker collabs with iconic artists, such as Drake and Jay-Z, on our online Sneaker Shop . Ranging from the Nike Air Force 1 OVO to the Jordan 4 Eminem Carhart, shop the best artist sneaker collaborations today.

With a shared bond centered around sentiment, sneaker culture and Hip Hop music have fostered a deeper relationship than what meets the eye. Throughout the years, Hip Hop music has given people a voice, allowing them to feel heard and understood. Similarly, sneakers have played a pivotal role in making us feel seen through self-expression. This union between sneakers and Hip Hop culture is evident in many ways, from sneakers making appearances in music videos or being spotted on artist’s feet to being woven into the lyrics of our favorite songs. As a result, sneakers have become an integral part of the musical stratosphere, forever intertwined with the essence of Hip Hop.

From limited edition sneaker collaborations with Eminem to Jay-Z, we have curated a collection of the best artist themed sneakers to buy now. Ranging from the Air Force 1 OVO to Nike Jordan 4 Eminem Carhartt, we have some of the most iconic sneaker collabs for sale on our online Sneaker Shop.

Best Artist Sneaker Collabs to Buy Now

1. Nike Air Force 1 Low OVO Sample Left Shoe 

Among Nike's extensive sneaker lineup, the Air Force One stands out as one of the most best-selling and popular sneaker models. Its enduring allure has made it a symbol of sneaker culture worldwide. In 2019, the Nike Air Force 1 was reinterpreted by Drake’s October’s Very Own ("OVO") label to create a unique take on the iconic sneaker silhouette.

This Nike AF1 Sample includes a black sleek patent upper adorned by pops of gold in the Swoosh, tongue branding, heel, and the iconic OVO owl on the lateral heel. Never released to the public and complete with a sample hang tag, the rarity and exclusivity of this Nike Air Force One only adds to its appeal, making it one of the best artist sneaker collabs available now.

2. Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro Eminem Carhartt 

While unexpected, this artist sneaker collaboration just makes sense. Both deemed trailblazers in their respective fields, Eminem and Carhartt came together with the Jordan brand to make the Eminem x Carhartt Air Jordan 4 Black Chrome in 2015. This exclusive Air Jordan 4 has humble beginnings. Originally gifted to only friends and family, an additional 10 pairs of this Jordan 4 model were created to sell at auction. The proceeds, amounting to $227,000, supported the Marshalls Mathers foundation and aided student enrollments at Michigan State University's Community Music School.

The upper features a Carhartt traditional canvas with graphics from Eminem and Shady Records. Eminem’s trademark hockey mask and backwards ‘E’ logo on the heel both make special appearances to make this an extremely sought-after and rare Air Jordan release.

3. Reebok S. Carter 3 Audemars Piguet Promo Sample

Jay-Z, the business mogul and Hip Hop legend, partnered with Reebook in 2003 to create his own signature apparel and sneaker line, alongside receiving a multi-year endorsement deal. The S. Carter, which was inspired by the Gucci 84 tennis sneaker, was the first and most popular item.

This S. Carter sneaker sample features a striking combination of a white leather upper embellished with elegant black suede accents. This pair has "S Carter" embroidered on the lateral side of the sneaker, accompanied by a sleek metal plate bearing the same inscription on the tongue. Additionally, the lateral heels proudly display the famous Audemars Piguet logo, adding a touch of sophistication to the design. The packaging is marked with a sample tag indicating "AP EVENT PROMO," signifying its exclusivity and limited edition sneaker status.

4. Nike Air Jordan 2 Retro The Way I Am

Honoring the Detroit native and artist, Eminem, the Nike Air Jordan 2 The Way I Am showcases a striking design and distinctive style. This Nike Jordan 2 features a black textured upper with light gray suede strips complemented by red and white lettering depicting Eminem's 2000 song, "The Way I Am." In celebration of Detroit's history, 313 pairs, the state's area code, were rumored to have been given away, making this Air Jordan an incredible find.

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