In terms of Hip-Hop, the New York City borough of Staten Island has not had many new faces emerge into the spotlight. With that said, Shoalin native Sha has been changing the narrative. Having collaborated with several notable talents and making his rounds in the club circuit with major DJs spinning his tunes in the nightclubs, The Park Hill area native reveals the visual for his breakthrough single “Patrick Ewing.” Named after the New York Knicks basketball legend, Sha likens his prowess in music and on the street to that of the NBA Hall of Famer. Be sure to pick up the single on iTunes and follow Sha on Instagram & Twitter @Sha225si.
Ewing Athletics latest collaboration features Packer Shoes along with NY Natives Fabolous and Teyana Taylor for the Ewing 33 Hi “Aloysius” Fame & War Collection
If you’re an old school New York Knick or Patrick Ewing fan you be may be familiar with the name “Aloysius”. Aloysius is the middle name of the retired Hall of Fame NBA player Patrick Ewing. The fame and war theme is derived from the original translation of Ewing’s middle name. This package includes two different pairs of sneakers in different color-ways.
The “fame” pair designed by Teyana Taylor features a gold base, black accents, and a translucent gum outsole with gold flakes. They also include an Empire State Building logo on the tongue, gold plates on the back with “NYC” on the left shoe and “33”on the right, along with lace locks with “VII” written on them (the name of Teyana Taylor’s last album).
The “war” pair designed by Fabolous features a black full grain leather base, a woven red and green ankle strap and gold across the buckle, tongue, and heel along with a gold accent. This shoe features a “Ewing Defense Regimen” logo on the tongue, gold plates on the back with “NYC” on the left shoe and “33”on the right, along with lace locks with “OG” written on them (a reminder of the Young OG moniker Fabolous has been going by lately).
The sneakers were available for purchase exclusively at S.O.B.’s in NYC on Thursday, March 26th . Both color-ways will be available for purchase with a limit of one pair per color-way, per customer and they will both retail for $150. These sneakers will only be available in men’s sizes 5- 15. Limited edition lace locks will be given to those who purchased their sneakers a S.O.B.’s. Good luck on trying to get these limited edition kicks!