(AllHipHop News) Maybach Music Group’s Wale is releasing The Gifted in 2 weeks, and in celebration of his third album the DMV emcee may have a special connection to another significant third edition product.
At one point his associate, Sneaker Man Dan, hints that fans may have the chance to collect Wale custom Jordan 3 sneaks.
“Jordan 3′s – the shoes Jordan wore when he won the slam dunk contest in ’88 – Wale’s third album, we’re just blending everything together. Real deep theories, real strong vibes, and we getting it done,” said Dan. “And then we got the customs coming out, eighty-eight pairs – super exclusive.”
The Jordan 3′s are perhaps the most notable sneakers in history. Besides being the pair the basketball great wore during his legendary 1998 slam dunk contest victory, they are the first Air Jordan’s to feature the iconic “Jumpman” logo. The third J’s were also featured in the highly successful “Mars and Mike” Nike ad campaign with Spike Lee.
The Gifted is scheduled for release on June 25th.
Watch the video of Wale at Flight Club below.