A variety of Hip-Hop
legends and athletes will gather in New York this weekend to celebrate the 25th
year anniversary of Nike’s Air Force 1 sneaker. Nike will host an invite-only
celebration this Sunday (Dec. 10) in New York. During
the celebration, rappers Kanye West, Nas, Rakim and KRS-One will unveil and perform
a new, Rick Rubin-produced original song, dedicated to the sneaker. Rubin
is well known for his wide range of hit productions, which include another sneaker
anthem, Run-DMC’s 1986 smash single, "My Adidas." Guests
expected to attend include Dave Chappelle, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Rihanna,
Queen Latifah, Spike Lee, Moses Malone, Usher, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J and others.
Air Force 1 sneaker has become a staple of fashion in the Hip-Hop community and
has been the topic of several songs, including Nelly’s No. 1 hit, "Air Force
sneaker was created in 1982 and has remained one of Nike’s top selling shoes for
over two decades.