June 5, 2012 BY John Kim / 106
The annual hip-hop extravaganza known as the HOT 97 Summer Jam has become an yearly highlight in the hip-hop game, marking the unofficial start of a season filled with relaxation and of course, your favorite hip-hop tunes. The HOT 97 Summer Jam 2012 was held this past Sunday at the customary location in East Rutherford, NJ, where a countless arsenal of today’s most relevant artists came through for a live showcase of the best music of the year. With the hip-hop scene comes the most up-to-date selection of sneakers, and with fellas like Wale, Joe Budden, J. Cole, and a slew of other hip-hop celebs known to rock sick sneakers on their feat, ‘HOT’ in HOT 97 might just be an egregious understatement. Who rocked the Miami Vice LeBron 9s? Who was graced with a pair of Air Yeezy 2s? Did Wale wow us with some new Foamposites? We’ve got one of the sickest Celebrity Feet compilations right ahead so take a look and let us know who stands out from the rest! Photos: everydaylavan
Respect to Raekwon out there OG swaggin all over the place ! Hawks jacket was iller than his kicks.. Can I get a Amen? & I respect the subtleness of Kendrick Lamar's fit with those Nike Cortez verrry nice Guess I gotta get a second look at Wale's Crimson foams since it's seems to be the crowd favorite in the C-section
no one said anything about joe budden bama ass? his jeans sucked up the whole damn shoe...This goes to show, I dont commend mainstream rappers for having such kicks, simply because IT COMES EASY FOR THEM TO GET KICKS. What they do/wear with them lets me distinguish the BUMS from the FRESH, and JOE BUDDEN IS A BUM!
Wait..... who the hell is that white boy with the upstate shirt? O my frickin GOD.... why is Miguel at a HIP-HOP concert looking like pirates of the caribbean, looking like Prince, looking like he stole those boots from Roxy from 106!?!?!?! hahaaaaaaaaaa. seriously.. come on bra! fire your stylist!!!!
Everybody was fly to me, but as far as originality Miguel was the most original. Those boots are hot.
Are you serious? Pants saggin is apart of the hip-hop culture. Besides I never seen a sneaker head who wears his pants at his waist with a tight ass belt. WTF? IJS
Man ASAP Rocky looks like he's auditioning for Odd Future. Switch that shit up. Anyway, no real suprises, seen Wale in the Margielas before. Seen everything before except those foams. Giving it to Kendrick for being himself and rocking Cortez. Respect for not following the crowd. Last rapper I saw wearing Cortez was probably Kurupt waaaay back in the day. PS. Pull your god damn pants up people.
Tyga better leave his "flags" on the tour bus when he come to chicago tht shit may be cool in NY but thts dead here..Lame ass rappers always gettin a pass
Pusha t wale j cole and my man victor Cruz crushed it all else are normal bs and ASAP with those soup vans hahhaha
Joe Budden makes the Miami Vice Lebron 9s look ugly. Like come on some, stop rocking baggy jeans fool its 2012. Fuck wrong wit bruh?
Honestly speaking I love the Son of Mars, a lot of people calling them ugly because everyone else is calling them ugly smh.
those shiny silver kicks wale has on are maison martin margielas. i think a$ap rocky STOOD OUT the most IMO.
rappers are all show no lyrics cant dress smh half of em got GS shoes on like why are they posting pics of rappers in shoes i got smell a lil hypebeatish to me
Kendirck Lamar is a "G" for pulling off the rolled up khakis.... and Cortez? ...can't say I have ever seen that b4. lol...black hippy!
I love the crimson's! But It's very difficult for me to get them, here in Spain there aren't many foamposites
Damn it must be nice being RICH! You get top cop sneakers two or three months before the release... wale's shoe closet must be bonkers! (probably the size of my house lol) That fat ni88a wit no neck, "fred the god son" is corny! aight i see joe burden with the south b's... i got mine!!! hahaaa.. WTFFFFF is ASAP wearing... music is ok, but ya style is atrocious! and look at Victor Cruz holding a wrestling belt, I understand you the "champion" but come on bra... displaying wrestling belts is so early 2000's. Leave that ish to ghostface killa! ehhhh the more i see the yeezys the more i pass.... idk gotta see em up close.
If your complaining about wale your a hater. If anyone else was wearing those this early you would be applauding
Paparazzi got game too! Some of those dudes got game Those black and blue royal 1's though on the 4th page 7th pic down are my favorite...
another thing is RAPPERS DONT KNOW HOW TO WEAR THE DAMN KICKS! BUNCH OF HYPEBEAST THEMSELVES. They either have the laces too tight like they are about to ball up, tied in every damn shoe hole, or have a little ass tied knot (like homie did with the Air Max 90's) I ESPECIALLY HATE HOW RAPPERS WEAR THE LEBRON SNEAKS. THEY JUST NEED TO LEAVE THAT KICK ALONE!
It's funny, cause he was an indie act before he was a rapper. He's about as G as I am, which is not at all. lol.
i disagree son of mars breds are dope and Rea killed it in them! But to each his own! Wu over everything!
Kendrick the realest nxxga in this whole concert word from a chicago man... Kendrick, Crit, J. Cole, joe buddens the only ppl at this concert worth listening too rest of these lame rappers(pop stars) shoulda stayed home