Bleacher Report's "World Cup x Hip-Hop" capsule collection available now.
The 2018 World Cup will come to a close this weekend, as England and Belgium do battle tomorrow in the Third Place play-off, followed by the championship game at 11am on Sunday featuring France and Croatia.
Ahead of this weekend's matchups, Bleacher Report has unveiled a special edition "World Cup x Hip-Hop" capsule collection, featuring soccer jerseys and t-shirts designed by some of the top artists in hip-hop including 21 Savage, Smokepurpp, Vic Mensa, YBN Nahmir, Vince Staples and The Roots.
The full collection will be available for purchase exclusively via BleacherReport.com today, Friday, July 13, through Monday, July 16. Scroll down to see how each collaborator described their contribution to the "World Cup x Hip-Hop" capsule collection.
21 Savage: "My brand is the dagger and Zone 6 4L, so I always rep both. I kept it simple and made sure the design represented me."
Vic Mensa: “I grew up playing soccer by way of my Ghanian father, so the sport is in my blood. I wanted to combine my experience with my love for the game to create something representing Chicago.”
The Roots: "The World Cup is one of the few sports events that unites the entire world. Unfortunately we didn’t have the opportunity to cheer on USA this summer. However, we live and breathe all things Philadelphia, so we jumped at the opportunity to create World Cup soccer jerseys that repped our city. We think we designed a jersey that shows the passion, grit and beauty of Philly."
SmokePurpp: “I drew inspiration from Miami Vice and the South Beach Colors.”
YBN Nahmir: "I wanted to design something that represented my city, with a classic feel to soccer attire. Alabama isn’t known for soccer, just as me making it out of Birmingham as a rapper is rare. I feel the jersey represents the unexpected, but something to be proud of."
Vince Staples: "This jersey represents Long Beach as I see it."