Akomplice teams up with the J Dilla Foundation and Brooklyn emcee, Joey Bada$$ in a collaborative capsule that will enable youth access to music. The capsule collection features a t-shirt and crew neck that pay’s homage to the legendary producer through an angelic cloud-graphic of J Dilla’s face cleanly printed across both. In addition the collaboration features original music on a 45 record which contains an unreleased Dilla beat dubbed “Two Lips” on Side A and an unreleased Joey Bada$$ track over the aforementioned beat on Side B.
Those fortunate enough to obtain “The Set” will be blessed with the J Dilla sublimation shirt, in which the cloud-graphic appears across the entire tee and a newspaper highlighted by a candid interview with Dilla’s mom, “Miss Yancey”, Joey Bada$$ and Akomplice co-owner, Patrick Liberty. Through this collaboration, Akomplice is proud to play a role in bridging two generations of hip-hop that will reverberate with today’s youth and empower them through music. As Joey describes it, “This project has been a dream come true, working with the soul of my favorite producer of all time is an honor.”
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Patrick Liberty says “The concept of the project was to give the opportunity to a new young artist that never had the chance to work with Dilla. We thought Joey had an integrity that made him perfect for the project”
The limited capsule collection will be available in 29 countries at select Akomplice retailers starting November 21st. The complete collection will also be available online in the Akomplice webstore(http://www.akomplice-clothing.com/store.html).
Model: Joey Bada$$
Photographer: Blake Peterson