Jersey City, NJ (CNS) – Rapper Mos Def is trying his hands at designing. He is teaming up with streetwear label Undrcrwn for a spring 2009 collection.
The 14-piece cut-and-sewn line will bear the political hip-hop duo Dead Prez’s 2004 album RBG: Revolutionary But Gangsta’s colors and prints.
As quoted by dnrnews.com, Mos Def explained during an interview near his apartment, “I come from a place where how stylish or fashionable you were had nothing to do with how much money you had.”
“Brands like Supreme are giving luxury brands a big run for their money. These types of brands represent a certain type of perspective and a new kind of status.”
Undrcrwn’s creative director, Dustin Canalin, described the rapper/actor as a “popular figure in the streetwear culture, and a true artist. He looks at creativity first, and dollars later.”
The line, titled “Mos Def designed by Dustin Canalin for Undrcrwn,” will include personalization from Mos Def’s own life such as adorning a nylon jacket with an upside-down flag or printed bandana stripes on a T-shirt’s back.
The line will retail from $36 to $200.