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STEADY MOBBIN’

My favorite Ice Cube joint of all time. It’s the beat. All bow down before Average White Band samples…

Colin W. (2 of 3 wiggers in a row)
Here we have both a rarity and an exemplar of then-contemporary stylings. First, the rarity – a ginger wigger. At least I think he’s a redhead. Hard to tell from B&W pics, but sometimes a man’s got to extrapolate…
As for his gear, where to begin… First, there’s that amazing rayon shirt. It looks like it was based on the poster for Scarface. Either that, or modeled after the Inbetweener (Marvel nerds, rejoice). Then there’s his multi-colored, multi-fabric’ed jacket – another common (and turrible) relic of the time. Brands such as Major Damage and Cross Colours – as well as their knock-off cousins like Exco – specialized in making these over-sized jackets of at least five differing materials and shades. Corduroy wuz a popular choice, along with dark browns that you could easily find matching Ewings for.
I’d argue that after Mike, the man with the most bi-pedal presence in hi skool wuz none other than the Hoya Destroya, Patrick Ewing. Yes, he wuz more than a Gold Club VIP and former Seattle Supersonic – in his heyday entire legions of b-boys of all colors rocked his kicks, often color-coordinated with similarly garish Starter snapbacks and Exhaust jeans. I think he, well, his kicks got over so well wuz because of the near-infinite colorways.
You want them in suede Mustard Yellow? Done. Two-day-old Shit Brown? What size? Even the immortal Ice Cube immortalizing them by referencing in the Average-White-Band sampled classic, Steady Mobbin’ (“I bust a nut, get up/ And put on my white Ewings…”). But white, Cube? I guess he wanted to keep shit neutral back in the Crips/Bloods color-signifying era…

Colin W. (2 of 3 wiggers in a row)

Here we have both a rarity and an exemplar of then-contemporary stylings. First, the rarity – a ginger wigger. At least I think he’s a redhead. Hard to tell from B&W pics, but sometimes a man’s got to extrapolate…

As for his gear, where to begin… First, there’s that amazing rayon shirt. It looks like it was based on the poster for Scarface. Either that, or modeled after the Inbetweener (Marvel nerds, rejoice). Then there’s his multi-colored, multi-fabric’ed jacket – another common (and turrible) relic of the time. Brands such as Major Damage and Cross Colours – as well as their knock-off cousins like Exco – specialized in making these over-sized jackets of at least five differing materials and shades. Corduroy wuz a popular choice, along with dark browns that you could easily find matching Ewings for.

I’d argue that after Mike, the man with the most bi-pedal presence in hi skool wuz none other than the Hoya Destroya, Patrick Ewing. Yes, he wuz more than a Gold Club VIP and former Seattle Supersonic – in his heyday entire legions of b-boys of all colors rocked his kicks, often color-coordinated with similarly garish Starter snapbacks and Exhaust jeans. I think he, well, his kicks got over so well wuz because of the near-infinite colorways.

You want them in suede Mustard Yellow? Done. Two-day-old Shit Brown? What size? Even the immortal Ice Cube immortalizing them by referencing in the Average-White-Band sampled classic, Steady Mobbin’ (“I bust a nut, get up/ And put on my white Ewings…”). But white, Cube? I guess he wanted to keep shit neutral back in the Crips/Bloods color-signifying era…