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When you knew all along you had it locked. #ChampionsAreBorn

A photo posted by The Game (@amerikkkasnightmare) on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:24pm PDT

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MMG and BCG rapper, Stalley is celebrating the release of his long awaited debut album Ohio which is currently available now. During The process of creating his LP, we've Stalley shine time and time again when it comes to his footwear. The Massillon native has always had a passion and love for the sneaker culture just like he does for his muscle cars and music. 

Most recently, Stalley took to Twitter to show off his super limited and much desired Supreme x Nike Air Force One High in the red colorway, but this isn't the only time Stalley has stuntin' on Instagram with his kicks, in the past he's showed off his Air Yeezy II's, Lance Mountain x Nike SB Air Jordan 1's, Concepts x Nike SB Dunk High "When Pigs Fly" and much more. 

In celebration of his debut album and his love for kicks. we decided to recollect some of Stalley's best sneaker moments on Instagram.
MMG and BCG rapper, Stalley is celebrating the release of his long awaited debut album Ohio which is currently available now. During The process of creating his LP, we've Stalley shine time and time again when it comes to his footwear. The Massillon native has always had a passion and love for the sneaker culture just like he does for his muscle cars and music. Most recently, Stalley took to Twitter to show off his super limited and much desired Supreme x Nike Air Force One High in the red colorway, but this isn't the only time Stalley has stuntin' on Instagram with his kicks, in the past he's showed off his Air Yeezy II's, Lance Mountain x Nike SB Air Jordan 1's, Concepts x Nike SB Dunk High "When Pigs Fly" and much more. In celebration of his debut album and his love for kicks. we decided to recollect some of Stalley's best sneaker moments on Instagram.
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Stalley’s 14 Best Sneaker Moments On Instagram

time is illmatic nas cover documentary
XXL: What is Illmatic's legacy?
One9: I think Illmatic's legacy will be, generations from now, people will always consider that album one of the, if not the, best hip-hop albums ever made. I think it will inspire generations. I think now you can listen to what J Cole and Kendrick Lamar say about Illmatic and how it affected them. I think it will have a long-lasting effect in the lineage of classic albums; I'll take it back to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On? to Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue to John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. It's something that spoke on many different levels and transcends space and time in many different generations.

EP: I think Illmatic is an album that gave a voice to the voiceless for a generation. It articulated the angst, the worldview, and everything that this generation was going through that a lot of people overlooked through the eyes of this young boy, Nas, who happened to be a poet. It was told through Nas' eyes, but it was about a generation of boys and men and people who were coming of age in America. And I think that's the legacy; there's compassion, there's people that are living in America that want to be heard, and there are people out there who are trying to make a way in the world, and this tells their story.

The film gives you a guide to making the album, not just musically, but also a social and political context of what was going on while he was making that album. So you'll understand why "One Love" was so important to him, because he's talking about all his friends who might not make it, but he did. There are many things we want people to take away from this film, but the one thing for sure that we want people to take away is that Illmatic was much bigger than just Nas and the great poet that he is; he was telling the story of a people, and everyone who wasn't as good at articulating that story, he did that for them. We wanted to honor the people that he's also rapping for and about on that album with this film.
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Stream Pete Rock’s ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Mixtape

Inspired by the awesome documentary Time Is Illmatic, super producer Pete Rock decided to drop a mixtape by the same name to honor the flick and Nas' classic album

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