Update: Packer Shoes has unveiled the official release date for the much-hyped about Raekwon x Diadora silhouette. Tying in with The Chef's last Purple tape tour date, Packers Shoes will launch the silhouette on Thursday, Aug. 20, exclusively at S.O.B.'s New York. The event will be capped off with a special performance by Raekwon.

Check out more detailed pics of the sneaker that's made up of premium suede and mesh, and pays tribute to the classic 1995 OB4CL Purple Tape.

To help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Raekwon has teamed up with New Jersey retailer Packer Shoes and Italian sportswear brand Diadora for what looks to be like a collaborative sneaker themed after the Purple Tape.

News of the collaboration between Rae, Diadora and Packer Shoes broke over the weekend when the NJ sneaker boutique took to Instagram and announced the collaboration in one of their captions. Afterwards, an image teasing the tongue of the shoe, which is dressed in purple, was posted on the retailers IG page. Using Diadora's N.9000 sneaker as the canvas for the collaboration, the shoe is said to drop very soon.

With minimal information on this collab, make sure to check back with XXL for details surrounding this partnership between Raekwon, Diadora and packer Shoes.