The Greatest adidas Lyrical References


J Cole – Let Nas Down
[ images via WQHT Hot 97 archive ]

And since I wanted to draw, I used to read ’em in awe,
Then he dropped Stillmatic, rocked the cleanest velour;
Fast forward, who thought that I would meet him on tour,
I’m earnin’ stripes now, got adidas galore;

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After relating the adidas Stripes branding to “earning stripes” in the sense of gaining acclaim in the rap game, J Cole goes on to detail how Nas, one of his musical inspirations, was let down because of Cole’s single with Trey Songz I Can’t Get Enough.