The Greatest adidas Lyrical References


Beastie Boys – Shadrack
[ via THDkicks’ Instagram ]

More adidas sneakers than a plumber’s got pliers,
Got more suites than Jacoby & Meyers;
If not for my vices, my bugged-out desires,
My year would be good just like Goodyear’s tires;

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For Shadrach by the Beastie Boys, the trio cleverly titles the song after the biblical trio of Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego: young Babylonian officers in King Nebuchadnezzar’s regime who, in the book of Daniel, were thrown into an incinerator but survived. In true Beaste party-rock form, playful rhymes about lawyer commercials & a deep stash of adidas sneakers are rapped over a break beat. Feel-good vibes.