Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
1/11/2007 1:14:53 PM
Tags and topics realted to this article include KRS-One, Rakim, Nas and Kanye West. Hip Hop, Rap and Clothing.
MTV and MTV2 have teamed up with Nike to air 1 Night Only for a documentary special celebrating 25 years of one of the most celebrated and iconic sneakers of all time – the Nike Air Force 1. The half-hour special premieres commercial free on MTV, January 13th at 11PM and on January 14th on MTV2 at 2 PM and pays tribute to the heritage of the Nike Air Force 1 (AF1) as a staple of hip-hop culture and its long lasting impact on sports, music and fashion. Viewers will also be able to access additional content, including exclusive additional performances from this exclusive event on http://www.nikeairforce.mtv.com.
1 Night Only features a world exclusive performance from artists KRS-One, Rakim, Nas, and Kanye West together on stage for the first time in New York City at Nike’s 25-year anniversary celebration for the AF1 on December 10, 2006. The four artists have been working with renowned producer Rick Rubin to create an original track about overcoming adversity reflecting the struggles hip hop music and the AF1 faced before becoming mainstays in today’s culture. Their performance during 1 Night Only was inspired by studio sessions with Rubin.
The single “Better Than I’ve Ever Been” is scheduled for release in February on iTunes.
NIKE Air Force 1 Info
Twenty-five years ago Nike released the Air Force 1 to satisfy the demands of the most uncompromising and forceful players in the game of basketball. In 1982, the Air Force 1 became the first basketball shoe to feature Nike Air technology. The comfort and protective qualities of the Air Force 1 changed the game forever and created a platform that launched Nike’s long-running legacy in performance basketball. During the past 25 years the AF1 evolved from a performance breakthrough on the court to an icon of the street.
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