Wu-Wear Returns After 10 Years (Video)
In June, it was reported that one of the biggest intersections of Hip-Hop music and apparel was coming back to the masses. Wu-Wear Renaissance marked a return for one of Wu-Tang Clan’s most successful merchandising divisions. Spearheaded by Wu-Tang executive producer Oliver “Power” Grant, Wu-Wear burst on the scene in step with the nine-man collective’s meteoric rise in Rap.
A holiday line has been revealed to be ready for the closing weeks of 2017. The line appears to reinstate some of the late ’90s looks associated with Wu-Tang Forever. At a time when Hip-Hop iconography is thriving on t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, and more, Wu-Wear delivers. According to XXL in June, under the creative leadership of designers Donaldson Sackey and Sainey Sidibeh, the brand strongly intended to “revitalize the vibes of the 1990s.” OkayPlayer reports that a full line is due next year.
Once a line that Hip-Hop Heads sought in stores and through mail-order inserts on 1990s Clan releases, all it takes now is a “click, click.”
It’s been a busy year for Wu-Tang as a whole. Last month, the collective released The Saga Continues, produced by DJ Mathematics and executive produced by RZA. Raekwon and Masta Killa have each dropped solo albums, while Inspectah Deck released his latest project with CZARFACE. In addition to a heavy role on Saga, Method Man has been acting on HBO’s The Deuce and in the film Patterson.
#BonusBeat: Check out Masta Killa’s career highlights in Ambrosia For Heads’ video clip “OGs Told Me.”