In the annals of Rap, few are more legendary than Raekwon. Cornerstone of The Wu-Tang Clan (and arguably among the most lyrically ruthless and precise of its members), the man has been creating classic rap recordings since the early 90s and is looked upon by fans with the same level of reverence reserved for old-school legends and and modern moguls such as Rakim, Jay-Z, Nas and only a small handful of others.
Famous as the originator of the Gambino-influenced Scorsese storytelling flow which has become a rap paradigm since the release of his classic record Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. 2009’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 was one of the year’s most critically acclaimed records, and he continues to guest on some of the greatest contemporary rap releases as well, having featured on Kanye West’s latest opus and received a grammy nomination for Big Boi’s ‘Royal Flush’.
Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, Raekwon’s latest solo project was released on March 8th. It includes guest appearances by Nas, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killa, Estelle, Rick Ross, Lloyd Banks, Method Man, as well as Black Though from The Roots, the album has been predicted to take the prize as Hip-Hop album of the year by many critics and fans alike.
Raekwon’s current Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang World Tour rolls into Charlotte, NC on Saturday June 4 at Amos’ Southend. And The Knock Brothers have hooked it up! Come meet Raekwon before the concert from 5-6pm at Black Sheep, 1504 Camden Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28203
Marc Johnson Adidas Matchcourt Mid Now Available
Marc Johnson Adidas Matchcourt Mid (Light Blue/ White/ Metallic Gold) is now available.
Legendary skater and North Carolina native, Marc Johnson has just released his first colorway on Adidas Skateboarding.
The Marc Johnson Adidas Matchcourt Mid (Light Blue/ White/ Metallic Gold) features a retro Carolina Blue suede upper and clean white midsole. Black Sheep is proud to have an exclusive early drop of the shoes. Available now in store or in the online shop.
To celebrate this release, we also collaborated with Marc Johnson on a special adidas apparel capsule featuring a matching climalite soccer jersey and windbreaker.
We also helped MJ celebrate the launch of his shoe with a special in store event on March 23rd featuring a live art installation from MJ as well as photos of the adidas skateboarding team by legendary photographers Atiba Jefforson and Skin Phillips.
Go Skateboarding Day 2016
Black Sheep Go Skate Day “Contest”
Keep it simple and fun this year to celebrate National Go Skateboarding Day, Tuesday, June 21.
Follow us at @blacksheepskateshop on Instagram. Charlotte, NC locals post a clip on Instagram of yourself or your homies skating with hashtag #blacksheepskateshop and we will randomly select winners on Tuesday to receive free decks, tees, wheels, etc.
Doesn’t have to be “banger” tricks, just skating having fun. Uptown or local known Charlotte spots with Black Sheep gear extra bonus. Tuesday only. Keep it simple. Enter as many times as you want.
Store will be open at 11am for all your needs. Team guys will also be out skating the city throughout the day to give out random prizes for tricks, so keep an eye out.
Get out Tuesday to skate and have fun.
Paisley Skates Drop 2 Now Available
Black Sheep is honored to be one of only a handful of shops carrying the Drop 2 launch of Paisley Skates.
The latest offering features limited edition decks with artwork by artist, Sean Cliver and Paul Urich with new apparel selection. Hand silkscreened graphics with premium construction. Decks includes plastic sleeve bag for collectors.
We are excited to welcome an exciting new brand with deep roots from a golden age of skateboarding. Graphics from the 90s changed the game. Controversial artwork pushed the boundary of what was accepted and often had much more to say about pop culture than what scratched the surface.
Brainchild of legendary artists Sean Cliver and Paul Urich, Paisley Skates was formed “to inspire and strengthen the foundation of the thing we love the most, skateboarding. Aligning with true visionaries, craftsmen and artist to bring products to the people that reflect our standards in quality and message.”
Our selection of Paisley is now available in-store and online with a limited set of graphic tees, sticker packs and a few artist decks by prolific tattoo artist, Grime featuring 7 color hand screened graphic on retro shaped deck.
Very limited quantity on remaining items, so don’t sleep! Stop by to grab some skate history for your collection or purchase in the online shop.
Locals select “In Store Pick Up” during checkout and save the shipping charge to pick up at our store location when convenient.