Kendrick Lamar says Reebok shoes designed to promote peace between gangs
A new shoe designed by rapper Kendrick Lamar aimed at creating harmony between gangs is set to be released by Reebok later this month.
The red and the blue are to signify a call for peace between the Bloods and the Crips, the two respective colours of the opposing gangs in Los Angeles.
While talking about the art, Lamar said in a September 2014 interview: “Where I’m from, there’s a lot of gang culture and things like that, so instead of throwing on up gang signs, which we used to, I put a Blood and I put a Crip together and we’re throwing up hearts. Sparking the idea of some type of change through music or through me because I go back to the city now and people give me the honour and respect that, you know, this kid can change a little bit something different that’s been going on in the community.”