Yes peeps! I’m back with something fresh and exciting for King Of Trainers.
This week UK welcomed the arrival of hot new US artist Pell, who has embarked on a whistle-stop European tour. Ya boy was in the popular Dalston venue, Birthdays to witness the self-confessed sneaker head bless the Mic with his singing and rapping skills and find out a little more about the New Orleans native…
‘I’ve been writing and performing professionally for about two years but I’ve been passionate about music since I was really young. My family had to move away from New Orleans to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina when I was 12 and I didn’t make any new friends until I started doing music.’ With his talent he’s sure to build up a big friend base.
So what does Pell think about the sneaker scene as a whole, both state-side and in UK? ‘It’s amazing in America, there’s so much going on. There’s obviously a few hypebeasts which I’m sure you have over here…’ I confirm we do and Huaraches bag a lot of the headlines. ‘ Man, I wish it was the Huarache back in America. What you tend to have is the Jordan’s getting re-released and nothing is that original any more. Your perception of the J’s could get ruined because of that.’ So with all the hype of Drake’s OVO Jordan 8 about to drop, does Pell have his sights set on a collaboration with the Jumpman brand? ‘If Jordan hit me up, I’d be more than happy to help design a pair. I think I’d bring something fresh, maybe with a retro, Converse-style look to it. A canvas Jordan sneaker.’ That sounds like a dope idea to me!
With a hectic tour schedule which includes our very own Reading and Leeds Festival (taking place today until Sunday 30th) has he had much time to take in the famous sights? ‘I’ve just been in business meetings and shows so I’ve got a 3-hour sight-seeing window. I want to see Buckingham Palace and the Arsenal Stadium!’
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Make sure to to hit the play button above and listen to the crazy talent that is Pell. Keep it locked for more exciting shizzle coming soon on King Of Trainers!