On this week’s episode of The Dropcast, hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas are joined by Atlanta’s Reese Laflare a.k.a. Lil Skate who’s making his mark in the rap game after a career as a skater.
They start off with the quick hits which begin with the long overdue Gucci Mane for Gucci campaign (1:49). Things get a little heated when Reese reacts to Lil Nas X’s announcement that he’s taking a break from music (3:28). Then, Lil Skate shares insider insight on additional colorways in response to Drake’s recent tease of a possible upcoming Supreme x Nike Air Max 95 (9:46).
Everything turns full circle back to Kanye as Jian recounts his experience tapping into his spiritual side this past weekend during Sunday Service, and the trio share their take on the Jesus is King merch (10:46). The drops continue to roll in with a closer look at Off-White™’s Chlorine SS20 boot and Noah’s love for chunky silhouettes (17:50) while Jian forecasts the new sustainable Rick Owens x Veja taking a spot as the new CDG Play Converses (20:49).
In light of our recent Evan Mock profile, Reese looks back at his skate identity and how skateboarding and hip-hop go hand in hand (21:18). While discussing his newest track ‘Lil Skate for President’, Reese nominates his future cabinet members and gives us the first details on his upcoming album drop (25:24).
All this leads us to the Question of the Week (QOTW): “Who’s the best rapper skater?” (28:32). The best is saved for last in “What’d You Cop?” as Reese flexes his CDG sample tee and an Undercover mohair sweater (37:34).
Remember to check out Highsnobiety’s Instagram on Monday to peep our next QOTW, and make sure to leave a voicemail on The Dropcast Hotline at 833-HIGHSNOB (833-444-4766) for a chance to be featured in a future episode.