With Christmas right around the corner, the last thing you want to do is get caught slipping. Do yourself a favor and checkout five items that the hip-hop lover in your life will love!
Vinyls, vinyls, vinyls. The once taboo way to listen to music has made a comeback over the past couple of years. And guess what? Thanks to places like Urban Outfitters to your local record stores, basically any album that you would want (unless it’s limited edition) is available on vinyl. That anything means from Kanye’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” to EMPD’s classic “Strictly Business” can be copped for your for loved one.
If you’re lucky, you’ll even find some hidden gems at the thrift store. So, browse the internet or take a day off and do some crate digging for your Christmas gifts.
2. Rapper’s Delight The Hip-Hop Cookbook
Know a hip-hop head who loves to cook like Raekwon the Chef? How about someone who always holds you down with plate? Make sure you cop them the Rapper’s Delight Cookbook. The cookbook is filled with 30 tasty rap inspired recipes with some dope artwork to match. “Wu-Tang Clam Chowder,” “Busta Key Lime Pie” and “Run DM Sea Bass”? Yeah, this cookbook is a must have!
The Rappers Delight Hip-Hop Cookbook is available here.
3. J. Dilla Figurine
Yes, yes, and more yes. The once sold-out figurine, designed by Korean artist P2PL, is available for pre-order once again! This time around, there will be 3,000 J. Dilla figures available. The Stussy x Rappcats collaboration stands at 7.5″ tall and features all of Dilla’s classic staples including a removable Detroit MLB hat, an MPC and (of course) a donut chain.
The J. Dilla figurine will not be available again after 5,000 mark. So, stop sleeping and gift someone the limited edition Stussy x Rappcats collaboration here.
4. Ted Draws T-Shirts
Tired of seeing your homie in that same old Yeezus tee that everyone has? Well, illustrator Ted Pearce puts a unique spin on hip-hop inspired tees with his hand drawn collection. The collection features sweatshirts and tees with artists like Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, Outkast, and even Snoop Dogg printed on the front. The pieces from Ted’s first collection, which featured Prince and a vogueing Madonna, were limited edition and sold out from word of mouth alone! It’s safe to say that the current collection will sell out just as fast.
Treat your friend , or yourself, to some Ted Draws apparel here.
5. Iconic Walls Decals
There’s nothing like some cool wall decals to help spice up a friend’s new apartment. Iconic Wall Decals, an online shop that focuses on unique wall decals and art prints, features a variety of rappers including Jay-Z, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, and even MF DOOM. The shop even has some dope decals available for MacBooks.
Iconic Wall Decals are available for purchase here.