VFiles Drops East Vs. West Collection Inspired By ’90s Rap Rivalry

VFiles’ East Vs. West Collection.
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Think your wardrobe needs some changes? Itching to cop the next new-new thing to maintain your flashy ways? The folks at content/clothing collective VFiles might have an answer for you in their East vs. West Collection. Yes, the same peeps behind the cheeky Bling Ring collection, Bikini Kill collaboration, and Tavi-supplemented X-Girl reboot have just rolled out another ingenious package of culturally relevant streetwear in this set of shirts and shorts.

The theme, of course, is the East Coast-West Coast rap rivalry of the ’90s. It manifests itself visually in their collection with Suge Knight’s Death Row Records on the left (the West side of your body, if your mug is due North) and Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment on the right (a.k.a. East). The back of the shirt lists some of the heaviest hitters on both sides in Thug Life Old English font—Diddy, Biggie, Craig Mack, and Mase for the East and Suge, Pac, Snoop, and Dre for the West.

Apart from nodding to a major throwback event of cultural significance, in a way, the collection is indicative of the time we live in now. That, for the most part, it’s not totally sacrilegious to wear both label emblems together. That the rivalry has dissolved. That Beats by Dre can partner with Queens-based Nicki Minaj and Harlem boy A$AP Rocky can rep Death Row Records on his beanie because he’s an unabashed fan of 2Pac.

Cop the collection for yourself at VFiles.


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