By Laura Medina
Veteran East Coast/New York rapper, Big Daddy Kane.
Reebok showed its love for Hip Hop, the music industry, and the GRAMMYs by throwing a Jonathan Mannion photo exhibition-slash-hip hop honoring the photographer documenting the history of hip hop and the genre itself...with some of its shoes representing the different eras of hip hop.
This hip hop party/concert/photo exhibit showcases premiere hip hop photographer, Jonathan Mannion's cover art and photos of hip hop's development and his career, starting with Jay-Z's 1996 CD cover to today's emerging stars.
Two of his subject matters, Big Daddy Kane and DJ Quik showed their love for Mannion by throwing this exclusive, industry-insider hip hop party/concert, kindly supported by Reebok.
What is really significant is that the performers examplify the growth and development of hip hop from the East Coast to the West Coast, from strictly a northern thing to a southern thing, then a strictly an urban African-American thing that transcend ethnicity and region.
Los Angeles' DJ Quik opened the concert with turn table, nightclub gymnastics with late Seventies/early Eighties grooves, courtesy to Michael Jackson.
Big Daddy Kane threw it with his vintage, Olde School hard and fast rapping. He got the crowd pumping.Remember, it's a Reebok party and it isn't a Reebok party unless you got some Reeboks.
Each of the four collections of vintage Reeboks were paired with particular hip hop artists of that era. Here are some vintage, neon high tops.