After 20 Years in the Game, Banner Shows Solidarity with the Diaspora to Motivate the Next Generation
It is only right that a fiercely independent Grammy Award winning artist would collaborate with a truly independent retro basketball footwear brand. David Banner, a versatile activist two decades into a phenomenal run, is known for more than just his historic albums – he’s also known to the younger generation as “Philly Street” from the hit TV series Empire. After taking a step back and reevaluating the industry Banner is now the head of his own media company, A Banner Vision, and looking to do more this decade.
Now, David Banner is cementing the groundwork of a platform that will help teach people in our community how leave a generational legacy. As the sole owner of his likeness and trademark, Patrick Ewing understands the value of Black ownership. “We create so many styles – most of the things popular on Earth come from young Black people,” says David Banner. “Now we need ownership and to guide where it goes; we create what's popping, so it's time for our community to benefit.”
Drawing inspiration from the Pan-African flag, this latest Ewing Rogue is dressed in red, black, and green. “Red is the blood of our people, black is our people, and green is the land,” says Banner. However, there’s always something deeper with Banner. Several green hues hit this shoe in order to create a unique camo look that pops with the red. The Black Fist, a worldwide symbol of resistance, is featured on the tongue.
Equipped with tumbled leather cross straps, speckled midsoles, and gum outsoles, the David Banner x Ewing Rogue offers our community a refreshing interpretation of the Pan-African theme for a new decade.
Pricing: The David Banner Rogue drops January 31 for $140 exclusively at EwingAthletics.com.
Photography by Noah Goldowitz