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Ewing x ODB "Grammys" 33 HI

Before Kanye West infamously crashed the 2009 VMAs, there was ODB at the 1998 Grammys. ODB got on the stage as Shawn Colvin was getting ready to receive her

Award for song of the year to deliver a message to the world. Earlier in the day, the Wu had lost rap album of the year to Diddy, and he was a little upset for various reasons. This moment ended up giving birth to one of Hip Hop’s most famous speeches:


“I went and bought me an outfit today that costed a lot of money, today

You know what I mean, because I figured that Wu-Tang was gonna win

I don't know how y'all see it, but when it comes to the children, Wu-Tang is for the children, we teach the children

You know what I mean, Puffy is good but WU-TANG IS THE BEST!

Okay, I want y'all to know that this is ODB and I LOVE YOU ALL, Peace!"


This is where the famous phrase “Wu-Tang is for the children” was born.

To continue celebrating the undeniable legacy of one of Hip Hop’s most unique voices, we partnered with the Ol’ Dirty Bastard estate and photographer Gary Hershorn to tell the story of this infamous moment at the 1998 Grammys on a 33 HI. The sneakers feature a luxurious burgundy wool upper accented by white leather as a callback to the outfit that he wore that night. They feature gold metal accenting as a nod to the Cartier glasses he wore. The white laces feature a tassel mechanism that you can screw on or off as a tribute to the white scarf he wore as well. Lastly, the sneakers come in a special black and gold box featuring the work of Gary Hershorn, who captured the infamous moment. The Ewing x ODB 33 HI is now available on our website in limited quantities, but don’t worry; they won’t cost you a lot.