"Retroed" excerpt from Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture




I was released in 1988 before you would be

Twenty Falls later you would acquire me

The times have changed but my impact is the same

You will spend your last dollar to wear my surname

Standing on line with hopes of being first

At the very same moment your concubine’s water bursts

You’ve heard of my exploits and seen a few pictures

Today, your part-time earning will make you the victor

My color scheme is unique, strange to say the least

You mentally create matching wears with funds from next week

Your new son has your eyes; your affection he will seek

But you’ll only provide him a cycle that repeats.


Jemayne Lavar King