A Brief History Of 10 Jordan References In Hip-Hop

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HotNewHipHop gives you a brief history of Jordan references in songs by some of your favorite hip-hop artists.

When NBA star basketball player Michael Jordan teamed up with Nike in 1984 and launched his Air Jordan brand the following year, unbeknownst to former Chicago Bulls shooting guard, he was making history. Consisting of sneakers as well as athletic apparel, the Jordan Brand has grown over the last thirty years into a widely successful brand. The sneakers being at the forefront of the brands sales have lead, to not only a high demand for the stylish kicks, but has allowed the brands popularity to cross over into pop culture as well as mainstream music. The hip-hop world's reception to the sneakers has been favorable, and the majority of hip-hop artists own at least a few pairs of the shoes-- they are enthusiastic to the point where many have included Air Jordan references in their songs, some even going as far as dedicating entire tracks to the trendy sneakers.

Here we present you with a brief history of Jordan references in hip-hop songs from artists such as 2Pac to Rick Ross. Let us know your favorite quotable referencing Jordans in the comment section.

About The Author
<b>Contributor</b> Native of Los Angeles, CA, Mi'Chele Daniels is a journalist, yogi and content contributor for HNHH. Growing up in a heavily music influenced and artistic household she was exposed to and fell in love with all forms of music at an early age. She is immensely influenced by the Motown sound, classic rock, jazz and blues along with hip hop and R&amp;B of the 90's and early 00's such as Aaliyah's "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number" and Outkast's "Stankonia." A writer from day one, through her work she incorporates two of her passions and on any given day is more then likely either writing about music or practicing yoga in her living room while blasting some. Namaste. <strong>Favorite Hip Hop Artists:</strong> Andre 3000, Shabazz Palaces, Curren$y, Lauryn Hill,