Meet the 19-year old who is opening up a sneaker shop with Joe Crack.
One of hip hop's greatest sneaker connoisseurs, Fat Joe is finally opening up a sneaker shop of his own- with a little help from a teenager named Scotty Spina.
He claims to have made over six-figures selling sneakers, but he didn't even get into the re-selling game until 2013 when he and some friends waited in line for the "Kilroy" Air Jordan 9. That's when he noticed people walking out with multiple pairs with the intent to sell for a profit.
He got his big break a few years ago when New York Giants running back, Brandon Jacobs inquired about a pair of sneakers posted on Scotty Kicks' IG account and things just escalated from there. He began making connections with other athletes and entertainers, to the point where the recent high school grad is now opening up his own store with Fat Joe.
"It’s gonna be a store within a store," Fat Joe said of the venture, which opens in September. "It’s gonna be like a museum that no one’s ever done before; this is one of one."
"Fat Joe is my big brother," Spina, who goes by Scotty Kickz, said. He added that he was originally introduced to the rapper through a mutual friend. "He supports everything I do and even gave me a Terror Squad chain."
Naturally, Fat Joe and Scotty will be opening their store in New York City, but the specific location has yet to be announced.