Here’s a dope Jay-Z T-Shirt from the good folks at United Five (no relation to 5Fam, name is a coincidence). My personal favorite rapper ever, he’s withstood the test time. From his Original Flavor days with “Can I Get Open” and “I Can’t Get With That” to “On to the Next One” and “Empire State of Mind,” the evolution of Jay has kept him at the top (or near the top) of almost everyone’s top 5 list since the early to mid 90’s. His wittiness, effortless flow and good ear for beats are coupled with an uncanny business mind (Roc-A-Fella and Roc Nation Records, Rocawear and being part owner of the Nets come to mind) that has made him one of the most successful (both musically and financially) entertainers of our generation.
United Five’s description of the shirt:
From driving some of the hottest cars New York has ever seen, to dropping some of the hottest verses rap has ever heard; from moving snowflakes by the O-Z to checking cheddar like a food inspector, you either love him or leave him alone. Jay-Z a.k.a. Young Hova is arguably one of the greatest rappers of all time, and United Five pays homage with this tee to one of Brooklyn’s finest. Jay-Z, Forever Young.
All t-shirts are screen printed by hand using soft to the touch inks.
100% Combed Ring spun Cotton. Super-soft, lightweight, slim-fit tee. Machine washable and preshrunk to minimize shrinkage.
You can check their website at http://www.united-five.com, or go directly to their shop at http://shop.united-five.com. I personally have the United Five Biggie Babe Ruth t-shirt as well as their Crooklyn shirt. Aside from the nice designs, they’re good quality; I’ve washed them quite a few times since with no signs of wear and tear.
From what I understand, the name of “United Five” comes from the five boroughs of New York, so you’ll see some borough specific tees as well as some that represent all five. So if you rep the city hard, you may want to grab these shirts to show your solidarity.
More to come, so stay tuned!