Do Rappers Have More Sneaker Influence Than Athletes?

G-Roc

Everyone wants to be a rapper now because they have the influence. Let's discuss.

Do Rappers Have More Sneaker Influence Than Athletes?

Remember the days when athletes were the most influential people on the planet? I do. For a kid who played baseball, I grew up idolizing Deion Sanders and Ken Griffey Jr. They both had the juice!

Don't get it twisted, I also was well aware of Hip Hop's style influence. My earliest memory of influence is Kris Kross, followed by OutKast. I vividly remember watching the "Player's Ball" video and waiting to dress like Big and Dre.

Here we are in 2018 and the tables have turned. Rappers are now the top influencers. I don't think it's worth debating, but if you disagree please voice your thoughts in the comments.

With the exception of LeBron, which athletes truly have off court/field influence when it comes to sneakers? I would also throw Kyrie in there and Odell Beckham. That's three athletes. I'm sure there are a few more, but the point is athletes aren't as influential as they used to be.

According to Forbes, rappers have surpassed athletes' influence on the sneaker reselling market. Read the article below and let's discuss in the comments.

Do Rappers Have More Sneaker Influence Than Athletes?

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DAMRUFF
DAMRUFF

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I would say in general no but recently yes. I think since more athletes are endorsed than entertainers than you can’t really make an accurate comparison. I will also say that actual fashion people (Virgil, Ronnie, Don C etc...) are actually running shit.