808’s era Kanye West was all about breaking boundaries and expanding artistic expression. Such was seen by his 2008 appearance on The Ellen Show. Not only did he premier the video for his lead single, “Love Lockdown,” but he also debuted the “Net” Nike Air Yeezy. Relying on a hip hop foundation while rewriting the rules of genre, both the song and the shoe went on to have great success commercially and critically, opening lanes and minds alike.
Celebrity: Kanye West
Kicks: Nike Air Yeezy “Net”
Event: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Date: October 7, 2008
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