Sweet Chick X Fila Release Party featuring Rakim @ StadiumGoods / by Levi Felder

Quite possibly three of my favorite things all together in one place. Chicken & Waffles, Sneakers, and The God MC; Rakim! These three points of interest had many people converge on to  StadiumGoods on Thursday night to bare witness to the release of everyones favorite chicken and waffle spot; Sweet Chick, and the only sneakers I had as a young boy; Fila, collaborate. With Fila being off my radar since I was about 9 I wasn't all too familiar with the collaboration shoe in question but once I took a sneak peak back at it when Ludlow Coffee Supply opened I knew that the homie John Seymour had a grand slam home run of a collab on his hands. In spite of Nike just releasing a chicken and waffle themed dunk; which just seemed all in bad taste, this Fila had tons more persona and a great deal of under the radar appeal which is big in New York today as everyones strives to be seen in shit that others can't acquire or were late to the boat for, anyway I'm rambling. Statik Selektah held it down on the one's and two's and Rakim; The God MC was not only in attendance he was also due to perform a quick set for us all consisting of the hits you and I know best. Due to the odd orientation of the performance area I found myself extremely close to Rakim while he was doing his thing. This worried me as I felt we was gonna spaz but it was all good and Rakim to this day hasn't let the fame stop him from connecting with his core fans and as long as I can see hip-hops greats in this fashion I will have lived a complete life. A big thank you goes out to John and Kyle of Sweet Chick for always putting me in the right place to get awesome content for you all to enjoy. Peep the photos below and get them out into cyber space bye!