The respected streetwear and skateboard store, Fifty Fifty have teamed forces with fellow Bristolian artist Rich T to produce a T-shirt paying homage to De La Soul’s 1989 debut album ‘3 Feet High And Rising’, whilst cleverly referencing the ‘black Bart phenomenon’ of the 90′s. For those unfamiliar, the black Bart phenomenon was the metamorphosis of the infamous cartoon character, found on bootleg T-shirts in every corner of the globe.
Just in case you can’t remember or somehow missed them, we fished out a few pearls from the sea of ‘black Barts ‘on google images for you. The first image is the Mishka X Wavves take on the ‘black bart’ phenomenon.
The collab tee features a front-and-back design. The notorious New York trio De La Soul’s debut album title is printed on the chest, with a witty play on words sneakily switching ‘High’ with ‘Hype’ and the stores name above. On the reverse is familiar cheeky skater that has dominated our TV screens for decades. But not quite as we know him. Black Bart is De La Souled out in typical Native Tongues Posse fashion, sporting a moustache and a swish high top, with a boombox to boot. The t-shirt is available in both white and heather.
Both colours are available from Fifty Fifty now for £25.