Tupac would have worn VLONE.
Designer A$AP Bari has teamed up with Universal Music Group to release a collection of VLONE x Tupac Shakur shirts, hoodies, hats and velour bath robes. This weekend only in New York, the pop up will be located on 178 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and will be open to the public all weekend or until merch is sold out. -__-
Prices range from $100 to $380. Produced by Bravado, the pop up space features a wall decorated with chrome rims in the entrances checkout area and several rooms separated with red plexi glass and tall white candles to make it feel like a sketchy garage speakeasy in the hood.
Once you cop your shirts, then go next door and grub like Tupac.
Sweet Chicks. the cafe next door to the pop up, will be transformed into the Powamekka Cafe, Tupac’s dream cafe that he was planning to create before his death. The cafe is decorated just how Tupac imagined it. The bathroom doors say Playz and Divaz, as decorated by the Tupac’s layout plans that are showcased in a picture frame on the walls, along with the menu. Tupac loved fried chicken and all the soul food sidz. There’s also quotes and poems from Tupac displayed on the walls.
“Tupac would have worn VLONE,” said one industry insider at the press preview of the pop up.
The Pop Up Layout
Tupac’s Powamekka Cafe
The collection and cafe will be available Friday, April 7 thru Sunday, April 9. This collaboration is in celebration of Tupac Shakur’s inauguration into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.