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Timberland is celebrating 50 years of Hip-Hop with a 'royal' collab: See them now

Audacy 2/28/2023 Maia Kedem
A Timberland sign © Provided by Audacy A Timberland sign

Over the last 50 years Hip-Hop has shaped culture, music, fashion and more. This year, Hip-Hop turns 50, and coincidentally, so does Timberland's Classic Yellow Boot. A piece of footwear that throughout five decades has become synonymous with the cultural behemoth that is Hip-Hop.

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Paying homage to the genre that helped put it on the map, Timberland is celebrating 50 years of Hip-Hop by dropping a special Hip-Hop Royalty Collection featuring the original Timberland 6-inch boot, switching out traditional "Wheat" coloring for royal purple, as well as a matching bucket hat.

“The Original Timberland Boot and Hip Hop were born in 1973 — that’s 50 years of an iconic combination. 🎵🔥,” The brand official IG page captioned a video post announcing the drop, featuring Brooklyn rapper Lola Brooke.

Also going on to note, “The Timberland Hip Hop Royalty Boot pays tribute to the four pillars of Hip Hop — DJ’ing, MC’ing, graffiti, and breakdancing" with special details like a graffiti stencil logo, microphone chord laces, and Sedgwick Ave sign on the tongue for the place it all started inThe Bronx, New York.

In another post, Timberland designer Christopher Dixon speaks on the impact of Hip-Hop saying, “Hip-Hop is such an in-your-face genre where we created something out of nothing… For [Hip-Hop] to be 50 years old and it’s still going, that says a lot about the foundation. Everybody in between those 50 years [has] contributed to something special.”

Timberland’s “royalty” boot is available at, retailing for $210 in men’s sizes and is priced at $170 - $90 in smaller sizes (women’s, kids, juniors and toddlers). While Hip-Hop Royalty Bucket Hat can be yours for $45.

Audacy is also celebrating the birth and trailblazing influence of Hip-Hop with Audacy’s Hip-Hop Made. Check out all through 2023 and listen to your favorite music on Audacy's Hip Hop Made suite of stations, as well as Conscious Hip HopHip Hop UncutWomen of Hip Hop, and more -- plus check out our talent-hosted Ed Lover's Timeless Throwbacks and Greg Street's Dirty South Hip Hop.

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