Nike iD

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lyrics

These dunks
First got em when I was fourteen
Custom iDs
Abyss written on the sneaks
Name I was spitting under
Embroidered the dream
Wanted to grow into em
So I ordered em too big
I wore these for my first real show
They’ve borne me through the blood sweat tears
And the snow
Whether the warmth of stage lights
Or midnights 12 below
We’ve been through too much
For me to expect them to glow
They’re imperfect
Scuffed here and creased there
But so am I, so I don’t see need for repair
All they are is fabric laces rubber and dye
And all I am is more than just the sum of some eyes
So I think they’re divine
My single little tribute to the gods of design
What I’m tryna say is I don’t give a fuck if they shine
They’re one of a kind
As long as they’re mine

(And the Nikes on my feet keep my cypher complete)

I got a closet full of white nikes
That I don’t keep clean
Immaculate fabric
Is useless to me
Used to try to look clean
Down to the shoes I would peep
Never stopping to question
Whether my kicks reflected me
It’s funny
How clothes cover insecurities
And yet the same filthy stains keep on resurfacing
So I scuff up my kicks
Tryin to kick the disease
Don’t wanna put on a pedestal
What belongs on my feet
These days
I lace up my identity
Pop my tongue out of jeans
And double knot my memories
Those days
My soul was protection from enemies
Now the canvas that matters
Is mental
Resembles me
To my identity I pledge my allegiance
The expression I weave in the threads I wear is freedom
And stained white nikes keep my cypher completed
If you can’t join em, then you shouldn’t try to be em

(And the Nikes on my feet keep my cypher complete)

I don’t care if your kicks are the new airs
You wear your rhythms bare
On the kicks and the snares
You too will suffer the slings and arrows
Can’t scarecrow the sparrows
Or keep yourself sterile
So stop trying
Revel in the dirtiness
You are worth more than the sum of your purchases
Sure you could take elegance over earnestness
But I promise you it won’t help you find the right words to fit
your shoe size

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from Janus, released July 9, 2013

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