Reese LaFlare (rapper extraordinaire and legit sneakerhead) warns rappers who fake their love of sneakers to pander to the culture. In a new episode of Full Size Run, he tells any fake rap sneakerheads out there to “stop capping.”
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Wait, no, wrong Flair. Trust us, no disrespect, Trinidad James made the same mistake in the intro of this week’s Full Size Run episode. But no, Ric Flair did not do a run-in during the episode. Instead, the show saw a different kind of Flare brought to the set’s couch. It was Reese LaFlare who brought his own unique flair to the latest episode.
For those of you uncultured and uncivilized swines who have no clue who Mr. LaFlare even is, Mr. LaFlare has been in the rap game for the better part of a decade now. As one of the original members of Two-9 (all the OG old heads out there should know who that is), LaFlare has a boat load of mixtapes and music projects under his belt, but only dropped his first self-titled album last year. But that is not what we are here to discuss. We are here to talk about the warning he gave to rappers during the episode.
LaFlare is a proud, well known sneakerhead and a well respected shoe enthusiast in our community. No one can deny his love for sneakers, but he points out in the first seven minutes that too many rappers out there today pretend to be sneakerheads for the sake of clout among the sneaker community. You can check out his full comments below at the 6:30 mark.
“I really do this, man.” Reese reiterates. “The rappers talkin’ about they like sneakers and all this. That’s cap. They ain’t been around. They ain’t even seen enough to have that experience.” He then talks about how his aunt got him into the sneaker game.