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WACKO MARIA pays respect to The Notorious B.I.G. in a collaborative collection

The drop includes Hawaiian shirts, T-shirts, and sweatshirts

LiFTED | Elaine Chung | 4 Jun 2021

Cult Tokyo label WACKO MARIA gives it up to the Hip Hop legend The Notorious B.I.G. with a collaborative collection that features apparel with the artwork from Biggie’s albums Born Again and Life After Death.

The collection includes Hawaiian shirts in several colorways, with either Born Again printed across the front of the shirt or an all-over print option. On the back, The Notorious B.I.G.’s name also is there to make a statement. The collection also comes with a range of classic T-shirts and sweatshirts in dark shades such as black and maroon, while the simple orange words Life After Death graphic tee is printed on basic white and black tees.

The Japanese brand WACKO MARIA is notable for creating apparel inspired by American culture, film, music, photography, and women. Their archives include heavy hitters in the music industry like Sublime, Rage Against The Machine, and DJ Harvey. Founded by two former J-League Football players and friends, Nobuhiro Mori & Keiji Ishizuka, the prominent brand always features intricate graphics that give out a glamorous yet rebellious street aesthetic.

The Notorious B.I.G x WACKO MARIA collection is now available here.