Wu-Tang Clan's Cappadonna has joined forces with Outbreak Boards to release "The Killa Bee" line. The collection will showcase his iconic "Killa Bee" logo on various designs.
The Connecticut-based skate board manufacturer embraced Cappadonna's vision to bring the Wu legacy to the sport and culture of skating. Their skate decks will be made of Canadian Maple wood; other items in the partnership include sticker decals, custom designed clothing, hats and accessories.
"I wanted to give an alternative for young people to do besides drugs and guns, especially in hoods across the nation,"Cappadonna said in a press release. "I believe skating and Hip Hop go hand in hand, as both are independently free."
Outbreak Boards, Full Blast Movement, Kingz N Queenz LLC and Cappadonna will host a press conference and launch party June 22 at 1625 Railroad Ave, Bridgeport, Connecticut at 7pm EST. The event will be free and includes special performances by Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Buddha Monk, Chedda Bang, Hanz On and others.
There will be a skate park at the venue in order to allow those in attendance to have a chance to test drive Cappadonna's Killa Bee Skateboards while viewing live graffiti and musical performances.
Cappadonna is hosting a second launch event in New York, New York June 27 at BlackBox 13, which is located at 121 University Place, between 13th and 14th streets. The event will be held on the third floor at 5pm EST.
Cappadonna recently released the double disc CD Eyrth, Wynd, and Fyre, his seventh solo album. Wu-Tang Clan is touring and gearing up to release their A Better Tomorrow album in July, according to various reports. The Wu-Tang Clan is one of the most iconic groups in Hip Hop history. The group's debut album, 1993's Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), established the Staten Island, New York collective as one of rap's most promising groups.
For more information, visit Outbreak Board's official website.