World Cup-inspired Long Beach jersey designed by Vince Staples on sale until Monday • Long Beach Post

Fans of soccer, Long Beach or local rapper Vince Staples have until Monday to snag a custom-made jersey marking the World Cup thanks to a collaboration between the sports site Bleacher Report and six hip hop artists.


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The Hip Hop x World Cup Collection launched Friday, two days ahead of France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia that earned them a second World Cup title.

The capsule collection features World Cup-inspired designs by 21 Savage for his hometown of Atlanta, YBN Nahmir for Birmingham, Vic Mensa for Chicago, Staples for Long Beach, Smokepurpp for Miami and The Roots for Philadelphia.

“This jersey represents Long Beach as I see it,” said the North Long Beach native.

The $80 black and white jersey features logos similar to that of Long Beach Transit, the city’s transit system, and the now-historical landmark World Famous VIP Records. It also features the letters “LB” in Old English font with a seagull standing on the “B”—no doubt in reference to the seaside city.

The jerseys will be on sale until Monday, July 16. Check them out here.

Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.

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