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Published on July 23rd, 2020 | by Jerry Doby


Sprayground and Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon Collaborate on ‘The Purple Tape’ Bag Inspired by Two Decades of Music

Sprayground – the rebellious and artistically designed backpack and influential streetwear brand, drops collaboration backpack with iconic Wu-Tang Clan member and hip hop phenomenon Raekwon the Chef.

It’s no secret that when it comes to backpacks and accessories, Sprayground is at the forefront of unique and dramatic design. For this latest collaboration, Sprayground worked very closely with Raekwon to create ‘The Purple Tape’ bag, to help kids out with their travel swag!

The bag design celebrates the 25th anniversary of Raekwon’s solo debut album ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’, and emcompasses lyrics from the album, a transparent purple outer skin, as well as Sprayground’s well-known and original collectible art, ‘shark mouth’ feature.


Raekwon, said: “I have been a buyer of Sprayground for a long time, and admire David’s work. To get the opportunity to collaborate with a talented team of designers, and build a bag that encompasses me, is so dope. Looking forward to seeing it on the streets!”

In addition to the stand-out design, for Sprayground, functionality is always as important. The backpack has a padded laptop compartment that can accommodate a 17-inch laptop, as well as  designated partitions for USB sticks, wires and cables, and other accessories securely stored in zipped compartments, making it the perfect backpack for comfort and the fashion-forward!

Founder and creative director, David Ben David said, “This collaboration has been iconic for me, I grew up listening to Wu Tang, so this is pretty surreal! I loved tapping into the last two decades of content from him, to bring this bag to life and really show Raekwon’s unique style. Super excited to share this one with the fans. ”

The backpack retailed at $100, is available from July 23rd at www.sprayground.com.

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