French Artist Inscribes Construction Boots With Nas Lyrics For Timberland Art Piece

"When the brand asked me to work on their iconic yellow boot, I quickly wanted to pay tribute to NAS"

French artist Tyrsa has created a stellar art piece for Timberland, as he’s inscribed a pair of Timberland’s classic construction boots with lyrics of Nas rapping about wearing the shoe. You can see below the delicate strokes of gold and black paint he employed.

“When the brand asked me to work on their iconic yellow boot, I quickly wanted to pay tribute to NAS,” explans Tyrsa on his Instagram. “This boot remind me right away the video clips of him rapping in the Queens that I watched over and over when I was a kid. So I’ve compiled few quotes of him talking about the boot in his lyrics like: ‘Knock a pimp’s drink down in his pimp cup / That’s the way you get Timberland’d up,’ And wrote it subtly on the shoes not to denature this pair which is so important to me.”

That line is taken from Nas’ classic “Made U Look” single, from his 2002 album God’s Son. You can see several angles of the piece, which is only on display in Paris at the two locations detailed in Tyrsa’s post, below.

TYRSA for TIMBERLAND. ✍🏼️👞 “Boot of rhymes” A tribute to NAS. When the brand asked me to work on their iconic yellow boot, I quickly wanted to pay tribute to NAS. This boot remind me right away the videoclips of him rapping in the Queens that I watched over and over when I was a kid. So I’ve compiled few quotes of him talking about the boot in his lyrics like: “Knock a pimp’s drink down in his pimp cup / That’s the way you get Timberland’d up.” And wrote it subtly on the shoes not to denature this pair which is so important to me. You can watch these 2 creations IRL in Paris at these 2 address: 38 Avenue de l’Opéra & 7 place de la République. And don’t hesitate to look at the one of my bro @ilkflottante in his profile! . . TYRSA Pour TIMBERLAND. ✍🏼️👞 “Boot of rhymes” Hommage à NAS. Lorsque la marque m’a demandé de travailler autour de la Yellow boot, j’ai rapidement eu l’envie de faire référence à NAS. Cette paire me rappelant les clips que je regardais en boucle de lui rappant dans le Queens, Timberland aux pied. J’ai donc compilé plusieurs phrases citant cette paire iconique dans ses textes comme: “Knock a pimp’s drink down in his pimp cup / That’s the way you get Timberland’d up.” Puis les ai écrit subtilement sur la paire pour ne pas trop la dénaturer. Vous pouvez à présent voir ces 2 paires à cette adresse: 38 Avenue de l’Opéra & 7 place de la République. Et n’oubliez pas d’admirer celle de mon bro @ilkflottante sur son profil. . . #timberlandcollective #theoriginalyellowboot @timberland_eu 📷 @thomascollinphotographe

A photo posted by TYRSA | Alexis Taïeb (@tyrsamisu) on

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