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Following his previous Pro Model collaborations, adidas Originals has tapped Big Sean to redesign their famous Metro Attitude shoe, as worn by Patrick Ewing and Run-D.M.C. in the ’80s. Drawing inspiration from G.O.O.D. Music’s storied recording sessions out in Hawaii, where My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Hall of Fame were born, the hi-top sneaker juxtaposes black suede with floral-patterned leather, adding hints of gold on the heel. There’s also lyrics from “First Chain” on the insole, allowing Sean to really leave his stamp on the shoe.

The Big Sean x adidas Originals Metro Attitude Hi drops on September 13, retailing for $165 at select adidas Originals retailers, as well as online. Hit the jump for a full photo gallery.

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Freshness Mag: I read that during the making of Kanye’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ album Pete Rock mentioned Hawaii’s influence on him when he went out there to work on that project. He said, “No one bothers you, and you feel as free as a bird.” Can you talk a little bit about the environment in Hawaii and how it affects your music?

Big Sean: Nature is just all around you out there. It’s colors and sunshine. It’s like working in paradise. That does something to your mind, and it does something to your work ethic. It makes you want to work harder. It’s one of the best places on earth, honestly. And I think that the fact that Kanye had the idea of just working in paradise like that was really genius because you wake up every day, and it just does something to you. It energizes you.

Read Big Sean’s full interview with Freshness Mag here.

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