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!This is the finale! KATC will be giving away a piece of true Sneaker/Hip-Hop history, an official Vinyl copy of the Nike commissioned Air Force 1 track “Better Than I’ve Ever Been/Classic” featuring Kanye West, Nas, Rakim, and KRS-One, produced by Rick Rubin/DJ Premier. These limited edition pieces of Vinyl are not officially available for sale and were only given out to select DJs and tastemakers, and of course, 1 more lucky KATC reader.
For all of the details of this contest, continue reading.
We have 1 piece of Vinyl on hand. Email submissions will only be accepted after the post goes live. In order to be eligible for this contest, YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED MEMBER OF, and follow all of the directions of the contest in their entirety.
Each piece of Vinyl features the following:
Side A: “Better Than I’ve Ever Been” (prod. Rick Rubin) featuring Kanye West, Nas, and KRS-One
– full song
– instrumental
– acapella
Side B: “Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been DJ Premier Remix)” featuring Kanye West, Nas, KRS-One, and Rakim
– full song
– instrumental
– acapella
FINALE Instructions: Using your KATC REGISTERED EMAIL ADDRESS, email the answers to the following questions to with the subject line “See You at the 50th Anniversary” by 12:00am EST, Saturday, April 14th.
1) In his initial design of the Air Force 1, Bruce Kilgore included a material that was later scrapped for the final production of the now legendary sneaker. The sales team at Nike felt that if the AF1 featured this material, it would not warrant its high price point. What was this material?
2) Before his first album, a young Nas was first featured on what now legendary Hip-Hop song?
Winners, those that followed the contest instructions in their entirety, will be selected at random.
Good Luck!
Also, for those looking for a digital copy of these tracks, they can be purchased at:
All iTunes sales will be donated to Baltimore Youth Sports Charities.


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