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New Champion drop commemorates Beastie Boys’ ‘Check Your Head’ album

The release that came out 30 years ago also gets a reissue via Vinyl Me Please

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 5 December 2022
New Champion drop commemorates Beastie Boys’ ‘Check Your Head’ album

Athletic apparel and sportswear specialist brand Champion are about to release a new line of items on December 8. Teaming up with the Beastie Boys, the collab celebrates 30 years of the iconic rap trio’s third studio album ‘Check Your Head’.

The limited edition collection comprises 17 items with several of them utilising the album’s artwork.

Included in the capsule collection is the fashion brand’s durable and favourited ‘Reverse Weave’ sweatshirts emblazoned with the trio’s name on the front while the back of the item reads the celebrated album’s title.

Those more into t-shirts can also don the collab’s black, white and grey-coloured ones that are a fitting tribute to members Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and the late Adam “MCA” Yauch.

Along with the fashion-based commemoration, the 30-year-old release gets a reissue pressed on burgundy and dark red vinyl via Vinyl Me Please, who states that the album “proved that the Beastie Boys were capable of breaking new ground in hip-hop for the third time, and launched singles like ‘So What’cha Want,’ that entire bands could build their career on.”

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Last month, Vinyl Me Please released a promo video for their ‘Check Your Head’ reissue; watch it below.

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‘Check Your Head’ came out in April 1992 via Capitol Records and Grand Royal — the latter is a now-defunct label that was set up by the boys themselves after leaving Def Jam Recordings.

The Champion x Beastie Boys limited edition pieces are set to be available worldwide on December 8 via Champion’s official site. Wait for it to be released here.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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